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David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is an American movie, television, stage, radio, voice actor, writer, and comedian who is known for his role as Dr. Niles Crane in Frasier. He won four Emmy Awards for his role as Dr. Niles Crane and also won two Screen Actors Guild Award, a TCA Award, and a Tony Award.

David Hyde Pierce
Pierce after the final performance of La Bête in London.jpg
Pierce in September 2010
Born (1959-04-03) April 3, 1959 (age 60)
Alma materYale University
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1982–present
Notable work
Dr. Niles Crane in Frasier
Spouse(s)Brian Hargrove (m. 2008)
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
1995, 1998, 1999, 2004 Frasier

Pierce was born on April 3, 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York.[1] He studied at Yale University. Pierce is openly gay.[2] He has been married to Brian Hargrove since 2008.[3]


  1. "David Hyde Pierce". Rootsweb. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  2. "David Hyde Pierce joins list of out gay actors". AfterElton. May 30, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  3. "David Hyde Pierce reveals he's been secretly married to partner of 25 years". New York Daily News. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30.

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