David Hyde Pierce is an American television, film and theatre actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he received 11 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and 4 wins during the show’s run. Pierce starred as the befuddled astrophysicist, Prof. Henry Newman in the 2001 comedy film Wet Hot American Summer, and won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in Curtains. He has also done voice work in A Bug’s Life, The Tangerine Bear, Osmosis Jones, Treasure Planet, Mighty Ducks, Happily Every After, The Simpsons, Gary the Rat, and The Amazing Screw-On Head. In 2015, Pierce directed the Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You. Born David Pierce on April 3, 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to parents Laura and George Hyde Pierce, his siblings are Nancy, Thomas, and Barbara. Pierce attended Saratoga Springs High School, and graduated from Yale University in 1981 with a double major in English and theater arts. He is married to writer and producer Brian Hargrove.
David Hyde Pierce Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 3 April 1959
Birth Place: Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Birth Name: David Pierce
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Occupation: Actor, Voice actor, Writer, Comedian
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Gay
David Hyde Pierce Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 159 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 72 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 9½”
Height in Meters: 1.77 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Shoe Size: Unknown
David Hyde Pierce Family Details:
Father: George Hyde Pierce (was an aspiring actor)
Mother: Laurie Marie (Hughes) (was an insurance agent)
Spouse/Wife: Brian Hargrove (m. 2008)
Siblings: Nancy Pierce (Sister), Thomas Pierce (Brother), Barbara Pierce (Sister)
Others: Arthur J. Pierce (the son of Henry Thomas Pierce and Sarah M. Hogan) (Paternal Grandfather), Helen E. Hyde (the daughter of George W. Hyde and Mary Annie “Mollie” Lewis) (Paternal Grandmother), Lorado Thomas Hughes (the son of The Rev. Thomas Bennett Hughes and Sarah Barbara “Sadie” Mayhew) (Maternal Grandfather), Mildred E. Sherman (the daughter of James W. Sherman and Frances “Fannie”/”Fanny” J. Hunt) (Maternal Grandmother)
David Hyde Pierce Education:
Saratoga High School, Saratoga Springs, NY (1977)
Yale University (1981) (English and Theater Arts)
David Hyde Pierce Facts:
*He was born on April 3, 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA.
*He studied at Yale University.
*Played Dr. Niles Crane in Frasier from 1993–2004.
*He is openly gay.
*He plays both the piano and the organ.
*He once worked as a security guard.
*He married Brian Hargrove in October 2008.