Downtown Community School
Co-starred with Demi Moore in the independent comedy "The Joneses"
Reprised role of Agent Fox Mulder for "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" the second feature based on the popular series
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
Cast in the network satire "The TV Set" directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Sigourney Weaver
Co-starred as Julianne Moore's househusband who's obsessed with sex in Bart Freundlich's "Trust the Man"
Made feature writing and directing debut (also starred) with "House of D"; co-starred Robin Williams and wife Tea Leoni
Received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role in "Life With Bonnie" (ABC)
Appeared in the Steven Soderbergh directed "Full Frontal"
Co-starred with Julianne Moore and Orlando Jones in the screen comedy "Evolution"
Starred opposite Minnie Driver in the romantic comedy "Return to Me"; co-written and directed by Bonnie Hunt
Reprised role of Mulder for the feature film "The X-Files"
Spoofed his image and Sharon Stone's famous scene in "Basic Instinct" in the final episode of HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show"
Returned to features as the lead in "Playing God"
Voiced Mulder for an episode of Fox's animated "The Simpsons"
Acted alongside Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis and Michelle Forbes in Dominique Sena's "Kalifornia"
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
Portrayed a greedy yuppie in "Beethoven"
Offered a memorable turn as cameraman Rollie Totheroh in Sir Richard Attenborough's "Chaplin"
Re-teamed with Jaglom for "Venice/Venice"
Narrated the Showime series, "The Red Shoe Diaries"; also directed episodes
First leading role in a feature, "Julia Has Two Lovers"
Played a supporting role in Michael Tolkin's brilliant, flawed tale of the coming apocalypse, "The Rapture"
Joined the cast of ABC's "Twin Peaks" as Dennis/Denise Bryson, a cross-dressing FBI agent
Moved to Los Angeles from New York
First film with Henry Jaglom, "New Year's Day"
Feature acting debut, "Working Girl"
Left academia to pursue acting
First professional assignment, a Lowenbrau beer commercial
Taught English at Yale while working on his PhD; first became involved in acting there
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
In the 1999 online voting for the first annual TV Guide Awards, Duchovny was cited as Best-Dressed Male and Sexiest Male.
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.