David Duchovny

David Duchovny is an award-winning actor, writer, director, New York Times Best-Selling author, and singer-songwriter. With an acting career spanning over two decades, Duchovny is a two- time Golden Globe-winner and four-time Emmy nominee, known for his iconic roles as FBI Agent Fox Mulder in FOX’s THE X-FILES and Hank Moody in Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION.

DuchovnypremieredhisfilmBUCKYF*CKINGDENTatlastyear’sTribecaFilmFestival. Hewrote,directed,andstarsinthefilmadaptationofhisnovel.SetinNewYorkduring1978, BUCKY F*CKING DENT follows Ted, who moved back in with his father after learning of his terminal illness. Indiewire praised the film for finding “fresh life in its nuanced central relationship, charming period details, and a stirring performance from Duchovny — while eliciting well-earned sobs from anyone who can’t help but feel romantic about baseball” and The Hollywood Reporter said the film “provides an excellent showcase for {Duchovny’s} particular brand of deadpan comedy as {a} cranky, wis ecracking guy.”

In May 2024, Duchovny will launch his Podcast, “Fail Better”, produced by Lemonada Media. The podcast explores failure in all its forms, from the professional to the personal, and the ways in which failure, shame and falling short, shape our lives. In the weekly series, Duchovny will sit down with a guest and together they will interrogate the painful, shameful stings of life. Confirmed guests include Ben Stiller, Bette Midler, Sarah Silverman, physician and author Gabor Maté and “Freakonomics” author Stephen J. Dubner. The Podcast will be available on all major audio platforms.

Duchovny is currently in production on Amazon Prime Video’s new psychological thriller series, MALICE, in which he will star alongside Jack Whitehall and Carice van Houten. The series will follow a young man (Whitehall) who seeks to infiltrate the world of a wealthy family, with Duchovny playing the head of that family. Duchovny also starred in ADAM THE FIRST, which was in theatres in February 2024 and lent his voice to VESELKA: THE RAINBOW ON THE CORNER AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD, in which he narrated the documentary about a Ukrainian restaurant in New York City that has mobilized to aid Ukraine following Russia’s brutal invasion.

This past fall, Duchovny wrapped his European tour which brought him to the UK, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Austria and Italy for his third studio album, Gestureland. Duchovny has released three studio albums, Hell or Highwater (2015), Every Third Thought (2018) and Gestureland (2021).

Duchovny recently starred in numerous comedies with the most recent being Kenya Barris’ YOU PEOPLE opposite Julia Louis -Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill. Prior to that was THE ESTATE opposite Toni Collette and Anna Faris; Judd Apatow’s THE BUBBLE alongside Karen Gillan, Leslie Mann and Fred Armisen; and Amanda Peet’s THE CHAIR opposite Sandra Oh.

Duchovny is a prolific author whose fourth novel, Truly Like Lightning, was published February 2021. Truly Like Lightning is a heartbreaking meditation on family, religion, sex, greed, human nature, and the vanishing environment of an ancient desert. His previous novels include: the New York Times Best-Seller Holy Cow, Bucky F*cking Dent, and Miss Subways. Each of Duchovny’s books have been published by the venerable Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Duchovny also recently released his first Audible Original, The Reservoir, that he both wrote and performed. Set in Manhattan in the early days of the pandemic, The Reservoir is a brilliantly conceived, darkly funny caper of conspiracy and madness that probes the nature of “virality” in our age. The Reservoir was published as a novella by Akashic books alongside Duchovny’s chapbook Poems, Lyrics, Flip on June 7, 2022. Duchovny made his graphic novel debut with, Kepler, an allegorical thriller of environmental disaster, colonialism, religion, history, and adolescence told through the eyes of a lonely outsider, that Dark Horse Comics published on December 27, 2022.

He graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. He then went on to rec eive an ABD in English Literature from Yale University.

David Duchovny

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