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  • Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  September 08, 1971
  • Accomplishments:  Teen Choice Awards
  • Fun Faith Fact!: 

    Arquette celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in 2012 at the Western Wall.

David Arquette is the youngest child of the Arquette family acting dynasty, with siblings Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond, and Patricia all having individual credits to their name. Born on a Subud commune in Virginia, David had an unusual upbringing, of French-Canadian descent but of mixed-faith parents.

Arquette's mother was Jewish, and his father converted from Catholicism to Islam, and is distantly related to the renowned explorer Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis & Clark Expedition fame.

Arquette's break-out film is considered by many to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he's perhaps most know for his role in the Scream series, as well as a number of television roles, including on his ex-wife Courteney Cox's show, Cougar Town. He's also the voice of Skully on fan-favorite Disney animated series Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

He also briefly competed in World Championship Wrestling, a move that many contribute as leading to the demise of the organization, though he was a one-time champion.

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