David Duchovny

Actor David Duchovny rose to fame in the early 1990s as paranormal-obsessed FBI agent Fox Mulder on the hit television series "The X-Files" (Fox 1993-2002). Duchovny's understated but convincing delivery - no small feat in the face of the show's far out UFO/government conspiracy subject matter - helped make him an idol among TV viewers and pop culture aficionados. Such was the public's identification of the actor as Agent Mulder, Duchovny struggled at first to find a project with a similarly wide audience after departing his still popular show in 2001. Regardless, he kept busy with a wide variety of films and television shows, including "House of D" (2005), which he wrote and directed, before the Showtime series "Californication" (Showtime, 2007-2014) provided him with another hit. But it was the paranoid FBI agent who would remain his most compelling creation, which he returned to in a pair of films and a rebooted series in 2016.