Dr. Niles Crane
Dr. Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce)Brilliant and persnickety, Dr. Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce) is the younger brother of Dr. Frasier Crane and the son of Martin and Hester Crane. He is married to Maris Crane and is the uncle of Frederick Crane. He was born and raised in Seattle and continues to reside there.He loves his brother but is fiercely c... Show more »
Dr. Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce)Brilliant and persnickety, Dr. Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce) is the younger brother of Dr. Frasier Crane and the son of Martin and Hester Crane. He is married to Maris Crane and is the uncle of Frederick Crane. He was born and raised in Seattle and continues to reside there.He loves his brother but is fiercely competitive with him. He is sensitive and not physically coordinated or strong. He is a more heightened version of his older brother. Like his brother, he is a bit of a snob and enjoys arts and culture much more than sports. He adores the opera, theatre, and classical music. He only drinks fine wine and enjoys French food. He can become a little consumed with knowing the right people to advance in Seattle high society. His marriage to Maris is an unhappy one and he develops a crush on Daphne when he first meets her.Niles has many, many phobias and is known to wash his hands after touching anyone or anything. He will often wipe down seats in public places. His nose bleeds when he tells a lie and he faints at the sight of his own blood. He also has a long list of allergies. He has panic attacks and hyperventilates in stressful situations.Despite his differences with his dad and his rivalry with his brother, he loves his family deeply and is extremely loyal to them. Show less «
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