Ted Danson is is an American actor, author, and producer, known for his role as lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers (1982–1993) including Dr. John Becker on the CBS sitcom Becker (1998–2004) and the character as D.B. Russell from the CBS crime drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011–2015) and short-lived series CSI: Cyber (2015–2016).[1] He plays the role of Michael in The Good Place.


  • He was born as Edward Bridge Danson III on December 29, 1947 in San Diego, California, U.S.
  • He also appears in two sitcoms including Cheers and Becker, also in crime drama series CSI (Las Vegas) and CSI: Cyber.
  • He married to Mary Steenburgen since 1995, then he has two daughters from has previous marriage is Kate and adopted daughter Alexis.


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