Ten fun facts about Ted Danson


Fact 1
He is well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series Becker.

Fact 2
He is currently starring in the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as D.B. Russell.

Fact 3
He also plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm.


Fact 4
He starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages.

Fact 5
Danson has also been a longtime activist in ocean conservation.

Fact 6
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.

Fact 7
Danson began his television career as a contract player on daytime soap opera, Somerset.

Fact 8
Danson was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death.

Fact 9
Danson has been nominated for 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; ten Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning three; one Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination; one American Comedy Award and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Fact 10
He was ranked second in TV Guide's list of the top 25 television stars.


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