David Duchovny

David Duchovny

  • Highest Rated: 83% Working Girl (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% House of D (2004)
  • Birthday: Aug 7, 1960
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • Rocketing from obscure bit player to TV's resident über-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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

13% Louder Than Words John Fareri 2014
25% Phantom Bruni $1.1M 2013
19% Goats Goat Man 2012
62% The Joneses Steve Jones $1.1M 2010
No Score Yet The Beaufort Diaries Actor 2010
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) Fox Mulder $20.9M 2008
81% Quantum Hoops Narrator 2007
65% Things We Lost in the Fire Steven Burke $3.3M 2007
No Score Yet The Secret (Si j'étais toi) Actor 2007
65% The TV Set Mike $35K 2007
28% Trust the Man Tom $1.5M 2006
No Score Yet Queer Duck: The Movie Tiny Jesus 2006
No Score Yet The Secret Benjamin Marris 2006
10% House of D Director $0.4M 2004
44% Connie and Carla Jeff $8M 2004
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: Forbidden Zone Actor 2002
39% Full Frontal Gus 2002
64% Zoolander J.P. Prewitt $44.8M 2001
43% Evolution Ira $37.6M 2001
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: Girl on a Bike Actor 2000
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: The Game Actor 2000
62% Return to Me Bob Rueland 2000
65% 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: 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: Hotline Actor 1994
58% Kalifornia Brian Kessler 1993
60% Chaplin Rollie Totheroh 1992
No Score Yet Venice/Venice Dylan 1992
No Score Yet Baby Snatcher David 1992
33% Beethoven Brad 1992
45% Ruby Officer Tippit 1992
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries Jake Winters 1992
36% Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Bruce 1991
No Score Yet Denial John 1991
No Score Yet Julia Has Two Lovers Daniel 1991
66% The Rapture Randy 1991
71% Bad Influence Club Goer 1990
No Score Yet New Year's Day Billy 1989
83% Working Girl Tess's Birthday Party Friend 1988

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Fox Mulder Screenwriter Director
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
77% Aquarius
2015-2016
Executive Producer Sam Hodiak Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2010
  • 2004
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
57% Californication
2007-2014
Executive Producer Hank Moody Producer Creator Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2009
90% Bones
2005-2017
Director
  • 2006
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Jeremy
  • 2003
75% Life with Bonnie
2002-2004
Johnny Volcano
  • 2002
38% The Lone Gunmen
2001
Fox Mulder
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1998
  • 1995
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1997
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1996
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries
1992-1996
Jake
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
89% Twin Peaks
1990-2017
Dennis/Denise Bryson
  • 1991
  • 1990

QUOTES FROM David Duchovny CHARACTERS

Eugene Sands
Life is all a matter of perspective.
Eugene Sands
Each life is made up of big decisions, and each day is made up of a million little decisions.
Goat Man
I saw a baby goat once, born inside out... inside out.
Fox Mulder
What's up, Doc?
Dana Scully
What are you doing?
Fox Mulder
Trying to ignore you.
Kate Jones
What was that?
Steve Jones
Just applying myself.
Steve Jones
Geez, I should say "icon" more often.