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The Best Frasier Actors  

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List Rules Only main and supporting cast members - no guest stars unless they won an award for the role. Vote based on their performances on Frasier.

The Frasier cast is among those who are likely to go down in history for creating a show that's always hysterical, no matter how many times you've seen its reruns. Many of the actors on Frasier, whether they were series regulars or guest stars, even went on to win a number of awards for the show. Here you'll find some of the best Frasier actors ever to make an appearance on the show during its unstoppable 11 season run.  From guest actors such as Jean Smart, to primary cast membrs like John Mahoney to the obvious skills of David Hyde Pierce and Kelsey Grammer, who made the neurotic brothers their own, the cast of Frasier eared every award they won.

Among them you'll find those who played your favorite leading Frasier characters as well as the occasional actor or actress you forgot ever made an appearance on the show at all. You'll have the chance to vote for the best actors ever to join the cast as you select and vote for your favorites. Along with all the choices, you'll even find a brief overview of the awards each actor or actress has won or been nominated for, in order to help you decide which ones really were the best Frasier actors of all time.

 

David Hyde Pierce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frasier Actors
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Primetime Emmy Award Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1994-2004, WON: 1994, 1995, 1998 and 2004)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1994-1997, 2000)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (1994-2001, WON: 1995)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1994-2003, WON: 1999)

David Hyde Pierce is an American actor and comedian. Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the hit NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he won four Emmy Awards during the show's run. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Niles Crane

Age: 59

Birthplace: New York City, Saratoga Springs, New York, United States of America

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John Mahoney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frasier Actors
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Primetime Emmy Award Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1999, 2003)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1993, 2000)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1994-2003, WON: 1999)

John Mahoney is an English-born American actor. Born in the United Kingdom, Mahoney started his career on the stage in 1977 and moved into film in 1980. He played Martin Crane in the American sitcom Frasier on NBC from 1993 to 2004. He has also worked as a voice actor, and performed on Broadway and in Chicago theatre. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Martin Crane

Age: 78

Birthplace: Bispham, Blackpool

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Kelsey Grammer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frasier Actors
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Primetime Emmy Award Nominations
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1994-2002, 2004 WON: 1994, 1995, 1998, 2004)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1993-2001, WON: 1995, 2001)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (1994-2003)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1994-2003, WON: 1999)

Allen Kelsey Grammer is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer and activist. Grammer is known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier. He has won five Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, and has also worked as a television producer, director, writer, and as a voice artist on The Simpsons as Sideshow Bob. Grammer has been married four times and has six children. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Frasier Crane

Age: 64

Birthplace: Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

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Peri Gilpin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frasier Actors
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Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1994-2003, WON: 1999)

Q Award Nominations
Best Quality Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series (1995, 1997, 1998, 2000)

Peri Gilpin is an American actress known for portraying Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Roz Doyle

Age: 57

Birthplace: Waco, Texas, USA

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