Kelsey Grammer

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Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer May 2010 (cropped).jpg
Grammer in May 2010
Born Allen Kelsey Grammer
(1955-02-21) February 21, 1955 (age 61)
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Occupation Actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer, activist
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Doreen Alderman (m. 1982; div. 1990)
Leigh-Anne Csuhany (m. 1992; div. 1993)
Camille Donatacci (m. 1997; div. 2011)
Kayte Walsh (m. 2011)
Children 6; including Spencer Grammer
Greer Grammer

Allen Kelsey Grammer[1] (born February 21, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer and activist.

Grammer is known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier. He has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Tony Award, and has also worked as a television producer, director, writer, and as a voice artist on The Simpsons as Sideshow Bob (for which he received his fifth Primetime Emmy). Grammer has been married four times and has six children.

Early life[edit]

Grammer was born February 21, 1955, in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands,[1] the son of Sally (née Cranmer; 1928–2008)[2][3] and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr. (d, 1968),[2] a musician and owner of a coffee shop and a bar and grill called Greer's Place.[4][5][6] He had one younger sister. Grammer was two years old when his parents divorced. Grammer attended Pine Crest School, a private preparatory school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and later spent two years at the Juilliard School.[7]

Career[edit]

Stage[edit]

After leaving Juilliard, he had a three-year internship with the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in the late 1970s before a stint in 1980 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He made his Broadway debut in 1981 as "Lennox" in Macbeth, taking the lead role when Philip Anglim withdrew after receiving negative reviews. Grammer then played Michael Cassio in a Broadway revival of Othello, with James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer. In 1983 he performed on the demo of the Stephen SondheimJames Lapine production Sunday in the Park with George, starring Mandy Patinkin. In 2000, Grammer again played Macbeth on Broadway, in a production that closed after only 10 days.[8]

On April 18, 2010, Grammer made his Broadway musical debut playing the role of Georges in a revival of the Jerry Herman/Harvey Fierstein musical La Cage aux Folles, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Grammer originated the roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the Broadway premiere of the musical Finding Neverland in March 2015, continuing with the roles through June 28, 2015.[9] He returned to the stage from January 19, 2016 to April 3.[10]

Television[edit]

His television career began in the early 1980s when he portrayed Stephen Smith in the NBC miniseries Kennedy.

Cheers and Frasier[edit]

Grammer came to broader public attention as Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcom Cheers. Grammer's former Juilliard classmate and Broadway co-star Patinkin suggested Grammer to the New York casting director, and he got what was supposed to be a six-episode job, but ended up as a regular cast member.[11]

The character became the center of the spin-off Frasier, one of the most successful spin-offs in TV history. In addition to starring, he also directed more than 30 episodes, especially during the second half of the series, and sang the closing theme "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs." Frasier was nominated for and won many awards during its 11-year run.

In 2001 he negotiated a US$700,000-per-episode salary for Frasier. His 20-year run playing Dr. Frasier Crane ties a length set by James Arness in playing Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke from 1955 to 1975[1] but was surpassed by Richard Belzer in playing Det. John Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since 1993.

Post-Frasier[edit]

In 2005, Grammer returned to television. He produced and appeared in an American adaptation of the British show The Sketch Show, which aired on Fox. The main cast consisted of Malcolm Barrett, Kaitlin Olson, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Paul F. Tompkins, as well as Lee Mack from the British version of the show. Grammer appeared in only short opening and closing segments in each episode. Many of the sketches from the British version were re-created, such as the "California Dreamin'", "English Course", and "Sign Language" sketches. Only six episodes of the show were made, and it was canceled after only four of them had aired.

In 2007, Grammer starred with Patricia Heaton in the American sitcom Back to You. It was canceled by Fox after its first season.

His next attempt, ABC's Hank, fared even worse. It was canceled after only five episodes had aired. Grammer later commented, "Honestly, it just wasn't very funny."[12]

In 2011 and 2012, Grammer starred in the Starz drama series Boss as a fictional mayor of Chicago in the mold of Richard J. Daley which premiered in October 2011.[13] It was his first dramatic TV series.[14] At the 2012 Golden Globe Awards Kelsey Grammer won the award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for his role on Boss. The show ran for 18 episodes over two seasons.[15]

Grammer played a villain in the Paramount's Transformers movies' fourth installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg.[16] Grammer paired up with comedian/actor Martin Lawrence to star in the comedy Partners for Lionsgate TV. The Lionsgate-produced show will be written and executive produced by Robert L. Boyett and Robert Horn, known for writing hit shows like, Family Matters, Living Single, Full House, Designing Women, and Perfect Strangers.

Other appearances[edit]

In addition to being producer, he guest-starred as the Angel of Death on Medium, and Captain Morgan Bateson in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Cause and Effect".

Voice work[edit]

Grammer's well-known voice and mid-Atlantic accent make him popular for voiceover work. He has provided the voice of Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons, winning an Emmy Award for his work in the episode "The Italian Bob", his fifth Emmy win.[17] He has appeared in eighteen episodes from the show's inception in 1989 through 2015's "Treehouse of Horror XXVI", in which his character has finally succeeded in killing Bart Simpson in one segment ("Wanted: Dead, then Alive"). Grammer supplied the voices for "Stinky Pete the Prospector" in 1999 Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 2, Vladimir in the Fox animated movie Anastasia, Rothbart in Barbie of Swan Lake, Zozi the Bear in the subsequently produced sequel Bartok the Magnificent, and the title character in the short-lived animated series Gary the Rat. He provided the opening speech and piano in The Vandals' song "Phone Machine" from the album Fear of a Punk Planet, and sang a rewritten version of the "grinch" on an episode of Just Shoot Me!. He was the voice of the mad scientist, Dr. Frankenollie, in the Mickey Mouse short Runaway Brain. He was also the narrator of "Mickey Mouse – Once Upon a Christmas".

Grammer's voice has been featured in many commercials. One of the earliest was a 1998 commercial for Honey Nut Cheerios, where he played the voice of the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Since 2006, Grammer has provided the voice for television commercials advertising Hyundai. In 2008, Grammer reprised his role of Dr. Frasier Crane in a commercial for Dr Pepper (Frasier and Cheers co-star Bebe Neuwirth also reprised her role as Lilith Sternin in the same commercial, albeit in voice only).

In 2016, Grammer provided his voice to the opening video package of World Wrestling Entertainment's global extravaganza WrestleMania 32.

Production work[edit]

His production company, Grammnet Productions, produces the CW sitcoms Girlfriends and The Game (now on BET), the NBC drama Medium, and many other projects.

Other work[edit]

In 1996, he starred in the feature comedy Down Periscope. Also, in the 1990s, he did several commercials for Snapper Mowers. Additionally his film work includes the role of Dr. Hank McCoy (also known as the Beast) in X-Men: The Last Stand, and he was the voice of Snowball in the live-action film adaptation of the George Orwell book Animal Farm. Grammer co-starred in the movie Swing Vote, playing the Republican incumbent. He played General George S. Patton in An American Carol. In 2010, he starred in The Kelsey Grammer Bill Zucker Comedy Hour.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Family[edit]

Grammer has been married four times and has six children and one grandchild as of 2014.[19] His first marriage, to dance instructor Doreen Alderman,[20] lasted from 1982 to 1990, although they were separated for the last six years of that period.[21][22] They have one daughter, Spencer Grammer (born October 9, 1983),[23] an actress on the CBS Daytime soap opera As the World Turns, the ABC Family show Greek, and the Adult Swim animated comedy Rick and Morty. Through Spencer, Grammer has one grandson, Spencer's son Emmett Emmanual Hesketh (born October 10, 2011).[20]

After his divorce from Alderman, Grammer had a daughter, Kandace Greer Grammer ("Greer Grammer"; born February 15, 1992), with hair and makeup stylist Barrie Buckner. Greer is currently a cast member on MTV's show Awkward.[22][24][25]

His second marriage, to former exotic dancer Leigh-Anne Csuhany in September 1992,[26] lasted one year. Grammer filed for an annulment when Csuhany was three months pregnant and evicted her from their home.[22] Grammer claimed that she was abusive and fired a gun at him.[5][27]

In 1994, he met 28-year-old Tammy Baliszewski, also known as Tammy Alexander, at a bar in Manhattan Beach, California. In December 1994, they appeared together on the cover of People magazine, announcing their engagement and Grammer's substance abuse problems.[28] They broke up in 1995.[citation needed]

In August 1997, Grammer married his third wife, former Playboy model Camille Donatacci. They had met on a blind date in 1996.[29] They have a daughter, Mason Olivia (born October 24, 2001), and a son, Jude Gordon (born August 28, 2004), both born to a surrogate mother.[24] During their marriage, several of Grammer and Donatacci's homes were featured in magazines, including ones in Malibu, California (February 2001, InStyle), Maui (May 2004, InStyle), Long Island, New York (April 2008, InStyle), Bachelor Gulch, Colorado (Architectural Digest),[30] and Bel Air, Los Angeles (Architectural Digest). It was announced on July 1, 2010, that Donatacci had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.[31] Grammer and Donatacci's divorce was finalized on February 10, 2011.[32]

On August 12, 2010, Grammer announced that he was going to be a father for the fifth time with girlfriend Kayte Walsh, a British flight attendant 25 years his junior.[33] However, in October, Grammer announced that Walsh had miscarried six weeks earlier.[34] The couple announced their engagement in December 2010,[35] and married at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on February 25, 2011, two weeks after the finalization of Grammer's third divorce.[36] Grammer and Walsh have a daughter, Faith Evangeline Elisa (born July 13, 2012),[37] and a son, Kelsey Gabriel Elias (born July 22, 2014).[38] Faith's expected twin, a boy, died in utero.[37]

Murder of Karen Grammer[edit]

On July 1, 1975, his younger sister, 18-year-old Karen Grammer, was abducted, raped, and murdered by Freddie Glenn, Michael Corbett and one other man. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey he stated that he could consider forgiving the men involved if they would at least take responsibility for the crime, but that they all continued to say that they had no involvement. In the same interview he expressed his loss of faith for a few years after Karen's passing.[39] Grammer subsequently forgave Glenn.[40]

His daughter Spencer Karen Grammer was named in part for her aunt.[23]

Sex tape lawsuit[edit]

In 1998, Grammer filed a lawsuit against Internet Entertainment Group (IEG), which Grammer claimed had stolen from his home a videotape of him having sex with a woman. IEG countersued Grammer, denying it was in possession of such a tape, and Grammer's suit was eventually dropped.[41] IEG President Seth Warshavsky later said, "We have been presented with another Kelsey Grammer tape. But we have no plans to air it. We are still evaluating it at this time."[42] Grammer later reflected, "Whether or not you're a celebrity—even if you're just an old slob with a video camera—you don't realize you shouldn't do it. So you throw the tape in the back of a dark closet until your old girlfriend remembers it's there because you're famous now and she's not. But if you're not prepared to do the time, don't do the crime."[43]

Substance abuse and legal issues[edit]

Grammer has a history as a frequent abuser of alcohol.[22] In 1988, Grammer was arrested for drunk driving and cocaine possession and sentenced to 30 days in jail.[44] In August 1990, Grammer was arrested again for cocaine possession and was sentenced to three years' probation, fined $500, and required to perform 300 hours of community service.[44] In January 1991, Grammer was given an additional two years' probation for violating his original probation through additional cocaine use.[44] The cast and producers of both Frasier and Cheers held interventions to attempt to help him. Grammer's personal problems affected his work; co-star Bebe Neuwirth and writer Ken Levine cited delays with rehearsals and filming due to his erratic behavior.[45] Writer Dan O'Shannon recalled, however, that[45]

He would ooze into the studio, his life all out of sorts. Jimmy would say "Action," and he would snap into Frasier and expound in this very erudite dialogue and be pitch-perfect. And Jimmy would yell "Cut!" and he would ooze back into Kelsey—glazed-over eyes, half asleep, going through whatever he was going through. It was the most amazing transformation I'd ever seen.[45]

In 1995, Grammer was sued by ex-girlfriend Cerlette Lamme for defamation of character and invasion of privacy over content he included in his autobiography So Far.[46] The same year, he was accused of statutory rape by the parents of his child's 17-year-old babysitter, but authorities cleared him when no evidence was found.[47][48] In September 1996, he crashed his Dodge Viper while intoxicated, and subsequently checked into the Betty Ford Center (an alcohol rehabilitation clinic) for 30 days.[44]

In August 2008, Bradley Blakeman, a former aide to George W. Bush, filed a copyright lawsuit in federal court on Long Island over Grammer's movie Swing Vote, claiming that parts of its plot and marketing had been stolen from him. The lawsuit claimed that Blakeman had given a copyrighted screenplay called Go November to Grammer in 2006, and that Grammer agreed to develop the project and star as a Republican president but instead ended up playing a similar role in Swing Vote, which was released on August 1, 2008. Grammer's spokesman dismissed the claims as "frivolous" and a "waste of time." The lawsuit claims that Blakeman's copyrighted screenplay had the same basic plot as Swing Vote.[49]

Health problems[edit]

On May 31, 2008, while paddleboarding with his then-wife Camille in Hawaii, Grammer experienced symptoms of a heart attack. After being hospitalized, it was confirmed that he had experienced a heart attack.[50] He was discharged on June 4, 2008, and was said to be "resting comfortably" at his Hawaiian residence.[51] Seven weeks after the attack, Grammer told Entertainment Tonight that, although at the time his spokesman described the attack as mild, it was in fact more severe, almost leading to his death, as his heart had stopped.[52] Grammer thought Fox's decision to cancel his TV sitcom Back to You contributed to his health problems, stating that "It was a very stressful time for me, and a surprise that it was cancelled. But you know, everything that doesn't kill us—which it almost did—makes us stronger!"[53]

On June 28, 2008, Grammer checked into an undisclosed Manhattan hospital after complaints of feeling faint. Other reports said Grammer was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat.[54] His publicist said that it may have been due to a reaction to medication.[55][56]

Politics[edit]

Grammer during Fleet Week in New York City, in May 2006

Grammer is a member of the Republican Party and has expressed an interest in someday running for United States Congress.[57] He is also interested in running for Mayor of New York.[58] Grammer was a guest at President George W. Bush's first inauguration.[59] Grammer endorsed Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 presidential primary and later campaigned for John McCain in the general election.[60][61] Grammer promoted RightNetwork, a conservative start-up American television network.[62] He endorsed Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.[63] After Mitt Romney won the nomination, Grammer endorsed him.[64]

Awards[edit]

Grammer won a number of Emmys, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globes for his work on Frasier. He was the first American actor ever to be nominated for multiple Emmy awards for portraying the same character on three different television shows (Cheers, Frasier, and Wings).

Grammer has received at least 45 nominations for major awards and has won on 18 occasions.[65] He has received 14 individual Emmy Award nominations for four different television shows (plus an additional two as part of the Frasier ensemble) and has won five times. At the Golden Globes, he has received nine nominations and three times been victorious. He has received two People's Choice Awards, and in 1999 his directorial skills were recognized with a nomination for a Directors Guild of America award for directing an episode of Frasier. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in X-Men: The Last Stand. On May 22, 2001, he was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for television. On April 20, 2009, Grammer was presented the inaugural Television chairman's Award at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.[66] In 2010, Grammer enjoyed his first Tony Award nomination for La Cage Aux Folles as Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In 2016, he received his second Tony Award nomination for The Color Purple as Best Revival of a Musical and won the award.

The following table gives a selection of the awards he has won.

Year Award Category
1994 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
1995 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
1995 American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
1996 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series Comedy/Musical (Frasier)
1996 American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
1998 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
2001 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series Comedy/Musical (Frasier)
2004 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
2006 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (The Simpsons: The Italian Bob)
2012 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series Drama (Boss)
2014 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Supporting Actor (The Expendables 3 / Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return / Think Like A Man Too / Transformers: Age Of Extinction)
2016 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical (The Color Purple)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Galaxies Are Colliding Peter
1995 Runaway Brain Dr. Frankenollie (voice) Short film
1996 Down Periscope Lieutenant Commander Thomas Dodge
1997 Anastasia Vladimir (voice)
1998 Real Howard Spitz, TheThe Real Howard Spitz Howard Spitz
1999 Animal Farm Snowball (voice)
New Jersey Turnpikes
Standing on Fishes Verk
Toy Story 2 "Stinky Pete" the Prospector (voice)
Bartok the Magnificent Zozi
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Narrator (voice)
2001 15 Minutes Robert Hawkins
Just Visiting Narrator (voice) Uncredited
2002 Mr. St. Nick Nick St. Nicholas / Santa Claus the 21st
2003 Big Empty, TheThe Big Empty Agent Banks
Barbie of Swan Lake Rothbart (voice)
2004 Teacher's Pet Dr. Ivan Krank (voice)
A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge
2005 Good Humor Man, TheThe Good Humor Man Mr. Skibness Also executive producer
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Dr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy / Beast Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2007 Even Money Detective Brunner
2008 Swing Vote President Andrew Boone
An American Carol General George S. Patton
2009 Fame Joel Cranston
2010 Crazy on the Outside Frank
Middle Men Frank Griffin
Alligator Point[67] Director
2011 I Don't Know How She Does It Clark Cooper
2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Tin Man (voice) Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
X-Men: Days of Future Past Dr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy / Beast Cameo
Shared role with Nicholas Hoult
Think Like a Man Too Lee Fox Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Transformers: Age of Extinction Harold Attinger Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
The Expendables 3 Bonaparte Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Reach Me Angelo
2015 Bunyan and Babe Norm Blandsford (voice)
Killing Jesus Herod the Great
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Shelby's father
Storks Hunter (voice)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Macbeth Ross TV film
1983 Kennedy Stephen Smith TV miniseries
1984 Kate & Allie David Hamill Episode: "Allie's First Date"
George Washington Lt. Stewart TV miniseries
1984–1985 Another World Dr. Canard Recurring role
1984–1993 Cheers Dr. Frasier Crane 201 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1988, 1990)
1986 Crossings Craig Lawson TV miniseries
1987 Biography George Washington Episode: "Benedict Arnold"
J.J. Starbuck Pierce Morgan Episode: "Murder in E Minor"
1988 Dance 'til Dawn Ed Strull TV film
Mickey's 60th Birthday Frasier Crane TV Special
1989 Top of the Hill TV film
1989 227 Mr. Anderson Episode: "For Sale"
1990–present Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Sideshow Bob (voice) Recurring role
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
1990 The Earth Day Special Dr. Frasier Crane
Tracey Ullman Show, TheThe Tracey Ullman Show Mr. Brenna Episode: "Maria and the Mister"
1991 Baby Talk Russell Episode: "One Night with Elliot"
1992 Wings Dr. Frasier Crane Episode: "Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Morgan Bateson Episode: "Cause and Effect"
1993 Roc Detective Rush Episode: "To Love and Die on Emerson Street: Part 2"
1993 Beyond Suspicion Ron McNally TV film
1993–2004 Frasier Dr. Frasier Crane 264 episodes; also executive producer and director of 37 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1994–95, 1998, 2004)
American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (1995–96)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1996, 2001)
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1998, 2002)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1995–98)
Nominated—American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (1999, 2001)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1994–95, 1997–99, 2002)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (1999–2001)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1996–97, 1999–2002)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (1995–2002)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1995–99, 2001–04)
Nominated—Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (1997, 1999)
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1999–2000)
1994 Innocent, TheThe Innocent Det. Frank Barlow TV film
1995 John Larroquette Show, TheThe John Larroquette Show Dr. Frasier Crane Episode: "More Changes"
1996 London Suite Sydney Nichols TV film
1997 Fired Up Tom Whitman 2 episodes; also executive producer
1998 40th Annual Grammy Awards Host TV special
Pentagon Wars, TheThe Pentagon Wars Major General Partridge TV film
Just Shoot Me! Narrator (voice) Episode: "How the Finch Stole Christmas"
1999 Animal Farm Snowball (voice) TV film
2000 Stark Raving Mad Professor Tuttle Episode: "The Grade"
2001 Sports Pages, TheThe Sports Pages Howard Greene TV film
2002 Mr. St. Nick Nick St. Nicholas/Santa Claus the 21st TV film
2003 Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor George Washington TV film
Becker Rick Cooper Episode: "But I've Got Friends I Haven't Used Yet"
Gary the Rat Gary "The Rat" Andrews (voice) 13 episodes; also executive producer
2004 Christmas Carol, AA Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge TV film
2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show Various characters 4 episodes; also executive producer
Out of Practice Directed 2 episodes
2006 Medium Angel of Death/Bob Episode: "Death Takes a Policy"; also executive producer
My Ex Life Director
2007 Everybody Hates Chris Directed episode: "Everybody Hates the Last Day"
2007–2008 Back to You Chuck Darling 17 episodes; also executive producer
2009 Hank Hank Pryor Also executive producer[68]
2010 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Himself During his marriage to Camille Donatacci Grammer
2010, 2012 30 Rock Himself 3 episodes
2010 The Troop Dr. Cranius
2011–2012 Boss Mayor Tom Kane 18 episodes
Also executive producer
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series
2014 Partners Allen Braddock 10 episodes; also executive producer and directed two episodes
Who Do You Think You Are? Himself 1 episode
2016 The Last Tycoon Pat Brady

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice
2007 The Simpsons Game Sideshow Bob

Theme park[edit]

Year Title Voice
2008 The Simpsons Ride Sideshow Bob

As executive producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2000–2008 Girlfriends
2001 Neurotic Tendencies TV film; also director and writer
2002–2003 In-Laws
2004 Soluna Project, TheThe Soluna Project TV film
2006–present Game, TheThe Game
2007 Dash 4 Cash TV film

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010–2011 Cage aux Folles, LaLa Cage aux Folles Georges Broadway, Revival Cast
2015–2016 Finding Neverland Charles Frohman / Captain Hook Broadway, Original Cast

Anthony Warlow and Terrence Mann replaced him from July 28, 2015 to January 19, 2016[10][69][70]

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