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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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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Alden

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Macuth Pratt

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Alexander Carpenter

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Dewey

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Alden

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Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

9th cousin
via John Linsley

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Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Linsley

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Josiah Chapin

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Read

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Lydia Brown

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert White

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Chapin

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Burrows

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. James Noyes Jr.

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Thomas Ford

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Ferdinando Thayer

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Bob Taft

67th Governor of Ohio

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Ferdinando Thayer

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Story Musgrave

NASA Astronaut

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Ferdinando Thayer

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Tennessee Claflin

Million Dollar Princess

7th cousin 3 times removed
via William Hayward

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Post Malone

American Rapper

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Lyman

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Post Malone

American Rapper

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Stanton

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Post Malone

American Rapper

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Porter

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Daniel Burnham

World's Columbian Expo Architect

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Dewey

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Stanton

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