The Good Place cast ages: How old was the cast then (and now)?

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THE GOOD PLACE -- "Patty" Episode 412 -- Pictured: (l-r) William Jackson Harper as Chidi, Kristin Bell as Eleanor, Jameela Jamil as Tahani, Ted Danson as Michael, D'Arcy Carden as Janet, Manny Jacinto as Jason -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)
THE GOOD PLACE -- "Patty" Episode 412 -- Pictured: (l-r) William Jackson Harper as Chidi, Kristin Bell as Eleanor, Jameela Jamil as Tahani, Ted Danson as Michael, D'Arcy Carden as Janet, Manny Jacinto as Jason -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC) /
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Ted Danson as Michael

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THE GOOD PLACE -- "Patty" Episode 412 -- Pictured: Ted Danson as Michael -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC) /

Ted Danson was born on Dec. 29, 1947, making the Michael actor 76 years old as of February 2024. When he first started playing the Bad Place architect and demon in September 2016, the Emmy Award-winning actor was 68 years old. Danson had his breakthrough star-making role in the NBC sitcom Cheers in 1982 when he was 34, nearly the same age Kristen Bell was when she starred in The Good Place.

Apart from Cheers and The Good Place, Danson has starred in a number of titles on the small screen, including Ink, Becker, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Help Me Help You, Damages, Bored to Death, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Fargo, and Mr. Mayor. Danson's first post-The Good Place series regular role was NBC's comedy Mr. Mayor, which was co-created by Tina Fey and also starred Holly Hunter. The series only lasted for two seasons. He's also starred in a number of popular movies like Three Men and a Baby, Made in America, Loch Ness, Saving Private Ryan, Mad Money, and more.

Danson has been married three times, but he has been married to actress Mary Steenburgen since October 1995. They met on the set of the film Pontiac Moon two years prior. While they don't have children together, he's the stepfather to Steenburgen's two children with Malcolm McDowell, including actor Charlie McDowell, who is married to Lily Collins. Danson has two daughters from his marriage to Cassandra Coates.

William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye

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THE GOOD PLACE -- "Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy" Episode 404 -- Pictured: William Jackson Harper as Chidi -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC) /

William Jackson Harper was born on Feb. 8, 1980, which means the actor turned 44 years old in February 2024. When he began his breakthrough role as Chidi Anagonye in The Good Place in September 2016, he was 36 years old, the same age as Kristen Bell, though she's a few months younger.

Harper landed an Emmy Award nomination for his performance as Chidi in 2020, which marked his first Emmy nomination. Since the NBC comedy ended in 2020, Harper has appeared in the movies We Broke Up, Landscape with Invisible Hand, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He also appeared as the lead in the second season of the Max series Love Life. In 2022, he was in the main cast of Peacock's The Resort and will next be seen in the Netflix limited series A Man in Full. He's in a relationship with actress Ali Ahn.