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Ted Danson

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”


Who is Ted Danson?

Ted Danson is an American actor best known for his roles on the television shows Cheers, Becker, and CSI. He has won numerous awards including several Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and an American Comedy Award. He has also had appearances in a number of motion pictures including a co-starring role in Three Men and a Baby. He is an avid ocean conservation activist and in 2011 he published his first book titled Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do To Save Them which he co-wrote with journalist Michael D'Orso.

Famous Kin

Ted Danson is a descendant of at least two Mayflower passengers, John Howland and John Tilley. He also has royal connections that includes King Henry VIII and two of his wives, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour. He has a family relationship to the current royal family through a connection to the late Princess Diana and her son Prince William. He also has a kinship to Prince William's wife Catherine Middleton.

Ted Danson has a number of family relationships to U.S. Presidents and First Ladies including, but not limited to, Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Edith (Carow) Roosevelt, and Herbert Hoover. He also has a number of connections to fellow actors including Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Alec Baldwin, and Richard Gere.

Family Facts

The Black Death

Bishop's Stortford is a historic market town whose earliest known settlement goes back Roman times when it was a small settlement on the main road from London to Colchester. Although abandoned by the Romans, it later became a Saxon settlement and over the centuries the town's population grew to over 1,000 people by the mid-17th century.

However the plague, also known as The Black Death, recurred repeatedly through much of Europe from the 14th to 17th centuries. The plague is estimated to have killed anywhere from 30% to 60% of Europe's population during this time. Bishop's Stortford is known to have fell victim to at least three separate outbreaks of the plague during this time.

John Denison of Bishop's Stortford is the 11th great-grandfather of actor Ted Danson. In 1582 the plague broke out in Bishop's Stortford and on December 4, 1582, John Denison died as one of its victims.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Ted Danson

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Jane G. Austin

Author

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Jane G. Austin

Author

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Jane G. Austin

Author

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Jane G. Austin

Author

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Jane G. Austin

Author

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir William de Bohun

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Jane G. Austin

Author

6th cousin 5 times removed
via John Howland

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James Noyes

(1608 - 1656)
Mary & John passenger 1634

9th great-grandfather

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 3 times removed
via William Brewster

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir William de Bohun

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Richards

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin
via Thomas Parke

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via William de Ros

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Michael de la Pole

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Howard

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Gorham

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via William Brewster

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via George Denison

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Hugh de Audley

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Ted Danson photo by Rob Dicaterino (CC BY 2.0)