Edward Bridge Danson III was born on 29 December 1947, in San Diego, California USA, of English and Scottish ancestry. Ted is an actor, voice actor, producer and author, however, he is best known for, and most of his net worth has been accumulated from, his roles in the TV sitcoms “Cheers”, in which he played the lead role of Sam Malone, and “Becker” where he portrayed the main character Dr. John Becker.
Ted Danson Net Worth $60 Million
So just how rich is Ted Danson? Sources estimate that Ted’s net worth is currently $60 million, an amount helped by, in his early years, earning $500,000 per episode of “Cheers”; nowadays he earns $250,000 per episode.
Ted Danson spent most of his childhood years in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was a successful basketball player in Kent School and only started attending drama club when studying at Stanford University. Because of his newfound interest in arts, he enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University where he studied drama and gained a Fine Arts degree. The role that started his career in television was in the television series “Somerset”, portraying the character named Tom Conway. Between 1970s and 1980s, he starred in a few TV commercials and appeared on numerous TV shows such as “Family”, “Benson”, “Tucker’s Witch” and others.
However, it was only in 1982 that he was cast in the role of Sam Malone in the situational comedy “Cheers”, which became the breakthrough of Ted Danson’s career and significantly raised his net worth. The show was extremely successful, and in its running years between 1982 and 1993, Danson was nominated for 11 Emmy and nine Golden Globe awards, winning two of each. After his success with “Cheers”, Ted Danson moved on to another successful sitcom, produced by the NBC television – “Becker”. Around the same time, he also appeared in th TV movie “Something About Amelia” for which he won a Golden Globe award as Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV nomination. In 1999, Ted Danson was rewarded with his own star on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame”.
During his career, besides being a successful television star, Ted Danson has appeared in a number of films, such as “Three Men and a Baby”, “Cousins”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “Creepshow”.
Currently, he is playing a role in CBS drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.
In his personal life, Ted Danson was married to actress Randall Gosch between 1970 and 1975, and then to producer Cassandra Coates in 1977. They raised two children together, one being adopted. Unfortunately, in 1993, Danson’s scandalous relationship with Whoopi Goldberg instigated divorce, and cost him nearly $30 million, which without a doubt had negative effects on his net worth. In 1995, he married his third wife, actress Mary Steenburgen with whom he lives to this day. Environmentalism is a big part of Ted Danson’s life – he was one of the founders of “American Oceans Campaigns” and later became a board member of “Oceana”, which is the biggest international ocean conservation organization.
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