David Duchovny Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


26th January 2016

Fact: Actor David Duchovny was honoured with the 2,572nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (25Jan16), and feted by The X-Files creator Chris Carter and comedian Garry Shandling. The unveiling came a day after the much-anticipated premiere of the new installment of The X-Files, which raked in an impressive 13.5 million total viewers in the U.S.


20th January 2016

Fact: David Duchovny is to be honoured with the 2,572nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor will be saluted by X-Files creator Chris Carter and comedian Garry Shandling when he unveils his star on Monday (25Jan16).


27th May 2015

Quote: "I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself. It was just like, I'd been talking about this for a long time... Now it's the fun part. Now we actually get to do it. That was nice and strangely emotional for me." David Duchovny was overcome with emotion as he got back to business on the set of the new X-Files TV series.


19th May 2015

Quote: "I see Gillian, I kiss her hello. She's my friend. If somebody gets a picture of that, if it's onstage and she comes up to sing with me, I'm going to kiss her hello. I wish the show would be enough. I don't understand why people want more from Gillian and I. I really don't." David Duchovny dismisses rumours he's dating his The X-Files co-star Gillian Anderson after the couple was photographed kissing onstage during his concert last week (12May15).


13th May 2015

Quote: "June 8th we're going to start shooting. We'll see what we've got left." Actor David Duchovny is looking forward to reprising his role as FBI agent Fox Mulder when he reunites with his THE X-FILES co-star Gillian Anderson, as his partner Dana Scully, for a new six-episode run of the cult sci-fi series.


13th May 2015

Fact: Actor David Duchovny played his first live TV gig on U.S. breakfast show Today on Tuesday (12May15) to celebrate the launch of his debut rock album, Hell or Highwater. Before taking to the stage, The X-Files star quipped, "I'm really heavily medicated right now; I think things are gonna be all right."


15th February 2015

Quote: "I'm a lazy vegetarian... If I went to your house... and you are serving steak, I feel like, 'Well, the animal's been killed'; I would rather eat it than waste it... My father was a Jew (and) my mother was Scottish - that's why I waste nothing." Actor David Duchovny's roots play havoc with his plans to become a full vegetarian.


10th February 2015

Quote: "I originally thought of the idea to pitch it as an animated film, because that's my job, and took it over to Disney and Pixar and they all passed, obviously!" Actor-turned-writer David Duchovny reveals he had initially hoped to turn his new Holy Cow story into a movie, before deciding to publish it as a book. The novel follows a talking cow, pig and turkey who embark on a trip around the world when they learn they are destined for the slaughterhouse.


4th February 2015

Quote: "I wore a long-ish skirt so I didn't have to (use hair removal cream) Nair too high, so when I was naked, it looked like I was wearing fur shorts." Actor David Duchovny recalls his personal grooming style on the set of cult Tv series Twin Peaks, in which he portrayed a cross-dressing Fbi agent.


28th May 2014

Fact: Los Angeles-based actor David Duchovny is a neighbour to his The X-FILES executive producer Chris Carter.


3rd April 2014

Quote: "I always wanted to die because I thought the guy does too many drugs and drinks too much... He shouldn't live. He's not a role model. That guy should not get out." David Duchovny on how he'd like his hard-living, womanising Californication character Hank Moody to close out the Tv series when it ends after seven seasons later this year (14). The final season will begin airing in the U.S. later this month (Apr14).


2nd April 2014

Fact: Former The X-Files star David Duchovny joined Twitter.com on Tuesday (01Apr14) after accepting a challenge to become more social media savvy from late night Tv host Jimmy Kimmel. His first tweet was: "I love @jimmykimmel... and I love you". The nervous actor told Kimmel, "You know how much I trust you, you could be tweeting any God damn thing, because I'm blind." Explaining to Kimmel why he was a late Twitter user, he joked, "I consider myself a spotter of trends."


19th July 2013

Fact: The X-FILES stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were reunited at the Comic-Con event in San Diego, California on Thursday (17Jul13). The pair chatted with fans to celebrate the spooky show's 20th anniversary.


1st March 2013

Quote: "We always want to. Chris Carter (show creator) and Gillian Anderson and I, we're always onboard. You want to write Fox and get 'em going...You could wheel me out. I'll be Fox Mulder forever." David Duchovny is happy to revisit his X-FILES character and urges fans to petition the powers that be to bring the sci-fi show and movie franchise back.


28th February 2013

Fact: Actor David Duchovny struggled through his interview on U.S. Tv programme The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Wednesday (27Feb13) after undergoing major dental surgery last week (begs18Feb13). The Californication star, whose face was still swollen, joked with viewers and told them he got into a fight.


9th May 2011

Fact: British actress Camilla Luddington has landed a top job following her portrayal of Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge in TV movie William & Kate - she is set for a recurring role in David Duchovny's show Californication. Luddington is slated to play a nanny for eight episodes in the upcoming fifth season.


24th January 2011

Quote: "I wanted them to see me fail miserably at something." Actor David Duchovny on taking skiing lessons with his kids.


23rd January 2011

Quote: "It's nice for about five minutes and then it's like a grey, slate-flavoured slushie." David Duchovny isn't a fan of the snow in New York City.


18th October 2010

Quote: "I think it's important for a man to open himself up to ridicule every two or three years... It's terrifying." David Duchovny on his upcoming off-Broadway debut in Neil LaBute play The Break of Noon.


14th July 2010

Fact: August is going to be a big month for actors Sean Penn, David Duchovny and Antonio Banderas - the trio turns 50 within 10 days of each other. Duchovny hits 50 first on 7 August (10), followed by Banderas on 10 August (10) and Penn on 17 August (10), a day after his ex-wife Madonna turns 52.


1st July 2010

Fact: THE X-FILES star David Duchovny is to make his Broadway debut in Neil LaBute's The Break of Noon in October (10). The play, which follows the aftermath of a shooting incident, will open at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.


30th April 2010

Quote: "Woody Allen is one in a long list of men I might go gay for. Gary Shandling is someone I've publicly gone gay for, for jokes. Oh and anybody in the Twilight movies. I don't know any of their names, but all of them. The wolves, vampires - they're all fantastic." David Duchovny jokes about men he finds attractive.


30th April 2010

Quote: "There's this big mall with a multiplex there, and in the summertime I like to go and spend 10 minutes in 10 movies - unless I get into one, then I stay - but usually I stay for like 10 minutes." Former THE X-FILES star David Duchovny is a multiple movie-watcher.


13th April 2010

Quote: "I try to be grateful for the interest - and sometimes I try to think of it as people actually caring." David Duchovny tries to view the public interest in his personal life in a positive light.


13th April 2010

Quote: "My daughter is a magician on my computer. My jaw drops open when she's on it. If anything ever goes wrong on our computer, both Tea and I call West - she's 10 - to fix it and she does it." David Duchovny is in awe of his daughter's technical talents.


19th January 2010

Quote: "We travelled cross-country last summer, and just watching them relate to new people and new experiences. It’s great to see them as little people.” David Duchovny is enjoying watching his children, 10-year-old Madelaine and Kyd, seven, grow up.


19th January 2010

Quote: "She’s a good tennis player. We play a lot of tennis but we don’t play against one and other. We just rally, which I think is wise because she’d probably beat me.” David Duchovny refuses to compete against wife Tea Leoni on the tennis court.


20th October 2009

Quote: “As far as the X-FILES movie I’d like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy. I think it’s natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we’ll see if we get to do it.” David Duchovny is urging movie producers to start thinking about a third X-FILES film.


23rd September 2009

Quote: "My son goes to the school that I went to and my daughter goes to the school that my wife went to. They're both same sex schools." David Duchovny goes back in time after moving from Los Angeles to New York.


4th June 2009

Quote: "The sex stuff, all that, we really don't concern ourselves with it. Honestly. It's like, it's a scene or it's not a scene. It's got truth or it's not got truth. It's funny or it's not funny. It's in character or it's not. And that's all that we concern ourselves with. You know, it's boring. But that's why we're good." David Duchovny is unfazed by filming raunchy scenes for U.S. show CALIFORNICATION.


1st September 2008

Quote: "It's news to me. He didn't seem any more or less horny than anyone I worked with." Writer MATT DEARBORN on close friend David Duchovny's treatment for sex addiction.


9th August 2008

Quote: "Perhaps eventually we'll do a triple X-FILES." Actress Gillian Anderson on appeasing X-Files fans who want to see her and costar David Duchovny's F.B.I. agent characters MULDER and SCULLY having sex.


29th July 2008

Quote: "Nobody has ever confused me with Mulder, but years ago I was in an elevator in Chicago and a guy said, 'Good morning, doctor'. I realised he thought I was Noah Wyle from E.R., which is set in Chicago. I said, 'You've got the wrong show, chief'." THE X-FILES actor David Duchovny enjoys a relatively low-profile life away from the camera.


21st July 2008

Fact: Fans of David Duchovny have bought the actor his own star in the constellation Leo - his astrological sign.


20th July 2008

Quote: "TEA (LEONI) is the best thing our family has going for us. As a mother, she's involved and loving and fair but not overbearing... I wouldn't want to go through this with anyone else." David Duchovny pays tribute to his wife.


20th July 2008

Fact: Actor David Duchovny was a classmate of JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. at Manhattan, New York prep school Collegiate.


12th July 2008

Quote: "There's definitely some skin in this movie and not all of it is being flayed or ripped apart. There's some GILLIAN (ANDERSON) skin, and some of mine." David Duchovny reveals the upcoming X-FILES movie, I WANT TO BELIEVE, is saucy in places.


11th July 2008

Quote: "Even my wife doesn't know anything about the story... Well, she does know one very important thing I can't talk about, which nobody should know." David Duchovny wasn't able to keep all of the new X-FILES movie secrets to himself.


19th June 2008

Fact: Rocker Pete Wentz has landed a role in David Duchovny's hit TV show CALIFORNICATION. The newlywed Fall Out Boy star will play himself in an episode due to air later in 2008.


18th June 2008

Fact: THE X-FILES star David Duchovny and his actress wife Tea Leoni have put their Malibu, California mansion on the market. The couple's ocean-view property, which boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a gym, two swimming pools and a guest house, is on sale for $12 million (GBP6 million).


14th January 2008

Quote: "It was wonderful to be able to accept an award while taking a bath. I hope it's not the last time I get to do that." David Duchovny on learning he was a Best TV Actor winner at the Golden Globes press conference on Sunday night (13Jan08).


20th October 2007

Quote: "I hope it's not one of those horrible reunions where you don't recognise anybody... I think I should recognise Gillian Anderson without a name tag." David Duchovny on shooting the new X-FILES film in December (07).


22nd September 2007

Fact: Celebrity couple Felicity Huffman and WILLIAM H. MACY prepared for last Sunday's (16Sep07) Emmy Awards by taking part in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in California with X-FILE star David Duchovny.


27th August 2007

Quote: "When I saw my white ass on the screen I saw I should have spray tanned and maybe waxed." Actor David Duchovny didn't like his pale and hairy look when he saw himself nude in new U.S. TV sex comedy CALIFORNICATION.


26th August 2007

Fact: THE X-FILES star David Duchovny has another TV hit on his hands - his racy new cable series, CALIFORNICATION, debuted with U.S. network Showtime's highest figures for a comedy last week (beg13Aug07).


14th August 2007

Quote: "If THE X-FILES had been on a different network, Mulder and Scully probably would have had sex right away and then the show wouldn't have lasted as long." David Duchovny credits the sexual tension between his character and Gillian Anderson's with the sci-fi show's popularity.


13th August 2007

Quote: "We figured out if I lay on my back it's a better camera angle because nobody wants to see my ass first of all and they do want to see the girl's." David Duchovny on filming sex scenes in his racy new TV series CALIFORNICATION.


11th August 2007

Quote: "It's private... I would love to tell everybody what it is, but I've been sworn to secrecy; I don't even know what it means. Basically, TEA came out and just branded me." Actor David Duchovny on the strange `aysf' initials he and wife Tea Leoni have tattooed on their ring fingers.


15th June 2007

Quote: "We tattooed our wedding bands on." Actress Tea Leoni reveals how she and husband David Duchovny celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary last month (May07).


27th April 2007

Quote: "I wanted to have you rooting for a guy you shouldn't be rooting for. The guy who's drinking and falling into bed with women and sleeping all day is really a guy who's taking care of the family." Actor David Duchovny signed up to star as a washed-up writer in upcoming TV show Californication because wanted to play an anti-hero.


14th April 2007

Quote: "My son wants to marry my wife... I think that that's normal at his age... and my daughter wants to marry a lion or a monkey. How does that make me feel?" David Duchovny on his young kids' marital dreams.


12th April 2007

Quote: "My son recently went to my wife and told her that he wants to be Chinese... My wife said, 'That's a nice ambition, but it won't happen.'" David Duchovny on his five-year-old son's Asian hopes.


1st November 2006

Fact: The 13 December (06) episode of US forensics drama BONES will be directed by X-FILES star David Duchovny. The show will feature RYAN O'NEAL.


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