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David Duchovny Biography

Birth Name:
David William Duchovny
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Childhood nickname was 'Duke
  • ' One of his classmates at the Collegiate School (where he was valedictorian) was John F
  • Kennedy Jr
  • Taught English at Yale
  • First mainstream acting job was in a beer commercial
  • Believed at first that The X-Files would flop
  • Was injured more than once during its run, including cuts, burns and a separated shoulder
  • Filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox in 1999 claiming the company had cheated him out of millions of dollars in profits from the syndication rights to The X-Files
  • The suit was eventually settled and he continued starring in the series
  • Played doctors in three films: Playing God (1997), Evolution (2001) and The Secret (2006)
  • Appeared in 1995 on Celebrity Jeopardy with Lynn Redgrave and Stephen King, and led for most of the match
  • He lost to King in Final Jeopardy, failing to name the store that hosted an event to announce a Truman Capote literary fund (Tiffany's)

Awards

  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated

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