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KELSEY GRAMMER has excelled at the highest level in theatre, television and film as an actor, producer, executive producer and director. An initial role as Dr. Frasier Crane on "Cheers" developed into the cornerstone of the JulliardJuilliard-trained actor‟s career. Grammer played the celebrated character in three different television series (" "Cheers, "”"Wings" and "Frasier") over a span of 20 years, tying the record for longest-running television character. Portraying Crane, Grammer has won four Emmys®, two Golden Globes® and a SAG Award and has received an unparalleled 16 Emmy® nominations, eight Golden Globe® nominations and 16 SAG nominations.

Grammer stars and serves as executive producer of Starz drama series "Boss,” premiering in fall 2011. Fifteen years ago, Grammer created Grammnet, a TV production company which has produced such hit television shows as the Emmy®-winning "Medium” for NBC; and "The Game” and "Girlfriends” for CW. Other Grammnet producing credits include the NBC productions "The Innocent,” "Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny,” "Fired Up,” "In Laws” and "Gary the Rat.” For PAX, he produced "World Cup Comedy.” For FOX, he starred in and produced "Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show.” Most recently, he took on the roles of director and executive producer on the just-finished comedy pilot "Alligator Point,” for Lifetime Channel. Grammer has directed single episodes of "Everybody Hates Chris,” "My Ex Life” and "Out of Practice.” He has also directed several episodes of "Frasier,” one of which earned him a DGA nomination.

Grammer also starred and served as executive producer of the ABC comedy "Hank.” Also accomplished as a voice-over artist, Grammer plays the character Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons,” for which he won an Emmy® in 2006. He has also lent his voice to the feature films TOY STORY 2, ANASTASIA and TEACHER‟S PET; to the television series "Father of the Pride” and "Gary the Rat,” and to the Emmy®-nominated ANIMAL FARM for TNT.

Grammer‟s other feature film acting credits include the remake of FAME; MIDDLE MEN; AN AMERICAN CAROL; SWING VOTE; the blockbuster hit X-MEN: THE LAST STAND; FIFTEEN MINUTES; DOWN PERISCOPE; and EVEN MONEY. Additional television credits include the FOX television series "Back To You,” for which he also served as executive producer; and the television movies A CHRISTMAS CAROL for NBC, BENEDICT ARNOLD for A&E, and MR. ST. NICK for ABC‟s Hallmark Hall of Fame.

Grammer began acting in plays at Pine Crest Preparatory School in Fort Lauderdale, where his teenage stage success inspired him to apply to JulliardJuilliard. He developed an interest in Shakespeare and began his professional acting career at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and he spent three years performing in Shakespeare and Shaw. He continued in regional theatre, and finally made his way to New York with roles in the off-Broadway productions "Sunday in the Park with George,” "A Month in the Country” and the Obie Award-winning "Quartermaine's Terms.” He scored on Broadway in "Macbeth” and "Othello.”

Before long he appeared in two TV miniseries: first as Stephen Smith in KENNEDY (NBC, 1983), and next as Lieutenant Stewart in GEORGE WASHINGTON (CBS, 1984). Grammer then landed the role of Dr. Frasier Crane in "Cheers.” Originally, the show‟s creators wanted John Lithgow for a brief recurring role, but the actor was unavailable. Grammer's former Juilliard classmate Mandy Patinkin suggested him to the New York casting director and he got the job, parlaying six episodes into a career that would span two decades, after which he would return to the stage and receive critical acclaim as Professor Higgins in "My Fair Lady.” He also performed the title role in "Richard II” and Lucio in "Measure for Measure” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

In 2010, Grammer starred in "La Cage aux Folles,” receiving rave reviews as nightclub owner Georges. His performance earned him a Tony® nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

Grammer was born at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and was raised in New Jersey and Florida.


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