David Duchovny net worth and salary: David Duchovny is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $60 million and a salary of $225,000 per episode. David William Duchovny was born August 7, 1960 in New York City, New York. He graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He received a Master of Arts, also in English Literature from Yale University and began to work on a PhD that remains unfinished. One of his earliest television related jobs was appearing in a commercial for Lowenbrau Beer in 1987. He had a reoccurring role on the "Twin Peaks" and for a short time was the host of Showtime's "The Red Shoe Diaries". It was 1993 that Duchovny began playing the role of Special Agent Fox Mulder. The show quickly became one of Fox Network's biggest hits. He stayed with the series until the 7th season in 2001, when he quit due to a contract dispute. He appeared in the first half of season 8, but did not appear in season 9 until the series finale in 2002. Duchovny has played the role of director several times, including directing an episode of "X-Files" and an episode of "Bones". Duchovny currently stars as Hank Moody in the Showtime series "Californication" for which he won a Golden Globe Award in 2007. He has two children with actress Tea Leoni.