Ted Danson Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family & More

Ted Danson is an American actor, producer, author, and now a Mayor.

Ted Danson

He becomes popular after portraying the character Sam Malone in the popular TV sitcom “Cheers” (1982-1993).

Ted Danson Wiki/Biography

He is born on 29 December 1947, in San Diego, California. He worked in both television and film.

Ted Danson photos

Ted Danson attended Kent School, a private college-preparatory school located in Kent.

Then he enrolled at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Initially, Danson studied anthropology at Stanford but later switched his major to drama. He received formal training in acting and theater arts. 

Physical Appearance

His weight is 65 Kg and height is approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall (188 cm).

Ted Danson adult photo
Ted Danson Adult Photo

He has silver-gray hair and black eyes.

Family, Relationship & Wife

Ted Danson’s father’s name is Edward “Ned” Danson III. He was an archaeologist, and his mother’s name is Jessica MacMaster who is a talented singer and pianist.

He has an older sister named Jan Haury. 

Ted Danson with Sister Jan Haury
Ted Danson with Sister Jan Haury

Ted Danson has been married three times. He was firstly married to actresses Randy Gosch

Ted Danson first wife Randy Gosch
Ted Danson’s first wife Randy Gosch

His second wife’s name is Casey Coates.

ted danson and casey coates
Ted Danson with his wife Casey Coates

He and Casey have a daughter Kate Danson. 

Ted with Daughter Kate Danson
Ted with Daughter Kate Danson

He and Casey also adopted a girl named Alexis Danson.

Alexis Danson childhood
Ted Adopted Girl Alexis Danson

Since 1995, he fall in love with actress Mary Steenburgen. Then they both married in the same year.

Ted danson third wife Mary Steenburgen
Ted Danson’s third wife Mary Steenburgen

The couple has been actively involved in social work in education, healthcare, and the arts.


Career Breakthrough and Television Success

Danson’s breakthrough role came in 1982 when he was cast as the charismatic bartender Sam Malone in the popular sitcom “Cheers.”

Ted Danson with wife

Danson’s portrayal of Sam Malone garnered him widespread recognition.

Film and Television Ventures:

He showcased his versatility by working on both comedic and dramatic roles. He also appeared in different movies and series like “Three Men and a Baby,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “The Good Place.” 

Environmental Advocacy:

Ted Danson is an environmentalist and advocate for ocean conservation. He co-founded the American Oceans Campaign (now known as Oceana) and work towards raising awareness about marine ecosystems. 


Emmy Awards:

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for “Cheers” (1990, 1993)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Damages” (2007)
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for “Fargo” (2015)

Golden Globe Awards:

  • Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for “Cheers” (1985, 1990, 1991)
  • Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for “Becker” (1999)

Screen Actors Guild Awards:

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for “Cheers” (1994)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for “Damages” (2009)

Critics’ Choice Television Awards:

  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series for “The Good Place” (2018)


Ted Danson owns a stunning property in Ojai, California. He also has a luxurious residence in Santa Monica, California.

Car Collection

Ted Danson with Car

He has been spotted driving a vintage Mercedes-Benz SL-Class convertible.


Favorite FoodSalad, Fish & Potatoes
Favorite DrinkCoffee
Favorite VehicleMercedez
Favorite MovieAvatar
Favorite SportsLawn Tennis
Favorite ActorChris Evans
Favorite ActressKristina Stewart
Favorite ActivityActing, Traveling
Favorite BrandsNike, Puma
Favorite ColorBlack, White
Favorite DestinationLas Vegas
Hobbies Traveling, Acting

Salary & Net Worth

Ted Danson has accumulated a lot of wealth. As of our knowledge cutoff in 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $90 million. 


Ted Danson’s full name is Edward Bridge Danson III.

He is an Avid Pet lover.

Ted Danson with his Pets
Ted Danson with his Pets

He attended Stanford University, where he initially studied anthropology before switching to drama.

Before pursuing acting, Danson worked as a carpenter and taught elementary school.

Ted Danson’s breakthrough role as Sam Malone in the TV sitcom “Cheers” earned him widespread recognition and critical acclaim.

Ted Danson adult photo

He also holds the record for the most Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in “Cheers,” with a total of 11 nominations.

Ted Danson is also a published author. He co-wrote a book titled “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.”

Ted Danson Book Oceana
Ted Danson’s Book Oceana

Danson has showcased his versatility as an actor, successfully transitioning between comedy and drama in various TV shows and movies.

Ted also has close bonding with Kristen Bell

Ted danson with Kristen Bell
Ted Danson with Kristen Bell


Ted Danson’s journey in the entertainment industry is very interesting. From his iconic portrayal of Sam Malone to his continued success in both television and film, he has solidified his place as a beloved and respected actor.

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