Speaker David Arquette

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David Arquette is a fourth generation actor, writer, producer from one of the most prestigious acting families in Hollywood. Arquette was discovered in 1997 at Sundance for his role in Johns. Since that time, he has acted in dozens of feature films, including the Scream films, Hamlet 2, The Grey Zone, Never Been Kissed, Dream With The Fishes, Stealing Sinatra, Wild Bill, See Spot Run, Ready To Rumble and Eight Legged Freaks to name a few.

Arquette will be seen this Fall in Gravitas Ventures’ Amanda And Jack Go Glamping which costars Amy Acker and VMI Worldwide’s Hollow Body opposite Luke Wilson. Arquette also recently starred the action film, Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins and Orion, opposite Lily Cole and Goran Kostic, portraying a hunter who is fighting his way through a futuristic wasteland in search of his brother. Arquette also just wrapped production on Saving Flora, starring Jenna Ortega telling the tale of a circus elephant who can no longer perform her tricks. The night before she’s scheduled to be euthanized, the circus owner’s 14-year old daughter sneaks Flora from the circus.

On the television side, he will be seen this October on Amazon’s Sigmund and the Sea Monsters as Captain Barnabus. Sigmund And The Sea Monsters is a reboot of one of the most colorful Sid and Marty Kroft children’s series from the 1970s. Arquette also just starred on the Showtime series Dice.

Previously, Arquette returned to the stage as the beloved character, Sherlock Holmes, in the national touring production of the play. He was first seen on stage as Frank-N-Furter in the Tiffany Theater production of The Rocky Horror Show in 1999. Arquette returned to the stage in Joanna Murray-Smith's The Female of the Species opposite Annette Bening in 2010.

Other notable film credits include the Western Thriller Bone Tomahawk, alongside Kurt Russell, as well as independent features, Field of Lost Shoes and Sold, with Gillian Anderson, about a girl who risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India.

Arquette participated as a teacher in the Sundance Channel’s unscripted series Dream School about troubled students who get a once in a lifetime chance to learn skills first-hand from celebrities like Academy Award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and musician Swizz Beatz. Arquette also voiced Scully, the lookout pirate parrot on Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Through Arquette’s Coquette Productions, with Courteney Cox, Arquette wrote and produced his directorial debut, The Tripper and served as Executive Producer of Cox’s directorial debut Just Before I Go, starring Seann William Scott. Also under the Coquette banner, Arquette produced the FX drama, Dirt and ABC’s Cougar Town as well as the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game hosted by Craig Ferguson.

Arquette also owns celebrity hotspot Bootsy Bellows, where you will often find him performing with his puppets.

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