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December 21, 1998 - DHP sent a Thank You card to the DHP mailing list for making donations in his honor to the Alzheimer's Association for Christmas.

December 9, 1998 - DHP attended the 9th Annual Fire & Ice Ball held at the Universal Studios near Hollywood with his sister. The evening benefited the Revlon/UCLA Womens' Cancer Research Program. To see a pic from the event, click here.

November 27, 1998 - Guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He discussed his harrowing ordeal on the Disney private jet that lost cabin pressure (DHP: "I have a new rule when flying...always wear brown pants"). To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

November 16, 1998 - Interview on the syndicated program Entertainers with Byron Allen. To view the interview, click here.

November 14, 1999 - DHP along with fellow actors who voiced the characters of "A Bug's Life" attended the movie premiere in Disney's El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA. To see a picture of DHP and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the premiere, click here.

November 10, 1998 - Interview on ETonline about DHP's role in "A Bug's Life."

November 5, 1998 - Interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. To listen to the interview via Real Audio, select "November 5, 1998" in the date section. To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

November 1998 - Interview on To view the Plugin, click on the link above and look to the left side bar.

November 1998 - To see a QuickTime video of DHP doing the voice of Slim, click here to go to the link.

November 1998 - DHP attended the Theatre LA's 1998 Ovation Awards at the Shubert Theater. To see a picture, click here.

October 27, 1998 - DHP along with Kelsey Grammer performed at a benefit for the Bonaventure House AIDS residence in Jubilate 1998, an event hosted by fellow cast mate, John Mahoney. Kelsey sang while DHP accompanied him on the piano. When asked how he thought his performance went, he replied in his usual self-effacing manner, "I think I better keep my day job."

October 18, 1998 - DHP along with Sharon Stone performed a dramic reading of "A Royal Affaire," written by Terri Wagener at a fundraising gala for the Pasadena Playhouse, California's state theater. The work detailed the lives of Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor, and Mrs. Wallis Simpson. More than 450 guests attended the event, held at the historic Villa del Sol d'Oro in Sierra Madre and raised about $100,000. To see pics from the event, click here.

October 3-9, 1998 - Canadian TV Guide interview. To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

October 3-4, 1998 - Participant in the bi-coastal Alzheimer's Association 1998 Memory Walk.

October 1998 - DHP, along with Kelsey Grammer and Jane Leeves from "Frasier" urged Americans to Vote -- It Counts in a series of PSAs.

October 1998 - US Magazine interview by Fred Schruers. To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

late September 1998 - Interview on the syndicated program "Kickin' It" with Byron Allen. To view the interview, click here.

September 15, 1998 - DHP along with other celebrities contributed their favorite memorabilia in special "Memory Boxes" for a benefit auction to aid the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

September 13, 1998 - Photo and video of DHP backstage after he won his second Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy. Scroll down to bottom of the page.

July 12, 1998 - In the Name of Security: Part I The Trials of Alger Hiss, first of three new drama documentaries airs. It re-examines the controversial spy case which rocked America during the height of the Cold War. The program combines re-enactments from the transcripts, archive material and new evidence, as well as the latest assessments by American historians, atomic scientists and the relatives and friends of the accused. DHP portrays Alger Hiss, found guilty of perjury in a case of post-war espionage in the USA and Francis Guinan plays his accuser, Whittaker Chambers. Directed by Martin Jenkins and John Theocharis. A BBC/LA Theatre Works/KCRW production.

July 4, 1998 -

July 4, 1998 - It seems DHP hasn't forgotten his roots. He was a major contributor to the 75th Anniversary Capital Campaign, "For Another 75 Years," of a private summer camp called Camp Kabeyun at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton Bay, New Hampshire. He along with a small group of other past members received canoe paddles in gratitude for their special help with the campaign which raised over $260,000. DHP was a former attendee of this non-profit camp for boys 7-15 and even returned to as a camp counselor in 1975 and 1976. DHP even gave early samples of his theatrical talent by reading Agatha Christie's ...and Then There Were None as a bedtime story. To see picture of DHP as a camp counselor in 1975, click here. To see other earlier pictures of DHP, click here.

April 26, 1998 - presenter at the 10th Annual Society of Operating Cameramen (SOC) Lifetime Achievements Awards Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey.

March 16, 1998 - The 12th Annual American Comedy Awards aired on FOX.

February 23, 1998 - DHP lends his voice to Cecil Terwilleger, brother of Sideshow Bob (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) in The Simpsons episode entitled Brother From Another Series. When asked, DHP called his stint a rare opportunity. "Normally I would not do something like this, but how often do you get a chance to work with an actor like Kelsey Grammer and, more importantly, play his brother?" :) (For more information on this episode than you probably EVER wanted to know, click here)

February 22, 1998 - presenter at the 12th Annual American Comedy Awards where he won his fourth consecutive award for Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a Television Series.

February 21, 1998 - presenter at the 50th Annual Writers Guild Awards.

February 16, 1998 - TV Guide article on DHP and Kelsey Grammer.

January 29, 1998 - DHP appeared before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to ask for an additional $100 million in funds for the National Institute of Health over the current budget of $340 million to study how to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Currently, more than 4 million Americans now suffer from the dreadful disease (DHP: "Half of us in this room already have a time bomb ticking in our brains, counting down the days until we get Alzheimer's disease... We have to give the scientists the resources to defuse it before it detonates and destroys our minds"). The "Frasier" co-star, who told of watching his own grandfather die from the debilitating disease, is the national honorary chairman for the Alzheimer's Association. He said his grandfather's death from Alzheimer's was devasting, both emotionally and physically, for his mother and aunts as well as himself, "I was trying to think of a way to explain to you how awful that was... when I had the terrible realization that Alzheimer's is becoming so widespead the chances are that you know someone struggling with this disease." For more information, click here.

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