David Arquette

Biography

The youngest of five, David Arquette was born in Virginia and is part of the illustrious Arquette family, whose work has spread over several generations. His parents, Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Denaut (née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other children: Rosanna Arquette, Richmond Arquette, Patricia Arquette, and Alexis Arquette, all actors. His paternal grandfather, Cliff Arquette, was also an entertainer. David's mother was from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Poland and Russia), while David's father had French-Canadian, Swiss-German, and English ancestry. Like his siblings, Arquette started working at an early age, and his first major role came as Luke Perry's character's best friend in the hit film Buffy, la cazavampiros (1992). But his major break both personally and professionally didn't come until 1996 when he was cast in the slasher flick Scream: Vigila quién llama (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: Vigila quién llama (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 performances and reviews have come for his indie films such as Johns (1996), Soñando con peces (1997) and La zona gris (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.

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Birth Name

David James Arquette

Birth Place

Bentonville, Virginia, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

9/8/1971
Known For
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Eight Legged Freaks

Chris McCormick

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Scream

Dewey Riley

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Riding the Bullet

George Staub

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Ravenous

Pvt. Cleaves

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The Grey Zone

Hoffman

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Ready to Rumble

Gordie Boggs

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See Spot Run

Gordon

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The Tripper

Muff

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The Darwin Awards

Harvey

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Roadracers

Dude Delaney

Starring In
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The Good Half

Rick Barona

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On Sacred Ground

Elliot

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Quantum Cowboys

Colfax

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Scream

Dewey Riley

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Lambiase

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Ghosts of the Ozarks

Douglas

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Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

Xavier

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Domino: Battle of the Bones

Walter

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12 Hour Shift

Jefferson

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You Cannot Kill David Arquette

Self

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Spree

Kris Kunkle

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Kiss the Ground

Self - Actor / Volunteer, GiveLove.org

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The Miseducation of Bindu

Bill

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2099: The Soldier Protocol

Dr. Emmett Snyder

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Mope

Rocket

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Mob Town

Sgt. Ed Croswell

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Rettet Flora - Die Reise ihres Lebens

Henry

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High Voltage

Jimmy

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Amanda & Jack Go Glamping

Jack Spencer

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Casual Encounters

Louis

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Sold

Sam

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Pee-wee's Big Holiday

DJ

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Bone Tomahawk

Purvis

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Entourage

David Arquette

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Happy Face Killer

Keith Hunter Jesperson

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Hello I Must Be Going

Albert Danzig

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Field of Lost Shoes

Captain Henry A. DuPont

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WWE: OMG! Volume 2 - The Top 50 Incidents in WCW

Self

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Muffin Top: A Love Story

Cameron Scott

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The Cottage

Robert Mars

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Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective

Himself

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Scream: The Inside Story

Himself

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Scream 4

Dewey Riley

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Conception

Paul Reynolds

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We Fun

Dewey Riley

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WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW

David Arquette (archive footage)

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Hamlet 2

Gary

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Time Bomb

Mike Bookman

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The Tripper

Muff

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Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi

Self

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The Darwin Awards

Harvey

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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

Max's Dad

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Slingshot

Ash

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WrestleMania 21

David Arquette

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Riding the Bullet

George Staub

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Never Die Alone

Paul

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Die Grauzone

Hoffman

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Stealing Sinatra

Barry Keenan

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2 Brothers & A Bride

Josh Adams

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Eight Legged Freaks

Chris McCormick

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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Daniel

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Happy Here and Now

Eddie

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The Grey Zone

Hoffman

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See Spot Run

Gordon

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3000 Miles to Graceland

Gus

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Boogeymen - The Killer Compilation

Deputy Dwight 'Dewey' Riley (Scream) (archive footage)

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The Shrink Is In

Henry Popopolis

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Scream 3

Dewey Riley

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Ready to Rumble

Gordie Boggs

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Muppets from Space

Dr. Tucker

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Never Been Kissed

Rob Geller

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Ravenous

Pvt. Cleaves

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The Runner

Bartender

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Free Money

Ned Jebee

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The Alarmist

Tommy Hudler

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Scream 2

Dewey Riley

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RPM

Luke Delson

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Scream

Deputy Dewey

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Beautiful Girls

Bobby Conway

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Johns

John

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Skin & Bone

Buzz Head

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Wild Bill

Jack McCall

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Fall Time

David

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Frank and Jesse

(uncredited)

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The Road Killers

Bobby

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Airheads

Carter

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Roadracers

Dude Delaney

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The Killing Box

Murphy

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Where the Day Takes You

Rob

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Benny

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Black Limousine

Jack

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