David Hyde is a famous American actor and director who has performed in many television series, films, and theatres. He is best known for acting in the NBC sitcom series named Frasier as Dr. Niles from 1993 to 2004. David has won more than four Primetime Emmy awards for his acting in films and series, and also, he was nominated for many awards and honors for his acting. He gained more popularity after acting as Frank Prady in the eighth episode of the legal television series The Good Wife and Henry Newman in the film Wet Hot American Summer.
The Early life of David Hyde Pierce
David was born in Saratoga Springs, New York City, the United States of America, on April 3, 1959, and he is 63 years old as of 2023. His father’s name is George Pierce, and he is an aspiring actor. His mother’s name is Laura Marie Pierce, and she served as an insurance agent. David is the youngest of four children in his family, and he has two older sisters named Barbara Pierce and Nancy Pierce and one older brother named Thomas Pierce.
David has adopted his middle name Hyde to avoid confusion with other actors David Pierce. In his childhood, he used to play the organ in the local Bethesda Episcopal Church, and also he used to attend a boys’ sleepaway summer camp in Kabeyun; it is the place where he first started to act in the camp production of Gilbert& Sullivan, which was directed by the production of H.M.S Pinafore. After that, David decided to start his career as an actor and started developing his acting skills.
The Educational Background of David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde studied at Saratoga Springs High school, and he graduated from there in 1977. After that, he joined Yale University and majored in music with an emphasis on piano, but later he changed his double major to theater studies and English literature. While studying at Yale, he performed and directed student productions, as he appeared in the Yale Gilbert & Sullivan Society production of H.M.S. Pinafore. David has directed the Society’s operetta named Princess Ida. In 1981, David graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Yale 1981.
Personal details of David Hyde Pierce
Real Name: David Hyde Pierce
Profession: Actor, Voice actor, and Director
Celebrity name: David Pierce
Place of Birth: Saratoga Springs, New York City, the United States of America
Birthday: April 3, 1959
Religion: Anglican and Episcopalian
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Light Brown
Net Worth: $ 40 Million
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Body measurements of David Hyde Pierce
Height in cm: 177 cm
Height in Feet: 5 ft. 9 in.
Weight in Kg: 72 kg
Weight in Pound: 159 lbs
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Family details of David Hyde Pierce
Mother’s Name: Laurie Marie
Father’s Name: George Hyde Pierce
Number of Siblings: Two sisters and One brother (Nancy Pierce, Barbara Pierce, and Thomas Pierce)
Relationship Status: Married
Spouses: Brian Hargrove
The Relationship and Personal life of David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce revealed to the media that he was gay in 2007, and also later, he announced that he was in a relationship with Brian Hargrove, the television writer, producer, and writer. On October 24, 2008, David and Brian got married, and they got married a day before Proposition 8 was adopted, and also, the state banned same-sex marriages.
Then on May 28, 2009, while David appeared as a guest in The View, he officially announced his marriage to Hargrove, and also, he expressed his anger at the approval of Proposition 8. David has worked with Alzheimer’s Association for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Hyde appeared in Washington, D.C, to testify about his support of expanding the treatment fund and campaigning for the National Alzheimer’s Project Act.
David Hyde Pierce’s Net Worth
David Hyde Pierce has a net worth of $ 40 million, earned a major part of his net worth as an actor, and he was named the highest paid Tv actor in the world.
Awards and Achievements of David Hyde Pierce
David won the Primetime Emmy Award as Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for acting in the television series Frasier in 1995, 1998, 1999, and 2004. In 1995, he won the Screen Actors Guild Award as Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Frasier. In 1999, David won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In 2007, David won the Tony awards as Best Actor in a Musical for Curtains, and in 2008, he won the Tony award Isabelle Stevenson Award.
The Early Profession of David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce first acted in the theater show named Beyond Therapy as Andrew in 1982. After that, in 1987, he got a chance to act in the television series Spenser: For Hire as O’Neill 1987, and after a year, he acted in the short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings as Businessman in 1988. Then David Hyde acted in the films like Crossing Delancey, Across Five Aprils, Addams Family Values, Isn’t She Great, Full Frontal, Down with Love, The Perfect Host, and many others.
The Professional path of David Hyde Pierce
David acted as Theodore Van Horne in the series The Powers That Be from 1992 to 93, and from 1993 to 2004, he acted as Dr. Niles Crane in the series Frasier. From 2014 to 2015, he acted in the series The Good Wife as Frank Prady, and in 2015, he acted as Henry Newman in the comedy miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. In 2015, David directed the theater show It Shoulda Been You and Ripcord. From 2017 to 2018, he acted in the theater stage show Hello, Dolly! As Horace Vandergelder. In 2022, David acted as Paul Cushing’s Child in the television series Julia. Besides acting, David has given his voice to the characters in some of the television series The Simpsons, The Amazing Screw-On Head, Happily Every After: Fairly Tales for Every Child, Gary the Rat, and some others.