Alex Blaze

David Hyde Pierce is out

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 30, 2007 4:09 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: celebrity gossip, David Hyde Pierce

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David Hyde Pierce, who you might remember as TV's Niles Crane but I'll always remember him for his role in Wet, Hot, American Summer, is out. In fact, he's been out for a while, but has been one of those "private" queers as far as I can tell. In fact, he came out in this paragraph in an AP story:

The 1980s in New York saw the flowering of such playwrights as Durang, Wendy Wasserstein, Mark O'Donnell and Richard Greenberg, and Pierce was fortunate to appear in plays by all of them. He worked at Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park and a lot of regional theaters such as the Guthrie in Minneapolis, Chicago's Goodman and Long Wharf in New Haven, Conn. Pierce got to Los Angeles in the early 1990s when his partner, actor-writer-producer Brian Hargrove, wanted to write for television. A short-lived Norman Lear series, "The Powers That Be" led to "Frasier." And the rest is, well ...
Yep, that's it. Not really much of a surprise, now is it?


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Holy crap, he wasn't out? I always assumed he was. He's rather like Ryan Seacrest - no confirmation needed... LOL

Lynn David | May 31, 2007 4:19 AM

Why did I know David Hyde Pierce was gay like 12 years ago? And no, I don't travel in LA circles.

So on Frasier, it was Pierce, John Mahoney (the father, Martin Crane), Dan Butler (sports guy), Edward Hibbert (who played a closeted gay critic) anyone else? All are gay. Eddie?

Zach Adamson | May 31, 2007 7:12 AM

He is Gay???!!!!!! I cant believe it.. What a surprise.. I never had a clue. Such Irony! (hahahahahahahah)

A. J. Lopp | May 31, 2007 8:57 PM

What I'd like to know is this: Is Isaac Hayes ever going to announce that he is black?

DON'T CALL DAVID HYDE PIERCE QUEER. HE IS THE MOST ADORABLE ACTOR IN THE WORLD AND . . . I KNOW HE HAS NEVER SAID ANYTHING BEFORE. . . BUT I AM DAVID'S WIFE.