David Duchovny Net Worth

February 16, 2023
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David William Duchovny was born on 7 August 1960, in New York City, USA, of Scottish (mother) and Ukrainian- Jewish and Polish (father) descent, and is an actor, screenwriter, television director and producer, as well as a voice actor, perhaps best known for his roles in the TV series’ “The X-Files’ and “Californication”, although his career has spanned almost 30 years.

How rich is David Duchovny? According to authoritative sources, David Duchovny’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million. A Golden Globe Award winner, David Duchovny has accumulated the majority of his net worth through his profitable career as an actor, which began in 1987.


David Duchovny Net Worth $60 Million


David Duchovny attended Grace Church School, and graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and then an MA in English Literature from Yale University – he has still to finish his PhD. Duchovny’s earliest television appearance was in 1987 in an advertisement for Löwenbräu beer. A year later he landed a small role in Mike Nichols’ romantic comedy film “Working Girl” with Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford, and also appeared in Mark Frost’s serial drama “Twin Peaks”. Despite his many other appearances on screen, David Duchovny is perhaps mostly known for his role as an FBI agent Fox Mulder in a science fiction drama series “The X-Files”, created by Chris Carter, that ran for nine seasons and had a total of 202 episodes, co-starring with actress Gillian Anderson. Inspired by the “Twilight Zone” and “The Invaders”, “The X-Files” became an instant hit with audiences, and resulted in a number of nominations for Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Young Artist Awards, and Screen Actors Guild awards. The success of the show allowed Duchovny to earn a place in the entertainment industry, and undoubtedly  contributed substantially to his net worth. During the filming of “The X-Files” series, both Duchovny and Anderson also appeared in the science fiction film “The X-Files: Fight the Future” that followed the story from the original series. The film, released to generally positive yet sometimes mixed reviews, earned $30 million on its opening week and grossed over $189 million worldwide. The success of the movie brought even more attention towards the main stars of the show. However, due to the contract dispute, Duchovny only briefly appeared in season eight of the show, and made no appearances in the last season. After “The X-Files”, Duchovny ventured on to appear in “Saturday Night Live”, an episode of “Sex and the City”, as well as Ivan Reitman’s movie “Evolution” with Seann Williams Scott and Orlando Jones.

Duchovny has also tried his luck at directing, and has directed an episode of “The X-Files”, “Bones”, and a coming-of-age film “House of D” that stars Erykah Badu and Robin Williams. Duchovny has also voiced a character in the 2005 video game “Area 51” and provided voice for another video game entitled “XIII”, which have added a substantial amount of money to his net worth.

David Duchovny been nominated for and has won a number of awards, including Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA Awards. Duchovny is currently starring in a comedy-drama television series “Californication” with fellow actors Pamela Adlon and Evan Handler. Overall, David has been involved in over 30 movies, and more than 20 TV productions, quite a number for a career of just 30 years.

In his personal life, David Duchovny married Tea Leoni in 1997; they have a son and a daughter, but after an 0n-again-off-again relationship, finally divorced in 2014.

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