David Duchovny Californication Bio

David Duchovny Californication Photo

David Duchovny as Hank On Californication – Photo: James Dimmock/Showtime

DAVID DUCHOVNY is one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood. The star of Fox Television's monster hit The X-Files, he was nominated for an Emmy® for ‘Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series,' and he was nominated for ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series' for his highly acclaimed and some say risqué appearances on The Larry Sanders Show and Sex And The City. In January 1997, Duchovny won a Golden Globe® Award for ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series.' He has been nominated for a total of three Golden Globes®, three Screen Actors Guild® Awards and a TV Critic's Award for ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series.'

Duchovny brings a fierce intellect, a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small screen and the silver screen. From 1993 to 2002, millions of self-proclaimed "X-philes" spent their Sunday nights in wide-eyed anticipation as their hero, the brilliant and sullen FBI agent "Fox Mulder" (Duchovny), explored cases deemed unbelievable or unsolvable by the Bureau. His remarkable performance earned him the title of "Zeitgeist Icon" by Laura Jacobs in ‘The New Republic' and "the first Internet sex symbol with hair" by Maureen Dowd in ‘The New York Times.'

Duchovny added the role of director to his already extensive list of accomplishments when he wrote, directed and starred in two critically acclaimed episodes of The X-Files and Hollywood A.D., starring Garry Shandling and Téa Leoni.  He made his feature directorial debut with House Of D, which he also wrote and appeared in.

This fall, Duchovny can be seen opposite Halle Berry and Benicio del Toro in the film, Things We Lost In The Fire.  He was recently seen in the Jake Kasdan comedy The TV Set and Trust The Man, opposite Julianne Moore. He recently completed filming on the indie film The Secret directed by Vincent Perez and produced by Luc Besson.

Other film credits include Evolution, Connie And Carla Do L.A., Return To Me, The X-Files movie, Playing God, Zoolander, Kalifornia, The Rapture, Julia Has Two Lovers, Chaplin, Beethoven and Full Frontal.

David Duchovny made a brief return to television in good friend Bonnie Hunt's show, Life With Bonnie, and his two performances earned him an Emmy® nomination in the category of ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.'

On stage, Duchovny has appeared in such plays as The Copulating Machine Of Venice, California and Green Cockatoo.