Tuesday, April 10, 2007

David Arquette

Name: David Arquette
Birth Name: David Arquette
Height: 5' 11"
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: September 8, 1971
Birth Place: Winchester, Virginia, USA
Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Composer
Education: Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, California
Mid-City Alternative school (in Mid 70's)
Husband/Wife: Courteney Cox (actress, b. June 15, 1964; meeting on the set of their 1996 movie Scream; married on June 12, 1999)
Relationship: Ellen Barkin (actress; b. April 16, 1954; dated in 1995)
Father: Lewis Arquette (actor; member of the improvisational group The Committee)
Mother: Mardi Arquette (aka Olivia Arquette; poet, political activist, acting teacher)
Sister: Patricia Arquette (actress; born on April 8, 1968) and Rosanna Arquette (actress; b. August 10, 1959)
Brother: Alexis Arquette (aka Eva Destruction, actor, drag artist; born in 1970), Richmond Arquette (writer. born in 1963)
Grand Father: Cliff Arquette (aka Charley Weaver, humorist; b. 28 December 1905)
Daughter: Coco (born on June 13, 2004)
Claim to fame: As Deputy Dwight Dewey Riley in Scream Trilogy

The youngest of five, David Arquette was born in Virginia and is part of the illustrious Arquette family whose work has spread over many generations. Like siblings Rosanna, Patricia, Richmand and Alexis, David started working at an early age and his first major role came as Luke Perry's best friend in the hit film Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) But his major break both personally and professionally didn't come until 1996 when he was cast in the slasher flick Scream (1996) starring opposite close friend Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell and more importantly "Friends" (1994), with Courteney Cox who he married in San Fransisco in the summer of 1999. Scream (1996) earned worldwide success and acclaim as did Arquette for his role as loveable simple cop Dewey. His role proved to be so popular that in the original script his character was meant to die, but due to test audiances response to Dewey the script was changed and he returned for both Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000). Usually known for his goofyness in more mainstream roles, his greatest preformances and reviews have come for his indie films such as Johns (1996), Dream with the Fishes (1997) and Grey Zone, The (2001). David and wife Courteney reside in LA and produce their own DIY show Mix It Up (2003) because of their love for home improvement.

2007 In Case of Emergency [TV Series]
2006 The Darwin Awards
2005 The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl
2005 Slingshot
2004 Never Die Alone
2004 Riding the Bullet
2002 Stealing Sinatra
2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
2002 Happy Here and Now
2002 Eight Legged Freaks
2002 2 Brothers & a Bride
2001 See Spot Run
2001 The Shrink Is In
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland
2001 The Grey Zone
2000 The Directors: Wes Craven
2000 Ready to Rumble
2000 Scream 3
2000 Pelswick [Animated TV Series]
1999 Muppets from Space
1999 Never Been Kissed
1999 Ravenous
1997 The Alarmist
1997 R.P.M.
1997 Dream with the Fishes
1997 Scream 2
1996 Dead Man's Walk
1996 Scream
1996 Friends: The One with the Jam
1996 Kiss and Tell
1996 Beautiful Girls
1996 johns
1995 Fall Time
1995 Wild Bill
1994 The Road Killers
1994 Airheads
1994 Roadracers
1994 Road Flower
1994 Webber's World
1993 Grey Knight
1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1992 Where the Day Takes You

Associate Producer
2002 Happy Here and Now

1997 Dream with the Fishes

2007 The Tripper

Executive Producer
2007 Dirt [TV Series]
2005 Daisy Does America [TV Series]
2002 2 Brothers & a Bride

2005 Bigger Than the Sky

2007 The Tripper

[5 award(s)] [0 nomination(s)]

2001 : Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award
category Favorite Actor - Horror (Internet Only) for Scream 3 (2000)

2000 : Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award
category Favorite Supporting Actor - Comedy/Romance for Never Been Kissed (1999)

2000 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Film - Choice Chemistry for Scream 3 (2000)
shared with Courteney Cox

1998 : Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award
category Favorite Actor - Horror for Scream 2 (1997)

1998 : Won President Award

* Will star as a private investigator in a sitcom executive-produced by his wife Courteney Cox. (November 29, 2005)
* Arquette and Courteney Cox had a slight discomfort to deal with on their wedding day - they were both hungover from alcohol binges the night before.# Arquette and wife Courteney Cox threatened legal action against anyone who publishes photographs of their baby, after the snap was leaked to media organizations. (April 21, 2005)
* Arquette and wife Courteney Cox took out a full page advertisement to congratulate Jennifer Aniston on winning the Showest Female of The Year prize. They wrote: Congratulations Jennifer. Your enormous heart makes you an incredible actress and a beautiful friend. We love you. Courteney, David and Coco. (2005)
* Lost his virginity at 14.
* He had some fish at one point, but they died.
* He is the voice of Eddie Wachowski, a character in the EA Sports Big game SSX Tricky (for Playstation2, Nintendo Gamecube, Xbox).
* Has quit smoking.
* Most interesting person he's ever met (As of Dec. 98): David Bowie! When Rosanna was doing a film called the LINGUINI INCIDENT.
* One of the whole reasons David is an actor today is because of a school play he did for money... Some girls had told him he would be paid for doing it, and he was the only auditioner, he landed the role, went on to do the play.. Afterwards he went up to the teach and asked for his money, stunned and somewhat angry that he wasn't going to be paid for a school play he walked off... Feeling bad, his teacher handed him a check and paid him for it, later on in his career, David went back and paid his teacher.
* Since radio host Howard Stern continually referred to his wife as Courteney Cock in a 2000 interview, Arquette responded by calling the King of All Media Howard Sperm.
* Between SCREAM 2 and SCREAM 3, Arquette and Courteney Cox (two of the three actors who feature in all the Scream movies) got married. They met on the set of the first movie, were an item whilst shooting the second and by the third they were married.
* In NEVER BEEN KISSED (1999), he plays Rob Geller. His wife, Courteney Cox, plays Monica Geller on her show Friends (1994).
* After marrying Arquette, Courteney Cox's name was hyphenated in “Friends” (1994) as Courteney Cox-Arquette. As a joke in one episode, all of the cast's names were hyphenated with -Arquette.
* EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS (2002) was always going to be called Arac Attack, until a looping session where David Arquette, doing some of his dementedly inspired improvisation, happened to scream out what is now the new title, which director Elkayem and the producers liked so much, they kept it.
* Sister Patricia calls him her 'little one'.
* Sometimes paints to relax.
* Is dyslexic.
* When David was a little guy, he used to go to the corner drugstore.
* When Star Wars first came out and get the star wars collectable cards so he could put them together for the picture of the DeathStar on the back.
* Dad Lewis' pet name for him is 'David Duck'
* Proposed to Court by hiring a barge full of fireworks to be shot off the Florida coast at the precise moment he planned to propose.