David Hyde is an American actor well known for his role of Dr. Niles Carne in the sitcom Frasier. He has acted in many films, TV Shows, and stage plays and considered to be one of the best comedy actors in television. The following paragraphs will speak about the career and net worth of David Hyde in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
David Hyde was born as David Pierce on April 3, 1959, in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. David’s father George Hyde Pierce was himself an actor, and his mother Laura Marie worked as an insurance agent. David was used to playing the organ at the local church near his house when he was a kid. David studied acting at Michael Howard Studio doing jobs such as selling ties and working as a security guard to support himself financially.
After falling into the limelight, David was often in the headlines for not revealing his sexuality. In 2007, David announced that he was a homosexual and he is in a relationship with TV writer, director Brian Hargrove. The couple married on October 24, 2008.
David is an active member of the Alzheimer’s Association and has worked hard to create awareness about the disease and help people affected by it. He is also the godparent of Finn, son of his Frasier co-star Jane Leeves.
Career, Awards & Nominations
David Hyde made his debut in Broadway through Beyond Therapy wrote by Christopher Durang. He got his first break-through in television career by portraying the role of Theodore in 1992 shows The Powers That Be. In 1993 he played the character of Dr. Niles Crane in the sitcom Frasier that brought him huge fame and name. The series was aired till 2004 and David won many awards for his performance. He went on to feature in many TV Series after that such as Caroline in the City, Sesame Street, The Simpsons, and The Good Wife.
Apart from television, David has also acted in many films such as Crossing Delancey, Wolf, Full Frontal, and The Perfect Host. He has also lent voice for many projects such as Treasure Planet, A Bug’s Life, and Hellboy.
He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Curtains. His role of Dr. Niles Crane in Frasier bagged him many awards such as American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a Television Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having spent more than two decades in the field of acting on various platforms, his net worth is estimated to be $50 million. It is said that he was paid a whopping amount of $1 million per episode when Frasier was at its peak.
Being so successful is one thing, but being humble and down to earth even after achieving success is another thing and perhaps the most difficult thing. David Hyde has mastered both.