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David Duchovny



Rocketing from obscure bit player to TV's resident ├╝ber-sex god thanks to his role as FBI agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files, David Duchovny can claim to have had one of the 1990s' more remarkable career metamorphoses. Although his initial attempts to translate his TV stardom into celluloid success proved less than memorable, the tall, classically handsome actor has continued to enjoy a great deal of popularity, evidenced in particular by the countless estrogen-drenched internet shrines erected in his honor.



Born in Manhattan on August 7, 1960, to a Jewish father and a Scottish mother, Duchovny did his undergraduate work at Princeton and then went on to pursue a Master's degree in English Literature at Yale. While working toward his degree, he began commuting to New York to study acting, and he was soon appearing in a few off-Broadway plays. His interest in acting ultimately eclipsed his dedication toward earning his degree, and Duchovny dropped out of Yale to pursue a career as a performer. He got his first break starring in a beer commercial, and in 1988, he made his film debut with a breathtakingly abbreviated appearance as a party guest in Mike Nichols's Working Girl. Work in a number of diverse and usually obscure films, including starring roles in Julia Has Two Lovers (1991), The Rapture (1991), and Kalifornia (1993), followed, but the actor was able to command a more steady paycheck from his TV work. Before The X-Files debuted in 1993, Duchovny was best-known to TV viewers as Dennis/Denise, Twin Peaks' resident transvestite detective.



As The X-Files steadily grew from cult favorite to mainstream success, becoming recognized as one of the most groundbreaking shows of the decade, Duchovny also began to enjoy both industry respect and huge audience popularity. Dubbed as the latest in a long line of thinking women's sex symbols, he would also appear in films like Playing God and Return to Me.



Duchovny would The X-Files during the show's seventh season, much to fans' dismay, returning only for the series finaly. Post X-files, Duchovny would continue to act on screen, most notably in films like Trust the Man and another X-Files movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, as well as on the debaucherous TV series Californication.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
13% Louder Than Words
  • John Fareri
2014
25% Phantom
  • Bruni
2013
19% Goats
  • Goat Man
2012
63% The Joneses
  • Steve Jones
2010
No Score Yet The Beaufort Diaries
  • Actor
2010
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2)
  • Fox Mulder
2008
81% Quantum Hoops
  • Narrator
2007
65% Things We Lost in the Fire
  • Steven Burke
2007
No Score Yet The Secret (Si j'├ętais toi)
  • Actor
2007
64% The TV Set
  • Mike
2007
27% Trust the Man
  • Tom
2006
No Score Yet Queer Duck: The Movie
  • Tiny Jesus
2006
No Score Yet The Secret
  • Benjamin Marris
2006
10% House of D
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Tom Warshaw
2004
44% Connie and Carla
  • Jeff
2004
No Score Yet Best Friend Forgotten
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: Forbidden Zone
  • Actor
2002
38% Full Frontal
  • Gus
2002
64% Zoolander
  • J.P. Prewitt
2001
42% Evolution
  • Ira
2001
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: Girl on a Bike
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: The Game
  • Actor
2000
61% Return to Me
  • Bob Rueland
2000
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries - Four on the Floor
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries - Swimming Naked
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries - Luscious Lola
  • Actor
2000
64% The X-Files - Fight the Future
  • Fox Mulder
1998
13% Playing God
  • Eugene Sands
1997
No Score Yet Night Of Abandon
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries 8 - Night of Abandon
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: Temple of Flesh
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: Four on the Floor
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet The X-Files: The Unopened File
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries 7 - Burning Up
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries 6 - How I Met My Husband
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries 5 - Weekend Pass
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: Hotline
  • Actor
1994
67% Kalifornia
  • Brian Kessler
1993
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries 4 - Auto Erotica
  • Actor
1993
57% Chaplin
  • Rollie Totheroh
1992
No Score Yet Venice/Venice
  • Dylan
1992
No Score Yet Baby Snatcher
  • David
1992
31% Beethoven
  • Brad
1992
40% Ruby
  • Officer Tippit
1992
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries 2 - Double Dare
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries
  • Jake Winters
1992
33% Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
  • Bruce
1991
No Score Yet Julia Has Two Lovers
  • Daniel
1991
64% The Rapture
  • Randy
1991
No Score Yet New Year's Day
  • Billy
1989
84% Working Girl
  • Tess's Birthday Party Friend
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
56% Aquarius
2015-2016
  • Sam Hodiak
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Twin Peaks
1990-1991
  • Dennis/Denise Bryson
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Fox Mulder
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Director
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Director
  • Hank Moody
  • Producer
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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