Ted Danson. AKA Edward Bridge Danson III. Born: 29-Dec-1947 Birthplace: San Diego, CA. Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor Party A. Ted Danson is the prominent-jawed actor who played Sam Malone, the baseball star turned bartender on Cheers, from 1982-93. He was born in California, but grew up near. On 29-12-1947 Ted Danson (nickname: Ted) was born in San Diego, California, United States. He made his 60 million dollar fortune with Cowboy, Mad Money, The One I Love. Whoopi Goldberg is still heartbroken over Ted Danson — and insiders say her bitterness towards his wife Mary Steenburgen hasn't faded for over 22 years! Laughter, camaraderie and beer continue to flow at the Boston bar filled with quirky regulars in the ninth season of the long-running sitcom, especially now that Sam has ownership of the establishment again. Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild.The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, with Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi in supporting roles, with MacFarlane providing the voice and motion capture of the title character. The film tells the story of John Bennett, a Boston native whose childhood wish brings his. Sam Malone, an ex-baseball player turned bar owner, operates a saloon that's always filled with quirky customers and even more eccentric staff. Watch trailers & learn more. This was a wonderful book, and I personally think Richard Masur was a good choice for the character of Milo Sturgis back in the 80s, but Ted Danson's dramatic performance was so absurd that it actually made the Alex Delaware character seem like a fragile China doll. Samuel "Sam" "Mayday" Malone is a fictional character on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by Ted Danson and created by Glen and Les Charles.The central character of the series, Sam, a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox baseball team, is the owner and bartender of the bar called "Cheers". He is also a recovering alcoholic and a notorious womanizer. Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo have been dating since 2013. Olivia Frances Culpo is an American actress, television presenter, cellist and beauty queen who won the Miss USA 2012 pageant, representing her home state of Rhode Island. 'Teen Mom 2's Leah Messer was spotted out on a beach date with her new boyfriend she's dating, Jason Jordan!