8 Things You Didn’t Know About David Duchovny

David Duchovny was born in New York, USA on August 7, 1960. Amram Ducovny, his father, was a writer and publicist. Margaret, his mother, was a Scottish-born schoolteacher. David has a sister named Laurie, as well as an elder brother named Daniel Ducovny.

You may be familiar with David Duchovny from his acting career, but there is more to his life as you will discover from the following facts.

David Duchovny
David Duchovny

8 Things You Didn’t Know About David Duchovny

1. Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame

David Duchovny received his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in early 2016. We’re surprised that it took this long. He received his Hollywood star just in time for the start of the new X-Files season on Fox last year. The mini-series was only six episodes long, yet it whets fans’ appetites for more. [1]

David at Hollywood Walk Of Fame
David at Hollywood Walk Of Fame

2. He Comes From A Scottish Family.

Duchovny is of Scottish descent. His mother was born in the Scottish county of Aberdeenshire. Duchovny clearly takes pride in his Scottish ancestry. He even arrived at a film premiere dressed only in a kilt, reportedly with nothing underneath. [2]

3. Schooled At Grace Church School

In Manhattan, he attended Grace Church School and the Collegiate School. He received his B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University in New Jersey in 1982. [3]

4. Appeared In “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”

In 2000, he appeared on the Celebrity edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and correctly answered 13 questions, earning him $250,000 for his charity. Later, he erroneously answered his $500,000 question, resulting in a $218,000 loss and leaving with $32,000. [4]

5. Fan Of “The Godfather”

His favourite bands include the Rolling Stones, the Black Crowes, Sly and the Family Stone, Seventies Funk, and disco music. He is a tremendous fan of the film The Godfather and has seen it a million times. [5]

6. Allergic To Metals

He has a metal allergy, which prohibits him from wearing his wedding ring at times.

7. He Loves Reading

Elmore Leonard’s “Bandits,” Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s,” Thomas Pynchon’s “V,” Sam Shepard’s “Seven Plays,” and Gary Shandling’s “Confessions of a Late Night Talk Show Host” are among his favourite books.

8. Awards Winner

He has received numerous honours, including the Sci-Fi Universe Award, National TV Award, Golden Globe Award, Aftonbladet TV Prize, Satellite Award, American Comedy Award, and others. [6]

David, Golden Globe Award winner
David, Golden Globe Award winner

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