Actor David Hyde Pierce has revealed he is among the 18,000 couples whose gay and lesbian nuptials were upheld by the California Supreme Court Tuesday.

Pierce, best know for playing Frasier Crane's fussy brother Niles Crane on the NBC comedy hit Frasier, told the ladies of The View that he and TV producer Brian Hargrove married “very quietly last October 24.”

Voters in California ended the thousands of gay marriages taking place in the state on November 4 when they narrowly approved Proposition 8. The state Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the gay marriage ban Tuesday, but refused to dissolve any legal gay marriages.

Pierce joins several high-profile celebrities that tied the knot in California last year including comedienne Ellen DeGeneres who wed long-time girlfriend Portia de Rossi and Star Trek star George Takei who married his partner Brad Altman.

Pierce and Hargrove have been together for 25 years.

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