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17 Celebrities Who Started on Soap Operas

Kelsey Grammer

After a childhood marred with tragedy, Shakespeare-loving Allen Kelsey Grammer found himself at the esteemed Julliard School. After playing JFK's brother-in-law Stephen Smith on a 1983 TV miniseries, Grammer landed a spot on Another World as ER physician Dr. Canard from 1984 to 1985. The same year he was tapped to play a different kind of doctor -- psychiatrist Frasier Crane on Cheers. His finicky character was so successful that he went on to star in the multi-Emmy Award-winning sitcom Frasier.