Just what the doctor ordered: a baby boy.
Former Frasier Kelsey Grammer and his wife, Camille, have announced the birth of "a happy and healthy son."
Jude Gordon Grammer was delivered by a surrogate mother at 4:11 a.m. Saturday in Sacramento, California, weighing in at 7 pounds 11 ounces. The Grammers already have a daughter, Mason Olivia, born in October 2001, also via a surrogate mother.
As with Mason's birth mother, the identity of Jude's surrogate was not disclosed.
Grammer, 49, is a triple Emmy winner for essaying neurotic shrink Dr. Frasier Crane in Cheers and Frasier. Like his former TV alter ego, Grammer is twice divorced: He and first wife Doreen Alderman split in 1990; he and second missus Leigh-Anne Cushany divorced in 1993. Grammer also has two other daughters: Spencer, 19, from his marriage to Alderman; and Greer, 12, from his relationship with makeup artist Barrie Buckner.
Kelsey married the former Camille Donatacci, who turns 36 Thursday, in August 1997, after they met on a blind date the year before. She is an ex-Playboy Playmate and Club MTV dancer who now teams with her husband to speak out on irritable bowel syndrome, which she suffers from.
Kelsey, who ended his 11-year run on Frasier (and his 20th overall as the character) in May, will next appear on television this Thanksgiving as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in NBC's new version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, costarring Jason Alexander and Law & Order's Jesse L. Martin.
Additionally, Grammer's Grammnet production company is responsible for the sitcom Girlfriends about to begin its fifth season on UPN, and he's producer and host of Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show, a hit in England, scheduled to premiere on Fox in January 2005.