‘Frasier’: How Old is Dr. Crane Throughout the Series?

by Joe Rutland

For all the travails that Frasier had to deal with over the many seasons, one question is out there. How old was he throughout the series?

Frasier of course refers to Dr. Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammer on his own sitcom. The character originated on Cheers for a number of seasons, too.

Anyway, let’s get down to the nitty and gritty of this with some help from ScreenRant.

When Dr. Crane starts his own radio show in Seattle, he’s 41 years old.

Frasier calls it a day in 2004 and Crane is 52.

In case you missed the news, Frasier is getting the reboot work by Grammer. It is slated to air on Paramount+. There is no news about former cast members coming along and being a part of this “third act” as Grammer calls it.

Honestly, it would not surprise us, Outsiders, to see someone pop up during the first season. C’mon, Kelsey, can’t Roz, played by Peri Gilpin, make one crack sitting in as your executive producer?

We will keep you posted as to when the show starts to air.

‘Frasier’ Star Does Give Fans A Little Sneak Peek About What To Expect In Reboot

Don’t you want to know a little bit about what will be in this Frasier reboot?

Thankfully, Grammer spills some details for us.

Remember on the old show that Frasier had to move from Boston to Seattle.

Part of the reason ends up being that he takes care of his father Martin, who was played by the late John Mahoney.

So, doesn’t it make sense that Frasier is on the move again?

Well, something brings him back.

“He’s going to move,” Grammer tells Fox News. “He’s going to end up in a different place in the end… and he’s going to start what he thinks is one life and it turns into another. I think of him as George Bailey now from It’s a Wonderful Life He’s about to go travel the world.”

OK, so remember when George Bailey, played by James Stewart in the movie, kept trying to leave Bedford Falls but it never works out? Frasier will have this issue, too.

“He wants to go see the world and something happens… that pulls him back and he has to live a completely different life than the way he planned,” Grammer says. “But as a result, he ends up with love and emotional riches, and just a life that is so extraordinary. And I think that’s Frasier’s story.”

Old-school fans of the original sitcom will be looking to see how Dr. Crane deals with a whole new set of issues. He’s definitely going to need some kind of antagonist beyond his own mind.