David Duchovny (born 1960) is an American TV and film actor, and also a writer and director. His most famous role is Agent Fox Mulder of The X-Files
. He also hit it big as troubled writer Hank Moody on Californication
- Deadpan Snarker: To an almost absurd degree with special emphasis on the Deadpan part.
- I Am Not Spock: "I am not Agent Mulder". Mulder is his most famous role. Even when the show was in its third season and was getting huge, people hinted it could continue with film series a la Star Trek. He did not wish it, not even then, fearing he would be typecast. He later said he would be ok playing Fox Mulder forever, if the audience wanted to see it.
- Star-Making Role: He was known before, but Agent Fox Mulder of The X-Files turned him into a household name.
- Written By Cast Member: He wrote and directed two episodes of The X-Files, "The Unnatural" and "Hollywood A.D.". He also shares writing credits for several Myth Arc episodes.