Kelsey Grammer is known more often than not for his portrayal of lighthearted, generally good characters. His character in Starz political drama Boss, however, is the exact opposite of that.
In Boss, Grammer portrays morally corrupt Chicago mayor Tom Kane, who is diagnosed with a fatal neurological disorder. Kane’s sole driving force is his will to do whatever it takes to keep himself comfortably at the top of the political food chain.
Grammer told ABC News that after his run in the acting world is over, he might dip his toes in the political world – and who knows, he might even go for a mayoral position.
“I’ve had a plan in my head for years that once I’m done with acting, I might try to seek public office,” he said. “I’m a hopeless romantic about the political world. I still believe that good people do good things and they can effect change that is positive and well thought out. I’m still a bit of an innocent in that way.”
While certainly not his only notable accomplishment, Grammer is most known for his role as the titular Dr. Frasier Crane in Frasier and, before that, Cheers. In comparison to Kane, the difference is night and day.
More recently, Grammer was being remembered not so much for his famous role as his comments about his ex-wife on Piers Morgan Tonight. He said of Camille Grammer:
“I think she married me because I was Frasier. I think it was Frasier. You know, he had this great wonderful life … he was stylish … and fabulous, you know, just a little gay … and he was famous. Kelsey Grammer was a different story. You got home and Kelsey Grammer was somebody different.”