In the United States, David Arquette is a movie actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has a net worth of $30 million. A lot of people know him for playing Dewey Riley in the “Scream” horror movies from 1996 to the present. Arquette has more than 130 acting credits to his name.
During the early 1990s, when he started acting, things like “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” (1992), “Airheads” (1994), and “Never Been Kissed” (1999) came out. He also starred in a lot of TV shows, like “Friends” (1996), “Blossom,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” and “The Hughleys” (1999).
Films like “Eight Legged Freaks” and “Riding the Bullet” are two of David’s best. “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” is another one. “Medium” was his sister Patricia’s TV show, and he starred in three episodes of the show in 2011. As a wrestler for WCW, Arquette played a role in the movie “Ready to Rumble” in 2000. Eventually, he won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship that year. In 2018, he began wrestling on the independent circuit.
Born on September 8, 1971, David Arquette is from Virginia. He was born in a commune in Bentonville. When he was born, his mother was Brenda. She was a counsellor, an actress, a poet, and a teacher of acting, and his father was an actor, too. Alexis, David’s older brother, died of a heart attack caused by a bacterial infection in 2016.
He had been living with HIV for almost 30 years. The Arquette children were raised by an alcoholic father and a violent mother, and David has said that they were abused by both of them “When my mother was alive, she was one of the most loving, sweet angelic people I’ve ever met. She was also very mean to us, though.
We had a rough childhood, but also a childhood full of love.” After leaving the commune, the family moved to Chicago, then moved to Los Angeles, then moved back again. It began when Arquette was young. At the age of 12, Arquette began drinking alcohol and stealing. Plays at the library and in high school cast David in some roles during his childhood. Arquette went to Fairfax High School and the LA Center for Enriched Studies.
It was 1990 when Arquette made his TV debut. In that year, he starred in 10 episodes of Fox show “The Outsiders” and began a 12-episode run on NBC show “Parenthood.” In 1991, he starred in the movie “Where the Day Takes You.” In 1992, he starred in “Cruel Doubt” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” In 1993, he starred in “An Ambush of Ghosts,” “Grey Knight,” and “At Home with the Webbers.”
When David starred in the 1994 comedy “Airheads,” he worked with Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, and Steve Buscemi. He also met his future wife Courteney Cox when he starred in the Wes Craven horror hit “Scream.” Arquette has been in every movie in the “Scream” series, which has made $608.5 million so far.
The fifth movie in the series is set to come out in 2022. “Never Been Kissed” and “Muppets from Space” were two of David’s movies in 1999. He starred with Drew Barrymore in both of them. When he worked with The Muppets again in 2002’s “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie,” he had fun. In 2004, Arquette starred in Stephen King’s “Riding the Bullet.” In 2007, he had a big role in the ABC sitcom “In Case of Emergency.”
Besides “Dancing with the Stars,” David starred in the movies “The Darwin Awards” (2006), “Hamlet 2,” and “Conception.” In 2011, he came in sixth place on “Dancing with the Stars.” It was “Pelswick” (2000–2002), “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” and “Tron: Uprising” that he did voice work for. He also starred in “My Name Is Earl” (2008), “Pushing Daisies” (2008–2009), “Cougar Town” (2012), Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy” (2018), and “Creepshow,” which aired in 2018. (2019). In 2014, Arquette made and starred in the movie “Just Before I Go,” and he played a real-life serial killer in the Lifetime movie “Happy Face Killer.”
There were more than 20 episodes of the game show that he has played on. That year, he also started making “Celebrity Name Game.” The web series “Cleaners” (2013–2014) and a number of music videos, including Creed’s “What If” (2000), Rascal Flatts’ “Why Wait” (2010), and Jenny Lewis’ “Red Bull and Hennessy” (2011), have also made David a part of their cast (2019). Among the movies he starred in in 2020 were “12 Hour Shift” and “Spree.” He also made the documentary “You Cannot Kill David Arquette,” which he also starred in.
David married his “Scream” co-star, Courteney Cox, on June 12, 1999. They had a daughter, Coco, on June 13, 2004, and they called her Coco. As part of the Coquette Productions company, Courteney’s TV shows “Dirt” and “Cougar Town” were made from 2007 to 2008, as well as “Celebrity Name Game” (2014–2017) and “Daisy Does America” (2005). David and Courtney broke up in May 2013, about two and a half years after they split.
A “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent named Christina McLarty started dating Arquette in 2011. The couple married on April 12, 2015, and had their first child together. They have two sons, Charlie (born on April 28, 2014) and Augustus (born in January 2015). (born March 8, 2017). Arquette is a part owner of a nightclub in Los Angeles called Bootsy Bellows. He became a certified Bob Ross instructor after he learned Ross’ unique landscape painting method. To make “Scream 2” and “Scream 3,” David used to be in a band called Ear2000.
They made two songs for the soundtracks. One of them was called “The Race.” When he was younger, he also had a clothing line with Ben Harper called Propr Collection. In 2007, he co-wrote a comic book called “The Tripper,” which was made into a movie.
For alcohol and other problems, Arquette went to rehab in January 2011. In April of that year, he said he had been sober for 100 days, and that was the first time he had said that. At a wrestling match, Nick Gage hit David in the head with an aluminium tube. David was taken to the hospital in November 2018.
It was hard for Arquette to finish the match because his neck was bleeding so much. Later, he told people he wouldn’t take part in any more deathmatches. David told “The Sun” in November 2020 that he had a heart attack a few years ago while having a stress test at a hospital. His heart was put back together, and after surgery, his wife heard him say to her: “I want to go back to wrestling. I can’t stop.”
Awards and Nominations
Arquette has won three Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actor – Horror for “Scream 2,” Favorite Actor – Horror (Internet Only) for “Scream 3,” and Favorite Actor – Horror (Internet Only) for “Scream 3.” He won a Teen Choice Award for “Scream 3” in 2000 and an Eyegore Award in 2011. For Evan’s Crime, David was named Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 Breckenridge Festival of Film. At the Deep in the Heart Festival in 2018, he was named Best Actor for Amanda & Jack Go Glamping.
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival named him Star on the Horizon in 1998, and he’s had nominations from the Daytime Emmy Awards, Behind the Voice Actors Awards, the International Academy of Web Television Awards, and the Streamy Awards. He’s also won the Streamy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for “Cleaners” (Supporting Actor in a Feature for “Saving Flora”).