Ted Danson has acted in a wide variety of roles in both film and television, including his starring role in the television series Cheers. He has won two Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for many more, and he currently appears in three critically acclaimed television shows: Damages, Bored to Death, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Originally from Arizona, he earned a bachelor of fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University. In 1987 Danson helped to found the American Oceans Campaign, an organization established to alert Americans to the hazards created by oil spills, offshore development, toxic waste, sewage, pollution, and other ocean abuses. In 2001 the American Oceans Campaign became Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, and Danson serves on Oceana’s board of directors. He lives with his wife and family in Los Angeles.