16 Interesting Facts About David Duchovny

David Duchovny is an American actor, director, singer and songwriter, famous for his role as FBI agent Fox Mulder on the TV series The X-Files and Hank Moody in Showtime’s comedy drama series Californication. Here are some interesting facts about David Duchovny-

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1. Early life and family

David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York. His father Amram was a writer and publicist and his mother Margaret was a teacher and a school administrator.
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2. Separation in family

young david duchonvyWhen David was 11, his parents divorced and he along with his elder brother Danny and a younger sister Laurie, went to live with their mother.
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3. Educational background

He did his schooling from the Grace Church School and the Collegiate School in Manhattan. In 1982, he did his B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University in New Jersey.
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4. Taste of success with beer commercial

david-duchovny youngIn 1987, he appeared in an advertisement for Lowenbrau beer, a premium German style lager, which gave him an exposure.
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5. Silver screen breakthrough

In 1988, he made his film debut with the movie Working Girl, which provided him a bit role in low-budget art flick New Year’s Day.
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6. Going the distance

Once The X-Files production had to shift from Vancouver to Los Angeles because David didn’t like the separation from his then wife, Tea Leoni.
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7. First celebrity in “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”

David duchonvyIn 2000, he took part in the Celebrity edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, and answered 13 questions correctly giving him $250,000 for his charity. Later, he answered his $500,000 incorrectly resulting in a $218,000 loss and he left with $32,000.
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8. Not an iPhone person

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Shocked!? He doesn’t feel the need of an iPhone and has a Cingular Blackberry.
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9. Net worth and endorsements

David Duchovny 2011He has a net worth of around $60 million, and has endorsed brands like Lowenbrau Beer, Saks Fall, Labatt Ice, UK Ford Mondeo, and AT&T.
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10.  Music and movie likings

The Rolling Stones, the Black Crows, Sly and the Family Stone, Seventies Funk, disco music are among his favorites. He is a huge fan of The Godfather movie, and has watched it a million times.
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11. Wedding ring allergy

He had an allergic reaction to metal which prevents him from wearing his wedding ring at times.
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12. Interest in literature

david duchovny readingHe loves reading and his favorite books are: Elmore Leonard’s “Bandits”, Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s”, Thomas Pynchan’s “V”, Sam Shepard’s “Seven Plays”, and Gary Shandling’s “Confessions of A Late Night Talk Show Host.”
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13. Issues with 20th Century Fox

Before season 7 of The X-Files, he sued 20th Century Fox because they had undersold the rights to their own affiliates which costed him big money.
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14. Personal life

duchovny leoniIn 1997, he married actress Tea Leoni and had two childern, but got divorced in 2014.
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15. Rehab

David Duchovny 2010On August 28, 2008, Duchovny announced that he had checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for treating sex addiction.
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16. Awards received

He has won several awards, such as: Sci-Fi Universe Award, National TV Award, Golden Globe Award, Aftonbladet TV Prize, Satellite Award, American Comedy Awards, etc.
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