Entertainment TV 17 Throwback Pictures of Ted Danson That Are Basically The Good Place Cheers to these throwback photos of Ted Danson By Andrea Wurzburger Updated on May 20, 2021 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 17 Getty Images Cheers left the air 28 years ago today, which means it's been almost three decades since we saw actor and resident silver fox Ted Danson play Sam Malone. 02 of 17 Getty Images He played the bartender/owner of Cheers/former Red Sox player with a head of hair that simply defied the laws of physics for the show's 11-season run. 03 of 17 Getty Images Oh, yeah, and Sam Malone was also loved Diane Chambers (played by Shelley Long). Feel free to photoshop your face onto this photo. 04 of 17 Getty Images Imagine walking into a bar and having this face staring back at you, asking if you'd like your martini shaken or stirred. 05 of 17 Getty Images If he were behind the bar listening to all of our problems, we'd never stop talking. 06 of 17 Getty Images That man wore a flannel like no other. 07 of 17 Getty Images And tiny boxer shorts that, TBH, we wouldn't be mad if he brought back for an episode of his new show, Mr. Mayor. 08 of 17 Getty Images It's perfectly sunny, but for some reason Ted Danson is wearing a raincoat. We trust him more than our local meteorologist, so we'll grab ours, too. 09 of 17 Getty Images Young Ted Danson's jawline is so powerful, we're pretty sure it could cut you if you got too close. This photo is from 1976 and we're still recovering. 10 of 17 Getty Images Bartender by day, dapper Danson by night. You've got to admit, he cleans up really well. Here, he's pictured with his second wife, Casey Coates — with whom he shares two children — at the 1983 Golden Globes. 11 of 17 Getty Images The beginnings of a silver fox. Every now and then, Danson let his natural greys peek through, like he did at the International Broadcasting Awards in 1983. 12 of 17 Getty Images Danson traded comedy for drama when he starred opposite Glenn Close in the TV movie Something About Amelia. The movie won a Golden Globe in 1985, and Danson walked away with the award for best actor in miniseries or motion picture for TV. Danson has been nominated for 11 Golden Globes, and won three times. 13 of 17 Getty Images If we were the baby from 1987's Three Men and a Baby, we would not look this annoyed hanging out with Ted Danson and Tom Selleck at a photo call. But that's just us. 14 of 17 Getty Images Danson has also been nominated for 18 Emmy Awards, winning twice so far. One thing's for sure: He has an award-winning smile. 15 of 17 Getty Images Danson met Mary Steenburgen on the set of Pontiac Moon in 1993, and the pair have been #CoupleGoals ever since. They married in 1995. 16 of 17 Getty Images Even with his hair short, Danson is still handsome as ever. 17 of 17 Getty Images In conclusion, this is how we feel when we see photos of Ted Danson.