The actor, who is married to Tea Leoni, has a sex addiction, according to his lawyer, Stanton Stein.
In a statement the attorney has handed to website People.com, Duchovny says, "I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction. I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."
Ironically, the 48-year-old, who wed actress Leoni in 1997, plays a sex-loving author in his raunchy hit U.S. cable show Californication.
Duchovny and Leoni have two children - Madelaine West, nine, and Kyd, six.
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