The Cast Of Cheers Then & Now
The bar where everybody knows your name. And everyone knew their names as well. The cast of NBC’s ‘Cheers’ didn’t confine themselves to Hollywood typecasting and went on to do other work as well, often a little out of step with the roles that made them famous. But it’s been awhile, and we wondered just what they look like now and what they are doing.
The NBC sitcom Cheers ran from 1982 to 1993 and was one of the biggest critical and ratings success stories of its era. The show won countless Emmy Awards for its stars but also was nominated each of the 11 years it was on the air for Best Comedy Series, ultimately winning the show 28 statues in total. It’s been nearly 24 years since Sam Malone turned off the lights for the final time in the bar where everyone knows your name. But what has the cast been doing all of this time?
#2 Ted Danson – Sam Malone
Ted Danson won two Best Actor awards for his role of Sam Malone, the dry, witty, handsome, ex-baseball player who opened a sports bar with his savings. Malone was the TV king of dry one-liners, a perfectly timed raised eyebrow, and romancing the ladies. But there were just two that actually made him settle down.
#3 After Cheers
After Cheers, Danson made guest appearances as Malone on Frasier and The Simpsons, and starred for six full seasons in another sitcom, Becker, on CBS. He then played himself on 13 episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm and got another Emmy nod for his ruthless CEO character on Damages. He pops up occasionally on other tv and film projects and was last seen in the CBS series CSI: Cyber as D.B. Russell.