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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  February 21, 1955
  • Accomplishments:  Emmy Awards
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Grammer credits his “guardian angel” to helping him through the tragedies in his life.

Allen Kelsey Grammer is a known for his character as Dr. Fraiser Crane in 2 of NBC’s sitcoms that spanned over 2 decades. He was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and then moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida before attending the Julliard School. Grammer has been married 4 times and has a total of 6 children.

In 1975, Grammer’s younger sister, Karen Grammer, was abducted and murdered in a tragic robbery and abduction crime. His father was also shot when he was 14. Since then, Grammer has suffered substance abuse for a long time and has been arrested numerous times for possession of illegal drugs. In 2008, he had a severe heart attack that almost killed him.

Despite his personal history, he has had a successful career and has received at least 45 nominations for major awards and has won on 18 different occasions. He was the first American actor ever to be nominated for multiple Emmy awards for portraying the same character on three different TV Shows (Cheers, Fraiser, and Wings.)

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