Ted Danson Net Worth 2020, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height

Ted Danson is popular author, actor and producer in America. Public know him like Sam Malone from TV series Cheers.

Danson also starred in CSI: Cyber and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.  He have career long 42 years. His nickname is Ted.

Early years

Danson’s full name is Edward Bridge Danson III. He was born at December 29, 1947, in San Diego, California. His mother is Jessica “Jess” MacMaster (1916-2006), and his father is Edward Bridge “Ned” Danson, an museum director and archaeologist. Parents raised him and his sister Jessica Ann Danson (Jan Haury) in Flagstaff, Arizona. His forebears are Scottish and English.

He was basketball star while he attended Kent School. After, Danson enrolled Stanford University, but in the second year he discovered that he have interest for drama. So, he transferred to Pittsburgh at Carnegie-Mellon University where he graduated with degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama.

Career Development

Danson’s career started with Somerset soap opera. He was contract player from 1975 to 1976. Next was opera The Doctors from 1977 to 1982. Danson also has appeared in  several commercials.

Danson was playing in 1982 on TV series Cheers. His character was bartender and womanizing baseball player Sam Malone. Sam has complicated relationship with Diane Chambers, who was sophisticated and college educated girl. At the end of the first season Cheers received good critics. From 1983 to 1986 ratings raised and Cheers was ranked in top ten TV shows. Danson received nine nominations for Golden Globe and eleven nominations for Emmy Award. He won two Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.

In 1984, Danson filmed drama Something About Amelia. In 1996 Danson appeared in live show Ink with Mary Steenburgen, journalist and his wife at that time. Couple months later they acted in miniseries Gulliver’s Travels.

From 1998 to 2004, he stared in TV series Becker. He appeared like himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm. He appears like Sam Malone in Frasier and gave him voice at The Simpsons.

In 1999 Danson got his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

In 2006 Danson returned to filming series, his comeback was in TV series Help Me Help You. This didn’t take a long, and series were canceled because of low ratings. In 2007 he acted in drama Damages. In 2011, he was in the music video for the Beastie Boys song Make Some Noise. He appeared in TV series Bored to Death. In 2011, Dason stared in police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

From September 2016, he appeared in TV show The Good Place, with Jameela Jamil and Kristen Bell.

Danson also acted in movies too. More important are: Three Men and a Baby, The Onion Field, Body Heat, Creepshow, Little Treasure, A Fine Mess, Just Between Friends, Made in America, Saving Private Ryan, and Getting Even with Dad.

Personal life

Dason have three marriages behind him. His first wife was Randall Gosch, she is actress which is known to the public as Randy Danson. They was in marriage from 1970 to 1975. In 1977, Dansoon has married Cassandra Coates, she was producer.

In 1979 Coates was experienced a stroke while laboring with their first child. They got daughter Kate. After several years, while she was recuperating, they decided to adopt one more girl, Alexis. This couple divorced, because of his affair with Whoopi Goldberg, in 1993.

Danson married Mary Steenburgen in October 1995. They met on the set of Pontiac Moon movie in 1993.


Full name: Edward Bridge Danson III

Nick name: Ted

Date of birth:  December 29, 1947

Birth-sign: Capricorn

Birth place: San Diego, California

Residence: Los Angeles, California and Chillmark, Massachusetts

Age: 70

Occupation: actor, producer, author, activist, voice actor

Education: Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University 

Personal Life and Family

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: White (Caucasian)

Father name: Edward Bridge “Ned” Danson Jr.

Mother name: Jessica “Jess” MacMaster

Brother’s and sisters: /

Marital status: Married

Wife’s name: Mary Steenburgen

Ex wife’s name: Randall Gosch (1970-1975) and Cassandra Coates (1997-1993)

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Children: 2 (Kate and Alexis Danson)

Hobbies: Unknown 

Personal Look and Measurements

Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)

Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)

Chest: 41 in

Waist: 32 in

Hip: 41 in

Shoes size: 08 US

Hair Color: black (now is gray)

Eye color: black 

Net Worth and Salary

Net worth: $60 millions

Salary: $16 millions (yearly)

Source of income: acting

Social networks

Ted Danson is very popular actor. But his profiles on social networks are not followed by much people. This is odd for someone who recorded long list of TV series and movies. He have profile on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

His Facebook profile is followed by 20K people.

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His Instagram profile is followed by 16.7K people.

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His Twitter profile follow 10.2K people.

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Interesting fact about Ted Danson

Danson become interested in environmentalism when he was twelve years old. Then Danson with two more friends destroyed over 300 advertising signs. His interest in this sphere of life continued and he become concerned of the world’s oceans.

Danson published book Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do To Save Them in March 2011. Book is written with Michael D’Orso, journalist.

Dason was donated much money to Democratic candidates. It’s more than $85.000. He supported John Edwards, Al Gore, Barbara Boxer, Al Franken, Bill Clinton and John Kerry. Bill Clinton attended Dason’s wedding with Mary Steenburgen. Also, Dason attended the wedding of Chelsea, Clinton’s daughter.

Dason and Cassandra Coates divorced because he had affair with Whoopi Goldberg. After he met Whoopi, he said that she is “a sexy, funny woman”. Danson and Whoopi ended their relationship in November 5, 1993.

Quick Summary

Ted’s full name is Edward Bridge Danson III. He was born on December 29,1947, in San Diego. His mother was Jessica MacMaster, and his father was Edward Bridge “Ned” Danson Jr. He attended Kent School, and after that he enrolled Stanford University. In second year on Stanford he became interested in drama, so he transferred to Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated in 1972.

His career starts with daytime soap operas, Somerset and The Doctors. Danson’s career step-up at TV series Cheers. He also acted in Something About Amelia, Ink, Gulliver’s Travels, e.t.c.

Danson got his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999.

Danson also appeared in large number of movies. The most notable are already listed before.

First Danson’s wife was Randall Gosch (1970-1975), second was Cassandra Coates. Coates gave birth to Kate, his first daughter. Later, they adopted Alexis. They were in marriage from 1977 to 1993. In October7, 1995, he married his current wife Mary Steenburgen.

Danson is interested in environmentalism. He is donor for Democratic candidates.