Kelsey Grammer

Actor, Producer, Singer
Although a classically trained actor with a number of impressive stage performances on his rsum, Kelsey Grammer was best known for playing the pompous, but ultimately likable psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on two ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1955

Filmography

Actor (172)

An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 (Movie)

Shelby's Dad (Actor)

Storks 2016 (Movie)

Hunter (Voice)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Simpsons 1990, 1992 - 1995, 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Best of Enemies 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return 2014 (Movie)

The Tin Man (Voice)

New Jersey Turnpikes 2014 (Movie)

Winton Sweetum (Actor)

Partners 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Reach Me 2014 (Movie)

Angelo AldoBrandini (Actor)

The Expendables 3 2014 (Movie)

Bonaparte (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2010 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 (Movie)

Harold Attinger (Actor)

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Breaking The Bank 2013 (Movie)

Charles Bunbury (Actor)

30 Rock 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boss 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

FOX's 25th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2005, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Until They Are Home 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Cheers 1985 - 1993, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fired Up 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Girlfriends 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

Clark Cooper (Actor)

Pioneers of Television 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Roc 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shatner's Raw Nerve 1986 - 1993, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Wings 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crazy on the Outside 2010 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Hank 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Middle Men 2010 (Movie)

Frank Griffin (Actor)

The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Fame 2009 (Movie)

Martin Cranston (Actor)

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

An American Carol 2008 (Movie)

Patton (Actor)

Back to You 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

President Andrew Boone (Actor)

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Presenter

Even Money 2007 (Movie)

Detective Brunner (Actor)

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Narrator

Medium 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy/Beast (Actor)

InStyle Greatest Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

World Cup Comedy 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Between the Lines 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Teacher's Pet 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Dr Ivan Krank (Actor)

Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Signing Off: A Dateline Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Standing on Fishes 2004 (Movie)

Verk (Actor)

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Humor Man 2004 (Movie)

Jay's father (Actor)

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Gary the Rat 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Mr. Saint Nick 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Party with Spike World Premiere Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Empty 2003 (Movie)

Agent Banks (Actor)

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Funniest Out-Takes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

In Style Celebrities at Home 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

My VH1 Music Awards '01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

No Safe Place 2002 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Great American History Quiz: For Kids 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

15 Minutes 2001 (Movie)

Robert Hawkins (Actor)

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Prism Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sports Pages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

14th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Dog's Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Animal Farm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Stark Raving Mad 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 54th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bartok the Magnificent 1999 (Movie)

Zozi (Actor)

First Dogs 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Influences: From Yesterday to Today 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Marsha Mason 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1998 Live Emmy Award Post-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Toy Story 2 1999 (Movie)

Voice of Prospector (Actor)

American Comedy Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Weddings InStyle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Host

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Real Howard Spitz 1998 (Movie)

Howard Spitz (Actor)

Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

of Vladimir (Voice)

Neil Simon's "London Suite" 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Rodman World Tour 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Christmas in Washington 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Spotlight: Kelsey Grammer 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Down Periscope 1996 (Movie)

Lt Commander Thomas Dodge (Actor)

Galaxies Are Colliding 1996 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Host

1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Great Moments of Discovery 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Runaway Brain 1995 (Movie)

of Dr Frankenollie (Voice)

The 1994 Clio Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Barbara Walters Special (11/09/94) 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Innocent 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer

Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of TV's Censored Bloopers 2 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tenth Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Host

Last Call!: A Cheers' Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 4th Annual Desi Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

Cheers: Special 200th Episode Celebration 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Mickey's 60th Birthday Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

You Are the Jury 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Crossings 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Kennedy 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Appointment For a Killing (TV Show)

Actor

Dance 'Til Dawn (TV Show)

Actor

Killing Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers (Tv Show)

Guest

Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Performer

The American Revolution (TV Show)

Voice

The List (TV Show)

Actor

The Pentagon Wars (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Christina Milian Turned Up 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Game 2006 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Good Humor Man 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The In-Laws 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Everybody Hates Chris 2007 (Tv Show)

Director
Music (1)

Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

("A Rumor in St Petersburg" "Learn To Do It (Waltz Reprise)") (Song Performer)

Biography

Although a classically trained actor with a number of impressive stage performances on his résumé, Kelsey Grammer was best known for playing the pompous, but ultimately likable psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on two classic and award-winning sitcoms, "Cheers" (NBC, 1984-1993) and "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004). Prior to him landing the role that defined his career, Grammer was struggling on stage and in small roles to make a name for himself, while behind the scenes, suffering from numerous personal tragedies that befell both himself and his family. Perhaps as a means of coping with the seemingly unending string of deaths of loved ones, Grammer fell into a dependency on cocaine and alcohol, which he later attributed to his inability to cope after the rape and murder of his sister by a man released on the grounds of insanity. For years, Grammer struggled to cope with his addictions, while audiences saw little to nothing of his problems in their enjoyment of Frasier Crane. Entering rehab for the first time in 1990, Grammer eventually attained sobriety in 1996, well into his Emmy Award-winning run on "Frasier," largely considered to be one of the most successful television spin-offs of all time. After "Frasier" finally left the airwaves in 2004, Grammer was finally able to concentrate on other projects. Despite memorable performances in other sitcoms and in features, Grammer was indelibly linked to the beloved character he had played so convincingly for years.

Relationships

Doreen Alderman Actor

Wife
Met while she was performing on Broadway in "42nd Street" Married on May 30, 1982 Divorced in 1990

Tammi Alexander

Companion
Posed for Playboy Engaged to be married in March 1994 Separated in June 1996 after allegations of an affair with an underage babysitter surfaced

Barrie Buckner

Companion
Had affair with Grammer while he was living with Cerlette Lamme; mother of Grammer's daughter Greer

Gordon Cranmer

Grandfather
Maternal grandfather Raised Grammer after his parents' divorce Died of cancer when Grammer was 11

Evangeline Cranmer

Grandmother

Leigh-Anne Csuhany

Wife
Married Sept. 11, 1992 Grammer filed for annulment June 1993 after she allegedly menaced him with a kitchen knife; sought custody of their unborn child; she attempted suicide and underwent abortion Divorced 1993

Camille Donatacci Grammer Actor

Wife
Became engaged in fall 1996 Married Aug. 2, 1997 in a Catholic ceremony Appeared together on the first season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Bravo) She filed for divorce in July 2010, citing irreconcilable differences Divorce finalized Feb. 10, 2011

Spencer Grammer Actor

Daughter
Born Oct. 9, 1983; mother, Doreen Alderman

Allen Grammer

Father
Divorced Sally Grammer c. 1957 Grammer did not see his father for 15 years Met son only twice before his 1968 murder; was murdered on the front lawn of his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Sally Grammer

Mother
Divorced Allen Grammer c. 1957 Took Grammer to live with her parents in New Jersey Died July 7, 2008 at age 80

Greer Grammer

Daughter
Born Feb. 15, 1992; mother, Barrie Buckner; Grammer didn't see her because of strained relations with her mother

Mason Grammer

Daughter
Born Oct. 24, 2001 via a surrogate; mother, Camille Donatacci Grammer

Jude Grammer

Son
Born Aug. 28, 2004 via a surrogate; mother, Camille Donatacci Grammer

Karen Grammer

Sister
Born c. 1957 Raped and murdered in Colorado Springs, CO in 1975

Billy Grammer

Half-Brother
Died while scuba diving in 1980

John Grammer

Half-Brother
Sold the story of Grammer's underage-sex allegations to the tabloids

Stephen Grammer

Half-Brother
Died while scuba diving in 1980

Betty Grammer

Half-Sister

Faith Grammer

Daughter
Born July 13, 2012; mother, Kayte Walsh

Cerlette Lamme

Companion
Met in 1985 Together for seven years, separating in 1992 Sued Grammer for libel over comments in his book

Kayte Walsh

Wife
Sources revealed she was pregnant after two months of dating, but suffered a miscarriage in September 2010 Confirmed in December 2010 that they were engaged Married Feb. 25, 2011 in New York City

EDUCATION

Pine Crest Preparatory High School

Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Began acting in school plays

Atlantic Highlands Elementary School

Atlantic Highlands , New Jersey 1964 - 1965
Attended for the fifth grade

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
Attended for two years; expelled for not attending classes; classmates included Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams

Rumson Country Day School

Rumson , New Jersey 1965 - 1966
Completed elementary school

Public School 24

Middlesex County , New Jersey 1960 - 1963
Attended from kindergarten through third grade

Public School 22

Middlesex County , New Jersey 1963 - 1964
Attended for the fourth grade

Milestones

2011

Played corrupt Chicago mayor Tom Kane on the STARZ series "Boss"

2011

Acted opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "I Don't Know How She Does It"

2010

Cast opposite Luke Wilson in the crime film "Middle Men"

2010

Made his Broadway musical debut in the revival of "La Cage aux Folles" at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre; earned a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actor in a Musical

2009

Cast in the title role of a Wall Street executive who loses his job on ABC's short-lived series "Hank"

2009

Played an orchestra conductor in the feature remake of "Fame"

2008

Cast as the U.S. President in the comedy film "Swing Vote"

2007

Returned to series TV as the central character on the short lived Fox comedy "Back to You"

2006

Cast as Dr. Hank McCoy (a.k.a. Beast) in the third installment of the "X-Men" series "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2005

Created an American adaptation of the British series "The Sketch Show" (Fox)

2005

Executive produced hit NBC drama "Medium"; also guest starred as the Angel of Death in 2006

2003

Starred as Agent Banks in the comedy "The Big Empty"

2001

Played a TV newsman in the feature film "15 Minutes"

2000

Executive produced the fall UPN sitcom "Girlfriends"

2000

Starred on Broadway in "Macbeth" opposite Diane Venora; show closed after only 13 regular performances

1999

Lent his voice to Stinky Pete the Prospector for the animated film "Toy Story 2"

1999

Played the title character opposite Christine Baranski's Mrs. Lovett in the LA Reprise! production of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

1998

Featured in the HBO film "The Pentagon Wars"

1997

Voiced the the scheming Vladimir in the animated film "Anastasia"

1997

Produced the short-lived NBC comedy series "Fired Up" with Sharon Lawrence

1995

Executive produced and starred in the NBC comedy special "Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny"

1994

Made TV producing debut with the NBC TV-movie "The Innocent"; also starred

1993

Reprised the role of Dr. Frasier Crane for the NBC sitcom "Frasier"; also executive produced; performed the show's theme song "Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs"; produced and directed several episodes

1990

Provided the voice of Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons" (Fox)

1984

Appeared as Dr. Canard on the NBC daytime series "Another World"

1984

Joined the cast of the NBC sitcom "Cheers" as Dr. Frasier Crane in the third season; recommended by former Juilliard classmate Mandy Patinkin; became a regular cast member on the fourth season

1983

Portrayed Stephen Smith in the NBC miniseries "Kennedy"

1982

Landed featured role of Cassio in a Broadway revival of "Othello" opposite James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer

1982

Performed with Christine Baranski in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine production of "Sunday in the Park with George"; also starred Mandy Patinkin

1981

Made Broadway debut in "Macbeth"; played the role of Lennox when Philip Anglim abruptly withdrew from the show

1980

Acted at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN

Performed for three years at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego in the late 1970s

Formed Grammnet Productions

Born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Moved to NYC to attend Juilliard; was expelled after two years

Bonus Trivia

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Grammer had the distinction of being the first actor to receive Emmy nominations for performances as the same character over three different seasons on three different shows. He garnered two Emmy nods for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series playing Dr. Frasier Crane on "Cheers" (NBC) and one in 1992 for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for a guest shot as a vacationing Dr. Crane on "Wings" (NBC). He finally won the statuette for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 1994 for the first season of "Frasier" (NBC).

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In September 1996, after being involved in a traffic accident, Grammer checked into the Betty Ford Clinic.

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He launched his own website at Kelseylive.com.

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Grammer became the highest salaried actor on TV beginning in fall 2002, when he signed a deal to receive a reported $1.6 million per episode of "Frasier" (NBC).

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In May 2001, Grammer received an honorary doctorate from Amherst College in Massachusetts.

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Grammer suffered a heart attack on May 31, 2008.

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On July 28, 2008 Grammer checked into an undisclosed New York hospital after complaints of feeling faint.

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