David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce

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Celebrity Speaker For Hire: David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce is an actor and comedian who has worked extensively in films, television and on the stage. Best known for his role as the snobby, hypercritical and finicky Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, he has also been recognized for his outstanding dramatic performances.

Pierce, who was born in Saratoga Springs, New York, was the youngest of four children. He attended Yale University to study classical piano and music history but wound up acting in and directing a variety of student productions as he fostered his love for drama. After graduating from Yale, he moved to New York to pursue a career in theater.

Pierce had appeared in many small roles in the theater and in films before landing the role of Dr. Niles Crane in the long running sitcom Frasier. Frasier was on the air for eleven seasons and Pierce was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series each year, an award he won four times. Since 2004 he has been working mainly in theater, earning Tony Award nominations for his work in both Curtains and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He also will be playing the role of Henry Newman in an upcoming series called Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

Pierce’s father and grandfather suffered from Alzheimer’s. He is a strong supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, for which he raises funds and awareness of the condition.



  • David Hyde Pierce received his initial interview with the creators of Frasier due to his close resemblance to Kelsey Grammer. The part of Dr. Niles Crane was created for him.
  • Pierce holds the record for most Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Series, Comedy or Drama.
  • Known for his distinctive voice, Pierce is often hired to provide voice work in animated films and television shows

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