->''"I've turned down jobs because I've said, 'Honestly, I can't find my way in. I can't do it. I love you, as a director. I think the script is good. You deserve better than I think I can do.'"''

David Duchovny (born August 7, 1960 in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York, New York]]) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer known best for his role as Agent Fox Mulder on the hit Creator/{{Fox}} sci-fi show ''Series/TheXFiles''. Other notable roles Duchovny has taken in recent years are Hank Moody in ''Series/{{Californication}}'' and Sam Hodiak in the PeriodDrama ''Series/{{Aquarius}}'', the latter of which he also produces.

After an infamous contractual dispute, Duchovny was responsible for moving the filming location of ''Series/TheXFiles'' from Vancouver to Los Angeles from the show's sixth season on. Duchovny cited being closer to his then-wife actress Creator/TeaLeoni as the reason for this move, though after a rocky marriage into the TurnOfTheMillennium, the couple later divorced in 2014.

He kicked off something of a musical career in 2015 with the release of his first studio album ''Hell or Highwater''.
!!Notable roles by Duchovny:
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Denise[=/=]Dennis Bryson (1990-1991; 2017)
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Special Agent Fox Mulder (1993-2002; 2008; 2016)
* ''Series/{{Californication}}'': Hank Moody (2007-2014)
* ''Series/{{Aquarius}}'': Sam Hodiak (2015-present)

* ActorShipping: Some fans [[InvokedTrope ship him]] with TheXFiles co-star [[Creator/GillianAnderson Gillian Anderson]].