Born on this day, Edward Bridge Danson III (1947-) grew up near the Navajo Reservation in Flagstaff, Arizona and attended Stanford University. He is best known for his role as bar owner Sam "Mayday" Malone in the hugely popular television comedy Cheers (1982Ė1993).
An Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner, Danson's memorable film credits include The Onion Field (w/James Woods,1979), Body Heat (w/Lawrence Kasdan, 1981), and Three Men and a Baby (1987).
Danson has had a great recurring role (playing himself) on Curb Your Enthusiasm. In the acclaimed television series Damages, Danson portrayed the self-obsessed CEO Arthur Frobisher with corrupt complexity.
Co-founder of the environmental organization American Oceans Campaign (AOC), Danson credited his father, an archeologist, for his views on life: "There is a lot that came before us and a lot that will come after us. It's not about you, it's about your stewardship when you're here."
"If you actively do something, it will stop making you feel like a victim and you'll start feeling like part of the solution, which is just a huge benefit to your body and your psyche."
Actions speak louder than words: Get out there!