Kelsey Grammer Biography (1955-)

Full name, Allen Kelsey Grammer; born February 21 (some sources cite February20), 1955, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; son of Allen (a coffee shop and bar and grill owner) and Sally (maiden name, Cranmer) Grammer; married Doreen Alderman (a dancer), May 30, 1982 (divorced, 1990); married Leigh-Anne Csuhany, September 11, 1992 (divorced, 1993); married Camille Donatacci (a model), August 2, 1997; children: (first marriage) Spencer; (third marriage) Mason Olivia; (with Barrie Buckner) Greer Kandace. Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Industry Entertainment, 955 S. Carrillo Dr., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Publicist: Stan Rosenfield & Associates Ltd., 2029 Century Park East, Suite 1190, Los Angeles, CA 90067.; Office: Grammnet Productions, 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director
Birth Details
February 21, 1955
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Canard, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1984-1985
  • Dr. Frasier Winslow Crane, Cheers, NBC, 1984-1993
  • Dr. Frasier Winslow Crane, Frasier, NBC, 1993-
  • Miniseries
  • Stephen Smith, Kennedy, NBC, 1983
  • Lieutenant Stewart, George Washington, CBS, 1984
  • Craig Lawson, Crossings, ABC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Ed Strull, Dance 'til Dawn, NBC, 1988
  • Top of the Hill, 1989
  • Ron McNally, Beyond Suspicion (also known as Appointment for aKilling), NBC, 1993
  • Detective Frank Barlow, The Innocent (also known as Silent Witness), NBC, 1994
  • Sidney Nichols, London Suite (also known as Neil Simon's "London Suite"), NBC, 1996
  • General Partridge, The Pentagon Wars, HBO, 1998
  • Voice of Snowball, Animal Farm, TNT, 1999
  • Gary "The Rat" Andrews, Gary the Rat, TNN, 2000
  • Nick St. Nicholas/Santa Claus the 21st, Mr. St. Nick, ABC, 2002
  • George Washington, Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, Arts andEntertainment, 2003
  • Pilots
  • David Hamill, "Allie's First Date," Kate & Allie, 1984
  • Also appeared in Lame Duck.
  • Specials
  • Stuart Cooper, You Are the Jury, NBC, 1987
  • Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim, HBO, 1987
  • Mickey's 60th Birthday Special, NBC, 1988
  • Cheers: Special 200th Episode Celebration, NBC, 1990
  • Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1990
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1991
  • The Return of TV's Censored Bloopers 2, NBC, 1993
  • Last Call! A Cheers Celebration, NBC, 1993
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1994
  • Host, Montreal International Comedy Festival '94, Showtime, 1994
  • Voice of Benedict Arnold, The American Revolution, Arts and Entertainment, 1994
  • Host, An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood, NBC, 1995
  • Himself, Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny, NBC, 1995
  • Himself, Tony Bennett: Here's to the Ladies, a Concert of Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Great Moments of Discovery, The Discovery Channel, 1995
  • Host, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1995
  • The 69th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1995
  • Comedy Central Spotlight: Kelsey Grammer, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Celebrity Weddings InStyle, Lifetime, 1998
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Marsha Mason, Lifetime, 1998
  • The 1998 Live Emmy Award Post-Show, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Himself, My Favourite Frasier, 1999
  • Himself, The Frasier Story, Channel 4, 1999
  • Narrator, The Hand behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story, 1999
  • NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz, CBS, 1999
  • Influences: From Yesterday to Today, CBS, 1999
  • Narrator, First Dogs, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • Himself, Cheers: The E! True Hollywood Story, 2000
  • Narrator, A Dog's Life, The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • Interviewee, Assignment E! with Leeza Gibbons: The Hollywood PressureCooker, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • 25 Years of No. 1 Hits: Arista Records' Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 2000
  • Himself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001
  • Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, NBC, 2001
  • InStyle Celebrities at Home, NBC, 2001
  • Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special, E! Entertainment Television,2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: For Kids, History Channel, 2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: America at War, History Channel,2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001
  • Howard Greene, "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke," The Sports Pages,2001
  • Himself, NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002
  • An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre, ABC, 2002
  • TV's Most Memorable Weddings, NBC, 2003
  • Intimate Portrait: Famous Families, Lifetime, 2003
  • Interviewee, 100 Years of Hope and Humor, NBC, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 4th Annual Desi Awards, syndicated, 1992
  • Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1992
  • The 2nd Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1994
  • The 4th Annual Environmental Media Awards, TBS, 1994
  • The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1994
  • 1994 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1994
  • Host, 10th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1994
  • Host, 1994 Clio Awards, Fox, 1994
  • Presenter, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995
  • Presenter, The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1995
  • The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1996
  • Host, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1996
  • The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1996
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • American Comedy Honors, Fox, 1997
  • The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1997
  • Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998
  • Host, The 40th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1998
  • TV Guide Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The 1999 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The 54th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2000
  • The 27th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, 14th Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2000
  • The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Prism Awards 2001, syndicated, 2001
  • Presenter, My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2001
  • The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2001
  • The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002
  • The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002
  • The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2002
  • The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Mr. Anderson, "For Sale," 227, 1989
  • Mr. Brenna, "Segment: Maria and the Mister," The Tracey Ullman Show, 1990
  • Voice of Robert "Sideshow Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, "Krusty Gets Busted," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1990
  • Dr. Frasier Crane, "Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration," The Wonderful World of Disney, 1990
  • Voice of Russell, "One Night with Elliot," Baby Talk, 1991
  • Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1991, 1994, 1998
  • Dr. Frasier Winslow Crane, "Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes," Wings, 1992
  • Captain Morgan Bateson, "Cause and Effect," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1992
  • Voice of Robert "Sideshow Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, "Black Widower," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1992
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Detective Rush, "To Love and Die on Emerson Street: Part 2," Roc,1993
  • Voice of Robert "Sideshow Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, "Cape Feare," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1993
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 1993, 1996, 2001
  • Voice of Robert "Sideshow Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, "Sideshow Bob Roberts," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1994
  • Dr. Frasier Winslow Crane, "More Changes," The John Larroquette Show, 1995
  • Voice of Robert "Sideshow Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1995
  • Voice of Robert "Sideshow Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, "The Brother From Another Series," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Tom Whitman, "Who's the Boss," Fired Up, 1997
  • Tom Whitman, "You Don't Know Jack," Fired Up, 1997
  • Voice of narrator, "How the Finch Stole Christmas," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1998
  • Professor Tuttle, "The Grade," Stark Raving Mad, NBC, 2000
  • Himself, "Fried Turkey," Girlfriends, UPN, 2000
  • Voice of Robert "Sideshow Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, "Day of the Jackanapes," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2001
  • MADtv, 2001
  • Voice of Robert "Sideshow Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, "The Great Louse Detective," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2002
  • Himself, The View, ABC, 2003
  • Rick Cooper, "But I've Got Friends I Haven't Used Yet," Becker, CBS, 2003
  • Last Call with Carson Daly, 2003
  • Also appeared as himself, Celebrity Profile; guest, The RodmanWorld Tour; narrator, Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime; himself, TV Tales.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Performer of theme song "Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs," Frasier, NBC, 1993-
  • Executive producer, All Together Now, 1996
  • Executive producer, Fired Up, NBC, 1997-1998
  • Executive producer, Frasier, NBC, 1998-
  • Executive producer, Girlfriends, UPN, 2000-
  • Executive producer, In-Laws, NBC, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Executive producer, The Innocent (also known as Silent Witness), NBC, 1994
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny, NBC, 1995
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Gary the Rat, TNN, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, County 187, NBC, 2000
  • Executive producer and director, Neurotic Tendencies, NBC, 2001
  • Executive producer, Alligator Point, NBC, 2003
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Frasier, NBC, 1996-
  • Film Appearances
  • Ross, Macbeth, 1982
  • Peter, Galaxies Are Colliding (also known as Planet of Love), 1992
  • Voice of Dr. Frankenollie, Runaway Brain, 1995
  • Lieutenant Commander Thomas Dodge, Down Periscope, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Voice of Captain Morgan Bateson, Star Trek: First Contact, Paramount, 1996
  • Voice of Vladimir, Anastasia (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Title role, The Real Howard Spitz, Artisan Entertainment, 1998
  • Verk, Standing on Fishes, 1999
  • New Jersey Turnpikes, 1999
  • Voice of Stinky Pete, Toy Story 2, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Voice of Zozi, Bartok the Magnificent, Twentieth Century Fox HomeEntertainment, 1999
  • Narrator, Mickey's Once upon a Christmas, Walt Disney Home Video,1999
  • Robert Hawkins, 15 Minutes (also known as 15 Minuten Ruhm),New Line Cinema, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Narrator, Just Visiting (also known as Les visiteurs en Amerique), Buena Vista, 2001
  • Agent Banks, The Big Empty, 2003
  • Also appeared in Filmed Female.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Laertes, Hamlet, North Shore Music Festival, MA, 1979
  • Aleksei Belyayev, A Month in the Country, Roundabout Stage One Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • The Mousetrap, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1980
  • Lennox, Macbeth, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Gloucester, Henry V, American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT,1981
  • Cassio, Othello, American Shakespeare Theatre, 1981, then Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Codename Lazar, Plenty, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Mark Sackling, Quartermaine's Terms, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, then Playhouse 91, New York City, both 1983
  • Young man, soldier, and Alex Savage, Sunday in the Park with George, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1983
  • Arms and the Man, Studio Arena Theatre, 1984
  • Demeter Stanzides and Lucio, Measure for Measure, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1985
  • Title role, Sweeny Todd, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Title role, Macbeth, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Title role, Macbeth, Colonial Theater, Boston, MA, 2000
  • Also appeared in As You Like It, Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • So Far (based on his autobiography), Dove, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Autobiography
  • So Far ... , Dutton, 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1995, Issue 4, Gale Research, 1995
    Periodicals
    • Broadcasting & Cable, November 11, 2002, p. S20
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 11, 1996, p. 8
    • People Weekly, August 18, 1997, p. 71; November 12, 2001, p. 72

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