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December 1, 2000 - David participated in "After Words: Honoring Writers We Miss," an all-day event honoring writers who have died of AIDS in Los Angeles, at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont. Produced by Michael Kearns, "After Words" will feature, on-the-hour memorials beginning with Judith Light reading from the work of Paul Monette at 9:00 a.m. and concluding with Arnold McCuller singing Freddie Mercury's "We Are The Champions" at 11:00 p.m. David, along with other well-known politicians and artists, including David Mixner, Rod McKuen, Sharon Barr, Sheila James Kuehl, Tim Miller, Mink Stole, Stephanie Zimbalist, Wilson Cruz, Bruce Davison, Taylor Negron, and Ronnie Larsen read. In addition, artist David Briskie's on-site sculptures provided patrons and audience members an opportunity to express their personal responses to AIDS. For further info, call 323-660-1175 or visit

October 19, 2000 - Attended the gala opening of the Broadway musical "The Lion King" at the newly refurbished Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Other celebs in attendance included Steve Martin, Calista Flockhart, and Lucy Liu.

October 15, 2000 - David attended an Alzheimer's Association Convention at Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.

October 7, 2000 - Participated in the eighth annual Memory Walk, a fundraiser of the Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles, which raised $460,000 for the association, the largest dollar amount raised to date for this event. More than 4,100 people participated in Memory Walk, held at Hollywood Park racetrack.

September 16, 2000 - DHP introduced Maureen Regan who gave a keynote address at The second annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Health at the University of Southern California, University Park Campus in Los Angeles.

September 11, 2000 - Attended the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk 2000 kick-off press conference at the California Science Center in Los Angeles along with Maureen Reagan, Shelly Fabares, among others. David Hyde Pierce is committed to increasing awareness of Alzheimer's as a result of enduring the tragedy of two family members' fight against the disease: "My experience is, it is the cruelest disease I've ever seen because it takes away personality, memory and essentially all of the life that they've had together with their loved ones. Alzheimer's disease has become so prevalent in our society as the baby-boom generation ages that it is close to reaching critical mass... we realize we need to find a solution now."

September 6, 2000 - Attended a reception honoring primetime Emmy nominees in Hollywood.

September 6, 2000 - The cast of "Frasier" held a news conference at the Paramount lot in Hollywood expressing the growing frustration among striking union actors toward advertisers by urging all attendees at the Primetime Emmy Awards to wear gold ribbons as a show of support for the work stoppage.

August 22, 2000 - First filming of Season 8 occurred. The episode filmed, "The Bad Son" is the third episode of the season.

August 20, 2000 - DHP was the special guest at the Alzheimer's Association's First Memory Walk Team Captain Kick-Off party. Taking place at Qualcomm stadium, over 200 attendees enjoyed the tailgate party, sponsored by Silverado Senior Living. Following the tailgate, guests were treated to a baseball game, courtesy of the San Diego Padres. DHP spoke of his own personal struggles of losing both grandfather and father to this devastating disease, "Lets get out there and do our part to raise the money and awareness so we can end this disease now!" To see a pic, click here.

August 14, 2000 - Attended a party at Paramount paying tribute to Clinton along with fellow celebs Kevin Pollak, Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Bolton, Gary Busey. And spotted at the Chaya Brasserie booth: David Hyde Pierce, Edward Herrmann, Noah Wyle, Tess Parker, Valerie Harper, Martha Plimpton. The president spent time chatting with the celebs backstage before leaving the party after midnight.

July 18, 2000 - DHP was among several high profile celebrities including Jack Klugman, past SAG president Charleton Heston, and current SAG president William Daniels to join the picket lines in front of a McDonald's in Studio City. To see photos of DHP, click here.

July 17, 2000 - During a CNN interview: "The most visible breakthroughs have been in research." "But more importantly, or as important, which isn't getting as much coverage, are the breakthroughs in people coming together from all over the world to discuss better ways of taking care of people now, until we find a cure, and that's vital." "One of the reasons we need so much funding is that clinical (drug) trials take five years each, and we need to be able to run multiple trials at the same time." "Otherwise, by the time we do get to find a cure, it will be too late in terms of the huge numbers of people that will be coming down with the disease as our population ages.

July 15, 2000 - DHP guest hosted the Volunteer Celebration for the Northern Virginia and Greater Washington Chapters of the Alzheimer's Association, Caribbean Style, at Litton/PRC in McLean, Virginia from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

July 9, 2000 - DHP served as emcee at a "Gala Evening with the Stars," where he along with Maureen Reagan (daughter of former U.S. President, Ronald Reagan) and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of film star Rita Hayworth) were speakers. The World Alzheimer Congress was held in Washington, D.C. In total 4,081 participants registered for the 10 day congress, with more than 50 countries represented. David Hyde Pierce: "Until we know the cause, until we have a cure, we have a care."

June 30, 2000 - DHP was among the dozens of famous celebrities who attended -- and shelled out -- at a party at Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna's garden, to show their solidarity behind the SAG/AFTRA strike against advertisers on Friday, June 30. Other celebs mingling with actors known primarily for their popular faces on TV commercials were Gregory Peck, Kevin Spacey, Warren Beatty, Richard Dreyfuss, Esther Williams, Diane Ladd, Connie Stevens, Sallys Kirkland and Kellerman, Jack Klugman, James Coburn, Dom DeLuise, Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows, Bob Stack (who offered his house for another fund-raising meet), Hal Linden, Tom Bosley, Seymour Cassell, Gary Busey, Tony Franciosa, Art Linkletter, Alex Hyde White, Mike Farrell, Gary Collins, Charles Durning, Robert Fuller. Over $100,000 was raised to buy newspaper space to get their word out to the public that watches their commercials. -- Army Archerd, Daily Variety Senior Columnist To see pictures, click here.

June 2000 - DHP, who along with fellow castmate Peri Gilpin, was among the commercial actors who signed the original declaration calling for a SAG commercial actor strike has been seen along the picket lines in Los Angeles. To see a picture, click here.

May 2000 - DHP participates in the New York AIDS Walk. To see a few pics that a fan took, click here.

May 18, 2000 - DHP did two interviews on this day of the airing of the season 7 finale: DHP along with Jane Leeves were guests at "The Today Show" where they talked with Matt Lauer. To read the transcript of the interview, click here. Then later on David appeared on "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee." To read the transcript of the interview, click here.

May 17, 2000 - DHP along with Jane Leeves participated in a chat as part of "TV Guide on AOL" at 5:00PM ET. To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

May 16, 2000 - Guest on Late Show with David Letterman. To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

May 15, 2000 - Hosted a benefit for the Manhattan Theatre Club.

May 11, 2000 - Shooting started on DHP's new film "Wet Hot American Summer." This comedy is set in a summer camp in the 80's. DHP portrays a professor who lives just down the road. The shoot will last until June 15 in a real summer camp in Pennsylvania.

May 11, 2000 - The Theatre School of DePaul University's 12th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts Gala--Hosted by George Wendt honored David Hyde Pierce along with Brian Dennehy, Gary Cole, E. Faye Butler and Howard Witt. To see pics from the event, click here and here.

May 10, 2000 - Along with fellow cast member Peri Gilpin, attended the opening night of "A Long Day's Journey into Night" in Chicago in which fellow cast member John Mahoney starred.

March 18, 2000 - DHP along with Wendy Malick of "Just Shoot Me" hosted the 14th annual Genesis Awards. It was taped to air on Animal Planet on June 10. According to Army Archerd of Daily Variety, you have to "ask him to do his imitation of Eddie the dog on "Frasier" :) Kelsey also was one of the presenters at the event.

March 13, 2000 - An interview with DHP by Andrew Duncan of Radio Times. To read the interview, click here. To hear RealAudio exerpts from the interview, click here.

March 12, 2000 - Congratulations go out to the cast of "Frasier" for winning the 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Television Series - Comedy. It was much deserved and much overdue! According to DHP, the reason for the recognition: "The writers have expanded what everyone in the cast gets to do." To see a pic of the cast with their awards, go to Award Pix III.


March 5, 2000 - Congratulations go out to DHP and Eddie of "Frasier." DHP won the 2nd Annual TV Guide Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy and Eddie won Favorite TV Pet. The ceremony aired live on FOX. To see a pic of DHP backstage at the TV Guide Awards, go to the Award Pix III. To see 18 pics of DHP from the TV Guide Awards on Jennie's Niles Pics site, click here. To see RealVideo of the backstage press conference from the 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards, click here.

March 4-11, 2000 - An interview with DHP by Joyce Randolph of TV Times titled, Daphne, You drive me quackers. To see read the interview, click here.

March 1, 2000 - DHP, who won the award last year, gave a short humorous tribute and presented the Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles' Elsa Rose Fabares Award to Mike Myers for his contributions to the fight against Alzheimer's during the group's eighth annual fund-raiser and awards dinner, "A Night at Sardi's". Al Michaels emceed and Lauri Burrows Grad was the Dinner Chair. The 6:30 p.m. event, at the Beverly Regent Wilshire Hotel, also featured performances of musical selections from "My Fair Lady" by celebrities including the cast of "Frasier", Noel Harrison, Andrea Marcovicci, Sharon Lawrence, Lea Thompson, Neil Patrick Harris, Megan Mullally, John Lithgow, and Davis Gaines ("Phantom of the Opera"). The cast of Frasier sang, "With a Little Bit of Luck," with Kelsey Grammer as Eliza Doolittles' father and the rest of the cast as his bar cronies for the song and Moose (or Eddie) bringing in Higgin's slippers. Thanks go out to Brian for reporting back from the event.

February 6, 2000 - DHP won his 6th consecutive American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Television Series.

February 4, 2000 - An interview with DHP by Luaine Lee of Scripps Howard News Service titled, David Hyde Pierce, on life and death and Niles. To see read the interview, click here.

January 27, 2000 - Guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. To view the transcript, click here. To see videocaps, click here.

January 26, 2000 - DHP participated in a live chat on Yahoo!/BigStar. To see the chat transcript, click here.

January 26, 2000 - An interview with DHP about "Isn't She Great" by Ellen A. Kim of titled, David Hyde Pierce Gets Laughs From 'Isn't She Great'. To see read the interview as well as listen to RealAudio of DHP, click here.

January 22, 2000 - DHP and John Mahoney participated in a reading of the play "Disgruntled Employees" at Nordhoff High School to benefit the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Peter Strauss and Christine Estabrook are also took part. The dark comedy, a behind-the-scenes look at postal workers, is by Chicago Second City veteran Kevin Crowley. DHP appeared in last year's Ojai Playwrights Conference benefit as a one eyed jester in "The Incorruptible."
* "Disgruntled Employees," Nordhoff High School Cafetorium, 1401 Maricopa Highway, Ojai, 8 p.m. $50. (805) 640-0400.

January 11, 2000 - DHP donated autographed T-shirt and photo for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital to auction off on eBay. To see the items up for bid or to bid on the items, cli ck here. The auction ended 01/25/00, 03:23:18 PST.

January 5-9, 2000 - DHP who is the National Memory Walk honorary chairman was a speaker at the National Alzheimer's Association held its annual Memory Walk Training Conference in San Diego, CA. Dana Territo, co-chair of the Baton Rouge Memory Walk, and Sheila Marcantel, chair of the Lafayette Memory Walk, were among 200 representatives from around the United States. Memory Walk is the association's only national fund-raiser. Participants included singer-songwriter Deborah Franco, the Alzheimer's Association national spokeswoman. DHP spoke about his grandfather having Alzheimer's.

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