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David Hyde Pierce is a Actor American born on 3 april 1959 at Saratoga Springs (USA)

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce
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Birth name David Pierce
Nationality USA
Birth 3 april 1959 (60 years) at Saratoga Springs (USA)

David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series during the show's run.

Biography

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. When accepting his Tony Award for Curtains, Pierce thanked "my partner, Brian, because it's 24 years of listening to your damn notes—that's why I'm up here tonight." They married in California on October 24, 2008, just days before Proposition 8 was adopted as law, banning same-sex marriages in the state. On May 28, 2009, while a guest on The View, he publicly announced his marriage to Hargrove and expressed his anger about the approval of Proposition 8.

He and Frasier co-star John Mahoney are godparents to Frasier co-star Jane Leeves' son, Finn. Pierce has spent years working with the Alzheimer's Association on behalf of Americans with Alzheimer's disease. He has appeared in Washington, D.C., to testify in support of expanding funding for treatment, and he publicly campaigned for the National Alzheimer's Project Act. Pierce 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."

Best films

A Bug's Life (1998)
(Actor)
Treasure Planet (2002)
(Actor)

Usually with

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Marc Shaiman
(4 films)
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Mike Mignola
(1 films)
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David Wain
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Oliver Stone
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Hyde Pierce (28 films)

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Actor

The Perfect Host, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Helen Reddy, Megahn Perry, Joseph Will, Nathaniel Parker
Roles Warwick Wilson
Rating67% 3.397983.397983.397983.397983.39798
Fugitive John Taylor flees an initially unspecified crime, with a wounded foot. (Flashbacks and news reports reveal he robbed a bank, in collusion with his girlfriend Simone, who was a teller in the bank.) He stops in a convenience store for some disinfectant, just moments before it is robbed; he manages to turn the tables on the robber, but she gets away with his wallet. The store's TV identifies John and his car, so he quickly ditches it, proceeding on foot into an expensive neighborhood. With a sob story about being mugged, he gains entry to the house of Warwick Wilson. John poses as a friend of one of Warwick's friends after he found a postcard in the mailbox outside from a woman named "Julia". Warwick is preparing a dinner party. John makes small talk and drinks red wine while trying to figure out his next move, and how to keep his lies from being found out. When the radio news makes an announcement about John, he angrily shushes Warwick, revealing himself. John threatens to kill Warwick if he doesn't cooperate and forces him to call his guests to cancel. Suddenly, John keels over; the wine has been drugged, and Warwick is not the person he seems.
Stingray Sam, 1h1
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Western, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, Space opera
Actors Joshua Taylor, Ron Crawford, David Hyde Pierce
Roles Narrator
Rating71% 3.588833.588833.588833.588833.58883
Episode 1: Factory Fugitives Episode 2: The Forbidden Chromosome
Hellboy
Hellboy (2004)
, 2h2
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Dystopian films, Steampunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Disaster films
Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, John Hurt
Roles Abe Sapien (voice) (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.447863.447863.447863.447863.44786
In 1944, the Nazis build a dimensional portal off the coast of Scotland. With the help of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, they intend to free the Ogdru Jahad—monstrous entities imprisoned in deep space—to aid them in defeating the Allies. Rasputin knows this will be an apocalyptic event that he believes will create a paradise. He opens the portal with the aid of his disciples, Ilsa von Haupstein and Obersturmbannführer Karl Ruprecht Kroenen, member of the Thule Society and Adolf Hitler's top assassin. An Allied team is sent to destroy the portal, guided by young Trevor Bruttenholm, who is well-versed in the occult. The German team is killed and the portal is destroyed—in the process absorbing Rasputin—while Haupstein and Kroenen escape. The Allied team discovers that an infant demon with a right hand of stone came through the portal; they dub him "Hellboy" and Bruttenholm adopts him.
Down with Love, 1h34
Directed by Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce, Rachel Dratch, Jack Plotnick
Roles Peter MacMannus
Rating62% 3.149013.149013.149013.149013.14901
In early 1960s New York City, Barbara Novak arrives in town at Banner House to present her new work, Down with Love, a book the intent of which is to free women from love, teach them to enjoy sex without commitment, and to replace the need for a man with things such as chocolate. Following her rules would, she believes, help to give women a boost in the workplace and in the world in general.
Treasure Planet, 1h35
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Sur la Lune, Pirate films, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Patrick McGoohan
Roles Doctor Doppler (voice)
Rating72% 3.6020453.6020453.6020453.6020453.602045
Set in the future, the film's prologue depicts Jim Hawkins as a five-year-old (voiced by Austin Majors) reading a storybook in bed. Jim is enchanted by stories of the legendary pirate Captain Flint and his ability to appear from nowhere, raid passing ships, and disappear in order to hide the loot on the mysterious "Treasure Planet". Twelve years later, Jim (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has grown into an aloof and alienated teenager. He is shown begrudgingly helping his mother Sarah (Laurie Metcalf) run an inn and deriving amusement from "solar surfing" (a hybrid of skysurfing and windsurfing atop a board attached to a solar sail-powered rocket), a pastime that frequently gets him in trouble.
Full Frontal, 1h41
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde Pierce
Roles Carl
Rating47% 2.3518852.3518852.3518852.3518852.351885
Carl Bright est un journaliste du Los Angeles Magazine. Mais il cherche à tout prix à placer ses scénarios auprès des studios de cinéma. Il croit savoir pourquoi sa femme Lee, responsable des ressources humaines dans une grande entreprise, n'est pas heureuse. La sœur de Lee, Linda, est masseuse dans un hôtel et craint de ne jamais rencontrer le prince charmant. Calvin, vedette d'une célèbre série télévisée, fait ses débuts sur grand écran en jouant le personnage de Nicholas, partenaire d'une grande star, dans un film produit par Gus. Toutes ces personnes, y compris un comédien qui interprète Adolf Hitler dans une pièce de théâtre, vont tout faire pour se rendre dans un grand hôtel de Beverly Hills pour fêter le 40e anniversaire de Gus, le producteur. Mais cette soirée prendra une tournure inattendue.
Osmosis Jones, 1h35
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Tom Sito, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation
Themes Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy, William Shatner, Molly Shannon
Roles Drix (voice)
Rating62% 3.1491853.1491853.1491853.1491853.149185
Frank Detorre (Bill Murray) is a widowed slovenly zookeeper at the Sucat Memorial Zoo in Rhode Island. Much to the frustration of his young daughter, Shane (Elena Franklin), he eats compulsively unhealthy and has minimal concern for germs or disease. While trying to eat a hard-boiled egg with mayonnaise and salt, it is stolen from him by a chimpanzee. He gets it back, but not before it falls into the filth of the chimp's habitat. When Shane is disgusted by him about to eat it he uses the "ten second rule" as a justification for the unsanitary act.
Wet Hot American Summer, 1h37
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino
Roles Henry
Rating65% 3.299063.299063.299063.299063.29906
In 1981, Camp Firewood, a summer camp located near Waterville, Maine, is preparing for its last day of camp. Counselors have one last chance to have a romantic encounter with another person at Camp Firewood. The summer culminates in a talent show.
Chain of Fools, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Steve Zahn, Salma Hayek, David Cross, Elijah Wood, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Wilkinson
Roles Mr. Kerner
Rating60% 3.0499553.0499553.0499553.0499553.049955
Thomas Kresk is a loser—he isn't good at his job, he's been tossed out of his home, and his wife just dumped him for the marriage counselor. Now he's depressed, and contemplating suicide. And yes, things get worse: a criminal named Avnet (Jeff Goldblum) has stolen three priceless coins, and decided to blackmail Bollingsworth (Tom Wilkinson), his billionaire partner in crime. After Kresk overhears this, he almost gets shot—and Avnet ends up impaled on a pair of barbers' scissors.
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, 1h28
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Carmen Electra, Mackenzie Astin, David Hyde Pierce, Lucy Liu, Markus Redmond, Lisa Rotondi
Roles The Narrator
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
Hyde Pierce, acting out the role of an alien (credited as "infinity-cubed" in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late 20th-Century American city, presenting findings and opinions as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with its most often wildly inaccurate theories) and elaborate visual metaphors add comedy. Among other themes the film explores the possibility that, whenever describing their interpretations of other species' acts and feelings, humans may get everything wrong.
Jackie's Back!, 2h
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary
Actors Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Tangie Ambrose, Loretta Devine, David Hyde Pierce
Roles Perry (The Deaf Rehearsal Pianist)
Rating66% 3.3452653.3452653.3452653.3452653.345265
Presented as a mockumentary, Jackie's Back chronicles the life and career of Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis), a 1960s/1970s R&B diva. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Washington decides to organize her own comeback concert with filmmaker Edward Whatsett St. John (Tim Curry) filming the event. The film also features numerous cameo appearances by celebrities.
A Bug's Life, 1h35
Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, David Hyde Pierce, Phyllis Diller
Roles Slim (voice)
Rating71% 3.5969053.5969053.5969053.5969053.596905
Flik, an individualist and would-be inventor, lives in a colony of ants in the middle of a dried creek. They are led by Princess Atta and her mother, the Queen. The colony is oppressed by a gang of marauding grasshoppers, led by Hopper, that arrive every season demanding food from the ants. One day, when the annual offering is accidentally knocked into a stream by Flik's latest invention, a grain-harvesting device, the grasshoppers demand twice as much food as compensation. The ants trick Flik into accepting his plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. While Flik actually believes in the plan, the other ants see it as an opportunity to get rid of Flik and save themselves trouble.
Nixon
Nixon (1995)
, 3h3
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Paul Sorvino, Bob Hoskins, Powers Boothe, John Diehl
Roles John Dean
Rating70% 3.5494553.5494553.5494553.5494553.549455
The film is non-linear, framed by scenes of Nixon listening to his secret recordings towards the end of his presidency as the Watergate crisis intensifies. As such, it covers all aspects of Nixon's life as a composite of actual events, usually in the form of memories triggered by the recordings or newsreel-style summaries. It depicts his childhood in Whittier, California as well as his growth as a young man, football fan and player, and suitor to his eventual wife, Pat Ryan. It explores most of the important events of his presidency, including his downfall due to abuse of executive power in the White House.