Actor Ted Danson is best known for his work in TV shows like Cheers, The Good Place and CSI. But Danson has also been an environmental advocate for decades; he sits on the board of Oceana, a global ocean-conservation group. He sat down with Bloomberg to explain why he’s passionate about protecting marine life before Oceana’s SeaChange Summer Party on October 22 in Laguna Beach, California. — As told to Leslie Kaufman
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, but we would visit my cousins in Pasadena and then drive down to Laguna or La Jolla del Mar and rent a little summer cottage. Coming from the desert to the ocean — I was four or five at time — I fell in love with the ocean, even back then.