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David Duchovny

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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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Aug 7, 1960 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie The Craft: Legacy 2020-10-28
Known For
Poster of Things We Lost in the Fire
Poster of Return to Me
Poster of Kalifornia
Poster of Red Shoe Diaries
Movie The Craft: Legacy Adam 2020-10-28
Series Aquarius Detective Sam Hodiak 2015-05-28
Movie Phantom Bruni 2013-01-03
Movie Louder Than Words John Fareri 2013-10-11
Movie Goats Goat Man 2012-08-10
Series Person of Interest Randy 2011-09-22
Movie The Joneses Steve Jones 2010-04-16
Series American Gladiators Dr. Benjamin Marris 2008-01-06
Series The Silver Chamber of Sorrows Jeff 2008-04-28
Movie The X Files: I Want to Believe Fox Mulder 2008-07-24
Movie The TV Set Mike Klein 2007-04-06
Series Californication Hank Moody 2007-08-13
Movie Things We Lost in the Fire Steven Burke 2007-09-26
Movie Quantum Hoops Narrator 2007-11-02
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series Green Rose Tom 2005-03-19
Movie House of D Tom Warshaw 2004-05-07
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Full Frontal Gus 2002-08-02
Movie Solaris Unknown 2002-11-27
Movie The X-Files : Existence Fox Mulder 2001-05-20
Movie Evolution Dr. Ira Kane 2001-06-08
Series The Lone Gunmen Unknown 2001-03-04
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Zoolander J.P. Prewitt 2001-09-28
Movie Return to Me Bob Rueland 2000-04-07
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie The X-Files: Fight the Future Fox Mulder 1998-06-19
Movie The X Files Agent Fox Mulder 1998-06-19
Movie The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future' Himself 1998-10-13
Movie Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Unknown 1998-08-04
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Playing God Dr. Eugene Sands 1997-10-17
Movie Red Shoe Diaries Movie 10: Some Things Never Change Jake Winters 1996-10-08
Movie Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband Jake Winters 1996-02-06
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Eco-Challenge 1995-04-01
Series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Unknown 1995-05-28
Series Space: Above and Beyond Unknown 1995-09-24
Movie Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass Jake Winters 1995-08-01
Movie Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica Jake Winters 1994-04-20
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Kalifornia Brian Kessler 1993-06-24
Series The X-Files Fox Mulder 1993-09-10
Movie Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick Jake Winters 1993-12-16
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Ruby Officer Tippit 1992-03-27
Movie Baby Snatcher David Anderson 1992-05-03
Movie Chaplin Rollie Totheroh 1992-12-17
Series Red Shoe Diaries Jake Winters 1992-06-27
Movie Red Shoe Diaries Jake Winters 1992-05-16
Movie Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Bruce 1991-06-07
Movie Bad Influence Clue Goer with Glasses 1990-03-09
Movie Denial John 1990-01-31
Movie New Year's Day Billy 1990-02-09
Series Twin Peaks Unknown 1990-04-08
Movie Julia Has Two Lovers 1990-06-03
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Working Girl Tess' Friend 1988-12-20
Series Dear John Brad 1986-02-17
Series Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11