Feb. 21st, 1955
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Kelsey Grammer's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Crazy on the Outside
2009 - Fame
2008 - An American Carol
2008 - Swing Vote
2006 - X-Men: The Last Stand
2004 - Teacher's Pet
2003 - The Big Empty
2001 - Just Visiting
2001 - 15 Minutes
1999 - Toy Story 2
1997 - Anastasia
1996 - Down Periscope
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Guest
Dr. Frasier Crane
A five-time Emmy Award winner, 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 Emmys, 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 part 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 The Pentagon Wars (1998) (TV).
Born in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Grammer was raised by his mother and grandfather in New Jersey and then Florida. After his grandfather's death, Grammer was drawn to the works of William Shakespeare (I) 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 "Cheers" (1982) in 1984. His autobiography, "So Far", was published in fall 1995.
- Has entertained the notion that he might involve himself in politics, and discussed running for political office during an interview on the Sean Hannity Radio Show (2005).
- Took the role of Henry "Hank" McCoy/The Beast in _X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)_ (qv), two years after his former TV brother, 'David Hyde Pierce' (qv), provided the uncredited voice of "Abe Sapien" in _Hellboy (2004)_ (qv).
- 'Leigh McCloskey (I)' (qv)'s roommate and Julliard classmate in New York City during the mid-1970s.
- (1990) Served 30 days in jail for violating probation on D.U.I.
- His favorite episode of _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv) was "Ham Radio".
- Was the original voice for the Geico Gecko.
- On one episode of _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv), while he portrayed the recurring character "Sideshow Bob", 'David Hyde Pierce' (qv) supplied the voice of Kelsey's brother, mimicking the relationship between the two on _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv). This joke was repeated and extended a decade later, when Pierce once again played Bob's brother, and 'John Mahoney (I)' (qv) once again played their father.
- (October 1996) Spent a couple of weeks in the Betty Ford clinic for substance abuse.