Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III is is an American actor, author, and producer, known for his role as lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers (1982–1993) including Dr. John Becker on the CBS sitcom Becker (1998–2004) and the character as D.B. Russell from the CBS crime drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011–2015) and short-lived series CSI: Cyber (2015–2016). He plays the role of Michael in The Good Place.
- Ted Danson's Cousin Michelle Grigg
- He is married to Mary Steenburgen since 1995, and has two daughters from a previous marriage - Kate and adopted daughter Alexis.