Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor, author, and producer known for his role as Sam Malone in the NBC sitcom Cheers and D.B. Russell in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and its spin-off, CSI: Cyber.

For Disney, he portrayed Jack Holden in the 1987 Touchstone Pictures film Three Men and a Baby and its 1990 sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady, and Jeremy Brockett in the 1999 Touchstone Pictures film Mumford.

Personal life

Ted Danson also has an extensive early Colonial American ancestry, being the direct descendant of three Mayflower pilgrims, three colonial governors, a famous Indian fighter. He also has a direct link to the historic Puritan leader Anne Hutchinson who in turn is a direct descendant of the ancient European emperor Charlemagne and other historic English royalty.