David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the hit NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he won four Emmy Awards during the show's run.
In part due to his close physical resemblance to Kelsey Grammer, the producers of the Cheers spin-off Frasier created the role of Niles Crane (Frasier Crane's younger brother) for him. Although prior to Frasier going into production, Pierce had petitioned the Screen Actors Guild to change his billing to David Pierce, the name he had used on the stage, the use of his middle name in the show's credits helped reinforce the actor's and the character's "snooty" image. For his work on Frasier, Pierce was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy a record eleven consecutive years, winning in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2004.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
The first name that jumped into my head was
David Hyde Pierce
Alan J said:
David Hyde Pierce
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
David Hyde Pierce
I think that's David Hyde Pierce.
I like the work he's doing on "The Good Wife," a show I"m enjoying very much. Who knew Carol Hathaway would be so great with straightened hair and power suits?
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David Hyde Pierce on Frasier
David Hyde Pierce ~ Known for playing the persnickety psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the sitcom Frasier.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcaliwonderful answered:
David Hyde Pierce for "Frasier" as Dr. Niles Crane. Saw the lead Cheers actor, Kelsey Grammar on Letterman last night. What an egomaniacal trash heap. Just brought another kid into the world and wants to have more. He has 7 now and is full of man-juice and ready to procreate again. He ought to know better! Hopefully they don't grow up to be miserable little pricks! Dave and hubby Brian.
Anybody want to start an I hate Kelsey un-fan club?
Lois Off The Grid In Oregon responded:
Oh hell I forgot his name, but he was the result of genetic
experimentation using material from Alfred Hyde White
supplemented with frog DNA and grown in an ostrich egg,
DJ Useo replied:
David Hyde Pierce. He is an actor. :D
Joe S said:
David Hyde Pierce for his role as Niles Crane. You remember Niles, he was so in love with Daphne, an unrequited love. I was smitten with Daphne myself. Also unrequited.
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Having a heat wave. A late-winter freaking heat wave.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Kevin Bacon, Jimmie Walker, and the Airborne Toxic Event.
On a RERUNLate, Late Show (from 1/30/15), with tonight's middle-aged white guy guest host, Adam Pally, are Ben Schwartz and Death Cab for Cutie.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'Grimm', followed by 'Dateline'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 2/13/15) are Samuel L. Jackson, Norman Reedus, and Jessie J.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 2/26/15) are Will Forte, Ellie Kemper, and Sleater-Kinney.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/2/15) are Michael Voltaggio & Mariana Van Zeller, Melvins, and Tony Hinchcliffe.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH'Cristela', then a FRESH'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 3/4/15) are Vince Vaughn and Mike Tyson.
The CW offers a RERUN'Hart Of Dixie', followed by the RERUN'TVs Hottest Commercials Countdown'.
Faux has a FRESH'World's Funniest Fails', followed by a FRESH'Glee'.
MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.
A&E has 3 hours of old 'Criminal Minds', and 'The Returned'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow', followed by the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow', again.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 14 - Conundrum
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 15 - Power Play
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 16 - Ethics
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 7 - 42
[12:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 8 - Human Nature
[1:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 9 - The Family Of Blood
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Cafe 36
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 12 - Casa Roma
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Unnatural Selection
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 8 - A Matter of Honor
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 9 - The Measure of a Man
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 10 - The Dauphin
[8:00PM] Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
[11:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 16 - Thine Own Self
[12:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 17 - Masks
[1:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 18 - Eye of the Beholder
[2:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 19 - Genesis
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 20 - Journey's End
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 21 - Firstborn
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 22 - Bloodlines (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Bravo's First Looks', then the movie 'Baby Mama'.
Comedy Central has 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
FX has the movie 'Total Recall', followed by the movie 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'.
History has 'American Pickers', Vikings', another 'Vikings', and still another 'Vikings'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-CRAIG ROBINSON
[6:15AM] KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST
[12:15PM] STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI
[2:15PM] KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST
[4:00PM] CLERKS II
[6:15PM] SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
[8:45PM] DAZED AND CONFUSED
[11:00PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ZACH GALIFIANAKIS WEARS GREY CORDUROYS AND BROWN LEATHER SHOES
[11:30PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ZACH GALILFIANAKIS WEARS A ONE-ARMED JACKET
[12:00AM] FLETCH LIVES
[2:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ZACH GALIFIANAKIS WEARS GREY CORDUROYS AND BROWN LEATHER SHOES
[2:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ZACH GALILFIANAKIS WEARS A ONE-ARMED JACKET
[3:00AM] FLETCH LIVES
[5:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-JASON SCHWARTZMAN WEARS A STRIPED SHIRT & HIGH TOP SNEAKERS
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-COBIE SMULDERS WEARS A STRAPLESS BLACK & WHITE DRESS (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Writers' Room-Game of Thrones
[8:30AM] The Fabulous Baker Boys
[11:00AM] Panic Room
[1:30PM] You've Got Mail
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Black Tie
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Pride and Joy
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Harm
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Shield
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Juvenile
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Tabula Rasa
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Empire
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Ambitious
[12:00AM] American Psycho
[2:15AM] Out of Sight
[5:00AM] Loredana, Esq.-Naked and Afraid (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Fifth Element', followed by a (F) '12 Monkeys', then a FRESH'Helix'.
Actor Will Ferrell shows off his cap as he plays second base for the Seattle Mariners during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday.
Photo by Matt York
A group of bright-eyed, clean-cut high school students whose ideas of government were shaped by "Schoolhouse Rock" wrote a bill and watched it sail through the Kentucky state legislature this year in the type of feel-good story that had parents beaming.
The bill would let high school students be appointed to committees that screen new school superintendents. But at the last moment, a Republican state senator pulled an old legislative trick, tacking a controversial amendment he wants passed to their widely supported bill. Then another added a contentious amendment of his own.
Now, with two more days left in the 2015 legislative session, the students who were expecting "Schoolhouse Rock" were instead being confronted with "House of Cards."
"That's the way it works," said Republican Sen. C.B. Embry, who filed the first amendment, which would force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in public schools. That amendment had previously passed the Republican-controlled Senate but died in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
Jim Parsons, the American actor famous for his portrayal of a quirky, self-centered scientist Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory," earned a star Wednesday on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Parsons, 41, was flanked by Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Johnny Galecki and the rest of his castmates in the wildly popular series now going into its eighth season. Fans jostled for autographs.
"One of the things I know is, the main reason I'm in this career and here today, is because of my family and the support they gave me, and the way I was encouraged to pursue this insane dream of acting, from Texas to here," Parsons said looking at his mother and partner, art director Todd Spiewak.
But "the biggest reason is because I had the chance to play this incredible character that I neither created, nor write for, nor put into a series.
This image provided by the American Egg Board shows a print ad featuring actor Kevin Bacon. The American Egg Board is launching a series of online ads featuring the "Footloose" actor and plenty of puns on his last name. The campaign, which will also include magazine ads, comes at a promising time for the egg industry, with the nation's protein craze helping fuel sales after decades of declining consumption.
Fourteen years after the death of internationally celebrated Montreal author Mordecai Richler, the city he immortalized in his books has finally officially honoured him.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced Thursday afternoon in front of Richler's widow and two of his sons that a French-language library in the novelist's old neighbourhood of Mile End would be renamed in honour of the late author.
Richler was born in Montreal in 1931 and died at the age of 70 in 2001.
He was best known for such classics such as "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" and "Barney's Version," both of which were set in Montreal and made into feature films.
The United States' largest Spanish-language television channel has fired a key presenter who said First Lady Michelle Obama looked like a cast member from "Planet of the Apes," Univision said Thursday.
Venezuelan host Rodner Figueroa made the comment Wednesday during the evening "El Gordo y La Flaca" program, as moderators discussed a make-up artist who had transformed himself into a variety of female celebrity figures, including Obama.
As images of the man plus Obama appeared on the screen, Figueroa commented in Spanish that "Michelle Obama looks like a cast member of 'Planet of the Apes.'"
An off-set altercation has imperiled the internationally known TV car show "Top Gear," one of the BBC's most lucrative productions.
BBC News said Wednesday the broadcaster has postponed the three remaining episodes after suspending host Jeremy Clarkson over a reported "fracas" with a producer. The BBC hasn't given details about the incident, but co-host James May characterized it as "a bit of a dustup."
The blend of car news, humor and blokey banter in "Top Gear" has won it legions of fans. The current series was launched simultaneously in more than 50 countries and the BBC has sold the format for locally produced versions in the U.S., China, Russia, Australia and South Korea.
It has also attracted controversy, much of it attached to 54-year-old Clarkson, one of three presenters and a self-styled enemy of "political correctness."
A group of male submarine sailors traded illicit videos of female officers in various stages of undress as if they were Pokemon cards, a U.S. Navy prosecutor said Thursday.
Navy prosecutors presented evidence against two of 12 male sailors accused of illegally making and trading videos of female officers aboard a nuclear submarine that was among the first to allow American women to serve alongside men.
The two men in court Thursday, both missile technicians aboard the USS Wyoming nuclear submarine, were accused of trading the videos with other sailors.
Another sailor aboard the Wyoming made the videos with his smartphone and then told others that he had a "gift for them," Navy prosecuting attorney Lt. Cmdr. Lee Marsh said. The Wyoming is based at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia.
Marsh said that once the sailor who took the videos arrived back onshore, he shared them with the others by "bumping" their smartphones together. The videos were not posted online.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman said Thursday that she's leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News, six months after unleashing public anger for failing to observe a quarantine after covering the Ebola epidemic last fall.
Snyderman said that "becoming part of the story" after her trip to Liberia contributed to her decision to take a faculty job at a medical school.
After being told to lay low for a while, Snyderman returned to the air on Dec. 3 and apologized for her actions in an interview with Matt Lauer, saying she did not appreciate how frightened Americans were of the disease.
Her exit removes a distraction for new NBC News Group Chairman Andrew Lack, hired last week to bring order to the network after a string of embarrassments, including Snyderman's episode but most prominently the suspension of "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.
Miniatures of Brazilian soccer legend Pele are displayed at the Pele Museum in Santos March 12, 2015. Pele visited the museum on Thursday for an autograph signing ceremony of "Second Half", a book about the his life, written by journalist Odir Cunha.
Photo by Paulo Whitaker
An iconic bourbon brand in Kentucky has been targeted in a heist, but this time authorities say they have arrested a suspect caught with the stash of pricey whiskey in his backyard.
Deputies responding to a tip recovered five barrels - each filled with bourbon - that were taken from the Wild Turkey Distillery, Sheriff Pat Melton said Thursday.
One arrest has been made so far as authorities continue to look into the pilfering of the popular whiskey that was still aging, the sheriff said.
Each barrel is believed to carry a value of $3,700 to $6,000, but Wild Turkey officials took samples to determine the exact worth, the sheriff said. Labeling on each barrel had been spray-painted over, he said.
A dress from the Alexander McQueen It's Only a Game Spring Summer 2005 collection is displayed in the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A in London, March 12, 2015.
Photo by Suzanne Plunkett
Vince Gilligan has had it with fans harassing the real-life owners of the home where Walter White (Bryan Cranston) lived in Breaking Bad.
Gilligan used a few minutes at the top of Tuesday's Better Call Saul Insider Podcast to urge Breaking Bad fans to be respectful when visiting the Albuquerque house now famous as the home of the White family.
The house, which was used for exterior shots of Breaking Bad, has become a tourist attraction, as have many other Breaking Bad landmarks. For the most part, its owners have been fine with fans stopping by to take photos, but things have deteriorated recently.
"Lately, we're hearing from the owner that folks are wandering on to her property, and are being rude to her when she comes out and basically says 'you're on my property,' " said Gilligan. "They are throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that. Let me tell you, there is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady's roof. It is just not funny. It's been done before. You are not the first."
A rare 475-pound endangered leatherback sea turtle found stranded on a South Carolina beach was released into the ocean on Thursday following five days of treatment at the South Carolina Aquarium.
The turtle, named Yawkey and the first leatherback known to have stranded alive in the state, was carried in a box to the edge of the surf on a wind-swept beach at the Isle of Palms near Charleston.
Staffers from the aquarium and the state Department of Natural Resources lowered the sides of the box and, after a minute or two of hesitation, the turtle made its way into the surf as a crowd of about 75 people cheered.
It is not known exactly what was ailing Yawkey, but Kelly Thorvalson, program manager for the aquarium sea-turtle rescue program, said the turtle may have eaten some plastic it mistook for a jellyfish, which is the leatherback's favorite food. That could have caused a buildup of gas in the digestive tract making the turtle buoyant and washing it to shore.
A man hailed as a hero for tackling a gunman outside an Arizona grocery store in a 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others has died, friends said on Thursday.
Bill Badger, a retired Army colonel who was wounded in the shooting spree in the supermarket parking lot on Jan. 8, 2011, died on Wednesday at age 78 in Tucson, Arizona.
Badger succumbed to pneumonia at the Tucson Medical Center after being in failing health for several weeks, his wife, Sallie Badger, told the Arizona Daily Star.
Badger had been attending a "Congress on Your Corner" constituent event conducted by Giffords that morning at the Tucson-area store when gunman Jared Loughner opened fire at point-blank range with a semi-automatic pistol.
He was grazed by a bullet to the head during the spree, but managed to grab Loughner and slam him to the ground before he could reload.
Giffords, who was gravely wounded during the mass shooting, called Badger a hero who will always be remembered for his selfless actions taken despite his wounds.
"Bill ran towards the shooter and towards danger so that he could help subdue him until the authorities arrived," Giffords said in a statement reacting to his death. "I believe that Bill helped save lives that morning. And I will always be grateful to him for his selfless, brave actions."
In an interview with Reuters a year after the shooting, Badger said the events of that bloody day would always linger.
"I've struggled with the emotions," he said. "It changed my life."
A male African penguin chick, right, approaches water in front of a female chick as they take their first public swim at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Three penguin chicks, a male and female that hatched in November 2014 and a male in December, have learned to swim and eat fish behind the scenes and will join 14 adults in the colony.
Photo by Jeff Chiu
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