Versatile actor not just 'Frasier'
In the category of actors who have played the same character in multiple series, we present for your consideration one Kelsey Grammer.
In portraying Dr. Frasier Crane, the multi-talented comedic actor, writer, director and producer brought to life one of television’s most memorable characters, a pretentious intellectual who was initially unpopular as the romantic rival of Sam Malone (Ted Danson) for the love of barmaid Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) in his first appearances in “Cheers” and became a beloved radio psychiatrist, son of Martin (John Mahoney) and brother of Niles (David Hyde Pierce) in “Frasier.”
And it was on that latter 1993-2004 NBC sitcom where the actor really made his mark, winning four lead actor Emmys while garnering 10 nominations. That’s in addition to his two supporting nominations on “Cheers” and another lead actor nod for a one-off 1992 appearance on “Wings.”
Viewers can relive the adventures of “Frasier” and his TV family daily on Hallmark Channel and COZI TV.