“I was confused as to whether or not I was at a Friars event or at a rally for the KKK and Aryan Nation,” talk show host Montel Williams said at the time.
He was born in California, but grew up near Flagstaff, Arizona with Hopi and Navajo children as his friends.
After her recovery, Danson landed his first notable television roles, opposite Lee Remick in The Womens Room, and starring with Christopher Lee in Once Upon a Spy.
On Cheers, he played the skirt-chasing alcoholic bartender.
As a young actor, Danson did the usual auditions for commercials and soap operas, and met his first wife at one of weirdo Werner Erhard's EST seminars.
Danson was "the Aramis Man" in ads, and in the mid-1970s he appeared on the daytime drama Somerset with Sigourney Weaver and Jo Beth Williams.