Grammer, who came to public attention in the classic TV sitcom Cheers, was able to successfully spin off his character Dr. Frasier Crane into a television series in its own right, named Frasier. Grammer has won a number of Emmys and Golden Globes for his work in Frasier. Grammer also provides the voice of Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons.
In September of 2003, Grammer expressed an interest in running for the U.S. Senate from California during an appearance on Hannity & Colmes. While remaining vague about his particular political beliefs, he said he would likely run as a Republican, though he says he's not conservative. "I consider myself a centrist, I suppose, but I basically believe in trying to preserve as much opportunity for the individual, as long as that individual chooses to work as hard as he can."
"I would like to try to rid the country of the idea that it's the rich against the poor." -- Kelsey Grammer