David Hyde Pierce

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Pierce in 2011, photo by prphotos.com

Birth Name: David Pierce

Place of Birth: Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 3, 1959

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 Laura Marie (Hughes), an insurance agent, and George Hyde Pierce, and aspiring actor. He is married to writer and producer Brian Hargrove.

David’s paternal grandfather was Arthur J. Pierce (the son of Henry Thomas Pierce and Sarah M. Hogan). Arthur was Canadian. Henry was the son of Thomas Pierce and Olive Martin. Sarah was born in Québec, Canada, to Irish parents.

David’s paternal grandmother was Helen E. Hyde (the daughter of George W. Hyde and Mary Annie “Mollie” Lewis). Mary Annie “Mollie” was the daughter of William Henry Lewis and Caroline Page Thayer.

David’s maternal grandfather was Lorado Thomas Hughes (the son of The Rev. Thomas Bennett Hughes and Sarah Barbara “Sadie” Mayhew). David’s great-grandfather The Rev. Thomas was Welsh. Sarah was the daughter of William Wadsworth Mayhew and Hannah Wilson Sawyer.

David’s maternal grandmother was Mildred E. Sherman (the daughter of James W. Sherman and Frances “Fannie”/”Fanny” J. Hunt). James was the son of George C. Sherman and Emma J. Frances was the daughter of Darius Hunt and Jane, who was Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of David Hyde Pierce – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Marriage record of David’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Wadsworth Mayhew and Hannah Wilson Sawyer – https://www.familysearch.org

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