‘Frasier’ Original Stars Dan Butler, Edward Hibbert to Guest on Revival’s Season 2

Two more “Frasier” alums are making a comeback: Dan Butler, who played Bulldog — the sports host at Frasier’s radio station on the original series — will visit the “Frasier” revival’s Season 2 on Paramount+, as will Edward Hibbert, who played Gil Chesterton on the O.G. show.

Butler was seen throughout the entire run of “Frasier” as Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe; his other credits inlcude “Hey Arnold!” and recent guest spots on “The Blacklist,” “Elementary” and “Blue Bloods.” Besides appearing in “Frasier,” Hibbert’s other credits include “Blue Bloods,” “Grace and Frankie” and “Search Party.”

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“Dan Butler and Edward Hibbert have made an indelible contribution to television, and I am overjoyed to welcome them back to ‘Frasier’ and for the opportunity to work together once again,” star and exec producer Kelsey Grammer said in a statement.

“Frasier” is mid-way through production on Season 2 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Besides Grammer, who has returned in the titular role, the series stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Freddy, Frasier’s son; Nicholas Lyndhurst as Alan, Frasier’s old college buddy turned university professor; Toks Olagundoye as Olivia, Alan’s colleague and head of the university’s psychology department; Jess Salgueiro as Eve, Frasier and Freddy’s neighbor; and Anders Keith as David, Frasier’s nephew.

Butler and Hibbert join Peri Gilpin as original “Frasier” alums who have returned to appear on the revival. Gilpin is back this season to reprise her role as Frasier’s former radio producer, Roz, as seen in the show’s original 1993-2004 run. (Gilpin also appeared on the current revival’s Season 1 finale.) Amy Sedaris is set to appear as Dr. “Doc” Stathos, described as “a municipal therapist with a down home, scattered veneer. She works with the firefighters at Freddy’s firehouse and is also a big, BIG fan of Frasier Crane from his old TV talk show.” Patricia Heaton is on board to play the character of Holly.

Also, Yvette Nicole Brown has signed on to appear as Monica, Olivia’s sister, described as part haughty professor, part Nancy Drew, the brilliant, biting, and delightfully deadpan Monica is Olivia’s perfect older sister. She has everything Olivia has and everything Olivia wants – and never misses a chance to remind her.”

And as Variety first reported, Kelsey Grammer’s daughter Greer will play Alice, Roz’s daughter, described as “now in her late twenties, friendly, outgoing Alice has inherited more than some of her mother Roz’s free-spirited ways. Having just moved to Providence to study architecture, Alice is eager to catch up with Frasier’s son Freddy—and complicate whatever romantic plans he may have.”

James Burrows is back to direct two episodes in season two. The “Frasier” revival comes from exec producers Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli, as well as Kelsey Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon. The series comes from CBS Studios in association with Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions.

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