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Famous People Birthdays Today April 3 David Hyde Pierce

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Famous People Birthdays Today April 3 Baby Boomer David Hyde Pierce

…best known for playing psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier.

Holds the record for being nominated for most Best Supporting Actor Emmys for a character, “Dr. Niles Crane” on “Frasier” (1993). He was nominated 11 times.


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Received the Yaddo Medal as best dramatic arts student upon graduation from Saratoga Springs High School, 1977.

Plays both the piano and the organ.

Attended Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs.

He received his initial interview with the creators of “Frasier” (1993) due to his close resemblance to Kelsey Grammer. After the interview, the part of Niles Crane was written for him.

Once worked as a security guard.

Is active in the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, which his grandfather suffered and died from. His father also suffered from the disease but died from pneumonia.

Graduated from Yale University with a double major in English and theater arts.

Attended Yale with Jodie Foster. When she was preparing to direct Little Man Tate (1991), she remembered him from a play he was in at that time and called and offered him a part.

Once sold ties at Bloomingdales in New York.

He kickboxes.

Made his debut with the New York Philaharmonic in April 2003 in the role of “Benedict”, in the concert staging of Berlioz’s opera “Beatrice and Benedict”. Harriet Sansom Harris, (agent “Bebe Glazer” on “Frasier” (1993)) played “Beatrice” opposite Pierce.

Asked not to be credited as the voice of “Abe Sapien” in Hellboy (2004) because he felt the characterization of Abe truly belonged to Doug Jones (the actor who played Abe on the set).

One year when he was performing at the international comedy festival “Just for Laughs”, he arrived in Montreal for check-in with the festival exhausted and disheveled. He remarked to one of the festival workers how he was looking forward to resting in his hotel room. The worker replied with empathy, saying how tired they were working overtime with few breaks trying to tie up the loose ends and help the performers before the comedy routines. Moments later, Pierce returned with fresh coffee and pastries for all those working at the Festival’s check-in.

Has played Kelsey Grammer’s brother twice: on “Frasier” (1993) and on “The Simpsons” (1989) episode: “Brother From Another Series”. John Mahoney also played the father of both pairs of characters.

Pierce resides in Los Angeles with his longtime partner TV writer/director/producer Brian Hargrove.

Won a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for “Curtains” in 2007.

He was nominated for a 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Revue for “Candida” at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

He was nominated for a 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for “Candida” at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Companion of Brian Hargrove since the early ’80s. David said in his Tony award acceptance speech in 2007 that he has been with Brian for 24 years. They moved together to Los Angeles (where they still live) in the early ’90s.

Won the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Musical for “Curtains”.




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