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David Duchovny

david duchovny A Golden Globe and American Comedy Award winner, and a two-time nominee for the Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, David Duchovny once seemed an unlikely candidate to become an actor. A native New Yorker, David received a graduate degree in English literature from Yale University to prepare for a career as a teacher. While at Yale, he began commuting to New York to study acting and was soon appearing in off-Broadway plays. In 1987, in the midst of his doctoral studies, he left Yale to pursue acting full time.

Before The X-Files, David was probably best known for his memorable portrayal of Dennis/Denise, the transvestite detective in the television series Twin Peaks, and for his performance opposite Mimi Rogers in the acclaimed feature film The Rapture.

His other feature film credits include Return to Me, The X-Files, Playing God, Chaplin, Beethoven, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Kalifornia, and the critically acclaimed Julia Has Two Lovers. David was also the central character of Showtime's The Red Shoe Diaries.

For television he has made three guest appearances playing himself on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, which garnered him an American Comedy Award. He also did voice-over work on The Simpsons, Dr. Katz, and Duckman, and has twice hosted Saturday Night Live.

David has been involved in writing and creating stories for many episodes of The X-Files, and he wrote and directed two episodes: "The Unnatural" (6X20) and "Hollywood A.D." (7X18).

Personal Details
Name David William Duchovny
Date of Birth 7 August, 1960
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 6 feet
Hair Colour Brown
Eye Colour Hazel
Marital Status Married actress Téa Leoni in 1997
Parents Father - Amram Ducovny (Publicist)
Mother - Margaret Ducovny (Teacher)
Siblings Older Brother - Daniel Duchovny
Younger Sister - Laurie Duchovny

Television Film and television information from The Internet Movie Database


Special Agent Fox Mulder
fox mulder Recruited into the Bureau after studying psychology at Oxford, Special Agent Fox Mulder showed an inclination toward the offbeat from the beginning of his career. His early monograph on serial killers and the occult led to the capture of a notorious murderer. He was on a fast track in the FBI when he took a detour into the paranormal. But far from pursuing what could have been a stellar career within the Bureau, Mulder chose "the basement office with no heat" where the FBI hides the X-Files.

Convinced through hypnotic regression that his sister Samantha was abducted by some unknown power when they were children, he became obsessed with discovering the truths hidden in the X-Files, a repository for cases of the extraordinary, the unexplained and the supernatural.

Mulder's choosing to work on the X-Files may not have been entirely his own doing. The Cigarette-Smoking Man, as a front for the Syndicate, alludes to placing the agent where he can be controlled. They have never killed Mulder because he is so useful in disseminating the lies they need spread.

Mulder's workaholic lifestyle robbed him of his parents, who were eliminated by the very covert elements he sought to uncover. He finally finds the truth about his sister in "Closure" (7X11), and learns that after she was kidnapped and subjected to testing, a spiritual intervention came to her rescue and transported her soul to heaven.

With that preoccupation removed, Mulder now focuses on a greater truth: the confirmation of alien life. Unfortunately, he himself has become the X-File, and the task of saving him falls on the shoulders of the only person he can trust - his partner, Scully.

purloined from The Official X-Files Web Site

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