David Duchovny

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Actor David Duchovny rose to fame in the early 1990s as paranormal-obsessed FBI agent Fox Mulder on the hit television series "The X-Files" (1993-2002). Duchovny's understated but convincing delivery - no small feat in ... Read more »
Born: 08/07/1960 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

Aquarius 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Real Time with Bill Maher 2015 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Californication 2006 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Phantom 2013 (Movie)

Bruni (Actor)

FOX's 25th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Goats 2012 (Movie)

Goat Man (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louder Than Words 2012 (Movie)

John Fareri (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Joneses 2010 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Golden Globe Winner Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike Guys Choice 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files: I Want to Believe 2008 (Movie)

Agent Fox Mulder (Actor)

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Quantum Hoops 2007 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Secret 2007 (Movie)

Ben Marris (Actor)

The TV Set 2007 (Movie)

Mike Klein (Actor)

Things We Lost in the Fire 2007 (Movie)

Steven Burke (Actor)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Best Friend Forgotten 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

House of D 2005 (Movie)

Tom Warshaw (Actor)

Queer Duck: The Movie 2005 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Eco-Challenge 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Frontal 2002 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Primetime Glick 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1991 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

Doctor Ira Krane (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Evolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

J P Prewitt (Actor)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

Bob Rueland (Actor)

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries 1991 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries 1991 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Influences: From Yesterday to Today 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual American Comedy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the X-Files 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1998 (Movie)

Agent Fox Mulder (Actor)

Barbara Walters Presents: 6 to Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Duckman 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Playing God 1997 (Movie)

Eugene (Actor)

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

More Secrets of the X-Files 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Kalifornia 1993 (Movie)

Brian Kessler (Actor)

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

Rollie Totheroh (Actor)

Ruby 1992 (Movie)

Officer Tippit (Actor)

The Red Shoe Diaries 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Venice/Venice 1992 (Movie)

Dylan (Actor)

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Julia Has Two Lovers 1991 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

The Rapture 1991 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Bad Influence 1990 (Movie)

Club Goer (Actor)

New Year's Day 1989 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

Tess' Birthday Party Friend (Actor)

Baby Snatcher (TV Show)

Actor

Red Nose Day (TV Show)

Host

The List (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Actor David Duchovny rose to fame in the early 1990s as paranormal-obsessed FBI agent Fox Mulder on the hit television series "The X-Files" (1993-2002). Duchovny's understated but convincing delivery - no small feat in the face of the show's far out UFO/government conspiracy subject matter - helped make him an idol among TV viewers and pop culture aficionados. Such was the public's identification of the actor as Agent Mulder, Duchovny struggled to find a project with a similarly wide audience after departing his still popular show in 2001. Regardless, he kept busy with a wide variety of films and television shows, including "House of D" (2005), which he wrote and directed, and the Showtime series "Californication" (Showtime, 2007- ), but it was the paranoid FBI agent with an affinity for sunflower seeds who would remain his most compelling creation.

Relationships

Daniel Duchovny

Brother
Older

Laurie Duchovny

Sister
Younger

Amram Duchovny

Father
Divorced from Duchovny's mother c. 1971 originally from Coney Island, Brooklyn

Margaret Duchovny

Mother
Divorced from Duchovny's father c. 1971 born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland

Madelaine Duchovny

Daughter
Born April 24, 1999 mother, Tea Leoni

Kyd Duchovny

Son
Born June 15, 2002 mother Tea Leoni

Téa Leoni Actor

Wife
Married May 6, 1997 in the courtyard of NYC's Grace Church School where Duchovny's mother worked Announced October 2008 that they had been separated for months Reconciled months later Renewed their vows 2009 Separated again June 2011

Perrey Reeves Actor

Companion
Began dating 1993 split 1995 best known for playing Mrs. Ari on "Entourage" (HBO)

Maggie Wheeler Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

Princeton University

Princeton , New Jersey 1982
Member of the Charter Club, one of the University's eating clubs, where upperclassmen take their meals

Downtown Community School

New York , New York
Founded by Pete Seeger

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1987
Magic and technology in contemporary North American fiction and poetry was the subject of his uncompleted thesis for a PhD

Collegiate School

New York , New York 1973 - 1978
Won a scholarship to attend the prestigious boys prep school; played on the basketball team and was class valedictorian; John F. Kennedy Jr. and actor Jason Beghe were classmates

Milestones

2010

Co-starred with Demi Moore in the independent comedy "The Joneses"

2008

Reprised role of Agent Fox Mulder for "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" the second feature based on the popular series

2007

Played Hank Moody, a troubled novelist in the Showtime series, "Californication"; earned Golden Globe (2008, 2009) and SAG (2009) nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy series

2007

Cast in the network satire "The TV Set" directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Sigourney Weaver

2006

Co-starred as Julianne Moore's househusband who's obsessed with sex in Bart Freundlich's "Trust the Man"

2005

Made feature writing and directing debut (also starred) with "House of D"; co-starred Robin Williams and wife Tea Leoni

2003

Received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role in "Life With Bonnie" (ABC)

2002

Appeared in the Steven Soderbergh directed "Full Frontal"

2001

Co-starred with Julianne Moore and Orlando Jones in the screen comedy "Evolution"

2000

Starred opposite Minnie Driver in the romantic comedy "Return to Me"; co-written and directed by Bonnie Hunt

1998

Reprised role of Mulder for the feature film "The X-Files"

1998

Spoofed his image and Sharon Stone's famous scene in "Basic Instinct" in the final episode of HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show"

1997

Returned to features as the lead in "Playing God"

1997

Voiced Mulder for an episode of Fox's animated "The Simpsons"

1993

Acted alongside Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis and Michelle Forbes in Dominique Sena's "Kalifornia"

1993

Co-starred in FOX's paranormal series "The X-Files" as FBI special agent Fox Mulder; also provided the story for a handful of episodes; wrote and directed the episode 'The Unnatural' (1999); had a reduced role for the final two seasons

1992

Portrayed a greedy yuppie in "Beethoven"

1992

Re-teamed with Jaglom for "Venice/Venice"

1992

Narrated the Showime series, "The Red Shoe Diaries"; also directed episodes

1992

Offered a memorable turn as cameraman Rollie Totheroh in Sir Richard Attenborough's "Chaplin"

1991

Played a supporting role in Michael Tolkin's brilliant, flawed tale of the coming apocalypse, "The Rapture"

1991

First leading role in a feature, "Julia Has Two Lovers"

1990

Joined the cast of ABC's "Twin Peaks" as Dennis/Denise Bryson, a cross-dressing FBI agent

1989

Moved to Los Angeles from New York

1989

First film with Henry Jaglom, "New Year's Day"

1988

Feature acting debut, "Working Girl"

1987

Left academia to pursue acting

Taught English at Yale while working on his PhD; first became involved in acting there

First professional assignment, a Lowenbrau beer commercial

Bonus Trivia

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About his awareness that some fans resent that he has never appeared at an X-Files convention (as did co-star Gillian Anderson) and think of him as ungrateful: "Unfortunately, the possibility is that they see me as aloof. My feeling is that I make the show, and that takes so much time and so much energy, and that's a gift, even though I'm compensated for it. That's my gift to the fans and that's where I'd like it to end." - Duchovny quoted in the London Times, Aug. 11, 1998

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In the 1999 online voting for the first annual TV Guide Awards, Duchovny was cited as Best-Dressed Male and Sexiest Male.

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Singer Bree Sharp wrote a song called "David Duchovny"; Production assistants on "The X-Files" made a mock video of the song with celebrities like Brad Pitt, Pamela Anderson Lee, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Whoopi Goldberg, Janeane Garofalo and George Clooney.

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On Aug. 28, 2008, Duchovny's lawyer, Stanton Stein revealed that his client had checked himself into rehab to undergo treatment for sex addiction. Through his attorney, he released the statement: "I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction. I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."

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