Jude Gordon Grammer is the 4th child and 1st son of award-winning entertainer Kelsey Grammer and TV personality and model, Camille Donatacci. His parents built impressive careers in America’s entertainment scene, with his father winning 4 Primetime Emmy Awards and 2 Golden Globe Awards for his roles in Cheers 1982-1993) and the show’s spin-off Frasier (1993-2004). While his mother gained popularity for starring in the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Besides Jude’s mother, his father has been married to 3 other women that produced 6 of his siblings. While four of them have taken a page off their father’s book, to launch a career in the entertainment scene, it is not yet clear which trade he will ply.
Do You Know 10 These Intriguing Facts About Jude Gordon Grammer
1. He Was Born Via Surrogacy
It was on the 28th of August 2004 that he was born through surrogacy to his parents, Jude Gordon Grammer and Camille Donatacci. Interestingly, the same year he was born, his father picked his 4th Primetime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Frasier as Dr. Frasier Crane.
Moreover, he wasn’t the only Grammer’s kid that was birthed through Surrogacy. His older sister, Mason Olivia Grammer of the same mother was born via the same process 3 years earlier on 24th October 2001.
2. His Father Married 4 Times
The father of the 19 year-old married 4 women including his mother. His father was first married to dance instructor Doreen Alderman in a union that lasted 8 years from 1982 to 1990, but they’ve been separated for 6 years within the said period.
The second marriage took place 2 years later to Leigh-Anne Csuhany in Septmber 1992, however, the union was annulled when she was 3 months pregnant. His father accused her of being abusive and firing a gun at him.
In 1996, his mom and dad met on a blind date, and the following year, they tied the knots. After spending more than a decade together (13 years), there was an announcement that his parent have filed for divorce on 1st July 2010, due to irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on 10th February 2011.
15 days after his parents finalized their divorce, his father married his 4th wife Kayte Walsh, an English flight attendant on 25th February 2011. Prior to the wedding, they got engaged in December 2010.
3. He Has 6 Siblings From His Father’s 4 Marriages and Relationships
Jude Gordon Grammer shares his father with 6 others who came from his father’s marriages and relationships. They include; Spencer Grammer, Kandace Greer Grammer, Mason Olivia Grammer, Faith Evangeline Elissa Grammer, Kelsey Gabriel Grammer, and Auden James Grammer.
Spencer was born to his father and his first ex-wife Doreen Alderman on 9th October 1983. On 15th February 1992, his father had Kandace with his girlfriend, Barrie Bucker, a hair and makeup stylist at that time. Mason, whom he shares the same mother with was born through surrogacy on 24th October 2001. While Faith, Kelsey Gabriel, and Auden were born on 13th July 2012, 22nd July 2014, and 14th November 2016 respectively by Kayte Walsh.
He would have had more than 6 siblings if not for the miscarriages some of his father’s women had. The first to have a miscarriage was his father’s 2nd wife Leigh-Anne Csuhany. It was followed by his father’s current wife Kayte Walsh who was said to have lost a pregnancy in October 2010 prior to their wedding.
4. 3 of His Siblings Have Taken to Entertainment Just Like Their Father
It is not new for children of celebrities to want to take up after their parents. The same can be said of Kelsey Grammer’s children after 3 of them are building a career in America’s entertainment scene. The oldest of them, Spencer has already established herself in acting. She debuted in the movie industry as a voice actress in the 2013 adult animated sitcom Rick And Morty. Also, she landed roles in TV shows and movies such as The Path of Most Resistance (2006), Random Tropical Paradise (2007), Greek (2007), and Royal Pains (2014).
Kandace is also plying her trade as an actress. She played different roles in both TV and film, featuring in Deadly Illusion, The Awkward, and The Middle. Prior to taking up movie roles, she was a model. She participated in beauty pageants and was crowned Miss Teen Malibu, Miss regional California Teen USA, and Miss Golden Globe.
While Mason has also borrowed a leaf from her parents and two older siblings. Although she hasn’t been featured in any movie role yet, she appeared alongside her mother in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills show and landed a TV role as Judy in the 2020 Salon. Also, she has taken to modeling have featured at the Malan Breton fashion show.
Grammer’s first son on the other hand is yet to decide on a path, he did appear a couple of times on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills show. Who knows he is likely to walk the path of his father. Only time would tell.
5. His Father Struggled With Cocaine Addiction in the 80s and 90s
Jude Gordon Grammer’s father was heavily involved in substance abuse from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s when his career was blazing, but that behavior almost robbed him. He has been arrested a couple of times and charged with cocaine possession. Thus, attracting different sentencing including 30 days in jail, a $500 fine, 300 hours of community service, and 3 years of probation.
The height of this was when he crashed his car while drunk in September 1996. Afterward, he checked in to the Betty Ford Center for 30 days.
6. Jude’s Mother is a Cancer Survivor
Camille Donatacci has battled cancer on numerous occasions and won. In 2013, she was diagnosed with stage ll of uterine cancer known as endometrial cancer.
After undergoing a procedure known as “radical hysterectomy” in which her uterus and reproductive organs were removed, she had chemotherapy and radiation. Despite overcoming the endometrial, she had a second diagnosis 4 years later for another type of skin cancer known as “squamous cell carcinoma.
Luckily for her, it was detected early and surgery was carried out to remove infected tumors.
7. His Father Almost Died When He was Almost 4
Barely 3 months to his 4th birthday, his father had a heart attack while paddleboarding with his mother in Hawaii on 31st May 2008. Four days after the incident, he was discharged, but his father’s personal assistant, Scott MacLean was applauded for playing a vital role in saving his father’s life.
According to reports, the attack was severe and it almost lead to his death because his heart had stopped.
8. The Aunt of The 19 Year-Old Was Kidnapped, Raped, and Killed in 1975
Jude’s aunt Karen Grammer met her waterloo at the hands of 4 abductors who raped and killed her in 1975 at the age of 18. She was his father’s only sibling.
Multiple reports indicated that she was kidnapped from Red Lobster restaurant in Colorado she worked as a waitress. Her abductors drove her to their apartment where they took turns raping her for 4 hours. After violating her, they promised to drop her off at home, but rather they took her to a trailer park and stabbed her in the back and neck, and left her to die.
Karen managed to make it to the back porch of a nearby house, but she passed out and died. A week after the murder, his father traveled to Colorado to identify her body.
Her death is one of the reasons his father started indulging in drugs and alcohol. He was guilt-struck and depressed for not protecting her.
Subsequently, two of Karen’s murderers were given life sentences.
9. His Grandfather Was Killed By An Insane Man
His grandfather, Frank Allen Grammer was shot outside his house by a man who lured him there at night after setting his car ablaze. However, the killer identified as Arthur Niles was subsequently found not guilty as a result of his insanity. He was put into a psychiatric facility.
10. How Rich Are His Parents
Jude Gordon Grammer’s parents’ have made a fortune from their careers in America’s entertainment industry. His father has an estimated net worth of $80 million. The bulk of the money came from his acting career where he reportedly earned $1.6 million per episode of Frasier. Going by that, he made around $38 million per season.
Interestingly, he would have been richer than this if not for the divorce from Camille Donatacci that saw him paying her a reported $30-$50 million in cash and assets.
On the other hand, Donatacci’s net worth is estimated at $50 million. In as much as she made money from her career, a large chunk of the fortune seems to have come from what she received as a divorce settlement.