Happy Birthday, Duchovny!

THE X-FILES star DAVID DUCHOVNY will be celebrating on Saturday (07Aug10) - he has reached the stellar age of 50.
Born on 7 August, 1960, Duchovny abandoned plans for a teaching career in his 20s to pursue his love of acting, enjoying a recurring role in cult TV show Twin Peaks before shooting to fame as alien-chasing FBI agent Fox Mulder in the hit sci-fi series.
After several movie roles, he returned to TV work in 2007's Californication, and is currently shooting scenes for the popular comedy-drama's fourth season.
To celebrate Duchovny's milestone birthday, WENN has dug out 10 fascinating facts about the star:

- He attended New York City's prestigious Collegiate School. Among his classmates was assassinated U.S. president John F. Kennedy's eldest son, John F. Kennedy, Jr.

- As well as acting, Duchovny has worked behind the camera, directing several episodes of The X-Files.

- In a 1997 episode of The Simpsons - a spoof of The X-Files entitled The Springfield Files - Duchovny voiced the animated Fox Mulder character.

- As a schoolboy, he was nicknamed Duke.

- He has enjoyed a role as a doctor in three movies - Playing God in 1997, Evolution four years later, and The Secret in 2006.

- He appeared in an advert for Lowenbrau beer in 1987.

- Duchovny wed actress Tea Leoni in 1997 and the couple has two children - daughter Madelaine, 11, and eight-year-old son Kyd.

- His list of honours includes two Golden Globes for Best TV Actor in 1997 and 2008, and four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Actor.

- He once appeared on U.S. game show Celebrity Jeopardy, losing out in the final round.

- He has degrees in English Literature from esteemed U.S. universities Yale and Princeton.


Contactmusic

Tags: The X Files - David Duchovny - FBI - 1997


Editors Recommendations

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have paid tribute to the late Chicago DJ...

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

We Still Don't Know When Letterman Is Leaving "Late Show" And Neither Does Stephen Colbert, Apparently

Stephen Colbert will be taking the reigns of the Late Show from David Letterman in 2015...

We Still Don't Know When Letterman Is Leaving

Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

The 40 year-old actor's recent Broadway performance of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'...

 Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Moogfest begins in just a few short hours; here's what you have to look forward to.

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Snoop Dogg Gives Brian Williams' Rap Of 'Gin And Juice' The Thumbs Up

Don't worry Brian Williams, Snoop Dogg doesn't mind your questionable rendition...

Snoop Dogg Gives Brian Williams' Rap Of 'Gin And Juice' The Thumbs Up

Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott Work Out Their Issues In New Promo For "True Tori"

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marital troubles are no secret, thanks to their reality...

Tori Spelling - Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott Work Out Their Issues In New Promo For

Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows

Iggy Azalea was forced to quite crowd surfing after allegedly being sexually assaulted by fans...

Iggy Azalea - Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

What’s in a name? Well for some celebrities things might have been very different if they...

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are "Close Friends" In Hatred U-Turn

Lindsey Vonn and Elin Nordegren have finally settled their differences after months...

Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are


More recommendations

Comments

whaleyf's picture

whaleyf

You tell us it's David Duchovney's birthday and give us someone elses pictures. What's with that?
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322488888

3 years 8 months ago
Report
View Comments

Dilara's picture

Dilara

Happy Birthday Daviiiid!! I loooove youuuu!!!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322488889

3 years 8 months ago
Report
View Comments

The X Files Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The X Files

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All