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2002

November 27, 2002 - Walt Disney Pictures has announced plans to release its major holiday 2002 animated feature, "Treasure Planet," simultaneously in large-format cinemas as well as in 35mm venues. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's legendary tale "Treasure Island," "Planet" follows the space adventures of a 15-year-old boy as he journeys across a parallel universe aboard a glittering solar space galleon in search of the "loot of a thousand worlds." The film is directed by John Musker and Ron Clements and features the vocal talents of Emma Thompson, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Brian Murray and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

November 9, 2002 - David will be one of the attendees at the 47th annual Thalians Ball. This year they will be honoring Veteran comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER with the "Ms. Wonderful" award. Other celebrity attendees will include RUTH BUZZI, NORM CROSBY, BONNIE HUNT, REBA MCENTIRE, DOM DELIUISE, JOANNE WORLEY, ROBERT STACK, ALEX TREBEK and MONTY HALL. The Ball benefits Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and will be held at Century Plaza Hotel.

October 29, 2002 - David will be one of the many who will salute Bob Newhart as he receives the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center. Among others saluting him will be: Richard Belzer, Tim Conway, Jane Curtin, Brad Garrett, Jon Hendricks, John Pizzarelli, Tom Poston, the Smothers Brothers, Julia Sweeney, Clark Terry, and Steven Wright.

October 5 & 6, 2002 - David Hyde Pierce along with Rob Lowe, Marlee Matlin, Lea Thompson, Dr. Susan Love and Dr. Howard Shapiro were among the celebrity health advocates, best-selling authors and leading health experts participating in the Fourth Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. Festival hours were 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days.

10th Annual Memory Walk to Kick Off Festival

The 10th Annual Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer's Assn. in Los Angeles kicked off this year's Festival of Health & Fitness at 9 a.m. on Oct. 5. The 5-kilometer fund-raiser began on Trousdale Parkway on the USC campus and benefited local community programs and services supporting Alzheimer's patients and their families.

Guest celebrities participating in the Memory Walk included David Hyde Pierce, Shelley Fabares, Hector Elizondo, Leeza Gibbons, Lea Thompson, George Takei, Ken Howard, Rafer Johnson and Sharon Lawrence. Steve Edwards, host of FOX-TV's Good Day L.A., emceed the event.

September 17-October 24, 2002 - David will join Glenne Headley in Anne Nelson's The Guys. David plays a fire chief attempting to write the obituaries for his men lost in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade center and Glenne plays his editor.

Tickets to The Guys are $40 ($15 tickets are available to firefighters). The Actors' Gang is located at 6209 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. For reservations, call (323) 465 0566.

August 2, 2002 - Soderbergh, who received the Best Director Academy Award earlier last year for "Traffic," will distribute his contemporary comedy, "Full Frontal," starring David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde Pierce, Julia Roberts and Blair Underwood. "My character is an editor at L.A. magazine, and Catherine Keener plays my wife. My part of the story is about our relationship and it's not Niles at all.  I'd say he's more of an average guy." Soderbergh's producer on "Ocean's," Jerry Weintraub, also appears in "Full Frontal," playing a magazine owner who fires David Hyde Pierce.

July 23, 2002 - Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal," starring Blair Underwood, Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, and David Hyde Pierce will be released in Los Angeles.

July 23, 2002 - David will be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote his new movie "Full Frontal."

May 28, 2002 - Shooting is scheduled to begin on Fox 2000's romantic comedy "Down With Love" in which David co-stars. The film, directed by Peyton Reed, produced by Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen of the Jinks/Cohen Co., and written by Eve Ahlert and Dennis Drake, is described as an homage to the early 1960s bedroom comedies that starred Rock Hudson and Doris Day. The story follows a best-selling female advice author (Renee Zellweger) who has all the answers until a sly journalist playboy (Ewan McGregor) starts asking the questions. Davie will play Peter, McGregor's boss and best friend, in a role similar to those played by Tony Randall in the Hudson-Day flicks. Meanwhile, Sarah Paulson will star as Vicki, a smart senior editor at the publishing house that is publishing Zellweger's latest tome.

May 15, 2002 - David was at the state Capitol for a special hearing on Alzheimer's disease. He is supporting a bill by Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, which calls for more funding for the fight against the disease: "The figure that we're always tossing around, 14 million people will have Alzheimer's by the year 2050, that won't happen in the year 2050, it's happening now. The disease starts as much as 10 or 20 years before you see the first symptoms, so if I'm going to get it, it's happening now." He is a national board member of the Alzheimer's Association.

April 30, 2002 - David testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing on Alzheimer's Disease research funding. To read the transcript, click here.

April 22, 2002 - David participated at "Backstage at the Geffen," a fund-raiser for the theater with appearances by Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, George Segal, Peter Falk, Dick Benjamin, Neil Simon, Dana Delany, Martin Short, Alfre Woodard, Kevin Kilner, Amy Pietz, Bruce Vilanch, Debbie Allen's kid chorus of "Chorus Line," UCLA's School of Theater, Film and TV company of "Company."

March 6, 2002 - Kelsey, David, John, and Peri performed "Jailhouse Rock" as part of the 10th annual "A Night at Sardi's" fundraiser and awards ceremony, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles. "A Night at Sardi's" held at Beverly Hilton featured celebrities performing musical selections from Leiber and Stoller's Rock & Roll Broadway show, "Smokey Joe's Cafe."

January 29, 2002 - David received his 16th and 17th nomination, in the categories of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, respectively, for the 8th Annual SAG Awards. Here's a blurb from the official SAG website:

No actor has received more Screen Actors Guild AwardŽ nominations than David Hyde Pierce. He now holds a record 17. He has taken home The ActorŽ twice for his work on Frasier: in 1996 for his individual performance and in 2000 as a member of the ensemble. In addition to his eight consecutive individual and ensemble nominations for the series, Pierce was nominated in 1996 as a member of the cast of the theatrical motion picture Nixon.

January 28, 2002 - David performed at the Center Theater Group's (CTG) 10th-anniversary Salon at the Taper tribute to Cole Porter, "Another Op'nin', Another Show." Variety columnist Army Archerd detailed the following:

All the performers received solid applause -- the longest to Patricia Morison, the original Kate in "Kiss Me Kate," (1948) still beautiful and singing "So in Love" magnificently. And David Hyde Pierce also brought down the house singing "You're the Top" -- with added lyrics like, "You're Cleopatra's breasts, King Kong's penis."

Pierce told me later at the gala party in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Patina par excellence!) that he'd never do Richard Alfieri's play "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" without Uta Hagen. She's suffered a stroke. They were a smash at the Geffen in Westwood and were to play B'way this spring during his "Frasier" hiatus.

Michael Feinstein was again the knowledgeable raconteur of Porter's life, times and tunes with his own words plus performances on several songs. He effortlessly led the talented troupe through a night that wasn't just one of those things. The credits were all worthy of bows -- and to Ava and Chuck Fries, who chaired the night. The "Salons" are dedicated to the memory of Nick Vanoff. His widow, Felisa, was unable to attend -- she was snowed in from a storm in Sun Valley!

January 20, 2002 - David, Kelsey, Jane, and Peri attended the Golden Globe awards.

January 9, 2002 - David and Kelsey attended PRESS TOUR 2002 ALL STAR PARTY to celebrate NBC's 75th Anniversary in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

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