David William Duchovny (// duu-KUV-nee; born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is mostly notable for portraying FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television series The X-Files (1993–2002) and writer Hank Moody on the television series Californication (2007–2014), both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards. Duchovny appeared in both X-Files films, the 1998 science fiction-thriller of the same name and the supernatural-thriller The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). He executive-produced and starred in the historically based cop drama Aquarius (2015–16). Duchovny holds a B.A in English literature from Princeton University, and an MA in English literature from Yale University, and has since published five books: Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale (2015), Bucky F*cking Dent (2016), Miss Subways (2018), Truly Like Lightning (2021), and The Reservoir (2022).
David William Duchovny
August 7, 1960
New York, U.S.
|Education||Princeton University (BA)|
Yale University (MA)
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, writer, singer-songwriter|
|Years active||1987–present (actor) |
2015–present (singer and writer)
|Known for||Fox Mulder in The X-Files|
Hank Moody in Californication
(m. 1997; div. 2014)