David Duchovny

Biography

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.

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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Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1960-08-07

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • David William Duchovny

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Aquarius(21 episodes) as Detective Sam Hodiak
2013 Louder Than Words as John Fareri
2013 Phantom as Bruni
2012 Goats as Goat Man
2009 The Joneses as Steve Jones
2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe as Fox Mulder
2007 Quantum Hoops as Narrator
2007 The Secret as Dr. Benjamin Marris
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire as Steven Burke
2007 Californication(91 episodes) as Hank Moody
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 VH1 Rock Honors(1 episode)
2006 The TV Set as Mike Klein
2005 Trust the Man as Tom
2005 House of D as Tom Warshaw
2004 The Tony Danza Show(1 episode)
2004 Connie and Carla as Jeff
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2002 Life with Bonnie(2 episodes)
2002 Full Frontal as Bill
2001 Richard & Judy(1 episode)
2001 Zoolander as J.P. Prewitt
2001 Evolution as Dr. Ira Kane
2001 The Lone Gunmen(1 episode)
2000 Return to Me as Bob Rueland
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Rove(1 episode) as Himself
1998 The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future' as Himself
1998 The X Files as Special Agent Fox Mulder
1998 Inside The X-Files as Himself
1997 Playing God as Dr. Eugene Sands
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1996 Red Shoe Diaries Movie 10: Some Things Never Change as Jake Winters
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1995 Space: Above and Beyond(1 episode)
1995 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist(1 episode)
1995 Eco-Challenge(17 episodes)
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1993 The X-Files(8 episodes)
1993 The X-Files(225 episodes) as Fox Mulder
1993 Kalifornia as Brian Kessler
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 Chaplin as Rollie Totheroh
1992 Red Shoe Diaries(68 episodes) as Jake Winters
1992 Red Shoe Diaries as Jake Winters
1992 Baby Snatcher as David Anderson
1992 Beethoven as Brad
1992 Ruby as Officer Tippit
1991 The Rapture as Randy
1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead as Bruce
1990 Julia has two Lovers
1990 Twin Peaks(3 episodes)
1990 New Year's Day as Billy
1990 Denial as John
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1988 Working Girl as Tess' Friend
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(4 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1964 Jeopardy!(1 episode)

Directing

2007 Californication(8 episodes) … Director
2005 Bones(1 episode) … Director
2005 House of D … Director
1993 The X-Files(5 episodes) … Director

Writing

2005 House of D … Writer
1993 The X-Files(7 episodes) … Writer

Production

2007 Californication(79 episodes) … Executive Producer

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