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Ted Danson is a Actor and Executive producer American born on 29 december 1947 at San Diego (USA)

Ted Danson

Ted Danson
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Birth name Edward Bridge Danson III
Nationality USA
Birth 29 december 1947 (71 years) at San Diego (USA)

Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor, author, and producer, well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the sitcom Becker. He also starred in the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as D.B. Russell. He also plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages and was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death.

In his 40-year career, Danson has been nominated for 1 Malcolm Award,15 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; ten Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning three; one Screen Actors Guild Awards; and one American Comedy Award and has been awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He was ranked second in TV Guide's list of the top 25 television stars. Danson has also been a longtime activist in ocean conservation. In March 2011, he published his first book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, written with journalist Michael D'Orso.

Biography

Danson and his first wife, actress Randall "Randy" Gosch (now professionally known as Randy Danson), were married in 1970 and divorced in 1975. Danson's second wife was producer Cassandra "Casey" Coates; they were married in 1977. On December 24, 1979, while giving birth to their first daughter Kate, Coates suffered a stroke, and Danson spent several years caring for her and helping her recuperate. They later adopted a second daughter, Alexis. Danson's affair with actress Whoopi Goldberg led to their divorce in 1993. It was one of Hollywood's costliest divorces, reportedly costing Danson $30 million.

On October 7, 1995, Danson married actress Mary Steenburgen, whom he met on the set of the movie Pontiac Moon in 1993, and became the stepfather to Steenburgen's daughter Lilly and son Charles from her previous marriage to actor Malcolm McDowell.

Danson adheres to a vegan diet for both health and ethical reasons.


Roast of Whoopi Goldberg
Danson experienced substantial negative press attention on October 8, 1993, after his appearance in blackface at a Friars Club comedy roast in honor of then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg. In his monologue, Danson made extensive use of offensive racial stereotypes, used the word "nigger" more than a dozen times, and ate a watermelon, angering such guests as Montel Williams and Mayor David Dinkins. Goldberg defended the sketch, explaining that she had helped write much of the material and referred Danson to the makeup artist who painted his face. Danson and Goldberg issued statements emphasizing "the Friars Club tradition of raucous and over the top humor" and describing those offended as newcomers who "were uncomfortable with what to expect." Substantial excerpts from the performance were later printed in Spy. The incident was parodied in Howard Stern's New Year's Rotten Eve with Stern as Danson and Sherman Hemsley as Goldberg.


Environmentalism
Danson's interest in environmental concerns was ignited when he was twelve years old and Bill Breed, then a curator at the Museum of Northern Arizona, introduced Danson and friend Marc Gaede to a game he referred to as "billboarding". Armed with an axe and saw, Breed, Gaede, and Danson ended up destroying over 300 outdoor advertising signs.

Danson's interest in environmentalism continued over the years, and he began to be concerned with the state of the world's oceans. In 1988, he said we had 10 years to save the oceans or we would pay the consequences, which would be death. In the 1980s, he was a contributing founder of the American Oceans Campaigns, which merged with Oceana in 2001, where Danson is a board member.

In March 2011, Danson published his first book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do To Save Them, written with journalist Michael D'Orso.


Political activism
Danson is a friend of former United States President Bill Clinton, who attended Danson and Mary Steenburgen's wedding. Danson has donated more than $85,000 to Democratic candidates, including Al Gore, John Edwards, Barbara Boxer, Bill Clinton, Al Franken, and John Kerry. He has also donated to the Democratic Party of Arkansas and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Danson and Steenburgen campaigned for Sen. Hillary Clinton during her 2008 Presidential campaign. He attended the wedding of their daughter Chelsea on July 31, 2010.

Best films

3 Men and a Baby (1987)
(Actor)
Made in America (1993)
(Actor)
3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Ted Danson (39 films)

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Actor

The One I Love, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson, Marlee Matlin, Mary Steenburgen
Roles The Therapist
Rating70% 3.548583.548583.548583.548583.54858
Confronted with the potential end of their marriage, Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) are seeing a therapist (Danson) regularly. After asking them to each play a note on a piano, he identifies a disconnection in their relationship and suggests they take a weekend retreat to a large, secluded estate. The couple decides to try anything to save their marriage and agree to go.
Big Miracle, 1h45
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, John Krasinski, Vinessa Shaw, Stephen Root, Ted Danson
Roles J. W. McGraw
Rating65% 3.2505553.2505553.2505553.2505553.250555
In small town Alaska, Adam Carlson a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend Rachel – a Greenpeace volunteer – on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Adam names the whales Fred, Wilma, and the infant Bamm-Bamm.
Ted
Ted (2012)
, 1h46
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about alcoholism, Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Comedy science fiction films, Mise en scène d'un ours, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about toys, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Films about school violence
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton
Roles Ted Danson (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.4455853.4455853.4455853.4455853.445585
In 1985, John Bennett is a lonely child living in Boston, who wished for his new Christmas gift—a large teddy bear named Ted—to come to life and become his friend. The wish coincides with a shooting star and comes true; word spread and Ted was briefly a celebrity.
Jock of the Bushveld, 1h29
Origin South africa
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bryan Adams, William Baldwin, Ted Danson, Michael Richards, Helen Hunt, Mandy Patinkin
Roles Pezulu (voice)
Rating44% 2.2246552.2246552.2246552.2246552.224655
L'histoire se déroule en Afrique du Sud à la fin du XIX siècle, dans le Transvaal. Fitz recueille un chiot malingre, un bull terrier qu'il nomme Jock et dont il prend soin. Jock devient un jeune chien vigoureux, curieux et courageux, qui vit toutes sortes d'aventures avec son maître et ses compagnons animaux : sa mère Jess et son ami le coq Pezulu. Jock se lie aussi d'amitié avec un guerrier zoulou, Jim, et avec un vieux sage africain, Baba. Ils doivent affronter notamment le babouin George. Jock rencontre aussi une élégante chienne française, Polly.
The Open Road, 1h30
Directed by Sidney Olcott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Kate Mara, Harry Dean Stanton, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson
Roles Coach
Rating55% 2.7504252.7504252.7504252.7504252.750425
The movie centers on Carlton Garrett (Justin Timberlake), the adult son of baseball legend Kyle Garrett (Jeff Bridges) and a minor-league baseball player with the Corpus Christi, Texas Hooks. One night, after another game in which he continues to slump at the plate, Carlton gets a phone call from his grandfather Amon (Harry Dean Stanton), who tells him that Carlton's mother, Katherine (Mary Steenburgen) has fallen ill and is at the hospital. Katherine requires a surgery that the doctors recommend; however she refuses to sign the waiver until Kyle comes to visit her. After Carlton agrees to find his estranged father, together with his ex-girlfriend Lucy (Kate Mara), the two of them fly to Columbus, Ohio to break the news to Kyle, who is there for an autograph signing and doesn't have a cell phone.
The Human Contract
Directed by Jada Pinkett Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller
Actors Jason Clarke, Paz Vega, Idris Elba, T.J. Thyne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Joanna Cassidy
Roles E.J Winters
Rating51% 2.5504052.5504052.5504052.5504052.550405
A successful but unhappy businessman (Clarke) meets a free-spirited stranger (Vega) who tempts him to explore reckless love.
Mad Money
Mad Money (2008)
, 1h44
Directed by Callie Khouri
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson, Roger Cross, Adam Rothenberg
Roles Don Cardigan
Rating58% 2.903162.903162.903162.903162.90316
The film begins in medias res, with the suspects getting caught and being interrogated. Then it flashes back to three years earlier and the film continues forward from there, interspersed with occasional bits from the interrogation.
Nobel Son
Nobel Son (2007)
, 1h50
Directed by Randall Miller
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku
Roles Harvey Parrish
Rating62% 3.149893.149893.149893.149893.14989
Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman), a self-involved chemistry professor, learns he has been awarded the Nobel Prize. After verbally abusing his wife, son, colleagues, and nominal girlfriend, he heads off to Sweden with his wife, Sarah (Mary Steenburgen), to collect his award. His son, Barkley (Bryan Greenberg), misses the flight.
The Amateurs, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pornography
Actors Jeff Bridges, Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit
Roles Moose
Rating62% 3.1477553.1477553.1477553.1477553.147755
Six friends come together to try to find fame and fortune by making the world’s most innocent adult movie ever made. Although they have literally no idea what they’re doing, they keep at it and are determined to accomplish their goal...no matter what gets in the way. After the clueless crew ultimately does make a porno, they screen it for the first time at the local bar. The brother of a girl whose scene ultimately was not used sees her featured briefly while looking through the bar window; he angrily barges in takes the reel off the projector, covers it in whiskey and sets it aflame. It is revealed that this was the only print they had, all their work was now destroyed. However, the cinematographer had been taping the entire production process on mini DV tapes. He then edits these down into a completely innocent documentary about the trials and tribulations of making (and then losing) their porn film. The movie he cuts together from the DV tapes is the actual film "The Amateurs" itself. "The Amateurs" becomes a hit within the independent film community, which brings fame and fortune to the group.
Knights of the South Bronx, 1h30
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Films about chess
Actors Ted Danson, Malcolm David Kelley, Keke Palmer, Clifton Powell, Devon Bostick, Kate Vernon
Roles Richard
Rating66% 3.34643.34643.34643.34643.3464
The movie is based on the true story of David MacEnulty who taught schoolchildren of the Bronx Community Elementary School 70 to play at competition level, eventually winning New York City and the New York State Chess Championships. The screenplay portrays whistle-blowing and a mid-life crisis that combine to remove Richard Mason (played by Ted Danson) from his old life. He becomes a substitute teacher and is assigned to a fourth-grade class in a South Bronx school. In the class are students with parents who are drug addicts or in jail or just scrambling to pay the bills. Few of them see a purpose in school other than meeting society's requirements, and he struggles, mostly in vain, to reach them.
Our Fathers, 2h9
Directed by Dan Curtis
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Ted Danson, Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy, Daniel Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Kenneth Welsh
Roles Mitchell Garabedian
Rating70% 3.535643.535643.535643.535643.53564
Dans les années 1980, des prêtres et notamment le Père Geoghan, sont arrêtés pour des actes d'abus sexuels sur des enfants mineurs. Le Cardinal Law, fut lui aussi accusé ainsi que le diocèse. Le Cardinal Law était au courant des agissements de ces hommes d'église, mais il garda le secret pendant des années, jusqu'à ce qu'un petit groupe de victimes décident de demander justice et réparation, lançant ainsi une spirale de plaintes de victimes alors inconnues. Mitchell Garabedian, un avocat obstiné et tenace, décide de les aider à demander justice envers et contre tous, révélant ainsi aux médias et au monde le plus gros scandale impliquant l'église.
Talking to Heaven
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Reece Thompson, Jack Palance, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty
Roles James Van Praagh
Rating70% 3.540953.540953.540953.540953.54095
Seven dead boys are trying to communicate through James (Ted Danson), to tell their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. James agrees to work alongside the detective investigating the murders, and discovers who murdered the seven boys.
Mumford
Mumford (1999)
, 1h47
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, L'usurpation d'identité, Films about psychiatry, Escroquerie
Actors Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard, Mary McDonnell, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Roles Jeremy Brockett
Rating68% 3.4488253.4488253.4488253.4488253.448825
As a relative newcomer to an Oregon town that bears his name, Dr. Mumford (Loren Dean) seems charming and skillful to his neighbors and patients. His unique, frank approach to psychotherapy soon attracts patients away from the two therapists (David Paymer and Jane Adams) already working in the area.
Saving Private Ryan, 2h43
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi
Roles Captain Fred Hamill
Rating81% 4.0757954.0757954.0757954.0757954.075795
On the morning of June 6, 1944, the beginning of the Normandy Invasion, American soldiers prepare to land on Omaha Beach. They suffer heavily from their struggle against German infantry, machine gun nests, and artillery fire. Captain John H. Miller, a company commander of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, survives the initial landing and assembles a group of his Rangers to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach. In Washington, D.C, at the U.S. War Department, General George Marshall is informed that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family were killed in action and that their mother is to receive all three telegrams in the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan, is a paratrooper and is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. Marshall, after reading Abraham Lincoln's Bixby letter, orders that Ryan must be found and sent home immediately.
Homegrown
Homegrown (1998)
, 1h42
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Buddy films
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, John Lithgow, Hank Azaria, Ryan Phillippe, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Tenney
Roles Gianni Saletzzo
Rating58% 2.9002652.9002652.9002652.9002652.900265
When their kingpin is murdered, bungling small-fry marijuana harvesters in Northern California try to keep the business running, negotiating the biggest sale ever and keeping his death a secret. But when silent partners, the Mafia, the police, and other meddlers crash the party, they begin to realize they are in over their heads.