Californication Oliver Cooper: Final Season Twist, and Learning From David Duchovny

Wednesday, April 30

The book is finally closing on Hank Moody, and Showtime's Californication, the half-hour dramedy chronicling Moody's perennial quest for inner peace, punctuated with casual, kinky, and sometimes freaky sex. And since creator Tom Kapinos knew it was the end, he's set Hank up with one hell of a poignant closing storyline: the discovery of a 20-something son that he never knew he had.
Enter Oliver Cooper as Hank's new son Levon, a socially awkward weirdo who couldn't be less like his suave, dime-pulling dad. For Cooper, it's the role of a lifetime, his biggest look since starring in the 2012 teen comedy Project X. Complex got the chance to speak with him about his experience on set, learning from acting vet David Duchovny, and what's in store for the rest of Hank's final year.

Q&A: 'An Evening with David Duchovny' at SVA Theatre - April 28, 2014

Monday, April 28

Esquire: Heather Graham and strange things she did to prepare for her role on Californication.

Heather Graham as JuliaHeather Graham has done a lot of movies in which she isn't naked and wearing roller-skates. I can name a half dozen off the top of my head: Bowfinger, Drugstore Cowboy,Swingers, an Austin Powers sequel, and two Hangover movies — including the first "good" one; at no point in any of these films is she naked and wearing roller-skates. She's also now got a recurring role in the seventh and final season of Californication—Sundays at 9:30pm ET on Showtime (or you can watch it right now if you have a Showtime Anytime subscription)—as mother to David Duchovny's baby, a dental hygienist who at no point roller-skates in the buff. But try to interview Graham, as I did recently, and it's almost impossible not to think about Boogie Nights. It's the elephant in the room; the naked elephant on roller skates. The entire time I was thinking "Should I bring up Rollergirl? Or just let the subject come up organically?"

Luckily, we weren't lacking in conversation topics. We talked about MILFS, and what it feels like to put your hands in a stranger's mouth — and eventually, yes, Rollergirl.

WATCH: Californication Episode 7x04 'Dicks' (Spoilers)

Sunday, April 27

Written by: Tom Kapinos
Directed by: David Von Ancken

Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli, Oliver Cooper, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jonathan Kasdan and Heather Graham. Co-Stars: Tara Holt, Armando Molina

Hank, Levon and Julia (Heather Graham) celebrate Julia’s new role. Levon hopes for some alone time with Melanie (Tara Holt), but three’s a crowd with The Director (Jonathan Kasdan) in the way. Money troubles add to Charlie and Marcy’s marital unrest, but new client Goldie (Mary Lynn Rajskub) may put Charlie back in the black.


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Stars talk about their Eggspectations: David Duchovny

Thursday, April 24

Great Eggspectations: Through the Easter Nonsense Our Yearning For Yolk Remains Supreme

David Duchovny at the The 
Public Theater’s 
world premiere of 
[...] Mr. Turturro’s exuberant response gave us great expectations for more celebrity egg passion, but when we ventured off to The Public Theater’s world premiere of The Library last Tuesday, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael O’Keefe and Lili Taylor, well, the yolk was on us. Our best guess was that the play’s subject matter—a gloomy story about a survivor of a high school shooting who struggles to have her pivotal accounts of the tragedy believed as the media sets fire to the already sensationalized slaughter—was not exactly appropriate for fun Easter egg chatter.

“I do not Easter egg hunt,” David Duchovny said after the performance with a shake of his head. He then rejected a tray of cucumber shooters that were Passover-friendly. We decided not to bring up Passover to him.

Heather Graham brings her sexy, quirky charm to the final season of Californication

Underage sexpot, junkie, porn star, stripper, spy: No, that’s not a rap sheet — it’s a list of roles Heather Graham has indelibly brought to life in her 30 years as an actor. Though raised a strict Catholic, the 44-year-old Wisconsin native is clearly not afraid to talk dirty. And with her latest role on Showtime’s edgy hit “Californication,” she takes another sexy star turn: as Julia, a former lover of Hank Moody’s (David Duchovny) and a white-hot mom.

The seventh and final season of “Californication” (Sundays at 9:30 p.m.) debuted last week, but this week’s installment introduces us to Julia, who got pregnant during her brief affair with Hank and, without bothering to inform him, had the baby and raised it on her own.

WATCH FULL: David Duchovny on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon - Apirl 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. Episode 0042. Actor David Duchovny during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on April 22, 2014


See the clips below!


‘Californication’ Star Oliver Cooper on Playing David Duchovny's Son: I Wouldn't Have Guessed Me Either

Monday, April 21

“When you star in a hit movie like ‘Project X,’ people tell you you're gonna be a big movie star. Two years later, I just want to be able to keep working,” young actor tells TheWrap

Since his scene-stealing performance in the found-footage teen comedy “Project X,” Oliver Cooper has shared the screen with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in “Runner Runner” and starred in “Four Dogs,” an indie movie he co-wrote and produced. Cooper made such an impression on “Project X” producer Todd Phillips that the director gave him a small part in “The Hangover Part III.” He most recently wrapped Joe Dante's horror comedy “Burying the Ex.”

Cooper's comedic chops landed him an unlikely role as the son of David Duchovny and Heather Graham's characters on the final season of Showtime's “Californication.” Now that fans have had a chance to familiarize themselves with his socially awkward character Levon, Cooper spoke with TheWrap to discuss the series and how his career has taken off since “Project X” made him a relatable star.

I wouldn't have guessed you for David Duchovny's son.
I probably wouldn't have guessed myself either.

Watch Sneak Peek: Californication 7x03 'Like Father Like Son' (Spoilers)

Sunday, April 20

Californication: 7.03 “Like Father Like Son”
Written by: Tom Kapinos
Directed by: Michael Lehmann
Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli, Oliver Cooper, Nishi Munshi, Chris Titone, John Madison Tye and Heather Graham Co-Stars: DJ Lubel, Alonzo Bodden, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jade Catta-Preta, Tara Holt, Michael Keeley
Hank (Duchovny) sits in on a casting session while Levon (Oliver Cooper) tries to bond with Rath’s assistant, Melanie (Tara Holt). Hank gets his first episode assignment, much to the chagrin of co-workers Terry (John Madison Tye) and Hugh (Chris Titone). Charlie (Evan Handler) hopes to fix things with Marcy, while Karen (Natascha McElhone) is ready to throw in the towel with Hank.

Watch clips below!  

David Duchovny, screening of 'Champs' at Tribeca Film Fest 2014

Saturday, April 19

World Premiere of 'Champs' and a conversation with former boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, boxing promoter Lou DiBella about life, rivalry and conflict both inside and out of the ring. Tribeca Film Festival, NYC. April 19, 2014

David Duchovny spotted in NYC - April 19, 2014

A fan took a picture with David this morning, and he shared it with us. April 19, 2014.


Photos: David Duchovny making music - April 17, 2014

Friday, April 18

David Duchovny playing the guitar at Think Say Records on April 17, 2014. 


David Duchovny playing one of his songs in LA - March 2014

David Duchovny practicing one of his new songs. #thinksaynewscoming. March 28, 2014

'Californication' Final Season: Heather Graham on Adding Conflict to Hank Moody's Life

The "Hangover" and "Flowers in the Attic" actress, who begins her multiepisode arc on the Showtime series this Sunday, tells THR her character brings personal turmoil to David Duchovny's protagonist.

Californication may be ending but it's final season is chock full of guest stars. One of whom is Heather Graham (The Hangover franchise, Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic), who had admittedly never seen the show. It was the chance to work with David Duchovny that was a crucial selling point.
"I had known David a little bit in the past; we have some mutual friends. I was excited about the idea of working with him," Graham tells The Hollywood Reporter of her seventh-season arc.

Video & Transcript: David Duchovny on 'Live with Kelly and Michael' - April 17, 2014

Video and below there is a full transcript of David Duchovny on Live with Kelly and Michael on April 17, 2014

Recap: Kelly & Michael: David Duchovny on Guitar and Californication Finale - April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17

Kelly & Michael: David Duchovny

Californication star David Duchovny stopped by Kelly & Michael. He’s “an award-winning actor who’s been entertaining us and shocking us.” He came out and said, “Whoopi Goldberg has some big feet.”

Kelly and Michael: David Duchovny Guitar
Kelly & Michael remembered that Duchovny had said he was learning to play guitar. He still plays every week with his friends Matt and Jimmy. They teach each other. They may even record something soon.

The hosts asked Duchovny if he sings. He sings poorly, but he writes his own songs. His kids put their hands on the strings when he plays, so they probably don’t like it. Kelly & Michael asked Duchovny to come play if he records his music. He said he’s nervous but he’ll do it, he’ll need multiple tries though.

Heather Graham can't say a lot about Californication Season 7

Wednesday, April 16

Glamour: You will also appear in the final season of Californication as the mother of David Duchovny's long-lost son. What more can you tell us about it?

Heather Graham as Julia
Heather Graham as Julia in Californication (Episode 7x02)
Heather: Well, they’ve been telling me I can’t say a lot about the story, so I guess you got some advance secrets! But I loved working with David [Duchovny] and the show’s creator. In TV, when they cast you, they can sort of write for you, so as I got to play that role, they added a lot of fun stuff. I get to be really sassy—definitely the opposite of Flowers in the Attic. Instead of being this awful, screwed up mother, I’m this over-protective, almost overly doting, and loving mother.

Photo: David Duchovny attends 'The Library' opening night - April 15, 2014

Actor David Duchovny attends 'The Library' opening night celebration at The Public Theater on April 15, 2014 in New York City.  18 photos. Updated with HQ

David Duchovny on Fallon - April 22, 2014

David Duchovny will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 
Air date: Tuesday. April 22, 2014
Guest: DAVID DUCHOVNY @davidduchovny
David Duchovny is a multiple Golden Globe winning actor who plays Hank Moody on Califonication.



'Californication's' Oliver Cooper: David Duchovny 'makes you a better actor'

Tuesday, April 15

After the revelation at the end of the Season 7 premiere of "Californication," you can expect Oliver Cooper's character Levon to be sticking around a while. After all, he's Hank Moody's (David Duchovny) other child.

For Cooper, who achieved his first fame through the found footage movie "Project X," working on the show is a dream. "This is my favorite acting job. There's more acting stuff to do," he tells Zap2it. "Getting to act on the same show as people like Michael Imperioli and David Duchovny makes you a better actor."

Californication Auction

Monday, April 14

Diehard viewers of The X-Files’ conspiracy-chasing FBI agent Fox Mulder might think aliens have had to reprogram David Duchovny to play Californication’s debaucherous author Hank Moody, but seven seasons on the Showtime series has only cemented Duchovny’s reputation as an incredibly versatile leading man. Part man-child, part devoted father, Hank is a complicated figure, and his career as a successful writer provides him with enough time on his hands to get into trouble. VIP Fan Auctions is now offering fans of Californication an opportunity to claim a piece of the hit series – including the shirt and pants Duchovny wore on-screen during the first-season episode “Absinthe Makes the heart Grow Finder.” Visit VIP’s Californication page to see all of the available items from the series! 
Auction ends April 18, 2014

Clips & Stills: Californication Episode 7x02 'Julia'

Californication 7.02 “Julia”Written by: Tom Kapinos
Directed by: Adam Bernstein
Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli, Oliver Cooper, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Chris Titone, John Madison Tye and Heather Graham
Co-Stars: DJ Lubel, Alonzo Bodden, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jade Catta-Preta, Tara Holt, Michael Keeley

Hank’s (David Duchovny) first day in the Santa Monica Cop writer’s room brings aggravation by his new co-workers. Hank is surprised during a visit to Levon’s (Oliver Cooper) apartment. Things start looking up for Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon) when he meets Rath’s (Michael Imperioli) new assistant (Tara Holt). Karen (Natascha McElhone) gets an unexpected surprise.

Californication Season 7: Episode 2 Clip - Smoking Hot
Levon surprises Hank with a person from his past.

CALIFORNICATION star David Duchovny gives the scoop on Season 7

CALIFORNICATION, created by Tom Kapinos and starring David Duchovny as very conflicted and sometimes debauched writer Hank Moody, begins its seventh and final season Sunday, April 13, at 9:30 PM.

It’s recently been announced that Duchovny is set to star as a police detective in NBC’s thirteen-episode series AQUARIUS, about Charles Manson. Duchovny is at a party thrown by CBS, Showtime and the CW for the Television Critics Association, where he talks a little about Hank’s big sendoff.

AX: Where do we find Hank at the start of Season 7?
DAVID DUCHOVNY: He’s got to get a job this year. He wants to provide for his family and be a family man this year, so he goes to work in the television industry. [joking] Because it’s just that easy.

FULL EPISODE - Stills & Clips: Californication 7x01 'Levon'

Written by: Tom Kapinos
Directed by: David Duchovny
Air Date: April 13, 2014
Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli, Oliver Cooper, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jonathan Kasdan, Roger Howarth, Tara Holt

Episode Synopsis
After his short-lived tour with Atticus Fetch, Hank Moody (David Duchovny) is eager to reunite with the love of his life, but things don’t go as planned with Karen (Natascha McElhone). Hank meets with Stu (Stephen Tobolowsky) and The Director (Jonathan Kasdan) on the TV adaptation of Santa Monica Cop and gets hired by showrunner Rick Rath (Michael Imperioli). A reporter, Levon (Oliver Cooper), asks to interview Hank for his college paper. Charlie’s (Evan Handler) performance anxiety leaves Marcy (Pamela Adlon) wondering what she got herself back into.

WATCH FULL CALIFORNICATION SEASON 7 PREMIERE EPISODE HERE
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Californication - Season 7 Premiere from Californication on Showtime on Myspace.


AV Club: Pamela Adlon on Californication 7 and meeting Duchovny for the first time

Sunday, April 13

The actor: Pamela Adlon (or Pamela Segall, for those who’ve been following her work from the very beginning) began her acting career when she was just a youngster, making her film debut in Grease 2 at 16. From there, she popped up in a variety of movies and TV series throughout the 1980s and ’90s, eventually carving herself a niche as a voice actor (Recess, King Of The Hill) while also continuing her work in the world of live-action entertainment. Although Adlon is in the home stretch with her role as Marcy Runkle on Showtime’s Californication—the series’ sixth season is now on DVD, with the seventh and final season premiering on April 13— she continues to serve as a consulting producer on Louie, which returns to FX on May 5.

TV Guide: David Duchovny On Will Hank and Karen Get Their Happy Ending?

Saturday, April 12

David Duchovny knows a thing or two about saying goodbye to a long-running TV show.

Because the actor previously walked away from The X-Files after nine seasons, Duchovny says he knew what to expect when the time came to say goodbye to Californication, which kicks off its final season Sunday at 9:30/8:30c on Showtime. But knowing what to expect didn't necessarily make it any easier to leave the show behind.


"When the X-Files ended... I was ready to go off and try new things. I felt like I was ready to move on," Duchovny tells TVGuide.com. "I was pushing against that show at that time to get out, so I wasn't really allowing myself to feel the nostalgia, which I feel now much more. Spending seven or nine years with people is a significant chunk of your life; it's not something to downplay. ... It's cliché to say it's a family, but coming back year after year with the same people, there's a lot of sadness in moving on from that."

Extra: David Duchovny Californication's Final Season & Aquarius - April, 2014

Friday, April 11

Actor David Duchovny stopped by Universal Studios Hollywood to chat with "Extra" special correspondent Charissa Thompson about the seventh and final season of "Californication." Though David was tight-lipped on whether his character from the show, Hank Moody, will reunite with Karen, the actor did say he would consider doing a third "X-Files" film, and chatted about his upcoming NBC show, "Aquarius."


Listen: David Duchovny On Air with Ryan Seacrest - April 11, 2014

David Duchovny talks Final Season of Californication and his plans on talking with Ryan about his music album in the future. April 11, 2014


GQ: David Duchovny is Only Medium-Happy With Californication's Finale

With the final season of Californication premiering this Sunday, David Duchovny ends his run as cable TV’s favorite chain-smoking, lady-loving, alcoholic novelist, Hank Moody. We spoke with Duchovny about playing Hank, season seven’s big guest star, how things end (it’s spoiler free!) and, of course, all of that nudity.


Interview Mag: David Duchovny from Californication to the Summer of Love

Thursday, April 10


Hank Moody, the charismatically debauched novelist played by David Duchovny on Showtime's long-running series, Californication, has a habit of letting people down and a knack for charming his way back into their good graces. He's been a recurring disappointment to his on-again/off-again love, Karen (Natascha McElhone), and their teenage daughter, Becca (Madeleine Martin), but his boyish humor and lost-cause vulnerability have won him repeated chances at redemption. Although Hank and Karen never married, he's betrayed her in countless ways, once having sex with a girl who turned out to be her stepdaughter, which led to statutory rape charges and three years of probation. On top of that, he's punched a police officer, roughed up Becca's boyfriends, slept with one of his college students, smuggled drugs into a treatment center, overdosed on sleeping pills, and nearly drowned in a swimming pool while drunk. 

ARC Entertainment To Release Duchovny Starrer ‘Louder Than Words’

Tuesday, April 8

ARC Entertainment has picked up North American rights to the Rod Lurie-exec produced drama Louder Than Words, starring David Duchovny and Hope Davis. Anthony Fabian (Skin) directed the pic, which is based on the true story of John and Brenda Fareri, who channeled their grief over the death of their daughter into establishing the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in New York. Timothy Hutton also stars in the picture, which was produced by Identity Films’ Anthony Mastromauro. ARC Head of Acquisitions Scott Moesta and Abby Davis and Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content negotiated the deal.

Californication Season 7 Billboard in Los Angeles

Saturday, April 5

Californication Season Seven Billboard in Los Angeles. After blowing every chance at love & happiness -- and burning every bridge in Hollywood -- Hank Moody is finally ready to put the past to bed. But as always, old indiscretions turn up to bite him squarely in the ass. Could it be too late to pull off a happy ending? Golden Globe® winner David Duchovny returns in the last season of Californication.

TIME: David Duchovny Talks Saying Goodbye to Californication

Friday, April 4

The actor tells TIME about letting his rear end call the shots in his career

After seven season, Showtime’s Californication is coming to its end. The series, created by Tom Kapinos, has followed troubled writer Hank Moody as he attempts to navigate family and career while continually womanizing, drinking and engaging in general debauchery. The character of Hank, played by David Duchovny, will hopefully find a satisfying — although perhaps not altogether happy — end during the final season, which premieres April 13.
Duchovny is already moving on to his next project, a series for NBC called Aquarius, on which he’ll play a police detective on the trail of serial killer Charles Manson. That project begins shooting in July, but meanwhile, Duchovny has been reflecting on the end of Californication and what the show has meant to popular culture. TIME spoke with the actor about saying goodbye to Hank, what it means to be a writer and why his ass makes all his career decisions.

David Duchovny on 'Kelly & Michael'


'Live with Kelly & Michael' on ABC

Thursday, April 17
Guest: David Duchovny, Ingrid Michaelson

source: one / two

David Duchovny at Universal Studios for Extra TV (photos part II)

Thursday, April 3

David Duchovny visted the Universal Studios to tape a segment for the tv show Extra in Hollywood, California. April 2, 2014. 

David Duchovny to Direct 'Bucky F*cking Dent' (2015)

BUCKY F*CKING DENT (2015)

An estranged father and son come together over their love for baseball during the 1978 season when the Father is convinced the Boston Red Sox will finally win the World Series.

SUMMARY
Set in 1978 - TED FULLAKER (mid 30’s) is now a struggling writer, a.k.a. a long-haired somewhat famous peanut vendor. Ted finds out that his estranged dad, MARTY, has lung cancer via a call from the hospital. Having not spoken in a few years, Marty (a die-hard Red Sox fan), who is also a failed writer, tells Ted (a die-hard Yankees fan) he wants to write a book about his life before it ends. More importantly, Marty tells Ted that he feels this is the Red Sox’s year and as long as they’re up, he plans 'not to die until the Red Sox win the pennant.

David Duchovny on Extra at Universal Studios Hollywood

Wednesday, April 2

April 2, 2014. David Duchovny chatted with guest host Charissa Thompson on Extra at Universal Studios in Hollywood. He was there to promote the 7th and Final Season of Californication. Duchovny looked very stylish – he wore the same medallion he was seen wearing often lately - and his new and very short haircut. See below HQ:
Watch the interview on Extra here. 


David Duchovny meets with fans outside Kimmel

Actor David Duchovny arriving and leaving the studios of Jimmy Kimmel Live for taping the show. He stops to meet fans waiting outside on April 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.


Video: David Duchovny on Jimmy Kimmel - April 1, 2014



OFFICIAL: David Duchovny joined twitter!

Tuesday, April 1

It's official, David Duchovny finally has a verified twitter account!  Just minutes after his Californication co-star Pamela Adlon (@pamelaadlon) joined twitter and sent her first tweet!

David Duchovny did the same. Follow him @davidduchovny. Followers are growing fast.


UPDATE.

David Duchovny on Extra - April 2, 2014

EXTRA films in front of a live audience. Mario and Maria will broadcast from a variety of locations throughout Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk.

UPDATED SEE PHOTOS FROM THIS DAY HERE

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
David Duchovny (2pm, Globe) Christopher Lawford (2:30pm, Globe)

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