Kelsey Grammer

 

Date Of Birth

February 21, 1955
 

Date Of Birth

February 21, 1955
 

Biography

Award-winning American actor Kelsey Grammer was born on February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He studied at the Juilliard School in New York City, but he left to become an intern at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, and later at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He first appeared on stage, making his debut in 1981 as Lennox in "Macbeth". At around the same time, he started his television career, first starting as Stephen Smith in the NBC biographical miniseries "Kennedy".

However, it was his role as psychiatrist Frasier Crane that gained him popularity. He first played the character on the sitcom "Cheers", which ran from 1982 to 1993. He also appeared on an episode of "Wings", which was produced by the same people behind Cheers. After both sitcoms ended, his character was given its own sitcom, simply titled "Frasier"; it ran from 1993 to 2004. His performance as the well-to-do psychiatrist with an uptight, if not snobbish, demeanor endeared him to audiences and critics alike. Grammer is the only actor to get nominated for Emmy awards for the same character in three different programs, and he ties the record for the longest time a single actor played a single character. He also won seven awards — 4 Emmys, 2 Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award, all for Frasier.

Grammer is also known for his voice work. Aside from stints in "Toy Story 2", "Anastacia" and "Bartok the Magnificent", he is best known for providing the voice of Sideshow Bob in "The Simpsons". The recurring character is a former sidekick of Krusty the Clown who later became a villainous homicidal maniac, always out to kill Bart after implicating him for a robbery. Grammer won another Emmy for his voice work in a 2005 episode, “The Italian Bob.”

His most recent credit is a regular role in the the Starz political drama TV serial, Boss.
 

Biography

Award-winning American actor Kelsey Grammer was born on February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He studied at the Juilliard School in New York City, but he left to become an intern at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, and later at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He first appeared on stage, making his debut in 1981 as Lennox in Macbeth. At around the same time, he started his television career, first starting as Stephen Smith in the NBC biographical miniseries Kennedy.

However, it was his role as psychiatrist Frasier Crane that gained him popularity. He first played the character on the sitcom Cheers, which ran from 1982 to 1993. He also appeared on an episode of Wings, which was produced by the same people behind Cheers. After both sitcoms ended, his character was given its own sitcom, simply titled Frasier; it ran from 1993 to 2004. His performance as the well-to-do psychiatrist with an uptight, if not snobbish, demeanor endeared him to audiences and critics alike. Grammer is the only actor to get nominated for Emmy awards for the same character in three different programs, and he ties the record for the longest time a single actor played a single character. He also won seven awards—four Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award—for Frasier.

Grammer is also known for his voice work. Aside from stints in Toy Story 2, Anastacia and Bartok the Magnificent, he is best known for providing the voice of Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons. The recurring character is a former sidekick of Krusty the Clown who later became a villainous homicidal maniac, always out to kill Bart after implicating him for a robbery. Grammer won another Emmy for his voice work in a 2005 episode, “The Italian Bob.”

His most recent credit is a regular role in the short-lived sitcom Back to You, where he plays news anchor Chuck Darling, alongside Patricia Heaton.
 

Place of Birth

Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
 

Place of Birth

Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
 

Birth Name

Allen Kelsey Grammer
 

Birth Name

Allen Kelsey Grammer
 

Gender

Male
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

-Kelsey Grammer has starred with Patrick Stewart in three different productions: Frasier, X-Men 3 and Star Trek - The Next Generation.

-Kelsey has starred in 3 different sit-coms with Ted Danson: Cheers, Frasier and Becker.
 

Fun Facts

-Kelsey Grammer has starred with Patrick Stewart in three different productions: Frasier, X-Men 3 and Star Trek - The Next Generation.

-Kelsey has starred in 3 different sit-coms with Ted Danson: Cheers, Frasier and Becker.
 

Awards

1994 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
1995 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
1995 American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
1996 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series, Comedy/Musical (Frasier)
1996 American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
1998 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
2001 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series, Comedy/Musical (Frasier)
2004 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
2006 Emmy Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (The Simpsons)
 

Awards

1994 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
1995 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
1995 American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
1996 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series, Comedy/Musical (Frasier)
1996 American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
1998 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
2001 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series, Comedy/Musical (Frasier)
2004 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
2006 Emmy Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (The Simpsons)
 

Filmography

Kennedy (1983)
Cheers (1984-1993)
The Simpsons (1989-present)
Girlfriends (2000-2008)
The Game (2006-present)
Frasier (1993-2004)
Down Periscope (1996)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - 'Cause and Effect' (1992)
Anastasia (1997)
The Pentagon Wars (1998)
Animal Farm (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
15 Minutes (2001)
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)
Mr. St. Nick (2002)
The Big Empty (2003)
Gary the Rat (2003)
Teacher's Pet (2004)
A Christmas Carol (2004)
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005),
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Even Money (2006)
Medium (2006)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Significant Others (2006)
Back to You (2007-2008)
Swing Vote (2008)
An American Carol (2008)
Crazy on the Outside (2009)
Boss (2011-present)
 

Filmography

Kennedy (1983)
Cheers (1984-1993)
The Simpsons (1989-present)
Girlfriends (2000-2008)
The Game (2006-present)
Frasier (1993-2004)
Down Periscope (1996)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - 'Cause and Effect' (1992)
Anastasia (1997)
The Pentagon Wars (1998)
Animal Farm (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
15 Minutes (2001)
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)
Mr. St. Nick (2002)
The Big Empty (2003)
Gary the Rat (2003)
Teacher's Pet (2004)
A Christmas Carol (2004)
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005),
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Even Money (2006)
Medium (2006)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Significant Others (2006)
Back to You (2007-2008)
Swing Vote (2008)
An American Carol (2008)
Crazy on the Outside (2009)
Boss (2011-present)
 

Nickname

Kels
 

Nickname

Kels
 

Height

6' 1" (1.85 m)
 

Height

6' 1" (1.85 m)
 

Quotes

-I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny's. That set me back a little bit. You don't realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job.

-Life is supposed to get tough.

-So every human being on the planet can identify with the X-Men.
 

Quotes

-I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny's. That set me back a little bit. You don't realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job.

-Life is supposed to get tough.

-So every human being on the planet can identify with the X-Men.

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