Kelsey Grammer

BirthDay:

21 Feb 1955

BirthPlace:

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

BirthName:

Allen Kelsey Grammer

Bio:

A five-time Emmy Award winner, Kelsey Grammer was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Sally (Cranmer), a singer, and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr., a musician and restaurateur. He was raised in New Jersey and Florida. Grammer was drawn to the works of William Shakespeare and spent two years at the prestigious Juilliard School. He then dove into the world of regional theater, eventually making the leap to Broadway with roles in "Macbeth" and "Othello". He joined the cast of the situation comedy Cheers (1982) in 1984.

Grammer is the first actor in television history to receive multiple Emmy nominations for performing the same role on three series. He received two nominations for his original portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers (1982), another for his guest appearance in that role on Wings (1990), and nine nominations (earning four awards) as Outstanding Actor for his work on Frasier (1993). Over the years, Dr. Frasier Crane has become one of television's most endearing and enduring characters. In addition to his Emmy Awards, Grammer has won two Golden Globe Awards, two American Comedy Awards and a People's Choice Award for his portrait. Grammer's distinctive voice has been heard in several hit animated features, including the voice of Stinky Pete in Disney's hit Toy Story 2 (1999) and a role in Anastasia (1997). On television, he has also been seen in several mini-series and movies. In 1996, he hosted an hour-long salute to Jack Benny for which he served as executive producer. He also starred in HBO's award-winning comedy The Pentagon Wars (1998).

Grammer's autobiography, "So Far", was published in fall 1995.
Filmography

Actor ( 150 credits )

Bunyan and Babe (2017) Norm Blandsford
Storks (2016) (voice)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Shelby's Dad
Nest (2016) Mason
Chelsea (2016)  Himself (2 episodes, 2016)
Trollhunters (2016)  Blinky (voice)
Baby, Baby, Baby (2015)
Entourage (2015)
Killing Jesus (2015)  King Herod
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015)  Himself - Guest Announcer (1 episode, 2015)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)  Kelsey Grammer (1 episode, 2016)
Breaking the Bank (2014) Charles
Reach Me (2014) Angelo AldoBrandini
The Expendables 3 (2014) Bonaparte
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Harold Attinger
Think Like a Man Too (2014) Lee Fox
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Hank / The Beast (older) (uncredited)
Partners (2014)  Allen Braddock (10 episodes, 2014)
Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (2014) (1 episode, 2014)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)  Frasier Crane (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013) Tin Man (voice)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Heart Transplant with Kelsey Grammer (2013)
Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012) (1 episode, 2013)
I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) Clark Cooper
Boss (2011)  Mayor Tom Kane (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011)
The Chew (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Some Jerk with a Camera (2011)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Crazy on the Outside (2010) Frank
Who Do You Think You Are? (2010)  Himself (1 episode)
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010)  Himself - Camille's husband (1 episode, 2010)
Middle Men (2009) Frank Griffin
Fame (2009) Mr. Martin Cranston
The Troop (2009)  Dr. Cranius (1 episode, 2010)
Hank (2009)  Hank Pryor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2009)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Warriors... In Their Own Words (2008) Narrator
An American Carol (2008) Patton
Swing Vote (2008) President Andrew Boone
The Simpsons Ride (2008) Sideshow Bob (voice)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Shatner's Raw Nerve (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
The Real Housewives of New York City (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Back to You (2007)  Chuck Darling (17 episodes, 2007-2008)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Dr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy / Beast
Even Money (2006) Detective Brunner
30 Rock (2006)  Kelsey Grammer (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Charlotte Church Show (2006)  Dr. Hank McCoy / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Square Off (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Generation Boom (2006)  Narrator (unknown episodes)
The Good Humor Man (2005) Mr. Skibness
Medium (2005)  Angel of Death / ... (1 episode, 2006)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Himself - Guest Appearance (1 episode, 2009)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005)  Various (unknown episodes)
Grin & Barrett (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Teacher's Pet (2004) Dr. Ivan Krank (voice)
Father of the Pride (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Culture Show (2004)  Sideshow Bob (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
The Big Empty (2003) Agent Banks
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (5 episodes, 2003-2009)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Gary the Rat (2003)  Gary Andrews / ... (12 episodes, 2003)
Star CloseUp (2003)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Banzai (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Showboy (2002) Himself - Golden Globe Presenter (archive footage) (unc
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Boogie (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Just Visiting (2001) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
15 Minutes (2001) Robert Hawkins
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards (2000) Himself
Girlfriends (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
New Jersey Turnpikes (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999) Stinky Pete the Prospector (voice)
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999) Himself / Narrator (voice)
Standing on Fishes (1999) Verk
Stark Raving Mad (1999)  Professor Tuttle (1 episode, 2000)
The Real Howard Spitz (1998) Howard Spitz
Becker (1998)  Rick Cooper (1 episode, 2003)
The Heaven and Earth Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Anastasia (1997) Vladimir (voice)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Narrator (1 episode, 1998)
The View (1997)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2008)
Fired Up (1997)  Tom Whitman (2 episodes, 1997)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Down Periscope (1996) Tom Dodge
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
The Rodman World Tour (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2014)
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen (1996)  Quote Reader (3 episodes, 1996)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Runaway Brain (1995) Dr. Frankenollie (voice)
MADtv (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
Extra (1994)  Himself - Expendables 3 & Partners (1 episode, 2014)
Frasier (1993)  Dr. Frasier Crane (263 episodes, 1993-2004)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (9 episodes, 1993-2014)
The John Larroquette Show (1993)  Dr. Frasier Crane (1 episode, 1995)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (11 episodes, 1993-2008)
Galaxies Are Colliding (1992) Peter
Roc (1991)  Det. Rush (1 episode, 1993)
Baby Talk (1991)  Russell (1 episode, 1991)
Wings (1990)  Dr. Frasier Crane (1 episode, 1992)
The Simpsons (1989)  Sideshow Bob (17 episodes, 1990-2014)
The More You Know (1989)  Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (8 episodes, 2004-2014)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)  Captain Morgan Bateson (1 episode, 1992)
Biography (1987)  George Washington / ... (2 episodes, 1995-2003)
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)  Mr. Brenna (1 episode, 1990)
J.J. Starbuck (1987)  Pierce Morgan (1 episode, 1987)
The New Hollywood Squares (1986)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1988)
227 (1985)  Mr. Anderson (1 episode, 1989)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Kate & Allie (1984)  David Hamill (1 episode, 1984)
You Are the Jury (1984)  Stuart Cooper (1 episode, 1987)
Jeopardy! (1984)  Himself - Celebrity Contestant (1 episode, 1993)
Cheers (1982)  Dr. Frasier Crane / ... (204 episodes, 1984-1993)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (17 episodes, 2005-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (3 episodes, 1991-1998)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ryan's Hope (1975)  Waiter (uncredited) (1 episode, 1979)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Another World (1964)  Dr. Canard (1984-1985) (unknown episodes)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Dr. Frasier Crane (1 episode, 1990)
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)

Producer ( 14 credits )

Partners (2014) executive producer (1 episode, 2014)
Boss (2011) executive producer (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
Hank (2009) executive producer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Back to You (2007) executive producer (17 episodes, 2007-2008)
The Game (2006) executive producer (59 episodes, 2006-2013)
The Good Humor Man (2005) executive producer
Medium (2005) executive producer (129 episodes, 2005-2011)
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005) executive producer (6 episodes, 2005)
World Cup Comedy (2004) executive producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Gary the Rat (2003) executive producer (12 episodes, 2003)
In-Laws (2002) executive producer (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
Girlfriends (2000) executive producer (172 episodes, 2000-2008)
Fired Up (1997) executive producer (28 episodes, 1997-1998)
Frasier (1993) executive producer (262 episodes, 1993-2004)

Director ( 5 credits )

Partners (2014) (2 episodes, 2014)
Hank (2009) (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Everybody Hates Chris (2005) (1 episode, 2007)
Out of Practice (2005) (2 episodes, 2005)
Frasier (1993) (36 episodes, 1996-2004)