Their relationship ended not long after the controversy subsided.
Additionally, he plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages, and was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death.
Since 2016, he has played the afterlife architect Michael in the NBC sitcom The Good Place.
Danson went on to star in the successful CBS sitcom Becker (produced by Paramount Television, which also produced Cheers), which ran from 1998 to 2004.
Danson also plays a fictionalized version of himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Actress Julianne Hough has been subjected to widespread criticism for darkening her skin to portray an character for Halloween, the Utah Jazz have been similarly assailed for tweeting a picture of a white fan painted to look like Karl Malone and a racially insensitive blackface Trayvon Martin costume has been making the rounds on social media.