Ted Danson - Updated Dec 2023

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Ted Danson

Ted Danson is an actor and producer from the United States popular for his work in Three Men and a Little Lady. Moreover, Ted Danson is also popular for his work on the NBC sitcom Cheers, and in the films Three Men and a Baby.

Early Life

Ted Danson was born in San Diego, California, United States on December 29, 1947. He was born under the zodiac sign Capricorn and he is currently 75 years old as of 2022.

Moreover, his real birth name is Edward Bridge Danson III. From 1959 until 1975, his father Edward “Ned” Bridge Danson worked as an archaeologist and the director of the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Additionally, his mother’s name is Jessica MacMaster and he also has an older sister named Jan Ann Haury. Furthermore, he holds American nationality by birth, follows the Christian religion, and belongs to English-Scottish ancestry.

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Caption: Ted posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

He attended a prep school Kent School in Connecticut in 1961 where he was a basketball player. After that, he enrolled at Stanford University but transferred to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Moreover, he completed his education and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama in 1972.

Ted Danson – Net Worth 2023

He has garnered a huge amount of money as an actor in several films and television series. According to online sources, he has an estimated net worth of $80 million from his acting career.

Relationship Status

Ted Danson married his first wife Randall Gosch in 1970 but divorced her in 1975. After that, he married his second wife Cassandra Coates in 1977 but they divorced in 1993.

He married his third wife actress Mary Steenburgen on October 7, 1995. After that, he became the stepfather to Steenburgen’s children, Lilly and Charlie from his third wife’s previous marriage with actor Malcolm McDowell.

Moreover, he has a daughter named Kate from his second wife and he also adopted his second daughter Alexis. His marriage with Cassandra Coates ended after his affair with actress Whoopi Goldberg in 1993.

Moreover, he paid $30 million US dollars after his divorce from his second wife.

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Caption: Ted with his wife Mary Steenburgen (Source: Instagram)

Professional Life

Ted Danson began his acting career in 1975 on the NBC daytime drama “Somerset”, in which he portrayed a contract player. Moreover, he also appeared in several commercials as the character Aramis Man.

After that, he made his film debut as a cop in Harold Becker’s directed film “The Onion Field” in 1979. He appeared in his major role as Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom “Cheers” in the following year.

After that, he made guest appearances on shows like “BJ and the Bear”, “Benson”, “Taxi”, “Yucer’s Witch”, and “Family” till the early 80s.

He appeared as Peter Lowenstein in the film directed and written by Lawrence Kasdan titled “Body Heat” in 1981. In 1984, he appeared in the television movie “Something About Amelia” which was about a family devastated by incest.

After that, he appeared in the American box office hit “Three Men and a Baby” in 1987 directed by Leonard Nimoy. He appeared in the short-lived CBS comedy series “Ink” in 1996 which was canceled after one season.

In the same year, he appeared in a Television show titled “Gulliver’s Travels”. After that, he appeared as John Becker in the CBS series “Becker” in 1998 which ran until 2004.

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Caption: Ted appearing on the NBC sitcom Mr. Mayor (Source: Instagram)

He then appeared as Mister Richard Manson in the movie “Knights of the South Bronx” in 2005. After that, he appeared in an unsuccessful show that ran for only one season titled “Help Me Help You” in 2006.

He appeared as a corrupt billionaire Arthur Frobisher in the FX Network drama “Damage” in the following year. After that, he appeared in the music video “Make Some Noise” by the Beastie Boys in 2011.

He currently appeared in the CBS drama series titled “CSI Crime Scene Investigation”.


Ted Danson has received nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, People’s Choice Awards, American Comedy Awards, and many more for his acting performance.

Moreover, he has won 3 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 1 American Comedy Award, and 1 Critics’ Choice Television Award for his performance in several films and television series.

Body Measurements

Ted Danson has white hair and blue eyes with a height of 6 feet 2 inches and a weight of 84 Kg. Besides that, there is no further information about Danson’s other body measurements.

Ted Danson – Social Media

He is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. His official Instagram account @teddanson has over 675 thousand followers.

On Twitter, he has over 177 thousand followers on his official account @TedDanson. His official Facebook page “Ted Danson” has over 512 thousand followers.