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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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Jane G. Austin

Author

6th cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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Jane G. Austin

Author

4th cousin 5 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Brooklyn Decker

Fashion Model, TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Rogers

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James Noyes

(1608 - 1656)
Mary & John passenger 1634

8th great-grandfather

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Chapin

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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General Joseph Wheeler

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas White

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General Joseph Wheeler

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Beach

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General William Hull

American Revolution, War of 1812

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Beach

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin
via William Pabodie

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Sisson

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Bradford

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin
via William Pabodie

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Lord

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Beach

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

5th cousin 6 times removed
via John Alden

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Royce

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Lyman

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Rev. John Whiting

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Beach

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Nicholas Wood

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Nicholas Wood

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Nicholas Wood

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Sonny Dove

NYC Basketball Hall of Fame

11th cousin
via Thomas Rogers

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