Kelsey Grammer is considering running for mayor of New York when he retires from acting, the New York Post is reporting. The longtime conservative Republican said he has had a great acting career, “But I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life-where I hope to do something good for people.”
The former ‘Frasier’ star said making the leap from acting to a career as a politician isn’t a big one. He said both require a narcissistic personality, and “You certainly have to have a resilient ego” to succeed.
Grammer is set to play fictional Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in the new Starz network drama ‘Boss,’ which is set to premiere in Fall 2011. The actor is also one of Hollywood’s few anti-tax, small government Republicans. Also an activist, Grammer is unlike many actors who give their opinions on issues; instead, he campaigns for the candidates he likes. He also traveled and campaigned for Sen. John McCain during the last presidential election.
The actor, who also said it’s not unusual for him to have different opinions from the rest of Hollywood, is expected to use his own wealth to launch his political career. He’s reportedly worth $100 million, mainly from ‘Frasier’ reruns.
Grammer started to consider changing his life after he had a minor heart-attack in 2008. He said he spent several months looking back on his life. “I decided that it was time to make changes that involved my career, as well as my personal life.”
Written by: Karen Benardello