David Duchovny

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Duchovny as Fox Mulder on The X-Files
Duchovny as Fox Mulder on The X-Files

David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960 in New York City) is an American television and film actor, most famous for playing the character of FBI agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files TV series.

Duchovny is a graduate of Princeton University and also holds a Master's degree in English Literature from Yale University. He married actress Téa Leoni on May 6, 1997. On April 24, 1999 Téa gave birth to a daughter, Madelaine West Duchovny. Their second child, a son, Kyd Miller Duchovny, was born June 15, 2002. The Duchovnys make their home in Malibu, CA.

Before The X-Files, Duchovny had a memorable recurring role as a transvestite DEA agent on the series Twin Peaks. He also made several guest appearances in the cult TV satire The Larry Sanders Show, playing himself, and he featured memorably in the final episode of the series, performing a parody of Sharon Stone's infamous 'flashing' scene from Basic Instinct. He has also been a guest host on Saturday Night Live (May 13, 1995; May 9, 1998).


Year Movie Role Other notes
2005 Trust the Man Filming
2005 My Dark Places James Ellroy In production
2004 House of D Tommy
2004 Connie and Carla Jeff
2002 Full Frontal Bill/Gus
2001 Zoolander J.P. Prewitt
2001 Evolution Dr. Ira Kane
2000 Return to Me Bob Rueland
1998 The X-Files: Fight the Future Fox Mulder
1997 Playing God Dr. Eugene Sands
1993 Kalifornia Brian Kessler
1992 Chaplin Rollie Totheroh
1992 Venice/Venice Dylan
1992 Red Shoe Diaries Jake Winters TV
1992 Baby Snatcher David TV
1992 Beethoven Brad
1992 Ruby Officer Tippit
1991 The Rapture Randy
1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Bruce
1991 Julia Has Two Lovers Daniel
1990 Bad Influence Club goer with glasses
1990 Denial John
1989 New Year's Day BIlly
1988 Working Girl Tess's Birthday Party Friend


  • He is a vegetarian.
  • At Princeton, he was a member of the Charter Club, one of the University's eating clubs, where upperclassmen take their meals.
  • Duchovny means "spiritual" in Russian (Духовный).
  • Duchovny is blind in his right eye due to a basketball injury years ago.

External links

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