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Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer has played the celebrated Dr. Frasier Crane on three different television series (Frasier, Cheers and Wings) over a span of 20 years, tying the record for the longest-running television character.

Grammer has won four Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a SAG Award for the Crane role, and has received an unparalleled total of 16 Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations, and 16 SAG nominations.

Grammer stars in Tim Allen's directorial debut Crazy on the Outside. He will also lend his voice to the animated feature Bunyan and Babe, an independent film based on the popular American folktale of the same name.

Grammer voices the character Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons, for which he won an Emmy in 2006.

He also lent his voice to the feature films Toy Story 2, Anastasia and Teacher's Pet; to the television series Father of the Pride and Gary the Rat; and to the Emmy-nominated Animal Farm for TNT.

Recent credits include An American Carol, Swing Vote, and the blockbuster hit X-Men: The Last Stand playing one of Marvel Comics' most beloved characters, Dr. Henry McCoy, also known as Beast.

Other acting credits include Back To You, in which he also served as executive producer, A Christmas Carol for NBC, Benedict Arnold for A&E, Mr. St. Nick for ABC's Hallmark Hall of Fame, Fifteen Minutes, Down Periscope, and Even Money.

Grammer's production company, Grammnet, has produced hit television projects for nearly 15 years. Currently in production are the Emmy-winning Medium for NBC and The Game for CW.

Other producing credits include CW's Girlfriends, NBC Productions' The Innocent, Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny, Fired Up and In Laws. For PAX he produced World Cup Comedy.

For FOX, he starred in and produced Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show. In addition to producing, Grammer has directed several episodes of Frasier, one of which earned him a DGA nomination.

Grammer studied at the Juilliard School, then did a three-year stint at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, performing Shakespeare and Shaw.

In 2007, he returned to the stage to play Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady, for which he received critical acclaim. His other Broadway credits include Macbeth and Othello. He also performed the title role in Richard II and Lucio in Measure for Measure at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Grammer was born at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and was raised in New Jersey and Florida. He lives in the Los Angeles area with wife, Camille, and their two children, Mason and Jude.


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Kelsey Grammer Facts

Birth NameAllen Kelsey Grammer
OccupationActor
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1955 (62)
SignPisces
BirthplaceSt. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Kelsey Grammer compared to you?
Awards2004 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for Frasier)
2001 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for Frasier)
1996 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for Frasier)
Social Media Kelsey_Grammer

Selected Filmography

Toy Story 2
The Last Tycoon
Anastasia
Down Periscope
Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Complete Toy Story Collection 1, 2, 3
Storks
X-Men: The Last Stand
Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas
Barbie Of Swan Lake
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