dog in the episode titled "Ice" is the father of David Duchovny's dog Blue.
to Chris Carter when auditioning for the role of Fox Mulder, David Duchovny
wore a tie "with pink pigs all over it". He competed against one other actor
for the role.
Duchovny's voice can be heard in the long distance phone company Sprint's
Duchovny suffered a burn severe enough to leave a scar on his hand during
the filming of the episode Fire.
David Duchovny performed his own stunts in the aerial tram sequence in Ascension.
Duchovny hosted Saturday Night Live on May 20, 1995.
Duchovny doesn't wear his pants when filming head shots on the series.
Duchovny made a surprise guest appearance as a pool-shark on Space: Above
and Beyond as a character called Handsome Alvin.
Duchovny has flatly said on many occassions that he doesn't want to see
anybody he works with on the series off the set.
Duchovny has said that "Mulder thinks about UFOs the way other men think
Duchovny admires playwright/actor Sam Shepard the most.
Duchovny used to perform poetry readings at a L.A. pub called Largo's.
is a fan of the band Rolling Stones. He was spotted in the audience at the
last date on the Rband's "Voodoo Lounge" 1995 tour.
brother used to call him "ugly" when he was growing up.
lost to Stephen King on Celebrity Jeopardy.
Duchovny was chosen among People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in
the World 1996".
David Duchovny's senior thesis at Princeton, where he earned a Bachelor's
degree, was entitled The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Beckett's
Early Novels. His unfinished doctoral dissertation was titled Magic and
Technology in Contemporary American Fiction and Poetry.
David was 11 when his parents divorced. Duchovny's father is in public relations
and authored an off-Broadway play, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, which
ran for about a week in 1967.
When he was 13, Duchovny, always a good athlete and student, won a scholarship
to New York's elite Collegiate School. This is the same school that was
attended by John F. Kennedy, Jr.
who wasn't too fond of his preppy classmates at Yale and Princeton and referred
to them as Gargoyles.
At the urging of an actor friend in college, Duchovny tried out and was
hired for a TV commercial for beer
once considered his role as the transvestite detective(Dennis/Denise) in
Twin Peaks as the "beginning and end" of his career.
- The X-Files turned out to be the only pilot script
Duchovny's agent decided to send him during The X-Files formative year.
believes that Glen Morgan and James Wong have written some of the best scripts
for the X Files. His favorite X Files directors are David Nutter and Rob
didn't want to be on a weekly TV series, so he accepted the part of the
UFO-busting G-man Fox Mulder because he didn't expect the show to last a
described himself as "a morose S.O.B." in a December 1995 interview with
is one of the most intelligent and educated actors on TV. Co-star, Gillian
Anderson, say it takes her half an hour to to decipher one paragraph of
what he says in a print interview.
the end of The X-Files second season, he re-negotiated a new contract from
$35,000 to $100,000 per episode.
writes poetry in his trailer between filming scenes on The X-Files.
is a vegetarian who religiously practices yoga.
at one time dated actress Maggie Wheeler, who played Janice, Chandler's
sometime girlfriend on the hit NBC series Friends. They were in the movie
New Year's Day together.
plays basketball with comedian Gary Shandling on a semi-regular basis.
Duchovny's sister, Laurie, and their mother, Margaretboth teach.
used to swim for an hour almost every morning at a public park in Vancouver.
doesn't personally believe in the existence of UFOs.
favorite poets are John Ashbery, Wallace Stegner and Charles Bukowski.