Ted Danson

Edward Bridge “Ted” Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor best known for his role as central character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series Becker. He also plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages and is now a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death. In his thirty-year career, Danson has been nominated for fourteen Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; ten Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning three; one Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination; one American Comedy Award and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He was ranked second in TV Guide's list of the top 25 television stars. Danson has also been a longtime activist in ocean conservation. In March 2011, he published his first book, "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do To Save Them," written with journalist Michael D'Orso. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ted Danson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Dennis Farina  •  Max Martini

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Dennis Farina  •  Max Martini

A Fine Mess (1986)

Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Howie Mandel  •  Richard Mulligan  •  Stuart Margolin

Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Howie Mandel  •  Richard Mulligan  •  Stuart Margolin

Body Heat (1981)

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Ted Danson

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Ted Danson

Creepshow (1982)

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Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Ed Harris  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Ted Danson

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Ed Harris  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Ted Danson

Knights of the South Bronx (2005)

A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Keke Palmer  •  Clifton Powell

A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Keke Palmer  •  Clifton Powell

Made in America (1993)

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A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that wasn't bad enough, he's white.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Ted Danson  •  Nia Long  •  Will Smith

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that wasn't bad enough, he's white.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Ted Danson  •  Nia Long  •  Will Smith

Mumford (1999)

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Loren Dean  •  Hope Davis  •  Jason Lee  •  Alfre Woodard

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Loren Dean  •  Hope Davis  •  Jason Lee  •  Alfre Woodard

She's Having a Baby (1988)

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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

3 Men and a Baby (1987)

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leonard Nimoy
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Steve Guttenberg  •  Ted Danson  •  Nancy Travis

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leonard Nimoy
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Steve Guttenberg  •  Ted Danson  •  Nancy Travis

Cousins (1989)

Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Sean Young  •  William Petersen

Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Sean Young  •  William Petersen

Getting Even with Dad (1994)

Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of planning. Timmy is ignored and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Ted Danson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Saul Rubinek

Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of planning. Timmy is ignored and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Ted Danson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Saul Rubinek

Something About Amelia (1984)

The movie follows the Bennett family after Amelia tells her school counselor that her father has sexually abused her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Glenn Close  •  Olivia Cole  •  Roxana Zal

The movie follows the Bennett family after Amelia tells her school counselor that her father has sexually abused her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Glenn Close  •  Olivia Cole  •  Roxana Zal

Dad (1989)

A busy executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. Estranged from his own son, the executive comes to realize what has been missing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Ted Danson  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Kevin Spacey

A busy executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. Estranged from his own son, the executive comes to realize what has been missing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Ted Danson  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Kevin Spacey

Nobel Son (2007)

Soon after his insufferably arrogant father wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Barkley Michaelson is kidnapped by Thaddeus James, a young genius who claims to be Barkley's illegitimate half-brother. Motivated not so much by money as revenge, Thaddeus tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randall Miller
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Shawn Hatosy

Soon after his insufferably arrogant father wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Barkley Michaelson is kidnapped by Thaddeus James, a young genius who claims to be Barkley's illegitimate half-brother. Motivated not so much by money as revenge, Thaddeus tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randall Miller
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Shawn Hatosy

Jerry and Tom (1998)

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his old friend Karl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saul Rubinek
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Ted Danson

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his old friend Karl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saul Rubinek
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Ted Danson

Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Fight for Your Right Revisited stars Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, and Elijah Wood as the "young" Beastie Boys from the past and Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell as the "old" Beastie Boys from the future. The story begins where the video for "Fight for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Yauch
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Danny McBride  •  Seth Rogen  •  Susan Sarandon

Fight for Your Right Revisited stars Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, and Elijah Wood as the "young" Beastie Boys from the past and Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell as the "old" Beastie Boys from the future. The story begins where the video for "Fight for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Yauch
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Danny McBride  •  Seth Rogen  •  Susan Sarandon

Once Upon a Spy (1980)

Computer genius and chess champion Ted Danson is lured into service by secret agent Eleanor Parker and becomes a reluctant hero thanks to a number of exploits with villainous Christopher Lee and his army of lethal blue-eyed blonde women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Nagy
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Mary Louise Weller  •  Christopher Lee  •  Eleanor Parker

Computer genius and chess champion Ted Danson is lured into service by secret agent Eleanor Parker and becomes a reluctant hero thanks to a number of exploits with villainous Christopher Lee and his army of lethal blue-eyed blonde women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Nagy
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Mary Louise Weller  •  Christopher Lee  •  Eleanor Parker

Ted (2012)

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John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth MacFarlane
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Mila Kunis  •  Seth MacFarlane  •  Joel McHale

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth MacFarlane
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Mila Kunis  •  Seth MacFarlane  •  Joel McHale

Little Treasure (1985)

Margo is an ex-stripper who meets her long, lost father in Mexico. She looks after him in the waning days of his life, with the help of a traveling projectionist. The father passes away, telling of the loot from a botched bank robbery that he buried years earlier. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Sharp
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Ted Danson  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Joseph Hacker

Margo is an ex-stripper who meets her long, lost father in Mexico. She looks after him in the waning days of his life, with the help of a traveling projectionist. The father passes away, telling of the loot from a botched bank robbery that he buried years earlier. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Sharp
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Ted Danson  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Joseph Hacker

The One I Love (2014)

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On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie McDowell
CAST:  Elisabeth Moss  •  Mark Duplass  •  Ted Danson  •  Kiana Cason

On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie McDowell
CAST:  Elisabeth Moss  •  Mark Duplass  •  Ted Danson  •  Kiana Cason
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