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On October 7, 1995, Danson married actress Mary Steenburgen, whom he met on the set of the movie Pontiac Moon in 1993, and became the stepfather to Steenburgen's daughter Lilly and son Charlie Mc Dowell from her previous marriage to actor Malcolm Mc Dowell. However while making Made in America in April 1992, the two became romantically involved—a pairing which was heavily featured in gossip tabloids such as the National Enquirer.The couple also appeared on the Rock the Vote TV special that same year, written by Marshall Brickman.Danson's second wife was producer Cassandra "Casey" Coates; they were married in 1977.On December 24, 1979, while giving birth to their first daughter Kate, Coates suffered a stroke, and Danson spent several years caring for her and helping her recuperate. Danson's affair with actress Whoopi Goldberg led to their divorce in 1993.The role earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series but he lost to co-star Željko Ivanek.In the second season Danson became a recurring character instead of one of the principal cast.Since 2016, he has played the afterlife "architect" Michael in the NBC sitcom The Good Place.
It was also included in Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Shows of All Time.
It won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Golden Globe for Best Series – Musical or Comedy.
The show ran from 1982 to 1993, with Danson receiving 11 consecutive Emmy nominations and nine Golden Globe nominations, ultimately winning two Emmys and two Golden Globes.
He then spent a few years (1977–1982) as a doctor on the daytime soap opera The Doctors. In 1982 Danson was cast in his most recognizable role as the womanizing former baseball player and bartender Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, wherein he has an on-and-off relationship with college-educated, sophisticated Diane Chambers.
He was also in a number of commercials, most recognizably as the "Aramis man". Though the show finished last in the ratings in the first season, it was well received by critics.