Edward Bridge popularly known as Ted Danson 111 is an American actor and producer who is best known for playing a character of a bartender ‘Sam Malone’ on the hit TV series Cheers. He is also an activist in the ocean conservation. His first book “Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do To Save Them” was published in March 2011. So, let us explore more about the early life, personal life and net worth of Ted Danson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Ted Danson was born as Edward Bridge Danson 111 on 29 December 1947 at San Diego in California. His mother was Jessica Mae Master, and his father was Edward Bridge Danson who was an archaeologist as well as the director of a museum. Ted went to Kent school where he was a basketball star. He also studied at Stanford University where he developed his interest in drama and shifted to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was from this University that he received his drama degree.
Ted Danson married thrice in his life. His first marriage was with Randy Danson. She was an actress, but the couple was separated within five years of marriage. Next, he married Casey Coates in 1977, and they have a daughter together whose name is Kate Danson. They also adopted a girl child as their daughter and named her Alexis Danson. But, unfortunately, their relationship could not last long, and they both got divorced. The reason for their separation was the spread of rumors about Ted’s affair with Whoopi Goldberg. Then ultimately, Ted got married to Mary Steenburgh in 1995.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Ted Danson began his television career from the show – “Somerset” in 1975. He also gave guest appearances in other TV shows and advertisements during this time. Danson is best known for his role as a bartender in the show “Cheers”. His debut movie titled as “The Onion Field” was released in 1979 and it was a crime drama. He worked in many other serials like Curb your enthusiasm, The Good Place, etc.
Danson has won 7 awards for his spectacular performance as Sam Malone in Cheers. He has also won two Primetime Emmy Awards for being the best actor in a comedy series. He also achieved two awards for being the best actor in musical series and comic role. Other awards which he received were the American Comedy Award for best TV actor in a comic role, the TV land award, and the Television Land Legend Award.
In the year 1999, Danson was presented with a star on Hollywood’s Walk and Fame. Ted Danson also takes an active part in the conservation of ocean. He also published his debut book on it named – “Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them”.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Ted Danson is $65 million. He made most of his money from the TV shows and the movies he was cast in. Ted’s salary for his role in CSI was $250,000 per episode. He appeared in 86 episodes which makes his earnings $21 million. For his role as a bartender, Sam Malone in the TV series Cheers, he charged $500,000 per episode. But, he lost around $30 million dollars for the cost of his divorce with Casey Coates.
Ted Danson is an immensely talented person. From playing basketball to being a comedian, he proved himself to be the best in everything. He was so good at playing his roles that he won around 14 awards and 13 nominations. He proved that the right conviction and the right motivation pays well. We would pray that this hard working man may succeed in all the hurdles that come in his life.