David Arquette (born September 8, 1971) is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and former professional wrestler. He was born on a Subud commune in Bentonville, Virginia, the youngest of five, all of whom became actors.
Arquette's acting career began in the 1990's, during which time he appeared in a number of movies and had guest spots in several television shows, but he was catapulted into stardom via the Scream franchise.
Arquette tends to play goofy, comedic characters, even when he's playing a psycho.
He was married to Courteney Cox from 1999 to 2010.
Film Roles with TV Tropes Pages:
- 3000 Miles to Graceland as Gus
- The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl as Max's Dad
- Airheads as Carter
- Beautiful Girls as Bobby Conway
- Bone Tomahawk as Purvis
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Benny
- Conception as Paul Reynolds
- Eight Legged Freaks as Chris McCormick
- A Foreign Affair as Josh Adams
- The Grey Zone as Hoffman
- Hamlet 2 as Gary
- It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie as Daniel
- Muppets from Space as Dr. Tucker
- Never Been Kissed as Rob Geller
- Ravenous (1999) as "The Overmedicated" Pvt. Cleaves
- Ready to Rumble as Gordie Briggs
- Roadracers as Dude Delaney
- Scream (Franchise) as Deputy Dewey Riley
- Sold as Sam
- Time Bomb as Mike Bookman
- Wild Bill as Jack McCall
Television Roles with TV Tropes Pages:
- Beverly Hills, 90210
- Cougar Town
- Jake And The Neverland Pirates
- My Name Is Earl
- The Outsiders
- Pushing Daisies
- Son of the Beach
Tropes associated with David Arquette:
- Keet: While he is capable of playing serious characters, he usually doesn't. The overwhelming majority of his roles are some combination of goofy, childish, and psycho.
- Promoted Fanboy:
- In the worst way — literally. As a longtime fan of professional wrestling, Arquette was thrilled to work with the WCW to promote Ready to Rumble right up until he learned that as part of the promotion he was going to be given the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and his own pay-per-view event, despite the fact that he wasn't actually a wrestler. He went through it out of contractual obligations, even though he knew the fans would hate it, and donated every cent to the families of injured and deceased wrestlers.
- Beginning in 2018, he would resurface again in the wrestling world, doing appearances for various organizations. It's clear that he's having fun with it, and this time around, fan response has been much more positive. He even made headlines after getting a severe cut on his neck during a deathmatch against Nick Gage (Gage being a hardcore wrestling veteran who's been doing stuff like deathmatches for far longer).