Date of Birth : Feb 21st 1955
American actor best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcoms Cheers (nine years) and Frasier (eleven years), and providing the voice of Sideshow Bob on the FOX animated series The Simpsons. He was nominated for Emmys for playing his character on three different sitcoms (the third being a guest appearance on Wings). He has also worked as a television producer, director, writer, and a voice artist.
Won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier), 1 Emmy for his voice work in The Simpsons as Sideshow Bob, 2 Golden Globe wins for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series, Comedy/Musical (Fraiser) and 2 American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
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 Theatre, 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. In 1983, he performed on the demo of the Stephen Sondheim–James Lapine production Sunday in the Park with George, starring Mandy Patinkin. Also featured on the demo was Christine Baranski, who later starred as “Mrs. Lovett,” to Grammer’s “Sweeney,” in the 1999 LA Reprise! production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Grammer then played the featured role of “Cassio” in a Broadway revival of Othello, with James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer.