Cheers is an American sitcom that took place in a bar in Boston. The premise of the show was rather simple: a group of friends that met up at the same bar regularly to drink, have fun and socialize. The show itself ran for more than 200 episodes on the NBC network from 1982 until 1993. Let's find out what the cast has been up to over the years!
At the beginning of the show, "Rebecca Howe" is a strong independent woman, who, with the help of her cooperation, receives ownership of the bar, where most of the show's scenes take place. Eventually, the original owner regains ownership of the bar, but "Rebecca" insists on staying and becoming the business manager.
Kirstie Alley moved on to star in the movie classic Look Who's Talking and several different TV shows including Veronica's Closet (1997), Kirstie (2013) and Scream Queens (2016). She has one both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role in Cheers in 1991. Alley is also an active member of the Church of Scientology, even donating 5 million dollars to the cause in 2007. Kirstie is currently not married, but has two children: Lillie Price and William True.
"Lilith Sternin" works as a psychiatrist and is a regular at the bar. She is usually portrayed as the laughingstock of the bar due to her uptight personality. She eventually ends up marrying "Frasier Crane" and bearing his son "Frederick".
Bebe Neuwirth moved on to star in several different TV shows including, of course, Frasier, Deadline, Law & Order: Trial by Jury and most recently in Madam Secretary starting in 2014. She has won 2 Tony awards and an Emmy for her performance over the years. Neuwirth is currently married to Chris Calkins since 2009 and doesn't have any kids.
"Woody Boyd" is the rather dimwitted bartender of the show. At the beginning of the show, "Woody" arrives from Hanover, Indiana to see "Coach", his pen-pal. Upon finding out that "Coach" had sadly passed away, "Sam", the owner of the bar, hires him to take "Coach's" place.
Woody Harrelson moved on to have a very successful movie career starring in movies like White Men Can't Jump, Natural Born Killers, No Country For Old Men, Zombieland and so many more. Harrelson has been married to Laura Louie since 2008 with whom he has three daughters.
"Frasier Crane" is a psychiatrist and one of the regulars at the bar. At the beginning of the series, he is in a committed relationship with "Diane Chambers" which doesn't last all too long. Towards the end of the show, he marries fellow psychiatrist "Lilith Sternin" with whom he later has a son.
Kelsey Grammar moved on to star in the spin-off series Frasier as well as Gary, The Rat, Back To You, and currently stars in Trollhunters. Grammar has won several awards over the years including 2 Emmys, an American Comedy Award and a Golden Globe for his role in Frasier. Grammar is currently married to Kayte Walsh with whom he has three kids.
"Cliff Clavin" portrays the know-it-all mail carrier and is another one of the regulars at the bar. "Clavin" is known for reciting unimportant trivia which makes him a bit of a nuisance to the other bar regulars.
John Ratzenberger moved on to voice act in a few different animated movies such as in Toy Story, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and in Wall-E. John has also hosted around 97 episodes of Made in America and has starred in shows like Legit and Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Ratzenberger has two children with his ex-wife Georgia Stiny. The two have been divorced since 2004.
"Norm Peterson" is an occasionally employed accountant and a bar regular. There is a reoccurring joke on the show involving "Perterson" where all of the customers at the bar yell "NORM" when he walks into the bar.
George Wendt decided to step out of the spotlight after his run on Cheers which led him to starring in the short-lived talk show called The George Wendt Show as well as an NPR radio show called Car Talk. Along with some commercial work, Wendt mostly does theater nowadays with his most recent role being in Death of a Salesman at the St. Jacob's Country Playhouse in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada back in 2017.
"Carla Tortelli" is a wise-cracking, cynical bartender who treats most of her customers relatively bad. She has four children at the beginning of the show and gives birth to four more during the course of the show.
Rhea Perlman moved on to star in Annie, Pearl, Kate Brasher, Kirstie, and most recently in Me and My Grandma in 2017. She has been married to Danny DeVito since 1982 and currently has 3 children.
"Coach Ernie Pantusso" is a co-bartender and an ex-baseball coach. "Coach" is one of "Sam's" best friends" as well as "Diane's". He is said to have died in a car accident, but it's never explicitly shown in the series.
In addition to his role in Cheers, Nicholas Colastano is also known for directing episodes of very popular shows such as Hawaii Five-0, Starsky & Hutch, Bonanza, Columbo, and CHiPs. Colasanto was actually planing on retiring before being offered his role in Cheers. During the shows third season, he was getting noticeably more and more ill until he finally passed away on February 12, 1985 at the age of 61.
"Diane Chambers" is portrayed as an sophisticated graduate student attending Boston University. At the beginning of the series, her fiance breaks up with her leaving her to fend for herself which leads to her becoming a cocktail waitress.
Shelley Long won 2 Golden Globes and an Emmy for her role in the series Cheers. Her post Cheers career wasn't without success. Long went on to star in show like Good Advice, Frasier, Kelly Kelly, and Modern Family. She starred in the movie Southern Christmas most recently in 2017, which is currently in post-production.
"Sam Malone" is a bartender and the owner of the bar Cheers. He used to be a baseball player with the nickname "Mayday Malone", but his career came to a halt after he became an alcoholic.
Cheers can be considered Ted Danson's big breakthrough in Hollywood. The fame won on the series led him to star in other popular shows such as Frasier, Becker, Help Me Help You, Damages, Bored to Death and even CSI: Cyber. Danson married actress Mary Steenburgen in 1995, one of his former co-star from the movie Pontiac Moon in 1993.