As a young actor, Danson did the usual auditions for commercials and soap operas, and met his first wife at one of weirdo Werner Erhard's EST seminars.
Danson was "the Aramis Man" in ads, and in the mid-1970s he appeared on the daytime drama Somerset with Sigourney Weaver and Jo Beth Williams.
Danson III, Edward Bridge (Ted) Born: December 29, 1947, in San Diego, California Vocations: Actor, Environmental Activist Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Keywords: ; Emmy Award; Golden Globe Award; Oceana; Stanford University Abstract: Actor Ted Danson was born in San Diego, and then attended college at Stanford.He later transferred to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.After meeting alleged psychic James Van Praagh, Danson was so impressed that he decided to play Van Praagh in the television miniseries Living with the Dead. Danson (archeologist)Mother: Jessica Mac Master Sister: Jan Danson Wife: Randall Lee Gosch ("Randy", m. 1975)Wife: Cassandra Coates-Danson ("Casey", executive, m. Bill Hoffman (2006-07) Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself (2000-07) Becker Dr.Danson has praised Van Praagh for re-connecting him with his late father, and has said of communication with the dead, "I think 50, 100, 200 years from now it will be Common Sense 101. John Becker (1998-2004) Ink Mike Logan (1995-97) Cheers Sam Malone (bartender, 1982-93) The Open Road (7-Feb-2009) · Coach The Human Contract (12-Sep-2008) Mad Money (18-Jan-2008) Nobel Son (28-Apr-2007) · Harvey Parrish Knights of the South Bronx (6-Dec-2005) Our Fathers (11-May-2005) The Amateurs (6-Feb-2005) · Moose It Must Be Love (15-Feb-2004) Living with the Dead (28-Apr-2002) Mumford (11-Sep-1999) Saving Private Ryan (24-Jul-1998) · Capt.There he discovered his love for acting causing him to transfer to Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh to pursue his acting.
He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1968.
After her recovery, Danson landed his first notable television roles, opposite Lee Remick in The Womens Room, and starring with Christopher Lee in Once Upon a Spy.
On Cheers, he played the skirt-chasing alcoholic bartender.
He went on to star in popular television shows such as . He has won three Golden Globes, and two Emmys, and has been nominated for many more.
He continues his acting career today, and has an active hand in his environmental charity, Oceana.
The program was an immediate success, and behind the scenes the atmosphere was casual.