David Hyde Pierce

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David Hyde Pierce
Pierce after the final performance of La Bête in London.jpg
Pierce in September 2010
Born (1959-04-03) April 3, 1959 (age 60)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materYale University
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1982–present
Notable work
Dr. Niles Crane in Frasier
Spouse(s)Brian Hargrove (m. 2008)
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
1995, 1998, 1999, 2004 Frasier

David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is an American movie, television, stage, radio, voice actor, writer, and comedian who is known for his role as Dr. Niles Crane in Frasier. He won four Emmy Awards for his role as Dr. Niles Crane and also won two Screen Actors Guild Award, a TCA Award, and a Tony Award.

Pierce was born on April 3, 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York.[1] He studied at Yale University. Pierce is openly gay.[2] He has been married to Brian Hargrove since 2008.[3]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Businessman Short film
1988 Bright Lights, Big City Bartender at Fashion Show
1988 Crossing Delancey Mark
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Monsieur Henri
1989 Vampire's Kiss Theater Guy
1990 Across Five Aprils Union Soldier
1991 Little Man Tate Garth Emmerick
1991 The Fisher King Lou Rosen
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Dennis Reed
1993 Addams Family Values Delivery Room Doctor
1994 Wolf Roy
1995 Ripple Peter Short film
1995 Nixon John Dean Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1998 A Bug's Life Slim Voice
1999 The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human Narrator Voice
2000 Isn't She Great Michael Hastings
2000 Chain of Fools Mr. Kerner
2000 The Tangerine Bear Bird Voice
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Henry Newman
2001 Happy Birthday Barney Short film
2001 Osmosis Jones Drix Voice
2001 Laud Weiner Laud Weiner Short film
2002 Full Frontal Carl
2002 Treasure Planet Doctor Doppler Voice
2003 Down with Love Peter MacMannus
2004 Hellboy Abe Sapien Voice
Uncredited
2008 Forever Plaid: The Movie Narrator Voice
2009 Stingray Sam Narrator Voice
2010 The Perfect Host Warwick Wilson

References[change | change source]

  1. "David Hyde Pierce". Rootsweb. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  2. "David Hyde Pierce joins list of out gay actors". AfterElton. May 30, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  3. "David Hyde Pierce reveals he's been secretly married to partner of 25 years". New York Daily News. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30.

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