David Arquette
David Arquette
David Arquette
Bentonville, Virginia, U.S.
Birth date
September 8, 1971 (1971-09-08) (age 48)
Actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter
Active Years

David Arquette (born September 8, 1971) is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known in the Scream series, appearing in all films as Dewey Riley and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Early life

Arquette was born in a Subud commune in Bentonville, Virginia. He is the youngest child of Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak) and Lewis Arquette, also an actor. Arquette's paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Arquette's four siblings, Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond, and Patricia, are all actors.


Arquette began appearing films such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Airheads and Wild Bill. He then appeared in one of the most known horror films, Scream, which added on to sequels Scream 2, Scream 3 and Scream 4.


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Year Title Role Notes
1991 Where the Day Takes You Rob
1992 Halfway House Short film
1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Benny
1992 Cruel Doubt Josh Duggan
1993 Ambush of Ghosts, AnAn Ambush of Ghosts
1993 Grey Knight Murphy
1993 At Home with the Webbers Johnny Webber
1994 Roadracers Dude Delaney
1994 Airheads Carter
1995 Fall Time David
1995 Frank & Jesse
1995 Wild Bill Jack McCall
1996 Kiss & Tell Skippy
1996 Beautiful Girls Bobby Conway
1996 Skin and Bone Buzz Head
1996 Johns John
1996 Scream Deputy Dewey Riley
1997 Dream with the Fishes Terry
1997 Alarmist, TheThe Alarmist Tommy Hudler
1997 Scream 2 Deputy Dewey Riley
1998 RPM Luke Delson
1998 Free Money Ned Jebee
1999 Ravenous Pvt. Cleaves
1999 Never Been Kissed Rob Geller
1999 Muppets from Space Dr. Tucker
1999 Runner, TheThe Runner Bartender
2000 Scream 3 Deputy Dewey Riley
2000 Ready to Rumble Gordie Boggs
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland Gus
2001 See Spot Run Gordon
2001 Shrink Is In, TheThe Shrink Is In Henry Popopolis
2001 Grey Zone, TheThe Grey Zone Hoffman
2002 Eight Legged Freaks Chris McCormick
2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Daniel
2002 Happy Here and Now Eddie
2003 Essentially Naked Gordie Boggs Segment: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
2003 Foreign Affair, AA Foreign Affair Josh Adams
2003 Stealing Sinatra Barry Keenan
2004 Never Die Alone Paul
2004 Riding the Bullet George Staub Based on Riding the Bullet by Stephen King
2005 Slingshot Ash
2005 Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, TheThe Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Max's Dad
2005 Commuters, TheThe Commuters Peter
2005 Dirt Squirrel Dirt Squirrel
2006 Time Bomb Mike Bookman
2006 Darwin Awards, TheThe Darwin Awards Harvey
2006 Tripper, TheThe Tripper Muff
2008 Hamlet 2 Gary
2008 Nosebleed Short film
2008 Butler's in Love, TheThe Butler's in Love Robert Short film
2010 Black Limousine Jack
2010 Legend of Hallowdega, TheThe Legend of Hallowdega Kiyash Monsef Short film
2011 Scream 4 Sheriff Dewey Riley
2011 Conception Paul Reynolds
2012 Cottage, TheThe Cottage Robert Mars
2012 40 is the New Dead Cameron Scott
2012 Smart One, TheThe Smart One Buddy Cooper
2013 Orion
2013 Field of Lost Shoes Captain Henry A. DuPont
2014 Sold Sam
2014 Just Before I Go Vickie's Husband Also producer
2015 Bone Tomahawk Purvis


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders Keith "Two-Bit" Mathews 13 episodes
1990–1991 Parenthood Tod Hawks 12 episodes
1992 Blossom David Slackmeir Episode: "Only When I Laugh"
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Dennis "Diesel" Stone Episode: "Wild Horses"
1994 Rebel Highway Dude Delaney Episode: "Roadracers"
1995 Double Rush Hunter 13 episodes
1996 Dead Man's Walk Augustus McCrae Miniseries
1996 Friends Malcolm Episode: "The One with the Jam"
1998 Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular Episode: "1.15"
1999 Hughleys, TheThe Hughleys Mr. Smith Episode: "The Curse of the Coyote Man"
2000–2002 Pelswick Mr. Jimmy Voice role, 26 episodes
2001 Son of the Beach Johnny Queefer Episode: "Queefer Madness"
2002 Son of the Beach Johnny Queefer Episode: "Saturday Night Queefer"
2003 Static Shock Leech Voice role; episode: "Romeo in the Mix"
2007 In Case of Emergency Jason Ventress 13 episodes
2008 My Name Is Earl Sweet Johnny Episode: "Sweet Johnny"
2008–2009 Pushing Daisies Randy Mann 4 episodes
2011 Medium Michael "Lucky" Benoit Episode: "Only Half Lucky"
2011–present Jake and the Never Land Pirates Skully Voice role
2012 Cougar Town Daniel Episodes: "My Life/Your World: Parts 1 & 2"
2012 Tron: Uprising Link Voice role, 5 episodes
2014 Happy Face Killer Keith Jesperson Television film


Year Title Role Notes
2013–2014 Cleaners Frank Barnes Main role (18 episodes)

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2001 SSX Tricky Eddie Wachowski Voice
2004 ESPN NFL 2K5 Himself Voice
unlockable character

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