David Arquette

Actor, Producer, Singer
Though by no means the most eccentric of the Arquette clan, actor David Arquette earned a reputation in the 1990s and into the new millennium as one of Hollywood's most offbeat talents. After a lengthy apprenticeship in ... Read more »
Born: 09/07/1971 in Winchester, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (96)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Sold 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bone Tomahawk 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins 2014 (Movie)

Lordy P (Actor)

Field of Lost Shoes 2014 (Movie)

Captain Henry A. DuPont (Actor)

Happy Face Killer 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Riot 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Something About Her 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cleaners 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cottage 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Webers 15 Minutes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Conception 2013 (Movie)

Paul Reynolds (Actor)

Dream School 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cougar Town 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

All's Faire in Love 2011 (Movie)

Jester Roy (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2007 - 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

Dwight 'Dewey' Riley (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Limousine 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pushing Daisies 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Hamlet 2 2008 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Case of Emergency 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Nosebleed 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scream Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

Muff (Actor)

Blossom 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Slingshot 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hughleys 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Showbiz Show with David Spade 1996 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Time Bomb 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Happy Here and Now 2005 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D 2005 (Movie)

Max's Dad (Actor)

A Foreign Affair 2004 (Movie)

Josh (Actor)

Never Die Alone 2004 (Movie)

Paul Pawlowski (Actor)

Stealing Sinatra 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Riding the Bullet 2004 (Movie)

George Staub (Actor)

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Eight Legged Freaks 2002 (Movie)

Chris McCormack (Actor)

Pelswick 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Son of the Beach 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grey Zone 2002 (Movie)

Hoffman (Actor)

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Gus Watson (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

See Spot Run 2001 (Movie)

Gordon Smith (Actor)

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ready to Rumble 2000 (Movie)

Gordie Boggs (Actor)

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

Deputy Dwight "Dewey" Riley (Actor)

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

Dr Tucker (Actor)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

Rob Geller (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kid's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ravenous 1999 (Movie)

Cleaves (Actor)

Skin & Bone 1998 (Movie)

Buzzhead (Actor)

The 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alarmist 1998 (Movie)

Tommy Hudler (Actor)

The Runner 1998 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Dream With the Fishes 1997 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Friends 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Dwight 'Dewey' Riley (Actor)

johns 1997 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

Bobby Conway (Actor)

Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

RPM 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scream 1996 (Movie)

Dewey (Actor)

CITYSCRAPES los angeles 1995 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Double Rush 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank and Jesse 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Roadflower 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wild Bill 1995 (Movie)

Jack McCall (Actor)

Airheads 1994 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

Fall Time 1994 (Movie)

David (Actor)

At Home With the Webbers 1993 (Movie)

Johnny Webber (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

The Ghost Brigade 1992 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Parenthood 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Cruel Doubt (TV Show)

Actor

Free Money (TV Show)

Actor

Roadracers (TV Show)

Actor

The Outsiders (TV Show)

Actor

The Shrink Is In (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (9)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Daisy Does America 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bigger Than the Sky 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happy Here and Now 2005 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Mix It Up 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Foreign Affair 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dream With the Fishes 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Celebrity Name Game (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (3)

CSI: Miami 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Dirt 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Though by no means the most eccentric of the Arquette clan, actor David Arquette earned a reputation in the 1990s and into the new millennium as one of Hollywood's most offbeat talents. After a lengthy apprenticeship in minor roles, he caught his big break as the lightweight but loveable sheriff Dewey in Wes Craven's "Scream" (1996); the character was so popular with audiences that producers revamped his death scene to include him in both sequels (1997 and 1999). The franchise's success - along with his long-running marriage to his "Scream" co-star Courteney Cox, which ultimately ended in 2010 - propelled him to stardom, though he seemed to prefer character parts like the former high school jock in "Never Been Kissed" (1999) or his unabashed wrestling fan in "Ready to Rumble" (2000). On occasion, he could be counted on for more restrained dramatic turns, as seen in "johns" (1996), "Dreams with the Fishes" (1997), which he also co-produced, and the grim Holocaust film "The Grey Zone" (2002). However, audiences seemed more tolerant of Arquette's wacky side, which got plenty of exposure through frantic ads for AT&T and a brief stint as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Whether he was serving as comic relief in the ring or reprising his role of Sheriff Dewey Riley for "Scream 4" (2011), Arquette always managed to keep fans intrigued about just what he was going to do next.

Relationships

Coco Arquette

Daughter
Born June 13, 2004; mother, Courteney Cox Arquette

Patricia Arquette Actor

Sister
Born April 8, 1968; starred in "True Romance" (1993) and the NBC television series "Medium"

Richmond Arquette Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 21, 1963; acted in "Fight Club" (1999) and the FX drama series "Dirt" opposite Arquette's wife Courteney Cox

Rosanna Arquette Actor

Sister
Born Aug. 10, 1959; starred in "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985) and "Pulp Fiction" (1994); also directed the documentary "Searching for Debra Winger" (2002)

Lewis Arquette Actor

Father
Born Dec. 14, 1935; original member of the improvisational group The Committee; played 'J.D.' Pickett on the series "The Waltons" (CBS); died on Feb. 10, 2001 due to congestive heart failure Died on Feb. 10, 2001 due to congestive heart failure

Cliff Arquette Actor

Grandfather
Born Dec. 28, 1905; Famous for his role as "Charley Weaver"; first appeared in 1959 on "The Jack Paar Tonight Show" (NBC) Died Sept. 23, 1974

Alexis Arquette Actor

Brother
Born Robert Arquette on July 28, 1969; 16 years later, she went through her own transition from male to female, an experience that was documented in the film "Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother" (2007); also acted in "Pulp Fiction" (1994) and "The Wedding Singer" (1998)

Ellen Barkin Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Wild Bill" (1995) No longer together

Drew Barrymore Actor

Companion
Together c. 1991 Later co-starred in "Scream" (1996) and "Never Been Kissed" (1999)

Courteney Cox Actor

Wife
Met while co-starring in "Scream" (1996) Announced engagement in October 1998 Married June 12, 1999 After 11 years together, announced separation in October 2010 Both parties filed for divorce on June 8, 2012

Brenda DeNaut

Mother
Born Aug. 21, 1939; Jewish daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Poland; divorced from Arquette's father c. 1990 Died of breast cancer on Aug. 6, 1997

Christina McLarty

Companion
McLarty was once engaged to "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis Met in the summer of 2011

EDUCATION

Fairfax High School

Los Angeles , California 1989

Milestones

2011

Reprised role of Deputy Dewey in Wes Craven's "Scream 4"

2011

Joined the 13th season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars"

2010

Appeared in Rascal Flatts' music video for their song "Why Wait"

2008

Joined the cast of the short-lived ABC series "Pushing Daisies"

2007

Made feature directorial debut with the satirical horror film, "The Tripper"; co-produced with wife through their Coquette Production company

2007

Co-executive produced (with Courteney Cox) the FX series, "Dirt"; also starred Cox as the editor-in-chief of the tabloid magazine

2007

Cast in the short-lived ABC comedy "In Case of Emergency"

2005

Co-executive produced (with Courteney Cox) the short-lived TBS series "Daisy Does America"

2005

Featured in "The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D"; directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by his son Racer Rodriguez

2004

Formed the production company Coquette with wife Courteney Cox Arquette

2004

Starred in "Riding the Bullet" based on the novel by Stephen King

2004

Co-executive produced (Tim Blake Nelson) "A Foreign Affair"; also co-starred

2003

Co-produced (with Courteney Cox) "Mix It Up," a decorating show on cable network WE

2002

Portrayed one of the kidnappers of Frank Sinatra Jr. in the Showtime movie, "Stealing Sinatra"

2002

Played a leading role in the feature comedy "Eight-Legged Freaks"

2001

Starred as an offbeat mailman in the family comedy "See Spot Run"

2001

Featured as a concentration camp inmate in "The Grey Zone"; directed by Tim Blake Nelson

2000

Again reprised role of Deputy Dewey in "Scream 3"

1999

Cast as the transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter in a LA stage revival of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

1999

Played Drew Barrymore's younger brother in the comedy "Never Been Kissed"

1998

Played a young salesman under the tutelage of Stanley Tucci in "The Alarmist"

1997

Reprised role of Dewey in the hit sequel "Scream 2"

1997

Producing debut, "Dream with the Fishes"; also starred

1996

Breakthrough role as Deputy Dwight 'Dewey' Riley in the horror film "Scream"

1996

Played Willie's (Timothy Hutton) brother in Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls"

1994

Appeared in the comedy film, "Airheads"

1992

TV miniseries debut, "Cruel Doubt" (NBC)

1992

Played the recurring role of Diesel on the FOX series, "Beverly Hills, 90210"

1992

Film debut, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

1990

TV debut as series regular on the FOX series, "The Outsiders"

1990

Cast as Tod on short-lived NBC sitcom, "Parenthood"

Born in a Subud commune in Bentonville, Virginia

Raised in Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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"I like to be outrageous. As I'm always joking with my friends. After my peak years as an actor, then I'll start my porn career." - Arquette quoted in Movieline, March 1995

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In the December 1998 issue of Premiere Magazine, Arquette confessed to having used heroin in the past, but told the reporter he had stopped using the drug around 1996.

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In 2000, after appearing in "Ready to Rumble," the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) produced movie, Arquette was brought into WCW storylines.

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Arquette owns the former booking chair from the West Hollywood Police Department, in which a number of different stars took a seat after their arrests, among them Hugh Grant in 1995 for lewd conduct in a public place. Arquette publicly offered to give the chair to Grant on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC) in 2003.

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Arquette checked into rehab for treatment of "alcohol and other issues" on Jan. 1, 2011.

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David Arquette owns the fashion line Propr Collection with musician Ben Harper.

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