Grammer, who came to public attention in the
classic TV sitcom Cheers, was able to
successfully spin off his character Dr. Frasier
Crane into a television series in its own right,
named Frasier. Grammer has won a number of Emmys
and Golden Globes for his work in Frasier.
Grammer also provides the voice of Sideshow Bob
on The Simpsons.
In September of 2003, Kelsey Grammer expressed an interest in running for the U.S. Senate from California during an appearance on Hannity & Colmes. While remaining vague about his particular political beliefs, he said he would likely run as a Republican, though he says he's not conservative. "I consider myself a centrist, I suppose, but I basically believe in trying to preserve as much opportunity for the individual, as long as that individual chooses to work as hard as he can."
Kelsey Grammer, who came to public attention in the
classic TV sitcom Cheers, was able to
successfully spin off his character, Dr. Frasier
Crane, into a television series in its own
right, named Frasier. Grammer won a number of
Emmys and Golden Globes for his work in Frasier.
He was the first American actor to ever be
nominated for multiple Emmy awards for
portraying the same character on three different
television shows (Cheers, Frasier, and Wings).
His US$1.6 million per episode salary for
Frasier was the highest in the history of
American television at the time and his 20-year
run playing Dr. Frasier Crane ties a record set
by James Arness who played Marshall Matt Dillon
on Gunsmoke from 1955 to 1975.
Kelsey Grammer has been married three times. His first marriage to dance instructor Doreen Alderman spanned eight years, from 1982 to 1990, and produced one child, a daughter named Spencer. His second marriage, to stripper Leigh-Anne Csuhany, lasted but one year (1992–1993). Since August of 1997, Kelsey Grammer has been married to Camille Donatacci, a former nude model. They have a son and a daughter together via a surrogate mother. Grammer has one additional daughter, Greer, born in 1992, with hair and makeup stylist Barrie Buckner.
Grammer's life has been marked by tragedy and, as a result, occasional depression and substance abuse. In 1968, his father was murdered in the Virgin Islands; in 1975, his sister was raped and murdered after leaving a Red Lobster restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and in 1980, his twin half-brothers were killed in a shark attack. Bravely putting his personal tragedies behind him, Grammer currently seems to be optimistic and happy with his third wife and child.
Kelsey Grammer's trademark smooth, deep voice makes him popular for voiceover work. He provides the voice of Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons, worked as the voice of "Stinky Pete the Prospector" in Toy Story 2 and voiced the title character in the short-lived animated series Gary The Rat. He was also the voice of Vlad in the Fox animated movie, Anastasia. He also sang the title theme for Frasier. He also starred in the film "Down Periscope" and guest starred in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Cause and Effect", as the captain of a Starfleet vessel, the U.S.S. Bozeman. His voice style was imitated for the character of Murcuremon in Digimon Frontier. His most recent work is on Fox's The Sketch Show. While he does appear in some sketches, his role is similar to a host, not a comic. He also produces the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. His next roles will be as Dr. Henry McCoy a.k.a. Beast in the third X-Men movie and as the mysterious Marvin in The Fairly OddParents Movie (a role resembling one of Mom's henchmen in Futurama).
Kelsey Grammer also bears a striking resemblance to Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello.
"I would like to try to rid the country of the idea that it's the rich against the poor." -- Kelsey Grammer
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