Professional as an actor since 1987, David Hyde Pierce has forged a highly successful path in the industry with innumerable mega-hit movies and TV shows under his belt. Pierce gained immense popularity and became a household name following his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane in one of the highly-rated TV series Frasier. The breakout performance on the NBC sitcom from 1993-2004 also brought him eleven consecutive Emmy Awards nominations, winning four.
Hyde also has a triumphant career on the big screen as well. Some of his films credits are Little Man Tate, The Fisher King, Sleepless in Seattle, and We Ht American Summer.
David Hyde Pierce possesses $40 million net worth as of February 2020. The known actor primarily makes money from his work in movies and TV shows.
He played Dr. Niles Crane in the major hit TV NBC sitcom Frasier from 1993-2004, alongside Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney & Dan Butler.
Pierce was paid $750,000 per episode from the TV series, while the highest-earning was Kelsey Grammer with $1.6 million per episode throughout 2003- 2004.
The acclaimed actor has also made his way into many box office hit movies. Some of them are listed below,
|Movie||Budget||Box Office||Cast Members|
|Sleepless in Seattle (1993)||$21 million||$227.9 million||Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Bill Pullman|
|A Bug's Life (1998)||$120 million||$363.3 million||Dave Foley and Kevin Spacey|
|Hellboy (2014)||$66 million||$100 million||Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, and Jeffrey Tambor|
In August 2012, David Hyde Pierce sold his Los Feliz mansion for $7.5 million. He originally bought the house with his husband Brian Hargrove for $3.625 million in 2003. They fully renovated the 1929 built mansion in the following year. It features seven bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, and multiple fireplaces.
Other major highlights of the house are a banquet-sized formal dining room, a veranda with a fireplace, a gym, a wine vault, a library, a theater, a poo, and more.
David Hyde Pierce is also an active philanthropist and a member of many non-profit entities. He supports Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Doe Fund. Headquartered in NYC, the first raise funds for AIDS-related causes and the latter provides educational opportunities and career training to people who are vagrant and belonged to the low financial backgrounds.
David Hyde Pierce was born on April 3, 1959, in Saratoga Springs, New York. He is the youngest of four children of George Hyde Pierce and Laura Marie Hughes (both deceased). He has three older siblings; two sisters Nancy Pierce and Barbara Pierce, and a brother named Thomas Pierce.
Pierce initially had a plan to pursue a career in music. He played piano and organ during his school years. He also attended Yale University to study a music program. But, Pierce shifted his focus in theatre and graduated with degrees in English and Theatre Arts eventually from the Yale.
In 2007, David Hyde Pierce came out as gay. He later also revealed his relationship with his then-boyfriend Brian Hargrove, a television writer, director, and producer.
The couple tied the knot on 24th October 2008, in California.