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Special Agent Fox Mulder

David Duchovny plays FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder


Born and raised in New York City, David Duchovny attended Princeton University, where hereceived his master's degree in English literature. He was on the road to earning his Ph.D. when he caught the acting bug.

Subsequently, he emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood. For his role on The X-Files, Duchovny was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his highly acclaimed appearances on The Larry Sanders Show.

In January 1997, he won a Golden Globe® Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama.

The press and the public both agree that Duchovny brings a fierce intellect, a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small screen and the silver screen.

Duchovny added the role of director to his already extensive list of accomplishments when he wrote, directed and starred in three critically acclaimed episodes of The X-Files.

Other directing credits include the hit series Bones and six episodes of Californication.

Duchovny’s passion for renegade films has brought him critical acclaim for his performances in the feature films Kalifornia opposite Brad Pitt; The Rapture, the controversial film directed by Michael Tolkin; and Julia Has Two Lovers, featuring his much-heralded performance as a telephone hustler.

Duchovny played "Roland ‘Rollie’ Totheroh," Charlie Chaplin's long-time confidant and cameraman in Sir Richard Attenborough's Chaplin, starring Robert Downey, Jr.

Additional feature credits include the action-comedy Evolution, opposite Julianne Moore; the romantic comedy Return to Me, opposite Minnie Driver; The X-Files movie; and Playing God, with Timothy Hutton and Angelina Jolie.

Duchovny went on to appear in a hilariously funny cameo in Ben Stiller’s film Zoolander.

He is still recognized for his role as "Dennis/Denise Bryson," the transvestite detective in the breakthrough television series Twin Peaks, and spent four seasons as the impassioned narrator of Zalman King’s erotic, anthology cable series Red Shoe Diaries.

In 2002, he starred in the ensemble comedy Full Frontal, directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

Duchovny made brief returns to television, first appearing on good friend Bonnie Hunt's show Life with Bonnie in which he guest starred as over-the-top weatherman "Johnny Volcano," for which he was nominated for an Emmy® Award in 2003. Following that, he made a memorable appearance on Sex and the City as an ex-flame of Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw.

Duchovny made his feature directorial debut in 2005 with House of D, which he also wrote and appeared in. The film, which starred Robin Williams, vividly captured the spirit of youth in all its joy and heartbreak.

Other feature credits include Trust the Man, in which he starred again with Julianne Moore; The TV Set opposite Sigourney Weaver; Things We Lost in the Fire opposite Halle Berry; The Secret and The Joneses opposite Demi Moore.

Duchovny ventured onto the stage, starring Off-Broadway in Neil LaBute’s play Break of Noon, in which he reunited with his X-Files co-star Amanda Peet.

Next, he worked on the independent features Goats; Phantom and Louder Than Words.

His other long-running series Californication ended its seven-year run in the summer of 2014. "Hank Moody" marked another seminal character portrayed by Duchovny that has made its way into the pop culture lexicon and for whose portrayal. For this, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy series.

Additionally, he starred on the drama series Aquarius, on which he also served as an executive producer.