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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... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 27 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Frasier Dr. Niles Crane
(1993-2004)
(1998)
Down with Love Peter MacMannus
(2003)

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 2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (TV Series)
Henry Neumann
- End Summer Night's Dream (2017) ... Henry Neumann
 2017 Julie's Greenroom (TV Series)
David Hyde Pierce
- Mash-Up: The Musical (2017) ... David Hyde Pierce
- The Mess Rehearsal (2017) ... David Hyde Pierce
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Jones
- Night III: Parts IV and V (2017) ... Dr. Jones
- Night II: Parts II and III (2017) ... Dr. Jones (voice, uncredited)
- Night I: Part I (2017) ... Dr. Jones
 2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Series)
Assoc. Prof. Henry Neumann
- Day Is Done (2015) ... Assoc. Prof. Henry Neumann
- Auditions (2015) ... Assoc. Prof. Henry Neumann
 2014-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Frank Prady
- Red Meat (2015) ... Frank Prady
- Open Source (2015) ... Frank Prady
- Mind's Eye (2015) ... Frank Prady
- Dark Money (2015) ... Frank Prady
- The Debate (2015) ... Frank Prady
 1997-2014 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Cecil Terwilliger / Felix
- Clown in the Dumps (2014) ... Felix (voice)
- Funeral for a Fiend (2007) ... Cecil Terwilliger (voice)
- Brother from Another Series (1997) ... Cecil Terwilliger (voice)
 2012 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Commander Chiphead
- Get Lost, Mr. Chips (2012) ... Commander Chiphead
 2010 The Perfect Host
Warwick Wilson
 2009 Stingray Sam
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Forever Plaid
The Narrator
 2006 The Amazing Screw-On Head (TV Short)
Emperor Zombie (voice)
 1993-2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Dr. Niles Crane
- Goodnight, Seattle (2004) ... Dr. Niles Crane
- Goodnight, Seattle (2004) ... Dr. Niles Crane
- Crock Tales (2004) ... Dr. Niles Crane
- Detour (2004) ... Dr. Niles Crane
- And Frasier Makes Three (2004) ... Dr. Niles Crane
 2004 Hellboy
Abe Sapien (voice, uncredited)
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
Addison
- Strange Bedfellows (2003) ... Addison (voice)
 2003 Down with Love
Peter MacMannus
 2002 Treasure Planet (Video Game)
Doctor Doppler (voice)
 2002 Treasure Planet
Doctor Doppler (voice)
 2002 Full Frontal
Carl
 2001 Laud Weiner (Short)
Laud Weiner
 2001 Osmosis Jones
Drix (voice)
 2001/I Happy Birthday
Barney
 2001 Titus (TV Series)
Jerry October
- Life Forward (2001) ... Jerry October
 2000 Chain of Fools
Mr. Kerner
 2000 Isn't She Great
Michael Hastings
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Perry (The Deaf Rehearsal Pianist)
 1998-1999 Hercules (TV Series)
Daedalus
- Hercules and the Green-Eyed Monster (1999) ... Daedalus (voice)
- Hercules and the Poseidon's Cup Adventure (1998) ... Daedalus (voice)
- Hercules and the Minotaur (1998) ... Daedalus (voice)
- Hercules and the Underworld Takeover (1998) ... Daedalus (voice)
- Hercules and the River Styx (1998) ... Daedalus (voice)
 1998/I A Bug's Life (Video Game)
Slim (voice)
 1998 A Bug's Life
Slim (voice)
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Puss
- Puss in Boots (1997) ... Puss (voice)
 1995-1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Jimmy Callahan / Dr. Niles Crane
- Caroline and the Cat Dancer (1996) ... Jimmy Callahan
- Caroline and the Bad Back (1995) ... Dr. Niles Crane
 1996 Mighty Ducks (TV Series)
Baron von Lichtenstamp
- A Traitor Among Us (1996) ... Baron von Lichtenstamp (voice, as David Hyde-Pierce)
- The First Face-Off: Part 2 (1996) ... Baron von Lichtenstamp (voice, as David Hyde-Pierce)
- The First Face-Off: Part One (1996) ... Baron von Lichtenstamp (voice, uncredited)
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Jack Henson
- The Sentence (1996) ... Dr. Jack Henson
 1995 Ripple (Short)
Peter
 1995 Nixon
John Dean
 1995 The Adventures of Hyperman (TV Series)
Buttons The Chimp
- Emma Is History/Appalling 13 (1995) ... Buttons The Chimp (voice)
 1994 Wolf
Roy
 1993 Addams Family Values
Delivery Room Doctor
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle
Dennis Reed
 1992-1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series)
Theodore Van Horne
- Grammargate: Part 1 (1993) ... Theodore Van Horne
- Having a Ball (1993) ... Theodore Van Horne
- Grandma's Big Decision (1993) ... Theodore Van Horne
- Grammargate: Part 2 (1993) ... Theodore Van Horne
- Bradley Gets Fired (1993) ... Theodore Van Horne
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
Jerry Dorfer
- The Guilty Party (1992) ... Jerry Dorfer
 1991 The Fisher King
Lou Rosen (as David Pierce)
 1991 Little Man Tate
Garth (as David Pierce)
 1990 Across Five Aprils
Union Soldier (as David Pierce)
 1988 Knightwatch (TV Series)
Gibson
- Friday Knight (1988) ... Gibson
 1988 The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (Short)
Businessman (as David Pierce)
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Monsieur Henri
 1988 Crossing Delancey
Mark (as David Pierce)
 1988 Vampire's Kiss
Theater Guy (as David Pierce)
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
Bartender at Fashion Show
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
NSA Agent Carruthers
- Mig 21 (1987) ... NSA Agent Carruthers (as David Pierce)
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
O'Neill
- The Man Who Wasn't There (1987) ... O'Neill (as David Pierce)
 1985 Moving Violations
Immigration Officer (as David Pierce)
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(1983 to 1984 season) He played Treplev in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Seagull," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Lois Smith (Madame Arkadina) in the cast. Lucien Pintilie was director. Jean-Claude Van Itallie was translator. Radu Borezscu was set designer. Miruna Borezscu was ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Hyde-Pierce | David Pierce

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I can vividly recall telling a joke in, like, second grade and realizing it was funnier if I didn't laugh. I've been deadpan ever since. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive, mellow voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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