David Hyde Pierce is 58-year-old American actor, director, and comedian famed for his role as Niles Crane in TV show Fraiser. Here we look at some unknown facts about him.
Quick facts about David Hyde Pierce
Full Name: David Hyde Pierce
Born: April 3rd, 1959
Age: 58 years
Birth Place: Saratoga Springs, New York
Ethnicity: White Profession: Actor, Comedian, Director
TV Shows/Movies: Fraiser, Beyond Therapy
Years Active: 1982-present
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Brian Hargrove
2. David Hyde had to revert to his middle name to avoid confusion
There can be nothing more troubling to your own piece of mind than having someone with a similar first name and surname in the same vicinity as you. It helps fuel confusion that comes with responding to the wrong call and cases of mistaken identity at most times. To ensure that he doesnât have to go through this harrowing experience, David Pierce opted to use his middle name âHydeâ in order to create a distinction between him and another actor by the same name, David Pierce with whom he worked together on several productions. In the end, itâs been David Hydeâs name that has been prominent over that of his namesake who we actually donât know where he faded into.
3. David Hyde directed student production at Yale
4. David Hyde is openly gay
Without fear of fervor, David Hyde has come out in the open to state that he is homosexual and has no shame about it. His partner since 2008 is American producer Brian Hargrove with whom they tied the knot in a small ceremony in 2008. The ceremony was private and no one in the media scene ever seemed to get wind of it up until the time when David came out in the open to speak of his partner whom he describes as the reason behind his success as he has been very supportive of him and has always been there to ensure that he has a helping hand.
5. David Hyde has affiliations with the National Alzheimer’s Association
As a way of giving back to the community, David Hyde has been known to be a strong supporter of the cause of theÂ National Alzheimer AssociationÂ and has been seen being at the forefront of many of its fundraising drives. He has used his influence to create awareness about the condition in the USA.
6. David Hyde has a passion for music
7. David Hyde used to do menial jobs
Before being a famed A-list celebrity, David Hyde had to work as a security guard and also used to sell ties at the Bloomingdales just to get by.