About David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. Pierce is best known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the hit NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he won four Emmy Awards during the series' run.
Ethnicity: English, some Irish and Welsh
David Hyde Pierce is an American actor, director, and comedian. He is known for his role in the NBC sitcom Frasier. David is the son of Laurie Marie (Hughes), an insurance agent, and George Hyde Pierce, and aspiring actor. He is married to writer and producer Brian Hargrove.
David’s paternal grandparents were Arthur J. Pierce (the son of Henry T. Pierce and Sarah M.) and Helen E. Hyde (the daughter of George W. Hyde and Mary Annie Lewis). Arthur was Canadian. Sarah was born in Québec, Canada, to Irish parents.
David’s maternal grandparents were Lorado T. Hughes (the son of The Rev. Thomas Bennett Hughes and Sarah Barbara “Sadie” Mayhew) and Mildred Sherman (the daughter of James W. Sherman and Frances “Fannie” J. Hunt). David’s great-grandfather Thomas was Welsh. Frances’ mother Jane was Irish.