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Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey-Grammer-May-5-2010.jpg
Kelsey Grammer, May 2010
Born(1955-02-21) February 21, 1955 (age 58)
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Doreen Alderman (m. 1982; div. 1990)
Leigh-Anne Csuhany (m. 1992; div. 1993)
Camille Donatacci (m. 1997; div. 2011)
Kayte Walsh (m. 2011)
Children5; including Spencer and Greer
 
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Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey-Grammer-May-5-2010.jpg
Kelsey Grammer, May 2010
Born(1955-02-21) February 21, 1955 (age 58)
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Doreen Alderman (m. 1982; div. 1990)
Leigh-Anne Csuhany (m. 1992; div. 1993)
Camille Donatacci (m. 1997; div. 2011)
Kayte Walsh (m. 2011)
Children5; including Spencer and Greer

Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer and singer. 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 five children.

Early life and family tragedies[edit]

Grammer was born on February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the son of Sally (née Cranmer; 1928–2008),[1][2] a singer, and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr. (1929–1968), a musician and owner of a coffee shop and a bar & grill called Greer's Place.[3][4][5] Grammer was two years old when his parents divorced.[6] Grammer attended Pine Crest School, a private preparatory school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and later spent two years at the Juilliard School.[7]

Grammer's personal life has been affected by several tragedies: in 1968, his father, whom he had seen only twice since his parents' divorce, was shot dead;[4] in 1975, his younger sister, Karen, was abducted, raped, and murdered by spree killer Freddie Glenn;[8][9][10][11] in 1980, his twin half-brothers died in a scuba diving accident; and David Angell, close friend and producer of Frasier, died in the 9/11 attacks.[12][13]

Career[edit]

Stage[edit]

After leaving Juilliard, he had a three-year internship with the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in the late 1970s before a stint in 1980 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He made his Broadway debut in 1981 as "Lennox", in Macbeth taking the lead role when Philip Anglim withdrew after receiving negative reviews. Grammer then played Michael Cassio in a Broadway revival of Othello, with James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer. In 1983 he performed on the demo of the Stephen SondheimJames Lapine production Sunday in the Park with George, starring Mandy Patinkin. In 2000, Grammer again played Macbeth on Broadway.

On April 18, 2010, Grammer made his Broadway musical debut playing the role of Georges in a revival of the Jerry Herman/Harvey Fierstein musical La Cage aux Folles, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

Television[edit]

His television career began in the early 1980s when he portrayed Stephen Smith in the NBC miniseries Kennedy.

Cheers and Frasier[edit]

Grammer came to broader public attention as Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcom Cheers. Grammer's former Juilliard classmate and Broadway co-star Patinkin suggested Grammer to the New York casting director, and he got what was supposed to be a six-episode job, but ended up as a regular cast member.[14]

The character became the center of the spin-off Frasier, one of the most successful spin-offs in TV history. In addition to starring, he also directed more than 30 episodes, especially during the second half of the series, and sang the closing theme "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs." Frasier won and was nominated for many awards during its 11-year run.

In 2001, he negotiated a US$700,000-per-episode salary for Frasier. His 20-year run playing Dr. Frasier Crane ties a length set by James Arness in playing Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke from 1955 to 1975[15] and Richard Belzer in playing Det. John Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since 1993.

Post-Frasier[edit]

In 2005, Grammer returned to television. He produced and appeared in an American adaptation of the British show The Sketch Show, which aired on Fox. The main cast consisted of Malcolm Barrett, Kaitlin Olson, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Paul F. Tompkins, as well as Lee Mack from the British version of the show. Grammer appeared in only short opening and closing segments in each episode. Many of the sketches from the British version were re-created, such as the "California Dreamin'", "English Course", and "Sign Language" sketches. Only six episodes of the show were made, and it was canceled after only four of them had aired.

In 2007, Grammer starred with Patricia Heaton in the American sitcom Back to You. It was canceled by Fox after its first season.

His next attempt, ABC's Hank, fared even worse. It was canceled after only five episodes had aired. Grammer later commented, "Honestly, it just wasn't very funny."[16]

In 2011–2012, Grammer starred in the Starz drama series Boss as a fictional mayor of Chicago in the mold of Richard J. Daley which premiered in October 2011.[17] It is his first dramatic TV series.[18] At the 2012 Golden Globe Awards Kelsey Grammer won the award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for his role on Boss. The show ran for 18 episodes over two seasons.[19]

In May 2013, it was announced that Grammer would play a villain in the Paramount's Transformers movies fourth installment Transformers: Age of Extinction starring Mark Wahlberg.[20] Grammer and comedian and actor Martin Lawrence are considering pairing up to star in the upcoming comedy Braddock & Jackson for Lionsgate TV. The Lionsgate-produced show will be written and executive produced by Robert L. Boyett and Robert Horn, known for writing hit shows like, Family Matters, Living Single, Full House, Designing Women, and Perfect Strangers.

Other appearances[edit]

In addition to being producer, he guest-starred as the Angel of Death on Medium, and Captain Morgan Bateson in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Cause and Effect".

Voice work[edit]

Grammer's well-known voice and Mid-Atlantic accent make him popular for voiceover work. He has provided the voice of Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons, winning an Emmy Award for his work in the episode "The Italian Bob", his fifth Emmy win.[21] He has appeared in thirteen episodes since the show's inception in 1989, the most recent being "At Long Last Leave" that aired in February 2012, in which his character makes a cameo speaking appearance. Grammer supplied the voices for "Stinky Pete the Prospector" in 1999 Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 2, Vladimir in the Fox animated movie Anastasia, Rothbart in Barbie of Swan Lake, Zozi the Bear in the subsequently produced sequel Bartok the Magnificent, and the title character in the short-lived animated series Gary the Rat. He provided the opening speech and piano in The Vandals' song "Phone Machine" from the album Fear of a Punk Planet, and sang a rewritten version of the "grinch" on an episode of Just Shoot Me!. He was the voice of the mad scientist, Dr. Frankenollie, in the Mickey Mouse short Runaway Brain. He was also the narrator of "Mickey Mouse – Once Upon a Christmas".

Grammer's voice has been featured in many commercials. One of the earliest was a 1998 commercial for Honey Nut Cheerios, where he played the voice of the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Since 2006, Grammer has provided the voice for television commercials advertising Hyundai. In 2008, Grammer reprised his role of Dr. Frasier Crane in a commercial for Dr Pepper.

Production work[edit]

His production company, Grammnet Productions, produces the CW sitcoms Girlfriends and The Game (now on BET), the NBC drama Medium, and many other projects.

Other work[edit]

In 1996, he starred in the feature comedy Down Periscope. Also, in the 1990s, he did several commercials for Snapper Mowers. Additionally his film work includes the role of Dr. Hank McCoy (also known as the Beast) in X-Men: The Last Stand, and he was the voice of Snowball in the live-action film adaptation of the George Orwell book Animal Farm. Grammer co-starred in the movie Swing Vote, playing the Republican incumbent. He played General George S. Patton in An American Carol. In 2010, he starred in The Kelsey Grammer Bill Zucker Comedy Hour.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Family[edit]

Grammer has been married four times and has five children and one grandchild as of 2012.[23] His first marriage, to dance instructor Doreen Alderman,[24] lasted from 1982 to 1990, although they were separated for the last six years of that period.[25][26] They have one daughter, Spencer Grammer (born October 9, 1983),[27] an actress on the CBS Daytime soap opera As the World Turns and the ABC Family show Greek. Spencer's son, Emmett Emmanual Hesketh (born October 10, 2011), is Grammer's grandson.[24]

After his divorce from Alderman, Grammer had a daughter, Kandace Greer Grammer ("Greer Grammer"; born February 15, 1992), with hair and makeup stylist Barrie Buckner. Greer is currently a cast member on MTV's hit show Awkward..[28][29][30]

His second marriage, to former exotic dancer Leigh-Anne Csuhany in September 1992,[31] lasted one year. Grammer filed for an annulment when Csuhany was three months pregnant and evicted her from their home.[32] Grammer claimed that she was abusive and fired a gun at him.[4][33]

In 1994, he met 28-year-old Tammy Baliszewski, also known as Tammy Alexander, at a bar in Manhattan Beach, California. In December 1994, the two of them appeared on the cover of People magazine, announcing their engagement and Grammer's substance abuse problems.[34] They broke up in 1995.[citation needed]

In August 1997, Grammer married Camille Donatacci, a former Playboy model. They met on a blind date in 1996.[35] They have a daughter, Mason Olivia (born October 24, 2001), and a son, Jude Gordon (born August 28, 2004), both born to a surrogate mother.[29] During their marriage, several of Grammer and Donatacci's homes were featured in magazines, including ones in: Malibu, California (February 2001, InStyle), Maui (May 2004, InStyle), Long Island, New York (April 2008, InStyle), Bachelor Gulch, Colorado (Architectural Digest),[36] and Bel Air, Los Angeles (Architectural Digest). It was announced on July 1, 2010, that Donatacci had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.[37] Grammer and Donatacci's divorce was finalized on February 10, 2011.[38]

On August 12, 2010, Grammer announced that he was going to be a father for the fifth time with girlfriend Kayte Walsh, a British flight attendant who is 25 years his junior.[39] However, in October, Grammer announced that Walsh had miscarried six weeks earlier.[40] The couple announced their engagement in December 2010.[41] At the beginning of February, Grammer and Walsh booked the ballroom at the Plaza Hotel for their wedding, at a cost of more than $100,000 for the reception, despite rumors of Grammer's divorce not being finalized.[42] The couple wed there on February 25, 2011, two weeks after the finalization of his third divorce.[43] In January 2012, Grammer announced that he and Walsh were expecting twins.[44] On July 13, 2012, Walsh gave birth to a daughter, Faith Evangeline Elisa. Faith's expected twin, a boy, died in utero.[45]

Sex tape lawsuit[edit]

In 1998, Grammer filed a lawsuit against Internet Entertainment Group, which Grammer claimed had stolen a videotape of him having sex with a woman from his home. IEG countersued Grammer, denying they were in possession of such a tape, and Grammer's suit was eventually dropped.[46] IEG President Seth Warshavsky told the New York Post, "We have been presented with another Kelsey Grammer tape. But we have no plans to air it. We are still evaluating it at this time."[47] Grammer later told Maxim, "Whether or not you're a celebrity—even if you're just an old slob with a video camera—you don't realize you shouldn't do it. So you throw the tape in the back of a dark closet until your old girlfriend remembers it's there because you're famous now and she's not. But if you're not prepared to do the time, don't do the crime."[48]

Substance abuse and legal issues[edit]

Grammer allegedly began drinking alcohol at the age of 9,[49] though he denies this in his autobiography, and became a frequent abuser of alcohol. In 1988, Grammer was arrested for drunk driving and cocaine possession and sentenced to 30 days in jail.[50] In August 1990, Grammer was arrested again for cocaine possession and was sentenced to three years' probation, fined $500, and required to perform 300 hours of community service.[50] In January 1991, Grammer was given an additional two years' probation for violating his original probation through additional cocaine use.[50] The cast and producers of both Frasier and Cheers held interventions to attempt to help him. Grammer's personal problems affected his work; costar Bebe Neuwirth and writer Ken Levine cited delays with rehearsals and filming due to his erratic behavior. Writer Dan O'Shannon recalled, however, that[51]

He would ooze into the studio, his life all out of sorts. Jimmy would say "Action," and he would snap into Frasier and expound in this very erudite dialogue and be pitch-perfect. And Jimmy would yell "Cut!" and he would ooze back into Kelsey—glazed-over eyes, half asleep, going through whatever he was going through. It was the most amazing transformation I'd ever seen.[51]

In 1995, Grammer was sued by ex-girlfriend Cerlette Lamme for defamation of character and invasion of privacy over content he included in his autobiography So Far.[52] In September 1996, he crashed his Dodge Viper while intoxicated, and subsequently checked into the Betty Ford Center (an alcohol rehabilitation clinic) for 30 days.[50]

In August 2008, Bradley Blakeman, a former aide to George W. Bush, filed a copyright lawsuit in federal court on Long Island over Grammer's movie Swing Vote, claiming that parts of its plot and marketing had been stolen from him. The lawsuit claimed that Blakeman had given a copyrighted screenplay called Go November to Grammer in 2006, and that Grammer agreed to develop the project and star as a Republican president but instead ended up playing a similar role in Swing Vote, which was released on August 1, 2008. Grammer's spokesman dismissed the claims as "frivolous" and a "waste of time". The lawsuit claims that Blakeman's copyrighted screenplay had the same basic plot as Swing Vote.[53]

Health problems[edit]

On May 31, 2008, while paddleboarding with his then-wife Camille in Hawaii, Grammer experienced symptoms of a heart attack. After being hospitalized, it was confirmed that he had experienced a heart attack.[54] He was released on June 4, 2008, and was said to be "resting comfortably" at his Hawaiian residence.[55][dead link] Seven weeks after the attack, Grammer told Entertainment Tonight that, although at the time his spokesman described the attack as mild, it was in fact more severe, almost leading to his death, as his heart had stopped.[56] Grammer thought Fox's decision to cancel his TV sitcom Back to You contributed to his health problems, stating that "It was a very stressful time for me, and a surprise that it was cancelled. But you know, everything that doesn't kill us—which it almost did—makes us stronger!".[57]

On June 28, 2008, Grammer checked into an undisclosed Manhattan hospital after complaints of feeling faint. Other reports said Grammar was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat.[58] His publicist said that it may have been due to a reaction to medication.[59][60]

Politics[edit]

Grammer during Fleet Week in New York City, in May 2006

Grammer is a member of the Republican Party and has expressed an interest in someday running for United States Congress.[61] He is also interested in running for Mayor of New York.[62] Grammer was a guest at President George W. Bush's first inauguration.[63] Grammer endorsed Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 presidential primary and later campaigned for John McCain in the general election.[64][65] Grammer promotes RightNetwork, a conservative start-up American television network.[66] He endorsed Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.[67]

Awards[edit]

He won a number of Emmys, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globes for his work on Frasier. He was the first American actor ever to be nominated for multiple Emmy awards for portraying the same character on three different television shows (Cheers, Frasier, and Wings).

Grammer has received at least 45 nominations for major awards and has won on 18 occasions.[68] He has received 14 individual Emmy Award nominations for 4 different television shows (plus an additional 2 as part of the Frasier ensemble) and has won on 5 occasions. At the Golden Globes, he has received nine nominations and thrice been victorious. He has received two People's Choice Awards, and in 1999 his directorial skills were recognized with a nomination for a Directors Guild of America award for directing an episode of Frasier. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in X-Men: The Last Stand. On May 22, 2001, he was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for television. On April 20, 2009, Grammer was presented the inaugural Television chairman's Award at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.[69] In 2010, Grammer enjoyed his first Tony Award nomination for La Cage Aux Folles as Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

The following table gives a selection of the awards he has won.

YearAwardCategory
1994Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
1995Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
1995American Comedy AwardFunniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
1996Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series Comedy/Musical (Frasier)
1996American Comedy AwardFunniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Frasier)
1998Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
2001Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series Comedy/Musical (Frasier)
2004Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Frasier)
2006Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Voice-Over Performance (The Simpsons: The Italian Bob)
2012Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series Drama (Boss)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Films
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Galaxies Are CollidingPeter
1995Runaway BrainDr. FrankenollieShort film
1996Down PeriscopeLieutenant Commander Thomas Dodge
1997AnastasiaVladimir (voice)
1998Real Howard Spitz, TheThe Real Howard SpitzHoward Spitz
1999Animal FarmSnowball
1999New Jersey Turnpikes
1999Standing on FishesVerk
1999Toy Story 2"Stinky Pete" the Prospector (voice)
1999Bartok the MagnificentZozi
1999Mickey's Once Upon a ChristmasNarrator
200115 MinutesRobert Hawkins
2001Just VisitingNarratorUncredited
2002Mr. St. NickNick St. Nicholas/ Santa Claus the 21st
2003Big Empty, TheThe Big EmptyAgent Banks
2003Barbie of Swan LakeRothbart
2004Teacher's PetDr. Ivan Krank
2004A Christmas CarolEbenezer Scrooge
2005Good Humor Man, TheThe Good Humor ManMr. SkibnessAlso executive producer
2006X-Men: The Last StandDr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy/BeastNominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2007Even MoneyDetective Brunner
2008Swing VotePresident Andrew Boone
2008An American CarolGeneral George S. Patton
2009FameJoel Cranston
2010Crazy on the OutsideFrank
2010Bunyan and BabeNorm BlandsfordPost-production
2010Middle MenFrank Griffin
2010Alligator Point[70]Director
2011I Don't Know How She Does ItClark Cooper
2013Reach Me
2014Transformers: Age of ExtinctionHarold AttingerPost-production
2014The Expendables 3Bonaparte

Television[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1982MacbethRossTV film
1983KennedyStephen SmithTV miniseries
1984Kate & AllieDavid HamillEpisode: "Allie's First Date"
1984George WashingtonLt. StewartTV miniseries
1984–1985Another WorldDr. CanardRecurring role
1984–1993CheersDr. Frasier Crane201 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1988, 1990)
1986CrossingsCraig LawsonTV miniseries
1987BiographyGeorge WashingtonEpisode: "Benedict Arnold"
1987J.J. StarbuckPierce MorganEpisode: "Murder in E Minor"
1988Dance 'til DawnEd StrullTV film
1989Top of the HillTV film
1989227Mr. AndersonEpisode: "For Sale"
1990Tracey Ullman Show, TheThe Tracey Ullman ShowMr. BrennaEpisode: "Maria and the Mister"
1990–2012Simpsons, TheThe SimpsonsSideshow Bob16 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
1991Baby TalkRussellEpisode: "One Night with Elliot"
1992WingsDr. Frasier CraneEpisode: "Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
1992Star Trek: The Next GenerationCaptain BatesonEpisode: "Cause and Effect"
1993RocDetective RushEpisode: "To Love and Die on Emerson Street: Part 2"
1993Beyond SuspicionRon McNallyTV film
1993–2004FrasierDr. Frasier Crane264 episodes; also executive producer and director of 37 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1994–95, 1998, 2004)
American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (1995–96)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1996, 2001)
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1998, 2002)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1995–98)
Nominated—American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (1999, 2001)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1994–95, 1997–99, 2002)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (1999–2001)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1996–97, 1999–2002)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (1995–2002)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1995–99, 2001–04)
Nominated—Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (1997, 1999)
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1999–2000)
1994Innocent, TheThe InnocentDet. Frank BarlowTV film
1995John Larroquette Show, TheThe John Larroquette ShowDr. Frasier CraneEpisode: "More Changes"
1996London SuiteSydney NicholsTV film
1997Fired UpTom Whitman2 episodes; also executive producer
199840th Annual Grammy AwardsHostTV special
1998Pentagon Wars, TheThe Pentagon WarsMajor General PartridgeTV film
1998Just Shoot Me!NarratorEpisode: "How the Finch Stole Christmas"
1999Animal FarmSnowballTV film
2000Stark Raving MadProfessor TuttleEpisode: "The Grade"
2001Sports Pages, TheThe Sports PagesHoward GreeneTV film
2002Mr. St. NickNick St. Nicholas/Santa Claus the 21stTV film
2003Benedict Arnold: A Question of HonorGeorge WashingtonTV film
2003BeckerRick CooperEpisode: "But I've Got Friends I Haven't Used Yet"
2003Gary the RatGary "The Rat" Andrews (voice)13 episodes; also executive producer
2004Christmas Carol, AA Christmas CarolEbenezer ScroogeTV film
2005Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch ShowVarious characters4 episodes; also executive producer
2005Out of PracticeDirected 2 episodes
2006MediumAngel of Death/BobEpisode: "Death Takes a Policy"; also executive producer
2006My Ex LifeDirector
2007Everybody Hates ChrisDirected episode: "Everybody Hates the Last Day"
2007–2008Back to YouChuck Darling17 episodes; also executive producer
2009HankHank PryorAlso executive producer[71]
2010The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsHimselfDuring his marriage to Camille Donatacci Grammer
2010, 201230 RockHimself3 episodes
2010The TroopDr. Cranius
2011–2012BossMayor Tom Kane18 episodes
Also executive producer
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series
2013Ever After HighHeadmaster Milton Grimm
2014Braddock & JacksonAllen BraddockUpcoming

Video games[edit]

Video games
YearTitleNotes
2007The Simpsons GameSideshow Bob

Theme park[edit]

Theme park
YearTitleNotes
2008The Simpsons RideSideshow Bob

As executive producer[edit]

Executive producer
YearTitleNotes
2000–2008Girlfriends
2001Neurotic TendenciesTV film; also director and writer
2002–2003In-Laws
2004Soluna Project, TheThe Soluna ProjectTV film
2006–presentGame, TheThe Game
2007Dash 4 CashTV film

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