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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 28 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Frasier Dr. Niles Crane
A Bug's Life
The Fisher King
The Fisher King Lou Rosen
Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle Dennis Reed


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 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Dr. Jones
- When We Rise (2017) ... Dr. Jones
 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)
 2009 Stingray Sam
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Forever Plaid
The Narrator
 2006 The Amazing Screw-On Head (TV Short)
Emperor Zombie (voice)
 2004 Hellboy
Abe Sapien (voice, uncredited)
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
- Strange Bedfellows (2003) ... Addison (voice)
 2002 Treasure Planet (Video Game)
Doctor Doppler (voice)
 2001 Laud Weiner (Short)
Laud Weiner
 2001 Osmosis Jones
Drix (voice)
 2001/I Happy Birthday
 2001 Titus (TV Series)
Jerry October
- Life Forward (2001) ... Jerry October
 2000 Isn't She Great
Michael Hastings
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Perry (The Deaf Rehearsal Pianist)
 1998 A Bug's Life (Video Game)
Slim (voice)
 1998 A Bug's Life
Slim (voice)
 1995-1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Jimmy Callahan / Dr. Niles Crane
- Caroline and the Cat Dancer (1996) ... Jimmy Callahan
 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 1 (1996) ... Baron von Lichtenstamp (voice, as David Hyde-Pierce)
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Jack Henson
- The Sentence (1996) ... Dr. Jack Henson
 1995 Ripple (Short)
 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
 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)
- 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)
- The Man Who Wasn't There (1987) ... O'Neill (as David Pierce)
 1985 Moving Violations
Immigration Officer (as David Pierce)
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Other Works:

Appeared on Broadway in "Beyond Therapy" and "The Heidi Chronicles." See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

David Hyde-Pierce | David Pierce


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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[Speaking on "The View" on May 28, 2009, about his activism for same-sex marriage] I've been going [to marriage-equality rallies] because I had the experience of...having this private thing [marriage] suddenly dragged out into the public and having people I don't know take a vote--I mean, can you imagine? If you're married, the people in your state getting together and saying, "well, you know ... See more »


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. See more »


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