Knowledge Identifier: +David_Hyde_Pierce
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1959.
Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (16%), New York (4%)
Linked to: Alzheimer's Association, Johns Hopkins University, Niagara University, Yale University
After his graduation, Pierce moved to New York City, where during the 1980s and early 1990s he was employed in various jobs, such as selling ties at Bloomingdale's and working as a security guard, while pursuing an acting career and studying at Michael Howard Studios
Phil Hartman - Hartman was posthumously nominated for the Primetime Emmy *award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1998 for his work on "NewsRadio", but lost to David Hyde Pierce
Uta Hagen - David Hyde Pierce worked with Hagen in the Richard Alfieri play "Six dance lessons in six weeks", at the Geffen Playhouse in 2001
Wet Hot American Summer - "'Wet Hot American Summer"' is a 2001 satirical comedy film written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, directed by David Wain, and starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter , Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Zak Orth and A.D. Miles
Tony Randall - Elements from the plots of these films, particularly "Pillow Talk", were parodied in the 2003 comedy "Down With Love", with Renée Zellweger in the Doris Day role, Ewan McGregor in the Rock Hudson role, and David Hyde Pierce as the Tony Randall character, with Randall himself playing McGregor's Boss
Jeffrey Tambor - In 2004, Tambor was nominated for his fifth Emmy *award, but lost to David Hyde Pierce for the final season of the sitcom "Frasier"
In 2005, Pierce joined Tim Curry and others in the stage production of "Spamalot"
Joe Raposo - It was performed in concert on Broadway for one night only on December 12, 2005; the production starred Brian Stokes Mitchell, David Hyde Pierce, and Judy Kuhn
In August and September 2006, he starred as "Lieutenant Frank Cioffi" in "Curtains", a new Kander and Ebb musical staged at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles
After years of media speculation about his sexuality, Pierce came out in 2007 and later confirmed through his publicist that he and television writer, director and producer Brian Hargrove were a couple
They married in California on October 24, 2008, just days before Proposition 8 was adopted as law, banning same-sex marriages in the state
He has appeared in Washington, D.C. to testify in support of expanding funding for treatment, and he has publicly campaigned for the National Alzheimer's Project Act. He told MSNBC in 2011, "it is up to us, to all of us, to the American people and to their representatives about whether we face the challenges and make all the effort necessary or if we ignore it and just let this sort of tidal wave crash over us
Richard Kline - Kline was seen next in October 2011 in a play directed by David Hyde Pierce and starring Tyne Daly
Billy Magnussen - In 2012, he was cast as Spike, alongside David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver, in Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike", premiering at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ prior to its move to Lincoln Center in New York City
As of October 2015, Pierce is currently directing the Manhattan Theater Club presentation of David Lindsay-Abaire's play Ripcord at New York's City Center theater
Edward Hibbert - He appeared on Broadway in the new musical "It Shoulda Been You" in 2015, again working with David Hyde Pierce, this time with Pierce as the director