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1996


December 25, 1996 - DHP and Jane Leeves voted Best Heir to the Fred and Ginger Throne by UltimateTV for the "Moon Dance" episode where they danced the tango.

late December 1996 - DHP along with Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves, and Dan Butler attended the British Comedy Awards where the show picked up an award for Best International Comedy Series of 1996. They were all in Britain to attend Jane's wedding.

December 20, 1996 - DHP does the voice of the very Germanic hunting fanatic Baron von Lichtenstamp in an episode of Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series, entitled "The Most Dangerous Duck Hunt." Synopsis -- The Ducks visit the island of Lichtenstamp to investigate shipments of solaranite from there to the Saurians. But the island's deranged ruler forces them to be the prey in his hunt.

December 9, 1996 - DHP helped introduce Kerry McCluggage, chairman of the Paramount Television Group at a function in her honor at the Beverly Wilshire.

November 15, 1996 - The New York Friars Club roasted Kelsey Grammer at the New York Hilton Hotel. David Hyde Pierce served as roastmaster. Other celebrity participants included Grammer's "Frasier" co-stars Peri Gilpin and Jane Leeves, and "Cheers" cohorts Bebe Neuwirth and Kirstie Alley. DHP entertained the crowd with tales of Grammer's flatulence and his predilection for wearing shorts without underwear at rehearsal.

October 15, 1996 - made a guest appearance on the show "Caroline in the City" as IRS auditor Jimmy Callaghan whose one dream is to be in the musical "Cats" in the episode 27 of the series from season 2, entitled Caroline and the Cat Dancer. He even performs a musical number in a mock audition! Clicking here will lead you to the wav file located on Linda's DHP page. To see pictures from the episode, go to the photo/audio section of Linda's DHP page and scroll down to "Caroline and the Cat Dancer."

October 8, 1996 - "Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond." DHP, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, and Peri Gilpin of "Frasier" along with "Star Trek: Voyager" star Kate Mulgrew, performed a parody sketch of "Star Trek: Voyager."

September 15, 1996 - made a guest appearance on the show "The Outer Limits" as Dr. Jack Henson in the episode 2 of season 1, entitled "The Sentence." He won a Cable Ace Award for his portrayal of an inventor who creates a "virtual prison" which enables convicts to serve a life sentence in just a few hours. To view the synopsis, scroll down to season two (they made a mistake) and look for "The Sentence."

September 19, 1996 - Guest on "Later with Greg Kinnear." He played the opening of Liszt's First Piano Concerto.

September 16, 1996 - Guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Other guests: Bette Midler, "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" performance.

September 8, 1996 - Presenter along with Jane Leeves for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 48th Annual Emmy Awards. They performed the tango as they came out to present.

August 24-25, 1996 - DHP and Ed Begley Jr., joined by 100 other Habitat for Humanity volunteers, wielded hammers in Los Angeles, building homes in the Watts community for two families. It was a Blitz Building event celebrating the organization's 20th anniversary. To see a photo, click here.

August 18, 1996 - PBS aired The Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Celebration in which DHP participated,

June 28, 1996 - DHP participated in the second annual "Music Tells a Tale" family night at the Hollywood Bowl. DHP provided the narrative to Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. DHP threw his whole body into words and music, starting with the misinformation that the piece "begins with the theme of the giant squid," prompting the orchestra to break into a "Jaws" intro.

June 1996 - presenter at 7th Annual GLAAD Media Awards along with Dan Butler.

April 21, 1996 - DHP was among other celebrity storytellers who participated in "Our Favorite Stories," a benefit for East L.A's Second Street School at Every Picture Tells a Story in West Hollywood.

April 5, 1996 - Guest on Late Show with David Letterman. He brought a photo of Emma, his wheaten Terrier.

April 1996 - DHP and JL appeared in a 10 page photo layout for Bloomingdale's in the April 1996 issue of Vanity Fair. To see some of the pics from the photo spread, click here. To inquire about ordering back issues, the number to call is (800) 365-0635, or you can e-mail them at subscriptions@vf.com. If you plan to order this issue, be sure to specify that you want the version with the Bloomingdale's photo layout as only issues released in locations with Bloomingdale's nearby had the spread in them.

March 27, 1996 - "Frasier" stars David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney went online for a 6 p.m. chat on the Microsoft Network and NBC's World Wide Web site (http://www.nbc.com). To see a transcript of the NBC Chat, click here.

March 1996 - Resemblance to the Star Brough Emmy-winning Role in 'Frasier' by Bob Thomas for Tri-City Herold.

February 19, 1996 - Guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. DHP teaches Jay to how to tango.

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