David Duchovny

Actor / Film Director / Writer / Screenwriter / Singer-songwriter / Film Producer | * 08/07/1960 (58) | New York City, New York, USA
David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television series The X-Files and writer Hank Moody on the television series Californication, both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards. Duchovny appeared in both X-Files films, the 1998 science fiction-thriller of the same name and the supernatural-thriller The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). He executive-produced and starred in the historically based cop drama Aquarius (2015–16). Duchovny earned a A.B. in English literature from Princeton University, and an M.A. in English literature from Yale University, and has since published three books, Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale in 2015, Bucky F*cking Dent in 2016 and Miss Subways in 2018. ()
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David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960, height 6' 0½" (1,84 m)) is an American actor, writer, and director. He is best known for playing Fox Mulder on The X-Files and Hank Moody on Californication, both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards Duchovny was born in New York City, New York in 1960. He is the son of Margaret "Meg" (née Miller), a school administrator and teacher, and Amram "Ami" Ducovny (1927–2003), a writer and publicist who worked for the American Jewish Committee. His father was Jewish, from a family that immigrated from the Russian Empire and Poland. His mother is a Lutheran emigrant from Aberdeen, Scotland. His father dropped the h in his last name to avoid the sort of mispronunciations he encountered while serving in the Army. Duchovny attended Grace Church School and The Collegiate School For Boys; both are in Manhattan. He graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a B.A. in English Literature. He was a member of Charter Club, one of the university's eating clubs. In 1982, his poetry received an honorable mention for a college prize from the Academy of American Poets. The title of his senior thesis was The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Beckett's Early Novels. Duchovny played a season of junior varsity basketball as a shooting guard and centerfield for the varsity baseball team. He received a Master of Arts in English Literature from Yale University and subsequently began work on a Ph.D. that remains unfinished. The title of his uncompleted doctoral thesis was Magic and Technology in Contemporary Poetry and Prose. At Yale, he was a student of popular literary critic Harold Bloom. Duchovny married actress Téa Leoni on May 6, 1997. In April 1999, Leoni gave birth to a daughter, Madelaine West Duchovny. Their second child, a son, Kyd Miller Duchovny, was born in June 2002. Duchovny is a former vegetarian and, as of 2007, is a pescetarian. On August 28, 2008, Duchovny announced that he had checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for treating sex addiction. On October 15, 2008, Duchovny's and Leoni's representatives issued a statement revealing they had separated several months earlier.A week later, Duchovny's lawyer said that he planned to sue the Daily Mail over an article it ran that claimed he had an affair with Hungarian tennis instructor Edit Pakay while still married to Leoni, a claim that Duchovny has denied. On November 15, 2008, the Daily Mail retracted their claims. After getting back together, Duchovny and Leoni once again split on June 29, 2011.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for David Duchovny

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy

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Movies with David Duchovny as Actor(41)

as Bruni2013 Phantom
as John Fareri2013 Louder Than Words
as Goat Man2012 Goats
as Steve Jones2009 The Joneses
as Narrator2007 Quantum Hoops
as Steven Burke2007 Things We Lost in the Fire
as Dr. Benjamin Marris2007 The Secret
as Mike Klein2006 The TV Set
as Tom2005 Trust the Man
as Tom Warshaw2004 House of D
as Jeff2004 Connie and Carla
as Bill2002 Full Frontal
as J.P. Prewitt2001 Zoolander
as Dr. Ira Kane2001 Evolution
as Bob Rueland2000 Return to Me
as himself1998 Inside The X-Files
as Agent Fox Mulder1998 The X Files
as Dr. Eugene Sands1997 Playing God
as Brian Kessler1993 Kalifornia
as Brad1992 Beethoven
as Dylan1992 Venice/Venice
as Rollie Totheroh1992 Chaplin
as Officer Tippit1992 Ruby
as Jake Winters1992 Red Shoe Diaries
as David Anderson1992 Baby Snatcher
as Randy1991 The Rapture
as John1990 Denial
as Billy1990 New Year's Day
as Clue Goer with Glasses1990 Bad Influence
as Tess' Friend1988 Working Girl

TV Shows/Series with David Duchovny as Actor(30)

Movies with David Duchovny as Crew(2)

Directing/Director2004 House of D
Writing/Writer2004 House of D

TV Shows/Series with David Duchovny as Crew(5)

Directing/Director2007 Californication
Production/Executive Producer2007 Californication
Directing/Director2005 Bones
Writing/Writer1993 The X-Files
Directing/Director1993 The X-Files

Additional Information

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Born: Sunday, 08/07 1960 (August) in New York City (current age: 58 years + 314 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Princeton University, Yale University, Grace Church School, Collegiate School
Member of: Phi Beta Kappa Society
Spouses (current/former): Téa Leoni
Student of: Sanford Meisner
Other names for David Duchovny (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"David William Duchovny"
David Duchovny frequently works together with these people:
Mukhtar Avsharov (21x, Actor)
Ben Stiller (19x, Actor)
Martin Short (15x, Actor)
Zalman King (15x, Crew)
Kelsey Grammer (14x, Actor)
Chris Rock (14x, Actor)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (14x, Actress)
Daniel Radcliffe (13x, Actor)
Halle Berry (12x, Actress)
Jay Leno (12x, Actor)
Tony Bennett (12x, Actor)
Chris Carter (9x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1762, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/03/2019