David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce is an American actor and director. He is best known for playing psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he received 11 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and 4 wins during the show's run.

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A Bug's Life (1998)

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On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

Addams Family Values (1993)

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Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Joan Cusack  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Christopher Lloyd

Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Joan Cusack  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Christopher Lloyd

Crossing Delancey (1988)

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Peter Riegert  •  Reizl Bozyk  •  Jeroen Krabbé

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Peter Riegert  •  Reizl Bozyk  •  Jeroen Krabbé

Down with Love (2003)

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In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Sarah Paulson  •  David Hyde Pierce

In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Sarah Paulson  •  David Hyde Pierce

Full Frontal (2002)

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A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in the life of missed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Nicky Katt  •  Catherine Keener  •  Mary McCormack

A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in the life of missed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Nicky Katt  •  Catherine Keener  •  Mary McCormack

Hellboy (2004)

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In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon—Hellboy—has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Selma Blair  •  Rupert Evans  •  John Hurt

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon—Hellboy—has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Selma Blair  •  Rupert Evans  •  John Hurt

Little Man Tate (1991)

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Adam Hann-Byrd  •  Harry Connick Jr.

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Adam Hann-Byrd  •  Harry Connick Jr.

Moving Violations (1985)

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neal Israel
CAST:  John Murray  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  James Keach  •  Wendie Jo Sperber

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neal Israel
CAST:  John Murray  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  James Keach  •  Wendie Jo Sperber

Nixon (1995)

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

Osmosis Jones (2001)

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A white blood cell policeman, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Brandy Norwood

A white blood cell policeman, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Brandy Norwood

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

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Desperate to find his dad Sam a date, a young boy calls into a radio show and catches the attention of Annie, a journalist who wants to meet Sam atop the Empire State Building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

Desperate to find his dad Sam a date, a young boy calls into a radio show and catches the attention of Annie, a journalist who wants to meet Sam atop the Empire State Building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

The Fisher King (1991)

Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Robin Williams  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Amanda Plummer

Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Robin Williams  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Amanda Plummer

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)

David Hyde Pierce, playing an alien (credited as infinity-cubed in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late-20th century American city as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Abugov
CAST:  Carmen Electra  •  Mackenzie Astin  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Lucy Liu

David Hyde Pierce, playing an alien (credited as infinity-cubed in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late-20th century American city as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Abugov
CAST:  Carmen Electra  •  Mackenzie Astin  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Lucy Liu

Treasure Planet (2002)

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Emma Thompson  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Emma Thompson  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

Vampire's Kiss (1988)

A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bierman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Elizabeth Ashley

A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bierman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Elizabeth Ashley

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

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The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Michael Ian Black

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Michael Ian Black

The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988)

Dennis Jennings is an introverted daydreamer, sleepwalking through life. He is a professional waiter and has an equally-dull girlfriend, Emma. In an attempt to release his pent-up feelings of isolation, he begins seeing a psychiatrist, only to discover that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Steven Wright  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Carrotte

Dennis Jennings is an introverted daydreamer, sleepwalking through life. He is a professional waiter and has an equally-dull girlfriend, Emma. In an attempt to release his pent-up feelings of isolation, he begins seeing a psychiatrist, only to discover that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Steven Wright  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Carrotte

Wolf (1994)

Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Christopher Plummer  •  James Spader  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Christopher Plummer  •  James Spader  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Chain of Fools (2000)

An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pontus Löwenhielm  •  Patrick von Krusenstjerna
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Elijah Wood  •  David Cross

An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pontus Löwenhielm  •  Patrick von Krusenstjerna
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Elijah Wood  •  David Cross

The Perfect Host (2010)

A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Tomnay
CAST:  David Hyde Pierce  •  Clayne Crawford  •  Nathaniel Parker  •  Helen Reddy

A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Tomnay
CAST:  David Hyde Pierce  •  Clayne Crawford  •  Nathaniel Parker  •  Helen Reddy
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