The Big Empty - About the Cast

Last Update: 13 November 2003
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Emmy-Award winner Kelsey Grammer portrays Dr. Frasier Crane, the highbrow,
Ivy League-educated psychiatrist in the top-rated comedy series "Frasier."
To date he has won three Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes, and has
been nominated for 12 Emmy's for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane in three
different series ("Cheers," "Wings" and "Frasier").
Grammer was born in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and was raised
by his mother and grandfather, first in New Jersey, then in Florida. After
the death of his grandfather, the 12-year-old Grammer was drawn to the
works of William Shakespeare, which fostered his love of English language.
His first acting performance was in a high school production of "The Little
Foxes" and with the encouragement of his English and drama teachers, he
decided to pursue acting as a career. After two years at the Juilliard School,
he was accepted by the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where he spent
three years performing in classic works by Shakespeare and George Bernard
He later performed in regional theatres across the United States--including
the Guthrie in Minneapolis--before appearing in the off-Broadway productions
of "Plenty," "Sunday in the Park With George," A Month in the Country,"
and the Obie Award-winning "Quartermaine's Terms." His Broadway credits
include "Macbeth" and "Othello," and he performed the title role in "Richard II"
at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Grammer starred in Benedict Arnold for A&E and Mr. St. Nick for ABC's
Hallmark Hall of Fame. Grammer's other film credits include New Line
Cinema's Fifteen Minutes and Showtime's Sportspages.
Grammer's Paramount-based production company, Grammnet, produced the
animated series "Gary The Rat" for Spike TV. Grammer serves as executive
producer as well as the voice for the rat. He is also executive producer of
"Girlfriends" on UPN.
In "Frasier"'s first season, Grammer won the Emmy Award for Outstanding
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and a People's Choice Award for Favorite
Male in a New Television Series. During the second season, Grammer picked
up a second Emmy Award, an American Comedy Award for Funniest Male
Performer in a TV series, won aGolden Globe Award, and was nominated
for a Screen Actors Guild Award and People's Choice Award. In the sixth
season Grammer won his third Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
in a Comedy Series and was awarded the Viewer's For Quality Television
Award for the sixth consecutive year. In the seventh season, Grammer
won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy. He was also
nominated for an Emmy for the eighth season.
Grammer lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Camille, and their
daughter, his six dogs and several horses.

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About the Production
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About the Cast
- Jon Favreau
- Rachael Leigh Cook
- Kelsey Grammer
- Sean Bean
- Daryl Hannah
- Adam Beach
- Joey Lauren Adams
- Melora Walters
- Jon Gries
- Bud Cort
- Gary Farmer
- Brent Briscoe
 About the Filmmakers
- Steve Anderson (Director)
- Doug Mankoff (Producer)
- Gregg L. Daniel (Producer)
- Andrew Spaulding (Producer)
- Keith Resnick (Producer)
- Steve Bickel (Executive Producer)
- Jeffrey Kramer (Executive Producer)
- Steven G. Kaplan (Executive Producer)
- Peter Wetherell (Executive Producer)
- Jory Weitz (Casting Director)
- Scott Scalise (Film Editor)
- Aaron Osborne (Production Designer)
- Chris Manley (Director of Photography)
- Brian Tyler (Music Composer)
- Dondi Bastone (Music Supervisor)
- Kristin M. Burke (Costume Designer)


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