It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since "Cheers" — the NBC sitcom about a cast of characters at a Boston bar where everybody knew your name — left the small screen. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the series finale on May 20, , Wonderwall. Ted Danson brought Sam Malone — the owner of Cheers who also worked behind the bar — to life. The ladies' man had a rough past that included letting alcoholism ruin his career in the major leagues.
Fans watched him try to find love with Diane Chambers and Rebecca Howe throughout the show's 11 seasons. Ted is happily married to third wife Mary Steenburgen and shares two daughters with his second wife, Cassandra Coates. For five seasons, Shelley Long played Diane Chambers, the Boston University student who ends up working as a waitress after her fiance leaves her. She has an on-and-off relationship with Sam but ultimately opts to move to Los Angeles and leave Boston behind. Shelley Long won two Golden Globes for her work on "Cheers" and later reprised her role on four episodes of "Frasier.
Shelley, who's single, has an adult daughter, Juliana, with ex-husband Bruce Tyson. Every bar needs a regular! Norm Peterson, played by George Wendt, was that guy on "Cheers. From there he popped up on tons of shows including "Seinfeld," where he played himself, to "The Simpsons," "Family Guy" and "Frasier," where he reprised the role of Norm. He also did a stint on reality television, teaming up with "Cheers" co-star John Ratzenberger to scout comedic talent on Season 6 of "Last Comic Standing" in He transitioned to the stage from the small screen, starring as Edna Turnblad in Broadway's "Hairspray" in and and more recently starred in "Death of a Salesman" on the stage in Ontario, Canada.
He's been married to actress Bernadette Birkett since the '70s and is the uncle of comedy star Jason Sudeikis. John Ratzenberger played Cliff Clavin, another quirky bar regular. Cliff, a postal worker, served as the resident know-it-all who also just so happens to still live with his mom.
When it comes to his films' box-office earnings, John actually became one of the most successful actors of all time after transitioning to voice work once "Cheers" ended. John also spent some time on reality television competing on "Dancing With the Stars" in and scouting comedic talent with "Cheers" co-star George Wendt on Season 6 of "Last Comic Standing" in He most recently voiced Juan in the Pixar smash hit "Coco. Rhea Perlman played Carla Tortelli, the hilarious waitress and mother-of-four who ends up having four more children throughout the show's season run.
Playing Carla Tortelli treated Rhea Perlman very well! The role netted her six Golden Globe nominations and 10 Emmy nominations and four wins! She made appearances in a few films including 's "Carpool" and "Matilda" and made a return to television when she starred as the titular character on the sitcom "Pearl," which ran for one season. Rhea married Danny DeVito back in but their relationship turned rocky in recent years: They split in , reunited in and split again in , though some reports claim they're not entirely over yet.
The couple share three kids: Lucy, Grace and Jacob. Frasier Crane was born on "Cheers"! Kelsey Grammer first played the psychiatrist, who was a love interest for Diane, during the show's third season.
He remained on the series until the end, after which his popular character landed his own spinoff, aptly titled "Frasier. Kelsey Grammer portrayed Frasier Crane for 20 years total thanks to "Frasier," which ended up being one of the most successful spin-offs in the history of television.
Like many other "Cheers" cast members, he also made an appearance as Frasier on "Wings" in He never quite duplicated his Frasier Crane success on the small screen, starring on a handful of sitcoms that were canceled quickly like "Back To You" and "Hank". It wasn't until he made the transition to a TV drama that he had another hit on his hands — the Starz series "Boss.
Daley earned him a Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama in Kelsey's personal life has been dramatic, as he's been married four times and has seven children and one grandchild! He has daughter Spencer Grammer, an actress, with first wife Doreen Alderman. He had actress daughter Greer Grammer with a girlfriend after his first divorce. He didn't have children with his second wife but went on to marry model Camille Donatacci and have two more children, daughter Mason and son Jude. Kelsey announced his girlfriend and future fourth wife, former flight attendant Kayte Walsh, was pregnant later that year.
After suffering a miscarriage, the two wed in and went on to have three children — daughter Faith and sons Kelsey and Auden. Rebecca took over the bar for a short time before Sam regained ownership. Kirstie Alley picked up two Emmy nominations and one Emmy win for playing Rebecca Howe and her television career continued to thrive even after "Cheers" closed its doors.
From there she found success as a spokesperson, first for the store Pier One from to and then famously for Jenny Craig from until after losing 75 pounds with the company's program. After parting ways with Jenny Craig, she gained weight back, but this time she took a different route to help her slim down — competing on "Dancing with the Stars" in ! Kirstie was paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Season 12 of the popular reality show and came in second place, losing out to football player Hines Ward.
In , when given the chance to return and compete once more amongst fellow "DWTS" all-stars for Season 15, Kirstie said yes — once again dancing alongside Maksim. Unfortunately, this time Kirstie was the seventh star eliminated. Kirstie married and divorced twice over the years. She shares two children with second husband Parker Stevenson — son William and daughter Lillie — and became a grandmother for the first time in when William welcomed his own son, Waylon.
The actress has also made headlines for her staunch support of her Scientologist faith, which she's defended against abuse claims made by fellow actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini in recent years. Woody Harrelson didn't even have to go by another name for his "Cheers" role!
The actor played Woody Boyd, a bartender. He made his first appearance during Season 4 and hung around the famous watering hole until the very end. Woody Harrelson became a major Hollywood player after "Cheers" ended.
The show provided him his first big break, nabbing him five Emmy nominations and one win during his time on the show. From there, he made a smooth transition to the silver screen, landing roles in big flicks such as 's "White Men Can't Jump," 's "Natural Born Killers" and the "Hunger Games" franchise, just to name a few. They've raised their girls at their home on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Bebe Neuwirth played Lilith Sternin, a bar regular who made her first appearance during the fourth season.
The psychiatrist strikes up a relationship with fellow regular and doctor Frasier Crane during the fifth season, which leads to a marriage, a child and a divorce on the "Cheers" spinoff "Frasier.
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