The 5-time Primetime Emmy-winning actor Kelsey Grammer turned professional in 1979 & is famous for playing Dr. Frasier Crane in the TV sitcom Cheers (1984- 1993) and its spin-off Frasier (1993- 2004).
Since 1990, the veteran actor works as a voice-over in The Simpsons (22 episodes) and plays the main cast Gore Bellows in Proven Innocent (2019- Present), an American legal drama series.
Without a doubt, Kelsey’s career of over 4 decades, as an acclaimed Hollywood figure has earned him a hefty fortune.
Kelsey Grammer’s Net Worth In 2020: Salary From ‘Frasier’
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 64-year-old Kelsey has a net worth of $60 million as of February 2020.
Since 1979, Grammer is active in the acting industry & most notably, a decade long stint in Cheers (1984- 1993) and Frasier (1993- 2004), became a basis on her way to millionaire’s club.
Reportedly, the veteran actor made $250,000 episode from Frasier until 2001 & later his salary raised to $1.6 million through 2003- 2004 season (last season)– made him the highest-paid actor in the sitcom with $38 million a year.
For the last season of Frasier, Grammer’s co-stars David Hyde Pierce earned in between $750,000- $1 million per episode while John Mahoney (late) and Jane Leeves got hands in $367,500 per episode.
Other cast members of the NBC sitcom Peri Gilpin & Dan Butler earned a salary in the 6-digit figure.
From 2009 to 2010, Kelsey appeared in 10 episodes of Hank, an American sitcom, earning $175,000 per episode, totaling $1.7 million.
What Are His Other Sources Of Income?
Aside from being the main cast in TV sitcom ‘Frasier’, Kelsey served as director for the series’ 36 episodes from 1996 to 2004.
Moreover, Grammer also owns a production company Grammnet Productions & was executive producer for 262 episodes of ‘Frasier.’
The production has a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures and over the years has produced: Girlfriends (2000- 2008, 172 episodes), Medium (2005- 2011, 129 episodes), The Game (2006- 2009), Boss (2011- 2012), 18 episodes and many more.
Meanwhile, as of February 2020, the 6 ft. 1-inch tall actor plays the main cast Gore Bellows in TV series Proven Innocent (2019). Occasionally, he voices Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons (1990- Present), created by Matt Groening.
Has Sold Over 9 Real Estates: Where Does Kelsey Live?
Over the years, Kelsey Grammer, apart from being familiar with fame in the acting world, also got quite an experience in exchanging hands in real estate, operating through Fossil II Trust.
Currently, Kelsey lives in an apartment in New York City, New York, with fourth wife Kayte Grammer, a flight attendant. The Golden Globe & Emmy winning actor bought an apartment in Jean Nouvel- constructed building in 2011 for $6.5 million.
Formerly, Grammer lived in Malibu with his (now) third ex-wife Camille Grammer, who took away $30 million divorce alimony.
Meanwhile, Camille owns 2 houses in Malibu- one bought in April 2015 for $3.3 million and another purchased in 2016 for $6.55 million.
List Of Former Houses
With such an exaggerated income through a successful career, the American actor purchased many properties over the years & sold them.
IMoreoven July 2019, his former Malibu mansion spread on 5-acre featuring 7 bedrooms & 13 bathrooms came in the market for $19.95 million. Kelsey with his third ex-wife Camille bought the property for $4.5 million in 1998 & sold it in November 2015 for $12.94 million.
The actor’s Beaver Creek, Colorado vacation home was sold for $6.6 million in mid-2010– had purchased the 6-bedroom, 7 & 1/2-bathroom property in 2002 for $5.35 million.
Some of his other former houses include:
- Former house in Kapalua, Hawaii spread on 7, 024 sq. ft.- Sold in 2005 for $9.47 million
- 2,775 sq. ft. home in Thousand Oaks, California- Sold in 2003 for $1.37 million
- The 5,238-square-foot beachfront house at 30718 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu- Sold in November 2004 for $8.5 million (bought in November 2001)
- House in Agoura Hills, California- Snagged off in 2001 for $1.15 million
- Sold Hollywood Hills, California house in 2001 for $720,000
Winner of 5 Primetime Emmy & 3 Golden Globe Awards
Kelsey Grammer came to fame after appearing in the TV sitcom Cheers (1984- 1993) and its spin-off Frasier (1993- 2004) playing Dr. Frasier Crane.
The sitcom gained him 5 Primetime Emmy Awards (1992, 1995 1998, 2004 & 2006) out of 17 nominations. Moreover, he got hands in 3 Golden Globe Awards (1996, 2001 & 2012) from 9 nominations.
Furthermore, the American actor then appeared in Back to You (2007- 2008), Hank (2009- 2010), Boss (2011- 2012), Partners (2014) and The Last Tycoon (2016- 2017).
Moreover, he contributed in voice-over in The Simpsons (1990- Present), Gary the Rat (2003) and Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2016- 2018).
Grammer made movie debut through Galaxies Are Colliding in 1992. Thereafter, he appeared in critically acclaimed movies Anastasia (1997), Toy Story 2 (1999, voice-over), The Big Empty (2003) and Teacher’s Pet (2004).
In 2006, he played Dr. Hank McCoy/Beast in X-Men: The Last Stand, which grossed $459.4 million on the budget of $210 million.
Another, commercial success of Kelsey includes the 2014 film Transformers: Age of Extinction portraying Harold Attinger. The movie made on the budget of $210 million collected $1.104 billion in the box office.
Married For 4 Times: Father Of 7 Children
Kelsey Grammer, born Allen Kelsey Grammer, on February 21, 1955, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is married 4 times in his life & divorced thrice.
Currently, Grammer lives with his 4th wife Kayte Grammer; they married on February 25, 2011, & are together ever since. They share 3 children together: a daughter (born in July 2012) and 2 sons (in July 2014 & in November 2016).
At first, the actor was in a marital relationship with first wife Doreen Alderman, a dance instructor, from May 30, 1982, to 1990. They welcomed a daughter, Spencer Grammer, an actress (born on October 9, 1983) and are grandparents to Emmett Emmanual Hesketh (born in 2011).
Soon, after his first divorce, Kelsey began dating makeup stylist Barrie Buckner and welcomed daughter Kandace Greer Grammer in 1992.
Thereafter, with his second wife Leigh-Anne Csuhany, Kelsey was in a relationship from September 11, 1992, to 1993.
On August 2, 1997, he married Camille Donatacc (third wife), a dancer & model, and welcomed 2 children: a son & a daughter, via surrogacy. Later, they divorced on February 10, 2011.
Divorce Alimony To Third Wife
After divorce with Camille, the now-former couple made highlights with their court-showcase with their divorce battle. Reportedly, Camille got $30 million cash settlements from Grammer.
Tragedy In Family
After his father Frank Allen Grammer, a musician & owner, was murdered in 1968 in a home invasion, Kelsey’s mother & grandparents raised him. Later on July 1, 1975, Grammer’s younger sister Karen Grammer was “raped & murdered”.
The tragedy added more; his 2 half-brothers died during scuba diving off the coast of the Virgin Islands (the same place where his father died).