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Arquette in 2009
David James Arquette
September 8, 1971
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, professional wrestler|
|Spouse(s)||Courteney Cox (m. 1999–2013)|
Christina McLarty (m. 2015–present)
|Parent(s)||Lewis Arquette (dead)|
Mardi (née Nowak, dead)
|Relatives||Patricia Arquette (sister)|
Rosanna Arquette (sister)
Alexis Arquette (sister, dead)
Richmond Arquette (brother)
Cliff Arquette (grandfather, dead)
David James Arquette is an American actor, movie director, and producer. He was born in Winchester, Virginia to actor Lewis Arquette (1935-2001) and poet Mardi (née Nowak, died 1997). He is best known for his role as Deputy Sheriff Dewey Riley in the Scream movies.
Arquette played a wrestling fan in the movie Ready to Rumble. To market this movie, WCW hired Arquette to appear on their TV show and win their world title. Arquette argued he should not win the belt because he is not a real wrestler but WCW talked him into it. The attention received was only negative and the backlash eventually caused WCW to go out of business. The movie was also a critical disaster that ruined the careers of some of the actors in it, like Oliver Platt.
Because Arquette is also a wrestling fan in real life, he regretted making a mockery of wrestling and donated the money he made from WCW to families of dead wrestlers Owen Hart and Brian Pillman and also to Darren Drozdov, who was paralyzed in a wrestling match.
- "David Arquette holding the WCW wrestling title backfired". http://www.wrestlingclassics.com/fe/fe-arquette.html.
- Hernandez, Sergio (1 May 2012). "On This Date in WCW History: David Arquette retains his World Heavyweight Championship against Tank Abbott". http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/5/1/2990973/on-this-date-in-wcw-history-david-arquette-retains-his-world.
- The Death of WCW pg. 258