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David Hyde Pierce

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David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor


Who is David Hyde Pierce?

David Hyde Pierce is an American stage, television, and movie actor. He is probably best known for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier. For the role, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award eleven years in a row for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He won four of those awards. He currently holds the record for most nominations and is surpassed in wins only by actor Don Knotts who won five.

Famous Kin

David Hyde Pierce is related to a number of U.S. Presidents including William Howard Taft, Grover Cleveland, James Garfield, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, and both Presidents Bush. He also has a royal family connection to the late Princess Diana.

David Hyde Pierce also has a number of fellow celebrities in his family tree including Playboy's Hugh Hefner, the Beach Boys' Wilson brothers, and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt and her son CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper. Fellow actors with kinship to David Hyde Pierce include Humphrey Bogart, Roy Rogers, Anthony Perkins, Chevy Chase, Bill Paxton, Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Ben Affleck, and Oliver Platt. Actresses in his family tree include Lillian Gish, Lucille Ball, Elisabeth Shue, Kate Upton, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Brooke Shields, and Shirley Temple.

A few other notable kin to David Hyde Pierce are women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, abolitionist John Brown, and aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Amelia Earhart.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for David Hyde Pierce

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Alden

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

10th cousin
via Thomas White

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

11th cousin
via John Alden

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

9th cousin 3 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas White

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

7th cousin 4 times removed
via John Alden

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John Rogers

(c1610 - 1660/1)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

9th great-grandfather

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Thomas White

(c1599 - 1679)
Great Migration Immigrant 1635

9th great-grandfather

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

6th cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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David Ogden Stiers

Broadway, TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Alden

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David Ogden Stiers

Broadway, TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin
via Lawrence Copeland

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

8th cousin
via Joseph White Jr.

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Porter

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Stanley

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Royce

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Lyman

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Loomis

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin
via Rev. James Noyes

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Alden

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Alden

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Jane G. Austin

Author

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Rogers

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Adrienne Marden

Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via John Tayer

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Gallop Jr.

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