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'I'm trying to iron it out now': 'Frasier' actor Kelsey Grammer on his 'failings' as dad to 7 children

Grammer is all set to return as the iconic Dr Frasier Crane in the reboot of his popular 90s show 'Cheers'
UPDATED NOV 13, 2022
Kelsey Grammer with his actress daughter Greer (L) and his two other children, Mason and Jude (R) (Kevin Winter/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Kelsey Grammer with his actress daughter Greer (L) and his two other children, Mason and Jude (R) (Kevin Winter/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

MARGARETVILLE, NEW YORK: Actor Kelsey Grammer is reflecting on his time as a father. The 67-year-old who is known for having played Dr Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcom 'Cheers' and its spinoff 'Frasier', has recently opened up about his failings as a father. The Golden Globe awardee has seven children from four marriages.

He has also spoken about the current moment as a father, saying it has, “never been better.” Grammer is father to Auden, 5, Kelsey, 7, Faith, 9, with his current wife Kayte Walsh. He is also father to Jude, 18, and Mason, 21, whom he shares with his ex-wife Camille Grammer. The 'Frasier' star also has a daughter Greer, 30 with Barrie Buckner- an established actress in her own right. Grammer has Spencer, 39, from his first marriage with Doreen Alderman. 


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In an interview with People, Grammer spoke of how he has his misgivings as a father- particularly to his older children- and that he is trying to make stuff work. "I'm trying to iron it out now. Trying to sort them out," he says, of his relationship with his older children, though not exactly naming the children, in particular, adding that he remembers them being "great people" their whole lives.

"I work on a lot of things. I like the idea of being sort of a magnet. Try this, try that. Some of them don't work out, some of them don't," he said. "Kids are a big part of it now," he continued, admitting he's dealing with "some failings" in the middle of his relationships with his older children.

"They're beautiful too. I remember them when they were little and I know they were great people. So whatever they're going through now, can't tarnish that. They're still in there," he continued. "The good person's in there." "It's the greatest experience in the world, the joy every day of being with my kids," he added.

In the interview, he also spoke about his much-awaited return to the show 'Frasier' where he plays the titular character. He has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for the same. "We're in the final stages of the final script for the first episode of Frasier, and it looks pretty good," he said. "I've had a couple of runs through it, and I cried, so you know, I'm happy."