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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 September 1971Winchester, Virginia, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Richmond Arquette and Alexis Arquette, 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 lovable 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 audiences response to Dewey the script was changed and he returned for both Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000). Usually known for his goofiness 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 The Grey Zone (2001). David and wife Courteney Cox reside in LA and produce their own DIY show Mix It Up (2003) because of their love for home improvement.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shears

Spouse (1)

Courteney Cox (12 June 1999 - 28 May 2013) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (32)

He is the 1-800-CALL-ATT Guy.
He is in a rock band called EAR2000.
On WCW Thunder (1998) on 4/27/00, he became the WCW Heavyweight Champion in a special tag match, pitting him and his partner Diamond Dallas Page against Jeff Jarrett and Eric Bischoff. The stipulation was that whoever got the pin would become champ, and after his involvement in previous matches, Arquette was able to pin Bischoff and win the title.
Grandson of Cliff Arquette, better known as "Charley Weaver" from The Hollywood Squares (1965) and Julie Harrison.
Formerly brother-in-law of actors Nicolas Cage and Thomas Jane who were married to his sister, Patricia Arquette.
His wedding to Courteney Cox was held at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.
Is the voice of Eddie Wachowski, a character in the EA Sports Big game SSX Tricky (2001) (for Playstation2, Nintendo Gamecube, Xbox).
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".
He was among two people to be a non wrestler and hold the WCW World Title, the other was Vince Russo, a booker. Another non wrestler who held another title was Eric Bischoff, as WCW Hardcore Champion. The company was sold within a year of all of this.
On a 2002 episode of WWF Raw (1993), he sat behind announcers Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross for the entire show while holding a sign reading "Former WCW Champion". He was there simply as a fan, and the announcers never acknowledged him.
Owns the former booking chair from the West Hollywood Police Department which was sat in by a number of different stars when they were arrested, among them Hugh Grant. David has mentioned this to Hugh, and publicly offered to give the chair to him on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) in October of 2003.
Attended The Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies in Los Angeles, California.
He played a character whose last name is "Geller" in Never Been Kissed (1999). His wife Courteney Cox plays "Monica Geller" on Friends (1994). He appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), the title role of which was later portrayed in the TV show of the same name by Sarah Michelle Gellar, who appeared in Scream 2 (1997) with Arquette.
13 June 2004: birth of his daughter, named Coco Arquette.
During a live televised event in Los Angeles, the WWF was "fighting" an invasion from WCW and ECW. Arqutte, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all in attendance at the event in one night. This is interesting for that fact that David was a former WCW talent, Billy was a loyal ECW supporter and Arnold had always been a WWF supporter. The WWF showed each one of them on screen. David got a huge laugh for wearing a mask and then ripping it off to show who he was.
He, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and Liev Schreiber are the only four actors to appear in all three "Scream" films. Although Jamie Kennedy also appeared in all three films, his character only appeared on a videotape in the third movie.
Attended Mid-City Alternative school on the corner of Adams Blvd. and Arlington Avenue in the mid 1970s. His sister, Patricia Arquette, and brother, Richmond Arquette, also attended this school.
Jennifer Aniston is the godmother of his daughter Coco. She co-starred with his wife, Courteney Cox, on Friends (1994).
Former brother-in-law of Tony Greco, James Newton Howard and John Sidel who were married to his sister, Rosanna Arquette.
Brother-in-law of Todd Morgan, Rosanna's 4th husband.
In 1990, he managed to appear in two unsuccessful television series based on popular movies: Parenthood (1989) (in which he played the role originally played by Keanu Reeves), and The Outsiders (1983) (in which he played the role originally played by Emilio Estevez).
He and Robert Duvall, who preceded him in the role of Augustus McCrae, have also both shared a role with a member of the Sheen family. Duvall played Robert E. Lee in Gods and Generals (2003), a role previously played by Martin Sheen in Gettysburg (1993). Arquette played Two-Bit Matthews in the television series The Outsiders (1983), a role previously played by Emilio Estevez.
Is a distant relative of explorer Meriwether Lewis.
Was succeeded in the role of Augustus McCrae in the "Lonesome Dove" film series by Steve Zahn. He and Zahn have both appeared on episodes of Friends (1994).
Was considered for the role of Detective Shane Vendrell on The Shield (2002).
His father had English, French, and Swiss ancestry. His mother was from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.
Uncle of Zoe Sidel, Enzo Rossi and Harlow Olivia Calliope Elliott.
Entered a rehabilitation program to deal with alcohol abuse and "other issues". [January 2011].
Longtime friend of Stacy Keibler.
Traveled to Africa for the first time as part of "Malaria No More", to witness with his own eyes the devastation Malaria has had on several regions of Senegal. [August 2011]

Personal Quotes (17)

I can relate more to people at a horror convention than I can to most Hollywood executives. They're more passionate.
I love round people, I love skinny people. I love people in general; we've got to get past labels and stop being so critical about everything.
I know I probably offend some people. I have been talking a little too much so I'm trying not to talk as much.
I like to mumble when I act, 'cause I think it's more realistic. For some reason, the impediment has given me the accent of a Mexican gangster.
I don't want to lie. I dislike dishonesty. And I work in Hollywood, a town and a business that relies on a lot of falsehoods with people hiding behind different facades. I don't want to be a part of that.
People that go through what I went through and people going through divorce, it's really a difficulty process; it's heartbreaking and it hurts really bad. It can really mess with your head.
I'm trying figuring out how to be the best person I can be. But it's been a process of trial and error.
I'm not one to run around with different girls. I like someone that makes me feel good and that I can make feel good.
I seriously started drinking probably when I was about twelve. Kids are doing a lot of stuff very early.
I don't know why I always end up talking about my relationships. I try not to.
The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.
Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids' movie because I have a kid. I want to do things that my daughter can see soon - when she is old enough to know what a movie is.
To get involved with a cause, you really have to become aware of it. You have to go on the ground and see with your own eyes, the people who have been affected by it, their process in how they're combating it, and what the organization represents.
I love when you go to a horror film with real horror fans and everybody's there watching, getting involved and screaming. That's when it's most alive and exciting for me.
When you're just an actor, maybe not the top of the list guys, you get constant rejection and it's fun.
Kids today are smarter than we ever were. And they've got computers, too, which is awesome. They're scary to me.
I'm trying to keep my personal life personal. It's very hard for me because I'm a very honest person.

Salary (1)

Eight Legged Freaks (2002) $5,000,000

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