A situational comedy series which ran on NBC for 11 years from 1981-1993, Cheers was set in the Cheers bar in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, chat and have fun. Sam Malone, a former baseball star, is the head of a nice little bar where Norm, Cliff, Dr Frasier and all the other regular customers spend together a few hours every day, talking about their problems, laughing at each other’s flaws, trying to be there when someone else needs them.
Then: Sam is a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball team and an owner and a bartender of Cheers. He is a recovering alcoholic and notorious lothario
Now: Danson turned forensics investigator in 2011. The actor joined the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as supervisor DB Russell, filling the shoes formerly filled by Laurence Fishburne. Outside of acting, Danson has directed much of his energies toward philanthropic causes.
Then: Cliff was a postal worker. A chatter-box by nature, Cliff was well known as a storehouse of useless trivia, often of dubious veracity and bearing little relation to the conversation going on at the bar.
Now: He is considered Pixar’s lucky charm, which is why they never
do a film without him having at least one line. He has also has signed up for a guest role
in Drop Dead Diva.
Then: Frasier W Crane, MD., Ph.D., APA. is a psychiatrist on Cheers. Then in a spin-off from Cheers he went onto star in the hugely successful show Fraiser, where returns to his hometown of Seattle, Washington, following the end of his marriage and his life in Boston.
Now: Grammer is currently shooting the second season of his new dramatic series for the Starz Network, Boss. He portrays Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who is hiding a neurological condition from his staff as he attempts to maintain power.
Then: Huckleberry Tiberius “Woody” Boyd is a lovable, albeit extremely naive and unsophisticated,
character. Woody came to Cheers at the beginning
of the fourth season of Cheers in 1985.
Now: Currently starring in Lionsgate’s blockbuster The Hunger Games, is in negotiations to play the villain in Relativity Media’s crime drama Out of the Furnace.