May 13, 2019, marks 15 years since the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin and John Mahoney aired its final episode. The series, which began as a "Cheers" spinoff, was about freshly divorced therapist Frasier Crane, who moved to Seattle and wound up becoming roommates with his disabled (and often disgruntled) dad. In honor of the anniversary of this fantastic show's end, Wonderwall.com is checking up on the cast to find out what they're up to today. Keep reading for more…
On "Frasier," Kelsey Grammer starred as Frasier Crane, an eccentric and at times inflexible psychiatrist who hosts his own radio therapy show. He tries to rebuild his life after a tumultuous divorce drives him to relocate to the other side of the country.
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In the 15 years since "Frasier" went off the air, Kelsey Grammer has enjoyed no shortage of roles on the small screen. The Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor continued his longstanding voice role on "The Simpsons" as the notorious Sideshow Bob — a part he began in 1990 and continued until 2017 — while also landing lead roles on TV shows like "Back to You," "Hank," "Boss," Partners" and "The Last Tycoon." Kelsey also made notable appearances on the big screen in films like "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Swing Vote," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Transformers: The Age of Extinction" and "The Expendables 3." In addition to his work in front of the camera, Kelsey has enjoyed a long career behind the scenes working as a producer on shows like "Medium," "Girlfriends," "The Game" and "Partners." As if this husband and father of seven wasn't busy enough, he's also made numerous appearances on and off-Broadway in stage productions of "La Cage Aux Folles," "Finding Neverland," "Big Fish," "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Man of La Mancha." In 2019, you can catch Kelsey on his newest series, the crime drama "Proven Innocent." He's also got a slew of new films on the horizon including the action thriller "Grand Isle" and the drama "The Space Between." Kelsey's also mentioned the possibility of a future "Frasier" reboot, which we think is one of his best ideas yet. He and future "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer split in 2010 nearly 13 years of marriage. He wed flight attendant Kayte Walsh in 2011 and went on to have three kids with her.
David Hyde Pierce starred as Dr. Niles Crane, Frasier's equally pedantic and neurotic younger brother, on "Frasier."
Stage and screen actor David Hyde Pierce has been busy since his role on "Frasier" came to an end. Between 2005 and 2007, he starred in seven theatrical musicals including Broadway productions of "Monty Python's Spamalot," "Children and Art," "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Curtains" — the latter of which earned him a Tony Award for best lead actor in a musical. Also in 2007, David publicly came out as a gay man, a move that came after years of public speculation about his sexuality. In 2008, the Emmy-winning actor returned to the screen with the musical comedy "Forever Plaid" before heading back to the stage to star in a Broadway production of "Accent on Youth." In 2014, David landed his first recurring onscreen TV role since "Frasier" as Frank Prady on "The Good Wife." That was also the same year David ended his 17-year run as the voice of Cecil Terwilliger, brother of Sideshow Bob, on "The Simpsons." In 2015, David transitioned from Broadway star to stage director with a production of "It Shoulda Been You," a musical comedy that paired him with his writer-producer husband, Brian Hargrove. After a busy 2017 that included a starring role in Broadway's "Hello Dolly!" and guest appearances on shows like "When We Rise" and "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," David has largely stepped away from the limelight, but something tells us we haven't seen the last of this incredible performer.
Jane Leeves (second from left) starred as Daphne Moon, a live-in housekeeper and physical therapist from England. Known for her goofy personality, Daphne also served as a love interest for Dr. Niles Crane, eventually becoming his bride toward the end of the series.
Even if you haven't seen Jane Leeves since her "Frasier" says, you've probably heard her voice! The English actress has lent her vocal talents to numerous animated projects including "Garfield 2," "The Penguins of Madagascar" TV series, "Phineas and Ferb," "Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" and "Mickey and the Roadster Racers." Of course, Jane's also been a regular face on our TV screens, landing recurring roles on shows like "Misconceptions," "The Starter Wife," "Desperate Housewives" and "Hot in Cleveland." In 2018, Jane played Dr. Kit Voss on the medical-drama series "The Resident." Up next for the multi-talented wife and mom of two is a role in a yet-to-be titled ABC TV movie co-starring Hannah Simone.
John Mahoney starred as Martin Crane, a retired homicide detective and military veteran who moves in with his son after a gunshot wound to the hip leaves him disabled, preventing him from continuing on with the police department.
Tony Award-winning English-American actor John Mahoney had a lengthy and highly esteemed career on the stage and screen before his role on "Frasier" came to an end. A longtime performer in Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, John returned to the stage in 2004 to star in productions of "I Never Sang For My Father" and "The Dresser." The following year, John appeared in a regional production of "Anyone Can Whistle" while also co-starring in the TV movie "Fathers and Sons." In 2007, John starred in a Broadway production of "Prelude to a Kiss" and also lent his voice to an episode of "The Simpsons" as the father of Sideshow Bob and Cecil Terwilliger, characters voiced by Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce. Over the next decade, John returned to TV, appearing on shows like "In Treatment," "Burn Notice" and "Hot in Cleveland." He also continued to appear on the stage, starring in Steppenwolf Theatre productions of "The Seafarer" and "The Herd" as well as the Northlight Theatre's productions of "Better Late," "A Life," "The Outgoing Tide" and "Chapatti." In 2015, John made his final onscreen appearance on an episode of "Foyle's War." Two years later, he starred in his last stage production, appearing in a dual role as Simon and the poet Homer in "The Rembrandt." Sadly, on Feb. 4, 2018, John passed away in Chicago from lung cancer at 77.
Peri Gilpin (left) starred as Roz Doyle, Frasier Crane's producer at KACL, on "Frasier." Although the two initially are leery of one another, Roz and Frasier soon become close friends and confidantes, and although Roz's relationship with Frasier's brother, Niles, is more antagonistic, she's considered one of the family.
So what has Peri Gilpin been up to since leaving the set of "Frasier"? Actually, quite a lot. The Texas-born wife and mom of two made appearances on numerous TV shows like "Medium," "Desperate Housewives," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Grey's Anatomy" (to name a few) while also working as a voice actress on "King of the Hill" until 2009. Peri's first onscreen recurring role since "Frasier" came in 2009 when she signed on to play Kim Keeler on the sports-dramedy series "Make It or Break It." That same year, Peri appeared onstage in a Geffen Playhouse production of the farcical comedy "Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas." Peri went on to appear on several more TV shows including "Men at Work," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Mr. Robinson," "Scorpion" and "Break a Hip." After appearing in two films in 2018, "How to Train Your Husband or (How to Pick Your Second Husband First)" and "Only Humans," Peri's back in 2019 with the Redbox comedy "Benjamin" co-starring Bob Saget and Max Burkholder.
Dan Butler (left) played Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe, the obnoxious sports-fanatic radio show host on "Frasier."
The same year Dan Butler left "Frasier," he also ended his longstanding voice roles on the animated series "Hey Arnold!" in order to make time for his Broadway debut in a 2004 production of "Twentieth Century." Dan spent the next few years making guest appearances on TV shows like "Malcolm in the Middle," "Supernatural," "House" and "Monk" before making his debut as a producer and screenwriter with the 2007 political comedy "Karl Rove, I Love You," which he also acted in and directed. In 2011, a year after marrying producer Richard Waterhouse, Dan landed the role of Trey in an off-Broadway production of "Olive and the Bitter Herbs." The same year, he played Cal's boss in the big-screen romantic dramedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love." 2013 saw Dan once again on the theatrical stage with an off-Broadway production of "Weir." Since then, he's appeared on several hit TV shows including "The Mysteries of Laura," "Blindspot" and "Blue Bloods." In 2017, he landed a recurring role as Father Romanov on the horror series "The Mist." More recently, Dan returned to Broadway for a 2018 production of "Travesties."
Bebe Neuwirth (right), who played psychiatrist Lilith Sternin on "Frasier," was only on the show a handful of times, but she was an important early character we couldn't leave off our list. On the series, Lilith played the ex-wife of Dr. Frasier Crane who'd originally been by his side when he was a character on "Cheers" before a divorce led him to move to Seattle to start his life anew.
Bebe Neuwirth's final appearance on "Frasier" was in 2003 — the same year she appeared in several films and TV shows including "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "The Divorce," "Hack" and both on and off-Broadway in productions of "Writer's Block" and "The 24 Hour Plays 2003." Bebe, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, continued her busy acting schedule the following year with a co-starring role in the film "The Big Bounce," an appearance on the hit comedy series "Will & Grace" and a lead role in an off-Broadway production of "Here Lies Jenny." Over the next decade, Bebe made recurring appearances on TV shows like "Law & Order: Trial By Jury," "Bored to Death" and "Madam Secretary" while also turning up on the big screen in films like "Game 6," "Adopt a Sailor," "Fame" and "Humor Me." Bebe even appeared in a 2010 Broadway production of "The Addams Family" and in later off-Broadway productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Golden Age" and "Hey, Look Me Over!" In 2019, fans can catch Bebe on the crime-drama series "Blue Bloods" as Kelly Peterson, a role she's held since 2013. Up next for this talented actress is a part in the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Jane Austen's "Modern Persuasion."
We couldn't leave Moose the dog off our list! On "Frasier," Moose played Eddie, a beloved Jack Russell terrier who was like a third son to Frasier's dad, Martin Crane. Throughout the series, Eddie was known to constantly aggravate Frasier, which served as a recurring comedic plotline that never failed to make us laugh.
Before arriving on the set of "Frasier," Moose had already established a career in Hollywood, appearing on TV shows like "High Society" and "The 5 Mrs. Buchanans" as well as on the big screen in the film "My Dog Skip," in which he starred. By the time he landed the part of Eddie the dog on "Frasier," Moose was already approaching his senior years. It turns out that Moose actually retired from the show officially in 2000 and was replaced by his look-alike son, Enzo. Moose went on to enjoy his retirement in West Hollywood until his death at 15 in 2006. After Moose passed away, Kelsey Grammer and John Mahoney revealed that he was actually a bit of a meanie and would often bite his co-stars during filming.