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David Duchovny

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David William Duchovny

1960-08-07

New York City, New York, USA

Male

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.

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The Rapture

The Rapture

A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.

1991-10-04
The X Files: I Want to Believe

The X Files: I Want to Believe

Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain condition. FBI agent Drummy arrives to ask Scully’s help in locating Fox Mulder, the fugitive former head of the X-Files division, and says they will call off its manhunt for him if he will help investigate the disappearances of several women, including young FBI agent Monica Banan. Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

2008-07-25
Return to Me

Return to Me

It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). Everything seems to be going great until an unbelievable truth is revealed, one that could easily break both of their hearts for good.

2000-04-07
Things We Lost in the Fire

Things We Lost in the Fire

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

2007-09-26
Kalifornia

Kalifornia

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

1993-09-03
Red Shoe Diaries

Red Shoe Diaries

Trapped by a burning secret. Torn by a blazing desire. He gave her his devoted passion. He offered her a lasting relationship. He promised her a secure future. She thought he was all she ever wanted. Until she met everything she ever desired: the perfect body... on the perfect man... with a perfect opportunity for having a secret affair with a total stranger. Haunted by guilt, she is drawn uncontrollably into the powerful, beckoning arms of illicit lust and feverish obsession. But like a moth lured to the candle, the fire that now controls her could be the flame that one day consumes her.

1992-05-16
Beethoven

Beethoven

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list.

1992-04-03
House of D

House of D

In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her husband, the young boy is left to his own devices. When Tom develops a crush on schoolmate Melissa, Pappass feels abandoned and begins behaving erratically.

2005-04-15
Evolution

Evolution

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination... which could be bad news for the Earth.

2001-06-08
Zoolander

Zoolander

Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. Its a well-designed conspiracy and only with the help of Hansel and a few well-chosen accessories can Derek make the world safe.

2001-09-28
Playing God

Playing God

Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a "gun-shot doctor" when Raymond's associates cannot risk visiting a hospital, Eugene is lured deep into the criminal world and becomes entangled with his boss's girlfriend.

1997-10-17
Trust the Man

Trust the Man

Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal). As both relationships spin out of control, the two couples embark on a quest to rediscover the magic and romance of falling in love in New York.

2005-09-01
The Joneses

The Joneses

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

2010-04-16
The Secret

The Secret

Husband, wife, and daughter have moved from Boston to Williamstown. At 16, Samantha treats her mother shabbily, but when the two of them are in a horrific car crash, the mother wills Sam to live, somehow losing her own life while her spirit enters Sam.

2008-08-12
Full Frontal

Full Frontal

A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in the life of missed connections.

2002-08-02
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue Ellen finds a sweet job in fashion by lying about her age and experience on her résumé. But, while her siblings run wild, she discovers the downside of adulthood

1991-06-07
Connie and Carla

Connie and Carla

After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they become big hits on the scene; things get extra-weird when Connie meets Jeff -- a guy she'd like to be a woman with

2004-04-16
Inside The X-Files

Inside The X-Files

Inside the X-Files for a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Also included are interviews with the cast and creator Chris Carter, never before seen segments from the show, outtakes and a sneak preview of the upcoming feature film.

1998-02-01
The TV Set

The TV Set

As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every crass suggestion Lenny makes improves the show's response from test audiences and brings the show a step closer to getting on the air.

2006-04-28
Ruby

Ruby

Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.

1992-03-27
Goats

Goats

Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father means 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called Goat Man. So when Ellis decides to leave the alternative ways of his desert homestead for a stuffy East Coast prep school, major changes are in store. But not in the way you’d think. Though often stoned, the exceedingly smart and capable Ellis effortlessly aces school and excels at track. As the year progresses, it’s his relationships with the adults in his life that test him, challenging his beliefs about responsibility and trustworthiness.

2012-08-10
Quantum Hoops

Quantum Hoops

While most sports films celebrate the quest for a championship, "Quantum Hoops" follows a team that is searching for a single win. The documentary chronicles the final week of the 2006 Caltech basketball season. The team is currently in the midst of a 21 year losing streak - over 240 consecutive conference losses. Caltech is annually considered one of the top 5 academic institutions in the world yet its athletic department always takes a back seat to the achievements of its world renowned faculty, Nobel prize winners, and advancements in the world of science and technology.

2007-11-02
Phantom

Phantom

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

2013-03-01
Denial

Denial

A young woman tries to leave her troubled past behind. She meets her old flame by accident and they fall in love again, but this obsessive relationship threatens to consume them.

1990-01-31
Julia Has Two Lovers

Julia Has Two Lovers

Julia gets a call to a wrong number, but stays on the phone with the man on the other end for the entire day.

1990-06-03
New Year's Day

New Year's Day

A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of New Year's Day.

1990-02-09
Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words

After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.

2013-10-11
Baby Snatcher

Baby Snatcher

A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect.

1992-05-03
The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future'

The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future'

An exploration of how completely different the television series is from the film. The cast and filmmakers underwent quite a change in order to create the film X Files, The (1998). We are also given a breakdown of how the Texas explosion was conceived and put together. This is a fairly enjoyable piece to watch, what with several interesting and funny interviews with the cast and crew.

1998-10-13
Chaplin

Chaplin

With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest friendships, many marriages, merciless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover, and ingenious invention of The Little Tramp. Highlighted works such as The Gold Rush and The Great Dictator illustrate significant turning points in Chaplin's prolific filmography. Also treated is Chaplin's exile from America and his eventual return to receive an honourary Academy Award in 1972.

1992-12-18
Working Girl

Working Girl

Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

1988-12-20
Red Shoe Diaries Movie 10: Some Things Never Change

Red Shoe Diaries Movie 10: Some Things Never Change

A beautiful cowgirl (Sammi Davis) fights off the advances of a handsome stranger (Maximo Morrone), until she realizes he's not trying to tame her. He knows she's as spirited as a wild mustang, and he just wants to set her free. A temperamental director (Brad Fisher) and a powerful producer (Marina Giulia Cavalli) revisit a familiar scenario of love. Three years ago they almost destroyed each other with passion. Now, after one incredible night, it seems like nothing's changed. From A to Z, the alphabet girl (Christiana Capetillo), a beautiful fashion model finds there's twenty-six ways to love in this Red Shoe Diaries collection from master sensualist Zalman King.

1996-10-08
The X-Files : Existence 2001-05-20
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler

Before he was Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, The Waterboy, or Billy Madison, Adam Sandler was doing Saturday Night Live playing hilarious characters and singing hilarious songs like the Hanukkah song and Christmas song. Watch Adam act in his own star studded way as Canteen Boy, Cajun Man, Opera Man, and much more!

1999-10-26
The X Files

The X Files

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

1998-06-19
Bad Influence

Bad Influence

Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces himself as Alex, and the two go out to an under- ground club. Alex wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns it upside down...

1990-03-09
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare

Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare

A cab ride with a dangerously seductive stranger ignites a steamy, purely sexual affair for a woman torn between her hunger for lust and her passion for love. An adventurous married woman becomes enticed by an anonymous office worker in the building next door, playing a tantalizing game of daring all by baring all. And when a beautiful female cop gets shunned by the man she desires, she arrests him, handcuffs him and makes him a slave to her passions in payment for his crime in this Red Shoe Diaries collection from master sensualist Zalman King.

1993-03-23
Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick

Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick

Just Like That: A receptionist in a large firm cheats on her voyeuristic lover with a delivery boy who has a crush on her. Another Woman's Lipstick: A young wife discovers lipstick on her husband's collar. She follows him, meets his mistress, and has a lesbian fling with her. Talk To Me, Baby: A man caught cheating in a bar by his wife admits his past dalliances on the drive home, which gets his wife aroused.

1993-12-16
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica

Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica

A sultry Italian maid unlocks a couple's (Ally Sheedy, Scott Plank) secret chamber and unleashes a private fantasy. An architect (David Duchovny) is lured by a mysterious beauty (Sheryl Lee) into a torrid game of temptation and seduction. And a hot-motored woman races a hard-driving man (Nick Chinlund) from the edge of passion to the depths of obsession in a detour to the back roads of destiny and desire in this Red Shoe Diaries collection from master sensualist Zalman King.

1994-04-20
Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass

Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass

Evan, a beautiful bounty hunter after a seductively handsome and charming con man who makes his living using his looks and wit to defraud women of their fortunes. This time Evan has met her match and he won't give up without a fight. Then, it's Christmas Eve at Fort Louis and Chandler has the weekend off. Chandler and two of her girlfriends opt for a night of wild abandon at the local bar. Finally, men have been taking care of Alicia all of her life. Now she is forced to make a decision -either hustle the streets or hustle the game of pool...and pool it is.

1995-08-01
The X-Files Movie Special 1998-06-15
Venice/Venice

Venice/Venice

Dean is a maverick American film director surprised that his most recent film has been chosen as the Official U.S. Entry at the Venice Film Festival. A beautiful French journalist arrives at the festival with the apparent intention of interviewing the unique and eccentric filmmaker. In the midst of all the festival madness, she is forced to confront the wide divergence between things as they really are and things as they seem to be - both on screen and off. And so, finally, are we. Shot half in Venice, Italy and half in Venice, California, "Venice/Venice" looks at the profound effect movies have had - and continue to have - on our lives, our loves and on our dreams of romance.