Woody, the naive Indiana farm-boy, came to Cheers in 1986 to meet the man that taught him bartending via a mail-order course. He came too late as Coach was the man who was on the other end of those letters. When Woody arrived at the bar, he found that Coach had just recently passed away. Woody felt as though his hopes of becoming a big city bartender had passed along with Coach until Sam gave him the opportunity to fill in the vacancy behind the mahogany. Woody, being the gullible farmboy that he was, was often the target of the barroom escapades concocted by both his fellow employees and the barflies at Cheers. His sense of humor could almost be considered childish, which made him a favorite almost immediately. He later found wealth and love when he married Kelly Gaines, daughter of one of the richest men in Boston. They made the perfect couple! Woody later found fame as he was elected to the Boston City Council. However, with his new position as a City Councilman, he still remained a bartender at the world’s most famous pub.
Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas. Woody had a difficult childhood because his father was in prison. When Woody was seven, his father was convicted of murder. His mother raised him for the most part. He attended Hanover College before he moved to New York City in 1983 to begin his acting career as an understudy in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. After that he found his breakthrough role as Woody Boyd on Cheers. Since his role on Cheers, Woody has starred in multiple films such as White Men Can’t Jump, Wildcats, Indecent Proposal, Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flint. He’s also been on TV shows such as Frasier, Spin City, Ellen, and most recently Will and Grace.