David Duchovny Net Worth: David Duchovny was born in the United States on August 7, 1960. He is a well-known TV actor. He is best known for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder on the popular science fiction show The X-Files and drunk writer Hank Moody on the comedy/drama show Californication on Showtime. He has also been in the movies Kalifornia, Evolution, and Zoolander. Astrologers say that David Duchovny’s star sign is Leo.
David Duchovny Early Life
David William Duchovny was born in New York City on August 7, 1960. Margaret, his mother, was a teacher and principal, and Amram, his father, who died in 2003, was a writer and publicist. David’s father was Jewish, and his mother is from Scotland. Duchovny has two siblings, Daniel and Laurie. Daniel directed an episode of “Californication” in 2008, and Laurie was a guest star in an episode of “The X-Files” that David directed in 1999.
Before going to Princeton University, Duchovny went to Grace Church School and The Collegiate School for Boys. At Princeton, he played on the junior varsity basketball team and got a degree in English literature in 1982. In that same year, for his poetry, the Academy of American Poets gave him an honorable mention. David also got a Master of Arts in English Literature from Yale and started working on a Ph.D., but he never finished it.
David Duchovny Net Worth
American actor, musician, writer, and director David Duchovny has a net worth of $80 million. Duchovny is best known for his roles as Fox Mulder on “The X-Files” and Hank Moody on “Californication,” both of which won him awards. Even though Duchovny is best known for his TV roles, he has also been in more than 30 movies, such as “Kalifornia,” “Evolution,” and “Zoolander” (2001). He has also written and played music well.
Who is David Duchovny Dating?
Our records show that David Duchovny married Téa Leoni. David Duchovny is not with anyone as of May 2022.
David Duchovny Career
Duchovny took acting classes in New York City during the summer of 1987 while he was getting his Ph.D. Before he went back to Yale, he got his first acting job in a Lowenbrau beer commercial. The next year, he was in “Working Girl.” David played transgender DEA agent Denise Bryson in three episodes of “Twin Peaks” from 1990 to 1991. He also appeared in “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” in 1991 and started hosting Showtime’s “Red Shoe Diaries,” which ran from 1992 to 1996.
David Duchovny X-Files Salary
David made $150,000 per episode for the first three seasons of The X-Files. In a season with 24 episodes, that would be $3.6 million per year. Taking inflation into account, that would be about $7 million per year in today’s money. By the fourth season, both David and Gillian Anderson, who played his co-star, were making $240,000 per episode. That’s the same as $5.76 million per season of 24 episodes. Taking inflation into account, that’s the same as $10 million today.
David sued 20th Century Fox in 1999, saying that the company had undersold affiliate rights to “The X-Files” and cheated him out of the show’s profits. A one-time lump sum of $20 million was paid to end the lawsuit. David and Gillian got $4 million each to be in the first X-Files movie. For the second movie, they each made about $6 million.