Can you believe it's been 24 years since\u00a0Cheers\u00a0went off the air? We can't! Because we still love the hit NBC sitcom so much today, we're taking a look at what the iconic cast has been up to in recent years \u2014 and answering some of your burning questions about the show's stars! Scroll down to see the\u00a0Cheers\u00a0cast then and now! 1. Ted Danson, Sam Malone Then:\u00a0Ted Danson played Sam Malone, the bartender, and owner of Cheers. Sam is a womanizer and former baseball player who falls in love with Diane, the bar's new cocktail waitress. The role was originally written to be a former football player but was rewritten as a former baseball player to match Danson's physique. Now:\u00a0Danson starred on the HBO series 'Bored to Death' and appeared as himself in 'Ted.' He currently stars on 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.' NBC\/Getty Images 2. Kirstie Alley, Rebecca Howe Then:\u00a0Sharon Stone and future 'Sex and the City' star Kim Cattrall auditioned for the role of Rebecca, which went to Kirstie Alley. Rebecca runs the bar for a corporation when Diane leaves Sam and he has no other choice but to sell out at the end of season five. She's icy at first but eventually reveals herself to be neurotic and quite lovable. Now:\u00a0Following the end of 'Cheers,' Alley headlined her own sitcom, 'Veronica's Closet.' She's starred in the 'Look Who's Talking' films, and competed on 'Dancing with the Stars' twice, and has released two books. NBC\/Getty Images 3. Shelley Long, Diane Chambers Then:\u00a0Shelley Long played Diane Chambers, a graduate student who is dumped by her fiance and is forced to take a job at Cheers as a cocktail waitress. Long only signed a contract for five seasons because she wanted to pursue a film career, and left the show in 1987. Now:\u00a0Since then she's appeared in the films 'Troop Beverly Hills' and 'The Brady Bunch Movie' (and its sequels), and occasionally guest stars on 'Modern Family' as Claire and Mitch's mom. NBC\/Getty Images 4. Rhea Perlman, Carla Tortelli Then:\u00a0Rhea Perlman played Carla Tortelli, the sassy cocktail waitress with four kids who eventually have four more. The series worked Perlman's real-life pregnancies into the show. Now:\u00a0Perlman is married to actor Danny DeVito in real life, and appeared with him in 'Matilda,' a film which he also directed. Perlman also recently starred in 'The Sessions.' NBC\/Getty Images 5. Woody Harrelson, Woody Boyd Then:\u00a0Woody Harrelson played Woody Boyd (the name was purely coincidental), a not-so-bright midwestern bartender. 'Cheers' was Harrelson's first role, though he hadn't been planning on working in television. Now:\u00a0Harrelson recently appeared in the films 'Seven Psychopaths,' 'Now You See Me,' and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.' In January, he stars with his friend Matthew McConaughey on the HBO series 'True Detective.' NBC\/Getty Images 6. George Wendt, Norm Peterson Then:\u00a0George Wendt played Norm, a semi-unemployed accountant and regular at the bar. The part was originally written as a minor role for the pilot episode only, but Wendt became an instant favorite. Now:\u00a0Wendt recently appeared on 'Portlandia' and is the uncle of 'SNL' star Jason Sudeikis. His film credits include 'Forever Young' and 'The Little Rascals.' NBC\/Getty Images 7. John Ratzenberger, Cliff Clavin Then:\u00a0John Ratzenberger auditioned for the role of Norm, but he wasn't right for the part. The actor suggested a "bar know-it-all" character, and the producers loved it, so a part was written specifically for him: Cliff Clavin, a postman. Now:\u00a0Ratzenberger has done a lot of voice work for Pixar films, including Hamm in the 'Toy Story' films, Mustafa in 'Ratatouille,' and Mack in the 'Cars' movies. NBC\/Getty Images 8. Kelsey Grammer, Frasier Crane Then:\u00a0Kelsey Grammer played Frasier Crane, the stuffy psychiatrist who starts out as Diane's love interest before becoming a bar regular. John Lithgow was the first choice for the part. Now:\u00a0Grammer got his own spin-off series called 'Frasier,' which ran from 1993 to 2004. He played Beast in 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' and appears next in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' and 'Expendables 3.' NBC\/Getty Images 9. Bebe Neuwirth, Lilith Crane Then:\u00a0Bebe Neuwirth played Lilith, an uptight psychiatrist who dates and eventually marries, cheats on and divorces Frasier. 'Cheers' was Neuwirth's first television role. Now:\u00a0Neuwirth reunited with Danson for a few episodes of 'Bored to Death,' and has appeared in the films 'The Faculty' and 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.' She also played Morticia in the Broadway version of 'The Addams Family.' NBC\/Getty Images Credits: screencrush.com Share this story on Facebook with your friends.