Kelsey Grammer is a famous American television producer, actor, comedian, director, and writer. He became famous for his performance on Cheers and Frasier, the two popular NBC sitcoms. He bagged lots of awards such as Tony Award over the long course of his career. His total net worth is around $60 million as of 2020.
Net worth : $60 million
Full name : Allen Kelsey Grammer
Gender : Male
Date of Birth : February 21, 1955
Height : 6 ft (1.854 meters)
Nationality : United States of America
Profession : Television producer, Comedian, Film Producer, Writer, Comedian
Source of Wealth : Acting
Marital Status : Married (Spouse: Kayte Walsh)
Sources of Income
For the last season, the co-star of Grammer in ‘Frasier’ series, David Hyde Pierce earned between $750,000 and $1 million per episode. This can be taken as a reference to estimate the earnings of Grammer. Kelsey appeared in Hank which is an American sitcom. He earned $175,000 per episode, which totaled around $1.7 million for his appearance in 10 episodes.
Apart from earning as the main cast in Frasier, Kelsey also directed 36 episodes of Frasier from 1996 to 2004. He also is the owner of Grammnet Productions and has remained the executive producer of Frasier for a total of 262 episodes.
How He Spent His Early Life!
Allen Kelsey Grammer was born on 21st February 1955 in Charlotte Amalie which is the capital of the Virgin Islands, United States. He was raised by his father Frank Allen, a bar and coffee shop owner, and his mother Sally Grammer. His parents separated in 1957 and Kelsey started living with his mother. Kelsey had one sister who was assassinated by Freddie Glenn in 1975. He went to Florida’s Pine Crest School.
A Look Into His Personal Life
Kelsey Grammer married four women and divorced three times. He married Doreen Alderman in 1982. Kelsey and Doreen, who was a dancer at that time, had a baby girl whose name was Spencer Grammer. She is currently an actress now. His second marriage was with Leigh Anne Csuhany. They were divorced after a year of marriage. Kelsey’s third marriage lasted between 1997 and 2011 with a model, actress, and dancer Camille Grammer. From this marriage, he fathered one daughter and one son. Kelsey married the fourth time with Kayte Walsh. He has one daughter and two sons from this marriage.
His father was murdered in 1968. When he was twelve, he lost his grandfather who died of cancer. Kelsey lost two half-brothers in a scuba accident off Virgin Islands’ coast. The weight of such an enormous amount of grief could have crushed any other person and stripped him from his ability to make progress in the world, let alone shine like a star.
Many people break under the kind of circumstances that Kelsey had gone through at an early age, but he always found a way to push through and move forward. He began singing at Pine Crest School in Florida. Then he moved on to his three years long internship he secured with the Old Globe Theater. In 1981, Kelsey made the Broadway debut. He never let circumstances overshadow his life.
A Celebrated Acting Career
Kelsey, for most of his life, remained well-known for most of his theatrical accomplishments. He secured his maiden small-screen role as a waiter in the Hope series in 1979. He made his debut on the television in the miniseries of NBC ‘Kennedy’ in which he played the role of Stephen Edward Smith. He remained a part of about a dozen other shows but his lengthiest television role was in Kennedy as Stephen Smith.
However, the sitcom Cheers is considered his breakthrough performance on the television. He also produced around 30 episodes of the show. In 2005, he produced the American version of The Sketch Show. He played the main role of Gore Bellows in the TV series Proven Innocent.
Kelsey’s Love for Real Estate
Over the years, Kelsey got famous for his frequent and lavish exchanges of real estate. He operated through Fossil II Trust. At the moment he lives in a New York City apartment with his fourth wife Kayte Grammer, who is a flight attendant. In 2011, he bought an apartment for $6.5 million in Jean Nouvel. He also lived in Malibu with his third wife Camille Grammer. She bagged $30 million as divorce alimony.
Kelsey spends lavishly on many properties over the years and also sold them. He bought IMoreoven, a Malibu mansion, which spread over five acres. The property had seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms and was valued at $19.95 million in 2019. Kelsey bought it with his ex-wife Camille for $4.5 million in 1998 and sold it for $12.94 million in 2015.
He had a vacation home named Beaver Creek in Colorado, which he had purchased for $5.35 million in 2002. The lavish property had six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. He sold it for $6.6 million in 2010. So, apart from his acting career, he made big money by doing business in real estate as well.
Awards & Achievements
Kelsey Grammer shot to fame for his appearance in the sitcom Cheers. The sitcom got him nominated 17 times and gained him five Primetime Emmy Awards. He was also nominated nine times for Golden Globe Awards and won it three times.
In 1992, Kelsey made a debut in the movie ‘Galaxies Are Colliding.’ He also appeared in critically acclaimed movies such as Toy Story 2, The Big Empty, Anastasia and Teacher’s Pet. He played Dr. Hank McCoy aka the Beast in X-Men: The Last Stand. The movie bagged 4459.4 million. Kelsey made an appearance in 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction as Harold Attinger.
Kelsey remained an active participant of eight charities. He did work for 18 different causes. He donates money to orphans and HIV patients. He also heavily spends on environmental causes and education of kids. He donated to the United Service Organization, Amber Watch and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.
“A child is a reinvigorating experience. It almost does feel like immortality, but not in the way people think. It reminds us there are universal truths that are most simply seen through the mind of a young person,” Kelsey Grammer.
“I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous; television made me famous. I guess that it’s television that is responsible for everybody’s desire to be famous,” Kelsey Grammer.
Last modified: May 12, 2021