Pierce and Cassandra moved to California in 1982, along with Cassandra’s children from a previous marriage, Christopher and Charlotte. This same year, Pierce landed a role in the NBC series Remington Steele.
In 1983, Pierce and Cassandra had their son Sean together. In 1986, Pierce officially adopted Christopher and Charlotte after their own biological father (and Cassandra’s ex) passed.
When 1987 rolled around, Pierce’s time on Remington Steele came to an end, and he began picking up roles in several different movies, including Mrs. Doubtfire, which was released in 1993.
Cassandra was sadly not around to see Pierce in all of his new roles, as she died in 1991 after battling ovarian cancer for 4 years (Charlotte passed in 2013 following a diagnosis of ovarian cancer as well).
It was 1994 when Pierce was officially named as the new James Bond, after being previously forced to decline the role while he was still under contract for Remington Steele.