David Hyde Pierce

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  • Birth Place: Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Set out to be a concert pianist and initially studied music at Yale before switching to acting.
  • Worked as a security guard and sold ties at Bloomingdale's while trying to make it in New York.
  • Was stage legend Uta Hagen's last leading man. They costarred in a 2001 Los Angeles production of the two-character comedy Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks; Hagen insisted on waiting for Pierce to finish his season of Frasier so that they could appear together on Broadway, but while waiting she had a stroke and later died.
  • In 2005, made his Broadway musical debut in Monty Python's Spamalot.
  • Is a national board member of the Alzheimer's Association; lost both his father and grandfather to the disease.

Awards

  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2017, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
  • 2010, Tony — Isabelle Stevenson Award: Winner
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2007, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Barbara — Sister
  • George Hyde Pierce — Father
  • Nancy — Sister
  • Laura Pierce — Mother
  • Brian Hargrove — Husband
  • Thomas Pierce — Brother

College

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (BA in English and Theater Arts, 1981)

Details

  • Birth Place: Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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