David William Duchovny duu-KUV-nee; is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is mostly notable for portraying FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television series The X-Files (1993–2002) and writer Hank Moody on the television series Californication (2007–2014), both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards. Duchovny appeared in both X-Files films, the 1998 science fiction-thriller of the same name and the supernatural-thriller The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). He executive-produced and starred in the historically based cop drama Aquarius (2015–16). Duchovny holds a B.A in English literature from Princeton University, and an MA in English literature from Yale University, and has since published five books: Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale (2015), Bucky F*cking Dent (2016), Miss Subways (2018), Truly Like Lightning (2021), and The Reservoir (2022).