Joanna Lumley
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Amy Poehler
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Bradley Cooper
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David Hyde Pierce

Knowledge Identifier: +David_Hyde_Pierce


David Hyde Pierce

American actor and comedian add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (16%), New York (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Joanna Lumley, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler

Linked to: Alzheimer's Association, Johns Hopkins University, Niagara University, Yale University




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David Hyde Pierce was born in 1959 add something


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 add something


During this period he played Laertes in a popular off-Broadway production of "Hamlet" and made his Broadway debut in Christopher Durang's "Beyond Therapy" in 1982 add something


Pierce's first big television break came in the early 1990s with Norman Lear's political comedy "The Powers That Be," in which Pierce played Theodore, a Congressman add something


John Forsythe - In 1992, after a three-year absence, Forsythe returned to series television starring in Norman Lear's situation comedy, "The Powers That Be" for NBC, co-starring Holland Taylor, Peter MacNicol, Valerie Mahaffey and David Hyde-Pierce


For his work on "Frasier", Pierce was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy a record eleven consecutive years, winning in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2004 add something


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


His notable roles include the narrator of the movie "The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human" in 1999, walking stick insect Slim in "A Bug's Life", Doctor Delbert Doppler in Disney's film "Treasure Planet", and the amphibian Abe Sapien in "Hellboy" add something


In 2001, he starred in the cult 1980s summer camp comedy "Wet Hot American Summer" as the befuddled astrophysicist, Prof add something


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


Pierce narrated a 2 CD tour guide "Napa Uncorked" in 2002 among others add something


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


Glenne Headly - Two years later, she starred in "Detachments" in Los Angeles and in 2003, starred opposite David Hyde Pierce in "The Guys" as part of a revolving cast at The Actors' Gang in Los Angeles


Jane Leeves - Her son Finn William Leeves Coben, was born on 19 December 2003, and both David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney are his godfathers


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" add something


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 add something


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 add something


In March 2007, "Curtains" opened on Broadway and on June 10, 2007 Pierce won the Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical at the 61st Tony awards for his performance add something


On November 19, 2007, Pierce was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Niagara University in Lewiston, New York add something


They married in California on October 24, 2008, just days before Proposition 8 was adopted as law, banning same-sex marriages in the state add something


On May 28, 2009, while a guest on "The View", he publicly announced his marriage to Hargrove and expressed his anger over the approval of Proposition 8 add something


Also in 2010, Pierce had his first starring film role as Warwick Wilson in the dark comedy/psychological thriller "The Perfect Host" add something


In 2010, Pierce appeared in a revival of David Hirson's play "La Bête" directed by Matthew Warchus add something


Stephen Sondheim - Among them were the New York Philharmonic's "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert", which was held March 15 and 16, 2010 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall and hosted by David Hyde Pierce


Mark Rylance - In 2010 he starred in a revival of David Hirson's verse play "La Bête", with David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley


Joanna Lumley - She starred in David Hirson's "La Bête" - Comedy Theatre, London, 26 June - 28 August 2010 with David Hyde Pierce and Mark Rylance, directed by Matthew Warchus


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 add something


So when our film union said there was already a David Pierce, I added the name 'Hyde'", interview with Cindy Adams, "New York Post", June 29, 2011 add something


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 add something


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


Wet Hot American Summer - Netflix will produce an eight-episode prequel in 2015 starring most of the original cast members, including Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and David Hyde-Pierce, among numerous others


The play premiered at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on October 24, 2016, directed by Anne Kaufman, and closes on November 27 add something


The musical opened on April 20, 2017 at the Shubert Theatre add something


Victor Garber - Replacing David Hyde Pierce and starring opposite Bernadette Peters, Garber began performances on January 20, 2018 prior to an official opening on February 22, 2018