Kelsey Grammer Refuses To Apologise For His Faith As He Opens Up About Religion

Kelsey Grammer refuses to apologise for his faith as he opens up about his religion. 
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Kelsey Grammer refuses to apologise for his faith as he opens up about his religion. 

Grammer, 68, gained fame playing the role of psychiatrist Dr Fraiser Crane on the sitcom Cheers and its spinoff, Frasier.

Throughout his career, he’s received numerous awards, including five Emmys, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Most recently, he’s starred in the film Jesus Revolution, which is based on the book of the same name by Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn.

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It follows the true life story of a youth minister named Greg Laurie during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Grammer plays pastor Chuck Smith in the movie and he helps the youth minister to spread the Christian movement across the US.

In an interview with US Today, the Like Father star says he has experienced ‘tragic times’ throughout his life and religion has helped him find ‘great peace in my faith and Jesus’.

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He says: “Sometimes rejecting faith, sometimes rejecting God even, in a period of being pretty angry about it. Like, ‘Where were you?’. That kind of thing. But I have come to terms with it and have found great peace in my faith and in Jesus.

“It’s not cavalier – Jesus made a difference in my life. That’s not anything I’ll apologise for.”

Grammer adds that his wife, Kayte Walsh, says it’s the ‘best thing’ he’s ever done.

According to MailOnline, Grammer’s comedy-drama has defied expectations and raked in a staggering $15 million on its opening weekend.

Jesus Revolution
Kelsey Grammer refuses to apologise for his faith as he opens up about his religion. Credit: Lionsgate

Analysts reportedly estimated that the movie would accumulate between $6 to $7 million during its first weekend.

Amid the release of Jesus Revolution, Grammer is also set to star in the reboot of Frasier, which is due to come out later this year.

In an interview with People, the 68-year-old reveals that the revival has been being discussed for ‘six or seven years’.

“It’s been on the slow burner,” he says. “We were like, this is not a bad idea. Maybe this is a good idea!”

It’s believed that Grammer is the only character from the original series who will be returning from the original series.

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The original cast, including David Hyde Pierce’s Niles, Jane Leeves’ Daphne and Peri Gilpin’s Roz, will not be regulars – but may potentially make cameo appearances.

While John Mahoney, who played Frasier and Niles’ father Martin, passed away in 2018.

Moose the dog, who played Eddie, also died in 2006.

Hyde Pierce said in a 2022 interview that he knows little about the upcoming revival.

He says: “It’s happening, but I don’t know in what form, and I don’t know when, so I don’t know where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing.

“I’m certainly interested to see what they come up with.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.