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David Hyde Pierce is Gay

David Hyde Pierce is Gay

Former Frasier star David Hyde Pierce officially came out of the closet (unintentionally or intentionally?) in an Associated Press article published on

[Pierce] 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.

Pierce, 48, has been nominated for a Tony for Curtains on Broadway, where he is currently appearing.

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44 Responses to “David Hyde Pierce is Gay”

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  1. 1
    Mmmmm Says:

    Was there really a question that he wasnt?

  2. 2
    [Fug Face [x]] Says:

    Did he really have to officially *** out? lmao I’m sure everyone already knew he was gay, I did.

  3. 3
    Eve Says:

    Good for him if he’s ready to start being open about it. It’s not a big deal anymore, especially for the industry, so file under “big whoop”.

  4. 4
    Kelly Says:

    Duh he’s gay, big whoop!

  5. 5
    Alicia Says:

    wow, he always came off a little fay, but i just thought thats how he was (like his character Niles). i am a little surprised

  6. 6
    tomatos Says:

    He’s a great talent. I thought everyone knew he was already gay. Who cares. It’s HIS sexuality.

  7. 7
    tanique33 Says:

    i honestly didn’t realize he wasn’t out already. i suppose many were like me. so, that’s good. a big deal probably wont be made of it.

  8. 8
    Amanda Says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Anyone that knows anything about Hollywood knew he was gay. And no offense Hyde Pearce coming out at the of 48 isn’t that big a deal he’s old and he’s not a big star. When a big A list movie star or a young up and comer or an old living legend comes out then that will be news.

  9. 9
    Natalie Says:

    That doesn’t surprise me at all. Anyway, who really cares. He’s a good actor! Especially in Frasier, he was hilarious. I wish him more success, and good for him :)

  10. 10
    Diana Says:

    He is a brilliant actor, and I too wish more success than ever. I loved watching him in Frasier! On a sad note, In Russia, gay protesters were punch and abuse, sad very sad.

  11. 11
    Eve (not the one from above) Says:

    I love him in Frasier. I love that sitcom, I still watch it on Sony Entertainment television (here in Brazil we have a cable channel called like that).

  12. 12
    Hidden Palms tonight on the CW Says:


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    calgirl3 Says:

    Least surprising “outing” ever. HA I loved him on “Frasier” so much. His wit and timing are unmatched except possibly by Kelsey Grammar on that show. He is a great actor and entertainer, his orientation makes zero different whatsoever! And really, who didn’t know this already? :)

  14. 14
    Diana Says:

    I guess now is official.

  15. 15
    modemlooper Says:

    Its just like the backdoor boy who came out. big deal, we knew. Had he came out and said “hey i’m straight, no really.” Then that what be a shocker.

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    cutie pie Says:

    hey fug face are you gay??????? dont lie now

  17. 17
    piper, with a low Says:

    # 13 | calgirl3 @ 05.30.2007 5:41 pm

    Probably those who were waiting for their ‘Niles’ to come along… being worshipped from afar, being oblivious to his secretly smelling your hair, and remaining committed for 7+ years in complete fascination and awe of you…

    For me, David Hyde Pierce is one of those rare actors that is constantly good at what he does. And he keeps going forward, not lamenting about his past successes. So, no, his disclosure doesn’t change a thing.

    My only hope is that he won’t get pulled in different directions a la Ellen D. When she came out on her sitcom, on one hand, many gays saw it as a monumental step; the following season, some gays, specifically Chastity Bono, accused Ellen (the show) of being ‘too gay’.

    He should work, period. Here’s hoping he’ll keep his eye on the prize, both personally and professionally.

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    MJ Says:

    I thought he was already out? I’m sure I read it somewhere about the time that Frasier went off the air. He is a wonderful comedic actor.

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    Amanda Says:

    Everyone already thought he was out already. I think this is the most unsurprsing coming out ever. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  20. 20
    Apple Says:

    i’m surprised. kelsey grammar isn’t gay. they’re practically the same person really.

  21. 21
    Didi Says:

    jeez what a shock..could have told you that about 15 years ago when the series started. he’s gayer than fabio’s conditioner.

  22. 22
    lainie Says:

    No surprise but I would’ve believed him if he said he was not gay. He was absolutely divine on Frasier—he’s such a great comic actor and then he is brilliant when the tone gets serious. I just love him. I hope he realizes how wonderful he is and how much joy his great talent brings to those witnessing it.

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    Jade Says:

    It means nothing in this day and age that David
    is gay.No big deal.The best to him.

  24. 24
    E Says:

    No that it matters one way or the other, but I cannot believe there is anyone out there who would even think he was hetersosexual!!! It was just a given.

  25. 25
    So what? Says:

    And this is important because…?

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