David William Duchovny was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, on the 7th August 1960. His parents are Margaret Duchovny and Amram Ducovny. Amram belongs to Brooklyn in New York and Margaret, who is often referred as Meg is from Scotland. David William has an elder brother Danny and a younger sister Laurie. David William father was a reporter in the Middle East and Europe and later on became a publicist for the American Jewish Committee. Amram's family was Russian Jews.
Born: 07 Aug 1960 (age 53) · New York City, New York
Height: 6' 0"
Spouse: Téa Leoni (1997 - 2011)
Children: Madelaine West Duchovny · Kyd Miller Duchovny
Siblings: Daniel Ducovny · Laurie Duchovny
Parents: Margaret Ducovny · Amram Ducovny
After David William's parents separated when David William was eleven, his mother Meg had to get a job to maintain her children. She became a tutor at a local school. David William's brother Danny became a TV commercial director and his sister Laurie followed in her mother's track and became a teacher too.
David William joined The Collegiate School for Boys in Manhattan and in the end graduated from Princeton University. Duchovny went on to learn at Princeton University in New Jersey in the U.S. David William selected subject at Princeton was English. Duchovny performed excellent over there and won a scholarship to Yale University in Connecticut, U.S. David William holds a Masters degree in English Literature from Yale University and began work on a Ph.D. that remains uncompleted.
David William's earliest profession as an actor was a commercial for a beer. David William got paid twice his annual income as a teacher for those little minutes of acting. It was his companion Jason Beghe who advised him to try acting as David William had just started acting himself. It was in 1987 that David William determined to cal off his Ph.D. and departs Yale to peruse acting full time. This was precipitated by David being given a role in a new Henry Jaglom film called 'New Years Day'. David William performed the role of Billy a man at the New Year's party, the setting of the whole film. Billy is there to win back his ex-girlfriend earlier than she leaves. David William fails however, she chucked him out naked after she catches him in bed with her pal. The entire film was improvised by the actors. This was David William debut movie role and the film was released in 1989.
David William had wanted to be a film star, but one day his manager sent him a script of a pilot for a new TV show. David William wasn't fascinated in doing a television series but decided to do this pilot anyhow as it was a brilliant script. David William was convinced that the show would not take off and so did not fret about it being a lasting job. Little did David William know that seven and even eight years on, David William would still be performing the part of Fox Mulder on 'The X Files'
David William was a simple selection for Chris Carter for the character of Mulder as David William crafted the idea Carter had in his mind flawlessly. During the audition for the role of Mulder, David auditioned Gillian Anderson as well. When Carter saw them jointly David William decided they worked well as a group and then cast them in their now renowned characters.
After five unbeaten seasons of 'The X Files', Carter decided to shoot a movie of 'The X Files'. Writing the script for the film was a difficult thing for Carter as David William had to make the film reachable to both fans of the show and a wider viewing public. This David William dealt with success.
After the film 'The X Files' went to its sixth sequence, continuing from where the film was ended. Subsequent to a seventh series Duchovny decided David William wanted to leave the show and focus on his film vocation. David William was convinced to stay for season eight, but had a much compact role in the show. David William then left in total and the ninth and final series only saw him in one episode, the season and sequence climax.
David William wedded Tea Leoni on the 6th of May 1997. Tea Leoni is also an actress. Tea Leoni starred in Bad Boys, Deep Impact and Jurassic Park III and also had Tea Leoni individual TV show, The Naked Truth.
Throughout the seventh season of 'The X Files' Tea made a guest appearance in an episode called 'Hollywood A.D.' Tea Leoni performed the role of Scully in a film version of 'The X Files' in the episode. Mulder was played by Garry Shandling. In a humorous bend at the climax of the film, Tea's Scully admits to Shandling's Mulder that Tea Leoni is in reality in love with A.D. Skinner. The name of the movie was 'The Lazarus Bowl'.
David William and Tea Leoni have two kids, a daughter and a son. Leoni gave birth to a daughter, Madelaine West Duchovny. Their second kid, a son, Kyd Miller Duchovny, was born 15 Th June, 2002. The Duchovnys resides in Malibu, California.
|1988||Working Girl||Tess's Friend|
|1989||New Year's Day||Billy|
|1990||Bad Influence||Club Goer|
|1991||Julia Has Two Lovers||Daniel|
|1991||Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead||Bruce|
|1992||Red Shoe Diaries||Jake Winters|
|1992||Chaplin||Roland "Rollie" Totheroh|
|1992||Baby Snatcher||David Anderson|
|1997||Playing God||Dr. Eugene Sands|
|1998||The X-Files: Fight the Future||FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder|
|2000||Return to Me||Bob Rueland|
|2001||Evolution||Dr. Ira Kane|
|2002||Full Frontal||Bill / Gus|
|2004||Connie and Carla||Jeff|
|2004||House of D||Tom Warshaw|
|2005||Trust the Man||Tom|
|2006||Queer Duck: the Movie||Tiny Jesus|
|2006||The TV Set||Mike Klein|
|2007||Things We Lost in the Fire||Brian Burke|
|2007||The Secret||Dr. Benjamin Marris|
|2008||The X-Files: I Want to Believe||FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder|
|2009||The Joneses||Steve Jones|
|2012||Goats||The Goat Man|
|2013||Louder Than Words||John Fareri|
|1990–1991||Twin Peaks||DEA Agent Denise/Dennis Bryson|
|1992–1997||Red Shoe Diaries||Jake Winters|
|1993–2002||The X-Files||FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder|
|1995–1996||The Larry Sanders Show||Himself|
|1995–1998||Saturday Night Live||Himself|
|1996||Space: Above and Beyond||Handsome Alvin|
|1997||The Simpsons||FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder|
|1997||Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Richard|
|2002||Life with Bonnie||Johnny Volcano|
|2003||Sex and the City||Jeremy|
|1995||Sci-Fi Universe||Best Actor in a TV Series||The X-Files|
|1996||National TV Awards||Most Popular Actor||The X-Files|
|1997||Aftonbladet TV Prize||Best Foreign TV Personality||The X-Files|
|1997||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Drama||The X-Files|
|1997||Satellite Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Drama||The X-Files|
|1999||American Comedy Awards||Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a Television Series||The Larry Sanders Show|
|1999||TV Guide Award||Best Actor||The X-Files|
|2008||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Californication|
"I'm kind of stupid when it comes to gadgets."
- David Duchovny
"What makes me mad is arrogance, pretension, putting on airs."
"The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born."
"I really enjoy taking an outdoor shower."
"I lost my virginity when I was 14. And I haven't been able to find it."