Kelsey Grammer Biography

Kelsey Grammer

Quick Facts Of Kelsey Grammer

Celebrated Name Kelsey Grammer
Age 65 Years
Nick Name Kelsey Grammer
Birth Name Allen Kelsey Grammer
Birth Date 1955-02-21
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Marital Status Married
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Blue
Place Of Birth Charlotte Amelie, U.S. VirginIslands
Wife Kayte Walsh

Kelsey Grammer is an American actor, comedian, singer, producer, director, writer and activist, who is best known for his two-decade-long portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms, "Cheers" and "Frasier". He is also known for his performance in the political drama series, "Boss" and "The Last Tycoon". Kelsey Grammer is the first actor in television history to receive multiple Emmy nominations for performing the same character, Dr. Frasier Crane in three different serials including "Cheers" and "Frasier". 

Grammer has set his trademark with his deep smooth voice and portrayal of the pompous character in several hit animated shows, "The Simpsons", "Anastasia"(1997) and "Toy Story 2"(1999). Throughout his 40 years long career, Grammer has managed to win several awards including 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards, 1 Daytime Emmy Award, and 1 Tony Award. He was also inducted in Hollywood Walk of Fame for television in 2001.

On Friday night, July 24, 2020, his daughter, Spencer Grammer, 36, and her friend, Jan Phillip Mueller, 32 were attacked while dining out at an East Village restaurant reportedly, she got cut in her right arm and her date was stabbed in the lower back. 

What is Kelsey Grammer Famous for?

  • Famous for his portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms, "Cheers" and "Frasier". 
  • Kelsey Grammer Daughter, Actress Spencer Grammer 

Kelsey Grammer Daughter, Actress Spencer Grammer

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Who is Kelsey Grammer Daughter, Actress Spencer Grammer ?

Where was Kelsey Grammer Born?

Kelsey Grammer was born on February 21, 1955, in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. His birth name is Allen Kelsey Grammer. His nationality is American. Kelsey Grammer belongs to multi-racial(Scottish, English, and German) ethnicity while Pisces is his zodiac sign. 

Kelsey was born as the eldest son in a well-to-do family to musician parents: Sally Grammer(mother) and Frank Allen Grammer(father). His mother, Sally was a singer and actress while his father, Frank was a musician and owner of a coffee shop and a bar and grill called "Greer's Place". He grew up along with his younger sister named Karen Grammer who was ruthlessly kidnapped, raped, and murdered in Colorado Springs in 1975. 

Kelsey was raised by his mother and maternal grandparents in New Jersey after his parents divorced when he was just 2 years old. They then got relocated to Pompano Beach, Florida, and shortly afterward, his grandfather died of a heart attack when he was just 12. It was followed by the murder of his father in a home invasion in 1968. Later, in 1980, his two half-brothers died in a scuba diving accident. 

Grammer attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which was the first place where he began to sing and perform on stage. With his mother's approval, he began to smoke a pipe at the age of 16. He even won a scholarship to the Juilliard School, but due to his sister's murder, he couldn't focus and was eventually expelled. In the late 1970s, he had a three-year internship with the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. He also spent some time at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1980. 

Kelsey Grammer's Career Highlights

Kelsey Grammer made his Broadway debut as the lead role of Lennox in Shakespeare's tragedy play, "Macbeth" in 1981. He then went on to play the role of Michael Plummer in the Broadway revival of "Othello". 

He began his television career in the early 1980s playing the role of Stephen Smith in the NBC miniseries, "Kennedy".

Grammer made his breakthrough with his iconic role of Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcom, "Cheers" in 1984. The series ran for over a decade till May 20, 1993, making him an iconic character. 

The character became the spin-off, "Frasier", which is one of the most successful spin-offs in TV history. 

Crane also had a crossover appearance in 1993 Wings episode, "Planes, Trains, & Visiting Cranes".

In 2005, he produced and appeared in an American adaptation of the British show, "The Sketch Show" aired on Fox. 

In 2007, Grammer starred with Patricia Heaton in the American sitcom, "Back to You". 

Grammer made his Broadway musical debut playing the role of Georges in "La Cage Aux Folles" on April 18, 2010. 

He then got temporary success in the Starz drama series, "Boss" as a fictional mayor in 2011 for which he won the award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama. 

He returned to sitcom television in "Partners" with comedian Martin Lawrence in 2014. The same year, he went on to play a villain in the Paramount movie, "Transformers: Age of Extinction". 

He also appeared in several other films including "The Expendables 3"(2014), "Transformers: Age of Extinction"(2014), "Best of Enemies"(2015), the National Geographic TV film, "Killing Jesus"(2015). 

In 2018, Grammer co-starred with Kristen Bell in a comedy film, "Like Father". 

In March 2015, Grammer originated the roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the Broadway premiere of the musical, "Finding Neverland". He then produced the musical play, "The Color Purple" for which he won a Tony Award in 2016. 

In 2019, Grammer starred as Don Quixote in a production of Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum.

He also worked as a voice actor as Sideshow Bob on an animated sitcom, "The Simpsons", for which he even won an Emmy Award. He also gave voice in other films including "Anastasia"(1997), "Toy Story 2"(1999), "Barbie of Swan Lake", "Bartok the Magnificent". 

Who are Kelsey Grammer's Wives and Children?

Kelsey Grammer has been married four times until the date and even has been a grandfather, with the son of his eldest daughter, Spencer. Grammer's first marriage was with Doreen Alderman, a dance instructor with whom he remained married for over 9 years from 1982 to 1990.

They welcomed their first and only daughter together named Spencer Grammer on October 9, 1983, eventually, she became the mother of her only son named Emmett Emmanual Hesketh, in 2011, making Kelsey grandfather. Spencer was attacked while dining out at an East Village restaurant reportedly with Jan Phillip Mueller on July 24, 2020. 

After his divorce from Alderman, he began dating hair and makeup stylist Barrie Buckner, with whom he has a daughter named Kandace Greer Grammer, who is also an actress and former beauty queen. The same year, in September, he got married to his second wife, Leigh-Anne Csuhany but their relationship lasted only a year. He filed for an annulment when Csuhany was three months pregnant, but the pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. 

Grammer then met Tammi Baliszewski, at a bar in Manhattan Beach, California in 1994, as they even appeared together on the cover of People magazine, announcing their engagement and Grammer's substance abuse problems in December. 

Three years after, he got married to his third wife, dancer, and model Camille Donatacci, with whom he first met on a blind date in 1996. They got married in August 1997 and together had 2 children and a son named Jude Gordon Grammer via surrogate mother. However, on July 1, 2010, Grammer had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and got divorced on Feb 10. 

Shortly after he began dating Kayte Walsh, an English flight attendant 25 years his junior, with whom he got married for the fourth time. Kayte is the daughter of former soccer player Alan Walsh, with whom he announced of expecting his fifth child in August 2010, but he had miscarried. They got engaged in December 2010 and eventually got married at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on February 25, 2011. 

They currently live together and share 2 sons and a daughter together. 

What is the Net Worth of Kelsey Grammer?

Kelsey Grammer has quite great earnings from his professional career as an actor, comedian, and director. Having been in the field of the film industry for over 40 years, Grammer has managed to amass a million worth fortune from his several appearances in many movies and series. 

Being one of the influential and aspiring actors of all time, Grammer has quite managed to have healthy earnings from his on-going successful career. His net worth is estimated to be around $80 million. With his million worth fortune, Grammer has been living a luxurious lifestyle along with his huge family. 

How Tall is Kelsey Grammer?

Kelsey Grammer is a handsome man in his 60s who stole the hearts of millions of people while he was in his 30s. Kelsey Grammer stands tall with a height of 6ft. 1inhc.(1.85m) while his body weighs around 78kg(172 lbs). He has a fair complexion with blue eyes and dark brown hair.