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David Arquette (1971)

David James Arquette

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David Arquette is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and occasional professional wrestler. A member of the Arquette acting family, he first became known during the mid 1990s after starring in several Hollywood films, such as the Scream series, Wild Bill and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. He has since had several television roles, including playing "Jason Ventress" on ABC's In Case of Emergency. In addition to his acting career Arquette took a brief foray into professional wrestling in early 2000, competing for World Championship Wrestling . During his tenure, Arquette became a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, an angle that has been cited by prominent professional wrestling commentators as being pivotal to the degradation of the title and the demise of WCW.

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 early life
Arquette was born in a Subud commune which had no electricity, no bathrooms and even no running water in Winchester, Virginia. He is the son of Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak), an actress, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, an actor. Arquette's paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. David Arquette's mother was Jewish, the daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Nazi-occupied Poland, and Arquette's father was a convert to Islam. Arquette's siblings are actors Rosanna, Alexis , Richmond, and Patricia Arquette. The Arquettes had a dysfunctional upbringing, with a mother who was physically abusive and a father who abused substances, mainly marijuana.

 acting career
Arquette has appeared in a number of movies including 1992's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 1994's Airheads . He also did guest spots on television shows like Blossom , Beverly Hills, 90210 , Friends . Arquette also worked along side Drew Barrymore in the movie Never Been Kissed as her younger brother.

Arquette arguably achieved his biggest success in the horror/slasher film franchise Scream as Dewey Riley. It was during the filming of the first film in 1996 that he first met his future-wife: Courteney Cox. The couple married in 1999 . Together, they appeared in a 2003 advertisement for Coke. The same year they formed production company Coquette and have produced a number of films and television series, including Daisy Does America, Dirt, and Cougar Town, the latter two starring Courteney Cox-Arquette.

Arquette appeared in the Sega video game ESPN NFL 2K5, voicing himself as a "celebrity adversary" and manager of his own team, the Los Angeles Locos, as well as appearing as an unlockable character in Season Mode. He also appeared in the 2001 EA video game SSX Tricky, as the voice of lead character Eddie.

Arquette starred alongside Jonathan Silverman and Kelly Hu in the 2007 ABC comedy series In Case of Emergency, which was canceled after one season after only airing 12 of its 13 episodes. Since then, he has appeared in the 2008 film Hamlet 2, as Gary, and reprised his role as Dewey Riley in Scream 4, again acting alongside his wife Courteney. He recently appeared alongside his sister in the TV show Medium on the January 7, 2011 episode.

He appeared in Rascal Flatts' music video for their song "Why Wait" in 2010.

Arquette, a well-known horror fan, made his directorial debut with 2007's The Tripper, and has recently signed on to direct Glutton, a '3D psychological thriller'. Glutton is scheduled to begin filming in July 2011 in Canada.

Arquette appeared on the 13th season of Dancing With The Stars, partnered with Kym Johnson. He was eliminated November 1st, 2011.

 personal life
Arquette married actress Courteney Cox on June 12, 1999. Their child, a daughter named Coco Riley Arquette, was born on June 13, 2004. Jennifer Aniston (Cox's Friends co-star) is Coco's godmother. On October 11, 2010, it was announced that Arquette and Cox were having a trial separation but "still love each other deeply." In an interview with Howard Stern one day later, on October 12, 2010, Arquette said that "it'd been like four months or so" since he and Cox had sex before their announced separation; when asked about Jasmine Waltz, who Stern described as "that girl in the papers who looks like Courteney," Arquette stated, "I had sex with a girl once. Maybe twice."

 Charity work
Arquette serves as Chair of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

 Alcohol problems
Arquette checked into rehab for treatment of "alcohol and other issues" on January 1, 2011, shortly after celebrating New Year's Eve. On April 8, 2011 Arquette announced on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that he had reached the 100 day sober milestone. On October 8, 2011 Arquette confirmed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that he had been sober for over 9 months.

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