Kelsey Grammer
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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  February 21, 1955

Kelsey Grammer is an actor. He rose to fame for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on "Cheers" and its spin-off "Frasier. At more than 20 years on-air, it's one of the longest-running roles played by a single live-action actor in TV history. He's received several awards, including six Emmys, three Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Tony Award. Having trained as an actor at Juilliard and the Old Globe Theatre, Grammer made his professional acting debut as Lenox in the Broadway revival of "Macbeth." The following year, he played Cassio, acting opposite Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones in "Othello."

In 1983, Grammer acted alongside Mandy Patinkin in the off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sunday in the Park with George." He's since starred in the leading roles in productions of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and "My Fair Lady." On film, he's known for his role as Dr. Hank McCoy/Beast in "X-Men: The Last Stand,” "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "The Marvels." His other roles include "Down Periscope,” "The Pentagon Wars," and "Swing Vote." He's also known for his voice roles in "Anastasia,” "Toy Story 2," and Sideshow Bob in "The Simpsons." Grammer took guest roles in "Modern Family,” "30 Rock," and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." For his performance as the corrupt mayor in "Boss," he received a Golden Globe for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.

In 2010, Grammer returned to Broadway in the musical revival of "La Cage aux Folles," where he received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In 2016, he won a Tony Award for Best Musical as producer of a musical revival of "The Color Purple." In 2019, he starred as Don Quixote in a production of "Man of La Mancha" at the London Coliseum. In 2023, The Telegraph described Grammer as one of "the finest actors" of his generation. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. In 1984, Grammer first appeared as Dr. Frasier Crane in "Cheers." His Broadway co-star and former Julliard classmate, Mandy Patinkin, suggested Grammer to the New York casting director.

He was supposed to appear for only six episodes but ended up as a regular cast member. The character of Frasier first appears in the third season and continues to appear until the final season of the series in May 1993. Frasier Crane also made a crossover appearance in the "Wings" episode "Planes, Trains, & Visiting Cranes."

What religion is Kelsey Grammer?

Kelsey Grammer identifies as a Christian. In an interview with USA Today while promoting "Jesus Revolution," the actor described his faith journey, saying, "I've had hiccups. I've had some tragic times. I have wrestled with those and worked my way through them: sometimes rejecting faith, sometimes rejecting God, and even, in a period of being pretty angry about it, like, "Where were you?" That kind of thing. But I have come to terms with it and have found great peace in my faith and in Jesus. It's not cavalier – Jesus made a difference in my life. That's not anything I'll apologize for."

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