One of the most popular shows from the 1980s was based around the lives of a small group of people who met regularly at a bar. It allowed spectators to get lost in a place where ‘everybody knows your name’ for 30-minute episodes each week.
Have you ever wondered what happened to some of the show’s brightest stars? Throughout the show, some castmembers left while others stayed for the entirety of the series. Discover what your favorite stars have been up to since the show ended 23 years ago.
The flighty blonde bartender who often helped provide comic relief to customers and viewers alike was Woody, played by Woody Harrelson. His character was often the butt of jokes, and while he usually didn’t know it, he didn’t seem to mind as long as he was helping a friend. There are many interesting and fun facts about Woody Harrelson out there for the taking. Getting to know this actor who has exhibited his versatility time and time again is well worth the time and effort.
The show is based on the comings and goings of bar owner and former ballplayer, Sam Malone. Ted Danson was cast as this smoothe-talking, lady killer. The show launched his career from the small screen to the large one. Danson went on to star in such 80’s classics as the humorous “Three Men and a Baby,” the risque “Cousins” and the heartfelt, “Dad.” Danson exhibited his range throughout his career and continues to do so. He took home two Emmy awards for his role on the show.
The character of Frasier Crane was such a hit that he was given a spinoff series. The show centers around Frasier’s move to Seattle to host a radio talk show. The show allowed audiences a look into Frasier’s personal life, including introductions to his father and brother as well as the friends with which he surrounds himself. The spinoff was a hit, garnering Grammer and his costars multiple Emmy nominations and wins across the seasons.
With so many rich characters and fun moments, “Cheers” has cemented its place in TV history. Getting to know the people behind the scenes may help develop an understanding of how the show made it to such epic status.