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David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce was born on 3 April 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is the youngest child of George and Laura Pierce (both deceased) and has two older sisters (Barbara and Nancy) and an older brother (Thomas). As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and regularly played the organ at his local church (Bethesda Episcopal Church). David discovered a love of drama in high school and, upon his graduation in 1977, he received the Yaddo Medal which is to honor academic achievement and personal character. However, his love of music was still strong so he decided to study classical piano at Yale University. Unfortunately, he soon grew bored with music history lessons and found that he wasn't dedicated enough to practice the required amount of hours to become a successful concert pianist. Instead, he returned to his love of drama and graduated in 1981 with a double major in English and Theatre Arts. He then moved to New York where he worked several menial jobs (including selling ties at Bloomingdales and working as a security guard) while acting in the theater during the late 80s and early 90s. He appeared in small roles in films such as Bright Lights, Big City (1988) before his life and career changed forever when he landed the role of "Dr. Niles Crane" in the television series Frasier (1993). Throughout the show's eleven year run (1993-2004), David was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series each year (he won four times: 1995, 1998-1999 and 2004). David resides in Los Angeles with his romantic partner, Brian Hargrove, and their two Wheaton Terriers, Maude and Mabel. He remains very close to his three siblings.


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Born:
Apr 3, 1959 In Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 27 wins & 37 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Frasier
Filmography
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Titus Unknown 2000-03-20
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Caroline in the City Unknown 1995-09-21
Frasier Dr. Niles Crane 263 episodes, 1993-2004 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-18
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21