Kelsey Grammer Bio, Age, Family, Career, Wife, Height, Net Worth

Kelsey Grammer Biography

Allen Kelsey Grammer, better known as Kelsey Grammer, is a popular American actor, comedian, voice actor, writer, producer, singer, and activist. He is best known for his two-decade-long portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcom Cheers and its spin-off Frasier. His performance earned him four Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.

Moreover, Grammer is known for his role in the political drama series Boss. Due to his performance, he won a Golden Globe Award. He also appeared in the period drama series The Last Tycoon and had a guest role as the voice of Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons.

Other additional voice roles include Anastasia (1997) and Toy Story 2 (1999). In addition, Kelsey appeared on multiple television shows such as Modern Family, 30 Rock, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Nevertheless, Grammer is known for his work in the theatre. In 2010, he got his first Tony Award nomination for his performance in La Cage aux Folles. Similarly, in 2016, Kelsey received a Tony Award as a producer of The Color Purple. In 2019, he starred as Don Quixote in a production of Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum.

Throughout his career in television, Grammer has received five Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Tony Award, and one Daytime Emmy Award. Furthermore, Kelsey has also worked as a television director, producer, and writer.

In 2009, Grammer’s stage appearances advanced with him playing Michael Plummer in the Broadway revival of “Othello,” and in 2010 he made his Broadway musical debut in “La Cage Aux Folles.”

Besides stage performances, Kelsey started his television career in the early 1980s when he played the role of Stephen Smith in the NBC miniseries, “Kennedy.”

Kelsey began making it big and was noticed when he played the role of Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcom “Cheers“. The character became the spin-off “Frasier”, which is one of the most successful spin-offs in TV history. Moreover, Grammer has directed over 30 episodes in the second half of the series.

From 2005 to 2007, Kelsey did not have many victories as the television shows “Back to You” and an adaption of the British series “The Sketch Show,” in which he starred, failed as they were just not funny enough.

The following years had better luck for him, as he won the Golden Globe Award (2012) for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for his performance in “Boss”, where he played the role of Mayor of Chicago.
He then went ahead to play the villain in the Paramount movie Transformers: Age of Extinction and co-starred with comedian Martin Lawrence in the comedy “Partners.”

Moreover, Grammer guest-starred as the Angel of Death on “Medium” and Captain Morgan Bateson in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “Cause and Effect”.

Kelsey’s mid-Atlantic accent made him famous for voiceover work. He is the voice behind Stinky Pete on “Toy Story 2,” Vladimir in the FOX animation movie “Anastasia,” Sideshow Bob on “The Simpsons,” and also the title character in “Gary the Rat.” Grammar as well narrated “Mickey Mouse – Once Upon a Christmas”.

Grammer’s voice has been featured in numerous commercials, including Hyundai and Honey Nut Cheerios, where he played the role of the wolf in “Little Red Riding Hood.” Additionally, Kelsey began his own production company known as Grammnet Productions, which produced the CW sitcoms “Girlfriend” and “The Game.” Grammer also produced the NBC drama “Medium.”

Grammer is an active member of the Republican Party and has expressed his wish to run for the United States Congress one day. Similarly, he also expressed interest in being the Mayor of New York and the US Presidency. Grammer has supported the ‘Tea Party’ movement on economic matters such as lower taxes but was against issues such as same-sex marriage.

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Kelsey Grammer Age

How old is Kelsey Grammer? Grammer is 68 years old as of 2023. He was born Allen Kelsey Grammer on February 21, 1955, in Saint Thomas, the United States of America, Virginia Islands. In addition, Kelsey celebrates his birthday on the 21st of February every year, and his birth sign is Pisces.

Kelsey Grammer Family

Kelsey was born to his parents, Sally, born in 1928, a singer and actress, and Frank Allen Grammer Jr., a musician and owner of a coffee shop and a bar and grill called Greer’s Place. Unfortunately, his mother died in 2008 and his father in 1968. Grammer had one younger sister named Karen.

Kelsey’s personal life has been surrounded by family disasters. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandparents in New Jersey. The family later relocated to Pompano Beach, Florida. After a short while, when Kelsey was 12 years old, his grandfather died of cancer.

Furthermore, in 1968, his dad was killed in a home invasion. In 1975, his sister Karen was kidnapped, raped, and killed in Colorado Springs. Nevertheless, in 1980, his two half-brothers died in a scuba diving accident.

Regarding his education, Grammer went to Pine Crest School, a private preparatory school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While there, he started singing and performing on stage. At the age of 16, with his mother’s permission, Kelsey started smoking a pipe.

Besides, Kelsey received a scholarship to the Juilliard School. He was an active member of Group 6 from 1973 to 1975. Due to his sister’s murder, Kelsey never attended classes and was finally expelled.

In an interview with the Cayman Compass in 2019, he described himself as “a Caribbean kid” who “was born in St. Thomas, USVI, and have been back and forth a lot, gone to the Bahamas a lot, St. John and the Virgin Islands and the BVI.”

Kelsey Grammer Wife

Is Kelsey married? Kelsey has been married four times. As of 2022, he has seven children. At first, he was married to Doreen Alderman, a dance instructor from 1982 to 1990. Though they were divorced for the previous six years of that period. Together, they have one daughter named, Spencer Grammer, an actress born on October 9, 1983. Through their daughter Spencer, they have a grandson named Emmet Emmanual Hesketh, born on October 10, 2011.

After his separation from Alderman, Kelsey had a daughter, Kandace Greer Grammer born on February 15, 1992, with hair and makeup stylist Barrie Buckner. Kandace was a cast member on MTV’s show Awkward.

Grammer married his second wife, Leigh-Anne Csuhany in September 1992. Their marriage lasted only for a year. Kelsey filed for divorce when Leigh was three months pregnant and kicked her out of their home. Leigh’s pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Grammer said that she was abusive and fired a gun at him.

Moreover, in 1994, Kelsey met a 28-year-old Tammi Baliszewski, also referred to as Tammi Alexander, at a bar in Manhattan Beach, California. Additionally, in December of 1994, the duo appeared together on the cover of People magazine, announcing their engagement and Kelsey’s substance abuse problems.

Furthermore, in August of 1997, Grammer married his third wife, Camille Donatacci, a dancer and model. The pair met on a blind date back in 1996. Together they have a daughter born in October 2001, and a son, born in August 2004, the two are born to a surrogate mother.

The couple lived in New York City, at 15 Central Park West. It was announced on July 1, 2010, that Kelsey had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Grammar and Camille’s divorce was finalized on February 10, 2011.

Similarly, on August 12, 2010, Kelsey announced that he was going to be a father for the fifth time with his girlfriend Kayte Walsh, an English flight attendant 25 years his junior, daughter of former soccer player Alan Walsh.

However, in October, Kelsey announced that Kayte had miscarried six weeks earlier. The duo announced their engagement in December of 2010 and tied the knots at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on February 25, 2011, only two weeks after the completion of Grammer’s third divorce. Grammar and Kayte have a daughter, born in July 2012, and two sons, born in July 2014 and November 2016.

Kelsey Grammer Height

Grammer stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall (185.4 cm).

Kelsey Grammer Salary

At the peak of “Frasier”, Grammer was receiving $1.6 million per episode, roughly $38 million per season. The deal made him the highest-paid actor in television history.

Kelsey Grammer Net Worth

How much is Kelsey worth? Kelsey has an estimated net worth of $80 million. His primary source of income is his career as an actor, comedian, voice actor, writer, producer, singer, and activist.

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