David Duchovny

David Duchovny

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    • August 7th, 1960
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.

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Acting (34 Credits)

2020The Craft: Legacy as Adam
2015Aquarius (2015) as Detective Sam Hodiak
2013Phantom as Bruni
2013Louder Than Words as John Fareri
2012Goats as Goat Man
2009The Joneses as Steve JonesWatch Free
2008The X Files: I Want to Believe as Fox Mulder
2007The Secret as Dr. Benjamin Marris
2007Things We Lost in the Fire as Steven Burke
2007Californication as Hank Moody
2006The TV Set as Mike Klein
2005Trust the Man as Tom
2004House of D as Tom Warshaw
2004Connie and Carla as Jeff
2002Full Frontal as Gus
2001Evolution as Dr. Ira Kane
2001Zoolander as J.P. Prewitt
2000Return to Me as Bob Rueland
1999Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler
1998The X Files as Agent Fox Mulder
1997Playing God as Dr. Eugene Sands
1993Kalifornia as Brian Kessler
1993The X-Files as Fox Mulder
1992Red Shoe Diaries as Jake Winters
1992Ruby as Officer Tippit
1992Venice/Venice as DylanWatch Free
1992Beethoven as Brad
1992Chaplin as Rollie Totheroh
1992Red Shoe Diaries as Jake Winters
1991The Rapture as Randy
1991Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead as Bruce
1990Bad Influence as Clue Goer with Glasses
1989New Year's Day as BillyWatch Free
1988Working Girl as Tess' Friend

Director (1 Credits)


Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (2 Credits)



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