Cheerio to Cheers stars

Published: 19 Aug 2015

It was the place where everybody knew your name. But do you know what happened to the cast of Cheers after the final season?


RHEA PERLMAN AKA Carla Tortelli


Her performance as the feisty waitress won Rhea four Emmys during the run of the show, but she hasn’t been in much else since. She appeared in Matilda alongside real-life husband Danny Devito and recently appeared in the HBO series Hung and The Mindy Project. She is also an illustrated children’s author.

Rhea Perlman

JOHN RATZENBERGER AKA Cliff Clavin

Kids today might not recognise John by sight, but they will definitely know his voice. He is probably the biggest Pixar star having voiced Hamm in the Toy Story trilogy and characters in Monsters Inc, Up and Wall-E.

John Ratzenberger

WOODY HARRELSON AKA Woody Boyd

True Detective wasn’t the only critically acclaimed TV show Mr Harrelson has been a part of. Back in the 80s, he won himself an Emmy playing the loveable bartender. A year after the show ended, he appeared in Oliver Stone’s cult classic Natural Born Killers, and the hits just kept coming after that.

Woody Harrelson

SHELLEY LONG AKA Diane Chambers

It was a sad day when Diane left Cheers in season five, but we did get to enjoy the actress in a number of shows soon after including The Brady Bunch. She went quiet for a while but popped up again recently in Modern Family and 8 Simple Rules.

Shelley Long


GEORGE WENDT AKA Norm Peterson

Wendt used his years of playing barstool-hugging Norm to write a book, Drinking With George: A Barstool Professional’s Guide to Beer. He also continued his time on the screen with performances on Saturday Night Live and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

George Wendt

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