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David Duchovny

Fox Mulder in The X Files

Photos David Duchovny Birth name: David William Duchovny
Birth date: 1960/08/07 (63 years old)
Birth place : New York

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Biography for David Duchovny

David Duchovny earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and also earned a graduate degree in English Literature at Yale University. While at Yale, he began commuting to New York to study acting and was soon appearing in off-Broadway plays. In 1987 he abandoned his doctoral studies at Yale to pursue acting full time.

A graduate of English literature at the University of Yale, David Duchovny then prepares a doctorate in philosophy in order to pursue a teaching career. During his studies, he regularly went to New York to take drama lessons and quickly appeared in Off-Brroadway parts. It was in 1987 that he abandoned Yale during the university cycle, in order to devote himself fully to comedy.

The following year, the actor made his first cinematographic appearance in Mike Nichols' comedy Working Girl, but it was the role of a transvestite detective in the TWIN Peaks television series which allows David Duchovny to make himself known: the Professional criticism pierces it in the drama The Rapture and the American public remarked in the role of the bad Brad in the popular comedy Beethoven in 1992.

It was in 1993 that David Duchovny became world famous thanks to the character of the dark and mysterious Fox Mulder agent in the X-Files series: at the borders of reality, a role he resumed in 1998 in the film adaptation The X Files, the Rob Bowman film, alongside Gillian Anderson. This success at the box office allowed the actor to see his name associated with important projects, as for the comedy Evolution of Ivan Reitman in 2001 or the experimental film by Steven Soderbergh, Full Frontal, in 2002. Two years Later, he presented his first feature film as director and screenwriter, the prince of Greenwich Village. He then joined Julianne Moore, his partnership for the second time, on the set of Trust The Man.

David Duchovny is an American actor, director, producer and writer. He is best known for his role in the television series "X-Files" in which he embodies the character of Fox Mulder. Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960 in New York, in the Manhattan district. He grew up in the Teaneck district, New Jersey, with his parents and two sisters. His mother, Margaret, was a writer and teacher, and his father, Amram, was a writer, translator and journalist. Duchovny studied at Princeton University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1982.

After graduating, Duchovny began working as an actor in New York, where he played in plays and advertisements. In 1988, he made his cinema debut in the film "Working Girl", in which he played a small role. He then played in several films and television series, notably "Denial", "The X-Files", "Californication" and "Aquarius". Duchovny also wrote and made several films and television series, including "The X-Files" and "Californication".

In addition to his acting career, Duchovny is also the author. He has published several novels, including "Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale" and "Bucky F*Cking Dent". Duchovny has also been nominated for numerous prizes for his acting performance, including two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2009, he was honored by the American Comedy Awards for his role in the television series "Californication". In summary, David Duchovny is a talented and versatile actor who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry thanks to his remarkable performances in many films and television series.


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Title Role
Untitled X-Files Sequel (2009) (pre-production) Fox Mulder
Si j'étais toi (2007) (completed) Dr. Benjamin Marris
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) (completed)
Californication Hank Moody (12 episodes, 2007)
Queer Duck: The Movie (2006) (V) (voice) Tiny Jesus
The TV Set (2006) Mike
Trust the Man (2005) Tom
Area 51 (2005) (VG) (voice) Ethan Cole
The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) (VG) (voice) Fox Mulder
House of D (2004) Tom Warshaw
Connie and Carla (2004) Jeff
XIII (2003) (VG) (voice) XIII
Sex and the City Jeremy (1 episode, 2003)
Eco-Challenge Fiji Islands (2003) TV Series Narrator
Life with Bonnie Johnny Volcano (2 episodes, 2002)
Full Frontal (2002) Bill/Gus
The X Files Fox Mulder (175 episodes, 1993-2002)
Red Shoe Diaries 15: Forbidden Zone (2002) (V) Jake Winters
Zoolander (2001) J.P. Prewitt
Evolution (2001) Dr. Ira Kane
The Lone Gunmen Special Agent Fox Mulder (1 episode, 2001)
Red Shoe Diaries 17: Swimming Naked (2001) (V) Jake Winters
Red Shoe Diaries 14: Luscious Lola (2000) (V) Jake Winters
Return to Me (2000) Bob Rueland
Red Shoe Diaries 18: The Game (2000) (V) Jake Winters
Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike (2000) (V) Jake Winters
The X Files (1998) Special Agent Fox Mulder
The X Files Game (1998) (VG) Special Agent Fox Mulder
Millennium Bobby Wingood (1 episode, 1997)
Red Shoe Diaries 8: Night of Abandon (1997) (V) Jake
Playing God (1997) Dr. Eugene Sands
The Simpsons Fox Mulder (1 episode, 1997)
Red Shoe Diaries 7: Burning Up (1997) (V) Jake Winters
Red Shoe Diaries 16: Temple of Flesh (1997) (V) Jake
Frasier Tom (1 episode, 1996)
Space: Above and Beyond Alvin EL 1
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Richard (1 episode, 1996)
Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband (1996) (V) Jake
The X-Files: The Unopened File (1996) (V) Special Agent Fox Mulder
Red Shoe Diaries 9: Slow Train (1996) (V) Jake
Red Shoe Diaries Jake Winters (2 episodes, 1992-1996)
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor (1996) (V) Jake
Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass (1995) (V) Jake
Eek! the Cat Agent Mulder (1 episode, 1995)
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica (1994) (V) Jake
Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick (1993) (V) Jake
Kalifornia (1993) Brian Kessler
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare (1993) (V) Jake
Chaplin (1992) Rollie Totheroh
Venice/Venice (1992) Dylan
Red Shoe Diaries (1992) (TV) Jake Winters
Baby Snatcher (1992) (TV) David Anderson
Beethoven (1992) Brad
Ruby (1992) Officer Tippit
The Rapture (1991) Randy
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) Bruce
Julia Has Two Lovers (1991) Daniel
Twin Peaks DEA Agent Dennis / ... (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bad Influence (1990) Club Goer with Glasses
Denial (1990) John
New Year's Day (1989) Billy


Has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the producers and syndicators of "The X Files" (1993) alleging he's been cheated of his contractual share of profits from series.

Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. [1996]

Dated Sheryl Lee and actress Perrey Reeves (June 1994 to 1996).

When he isn't in Vancouver to shoot "The X Files" (1993), he resides in Malibu, California.

Played scholarship-level basketball during some of his high school and college career. He had an accident while playing basketball in high school which damaged his right eye.

Family: His father's name was Amram. From a Russian-Jewish family he was a Brooklyn-born publicist for the American Jewish Commitee, died on 23 August 2003 from heart disease. His mother's name is Margaret. She is of Scottish ancestry. Brother, Daniel Ducovny, sister Laurie, and a stepbrother named Jonathan Sahula. Duchovny means 'spiritual' in Russian.

He is known to be a sports fan, and has appeared on MTV's "Rock n' Jock Softball Game".

Is a vegetarian, along with wife Téa Leoni.

While at Yale, he was classmates with Jennifer Beals, whom Duchovny suggested for a part on "The X Files" (1993) (it eventually went to Gillian Anderson).

Was partially responsible for moving the filming of "The X Files" (1993) series from Vancouver to California.

Has an allergic reaction to metal which prevents him from wearing his wedding ring at times.

Was the subject of the song "David Duchovny" by Bree Sharp.

He kept three dogs and four cats as a child.

He does a very good impersonation of Jeff Goldblum, as demonstrated during his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).

Was ABD ("All But Dissertation") when he left Yale, so he never actually received his graduate degree. The title of his uncompleted doctoral thesis was "Magic and Technology in Contemporary Poetry and Prose."

Friends with actor Ron Eldard.

His mother taught at Grace Church School in N.Y.C. and had a portion of the building named after her when she retired.

Speaks French and Latin.

Speaks Hebrew.

Stayed in 411 Witherspoon Hall his freshman year at Princeton.

Made his film debut in Working Girl (1988), as one of the guests hiding in the bathroom at Tess's surprise birthday party.


Je suis d'un naturel sceptique


Spouse : Téa Leoni (6 May 1997 - present) 2 children

24 April 1999: Daughter, with Téa Leoni, Madelaine West Duchovny born. 15 June 2002 son, 7lb. 10-ou. boy, Kyd Miller Duchovny.

Uncle of twin boys Gabriel and Luca (b. May 2004), sons of his sister Laurie and brother-in-law Michael Birnbaum.

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  • Creation date: 27/09/2007 by doudoune
  • Last update: 15/10/2007 by abdest

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