Kelsey Grammer is one of the most distinguished TV stars in the history of Hollywood. In an illustrious career spanning four decades, the actor has appeared in several TV series and has endeared himself to fans with some memorable roles over the years. One of them is as Dr Frasier Crane, a pompous but lovable psychiatrist, on the NBC sitcom Cheers. His portrayal of the role not only earned him several awards but also led to a highly-successful spin-off titled Frasier.
Kelsey Grammer Bio (Age)
Allen Kelsey Grammer was born on the 21st of February 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He subsequently grew up in cities such as New Jersey and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The future Hollywood star attended Pine Crest Prep and it was there that he first fell in love with acting. Grammer took part in several school productions and was so exceptional that he earned a scholarship to the prestigious Julliard School. He, however, became disinterested in his studies at Julliard and started cutting classes. This earned him a justifiable expulsion from the school. Following his expulsion, Kelsey Grammer joined different theatres where he took part in several stage productions. He subsequently got his breakthrough in a 1981 Broadway production of Macbeth. Since his Broadway debut, Grammer has gone on to appear in several other stage productions all throughout his career.
Kelsey Grammer broke into TV in 1984 when a former Julliard classmate recommended him to the producers of the sitcom, Cheers. Cheers focused on the patrons and workers at a Boston bar, named Cheers, and Grammer was given the role of the eccentric psychiatrist Frasier. His character was initially meant to appear in just six episodes but he proved so popular that he was upgraded to series regular. Grammer would go on to appear in 203 episodes of Cheers between 1984 and 1993. He also got his own spin-off series, titled Frasier, which ran from 1993 to 2004. Frasier fetched him numerous awards including the Primetime Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series in 1994, 1995, 1998 and 2004. It also earned him two Golden Globe Awards for best lead actor in a TV series, musical or comedy, in 1996 and 2001.
Kelsey Grammer Spouse/Wife and Children
The Cheers star has been married four times in his life. His first marriage was to dance teacher, Doreen Alderman, in 1982. The union lasted for eight years (out of which they were separated for six years) and they divorced in 1982. Grammer’s second marriage was to Leigh-Anne Csuhany in 1992. This particular union lasted for just a year before they called it quits. The actor found love again in 1996; this time with a model named Camille Donatacci. They got married in 1997 and were together for 13 years before divorcing in 2010. Kelsey Grammer is now enjoying marital bliss with fourth wife, Kayte Walsh. Walsh is an English lady as well as the daughter of retired English footballer Alan Walsh. The couple commenced their relationship in 2010 and tied the knot in February 2011.
Grammer has a total of seven children and one grandchild. They include daughters; Mason Olivia, Spencer, Greer, and Faith Evangeline and sons; Kelsey Gabriel, Jude Gordon, and Auden James. The actor also has a grandson named Emmett Emmanuel Hesketh. Grammer’s kids are pretty much living a normal life and it is only Greer and Spencer that has followed their dad’s footsteps. Greer has appeared in TV series such as The Middle, Melissa & Joey and Awkward. She has also featured in indie films such as Almost Kings, Chastity Bites and An Evergreen Christmas. Spencer, on her own part, has appeared in TV series such as Cheers, Greek, Ironside, and Rick and Morty.
Kelsey Grammer has a net worth of $60 million; his significant fortune doesn’t come as a surprise given the impressive career he has had. Apart from regular acting, Grammer is also a prolific voice actor. He has lent his voice to several animations including The Simpsons where he voices the role of Simpsons’ arch nemesis, Sideshow Bob. Grammer has also lent his distinctive voice to commercials for several companies such as Hyundai and Dr Pepper etc. There is no doubt that he must have earned a hefty sum from these gigs.
Kelsey Grammer’s Sister
Grammer has endured several tragedies which could have destroyed any other ordinary man. His father’s name was Frank Allen while his mother’s name was Sally. His dad was a victim of home invasion and was killed in his own house. The actor also had a sister named Karen. Karen was abducted, raped and murdered when she was just 18. Her death devastated Grammer as they were very close. Karen’s killers were later apprehended and sentenced to life imprisonment. The Frasier star has since disclosed that he has forgiven his sister’s killers but wants them to spend the rest of their life in prison.