Quote: "I had forgotten (about Wet Hot American Summer). I started thinking it was a huge disaster; no one went, the critics hated it, and then like some sort of plague, it just started spreading, and so many people come up to me now and talk about Wet Hot..." Actor David Hyde Pierce is surprised his outrageous 2001 comedy WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER has become such a cult hit after it was considered a box office flop. The star recently reunited with co-stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler, among others, to film a new eight-episode series for online streaming service Netflix.
Fact: Former Frasier star David Hyde Pierce is returning to the Christopher Durang's play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as a director for the show's Los Angeles premiere next year (14). The actor took a leading role in the production when it opened in New York last year (12), and now he's replacing director Nicholas Martin for the show's Mark Taper Forum run, which will star Christine Ebersole.
Fact: Former Frasier star David Hyde Pierce managed to double his money on the sale of his Los Angeles mansion. The actor purchased his home in Los Feliz for around $3.6 million (£2.3 million) in 2003 and sold it last month (Jul12) for just over $7 million (£4.4 million).
Quote: "People don't know me on the street. Even people who know me don't know me." Actor David Hyde Pierce is unrecognisable to pals since growing a beard and moustache for his role in Broadway musical LA BETE.
Quote: "I started out here and went away and did Frasier, and as soon as Frasier was done, I came back. It's hard to keep me away from here. I love it." Actor David Hyde Pierce feels at home on Broadway.
Quote: "We have dinner all the time, we saw each other a few weeks ago, we're just not together on camera." David Hyde Pierce insists he remains close to his Frasier co-star Kelsey Grammer, six years after the hit TV sitcom came to an end.
Fact: Actor David Hyde Pierce is to receive a special humanitarian honour at this year's Tony Awards. The former Frasier star will pick up the Isabelle Stevenson award at the annual ceremony in New York on 13 June (10), for his work in fighting Alzheimer's disease and his longtime involvement with the Alzheimer's Association.
Quote: "Unfortunately, I was never going to play the romantic lead, whatever happened!" Gay actor David Hyde Pierce insists his sexuality has never had a negative impact on his acting career.