David Arquette who is not just an actor
For those who don’t know David, it’s ok, but you don’t see him much lately anyway. We will tell you who he is now. He is the first actor who became known during the mid-1990s after starring in several Hollywood films. Some of his great films we can mention are the Scream series, Wild Bill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, See Spot Run and Eight Legged Freaks. He had several television roles, such as Jason Ventress on ABC’s In Case of Emergency. David seemed virtually be on top of the world in the late ’90s. And he is the main member of one of Hollywood’s most well-known acting families named The Arquette acting family.
David was in a relationship with one of the biggest actresses of TV (Friends star Courteney Cox). And he also boasted a major role in Wes Craven’s wildly popular Scream film series. Even though he seemed primed for the big time, Arquette has since slipped far away from the spotlight. In another way, maybe he did it from his strange left turn into the world of professional wrestling. And to some personal and professional beef that may have soured him with some industry groups. Or to his general penchant for joining in perhaps way too many projects at once. Arquette has been a busy boy no doubt, just far away from the A-list. Here’s what he has been doing since his all-too-brief tenure in the limelight.
He moonlighted as a professional wrestler
David Arquette portrayed the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) superfan Gordie Boggs in 2000’s Ready to Rumble. Life began imitating art as Arquette got more and more involved with the organization’s stories and live events. He actually went on to unwillingly win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt (in a staged bout with the theatrically fixed result). Because he believed that fans like himself would detest a non-wrestler winning the title. But Vince Russo, who was the head booker for WCW at the time, insisted that Arquette becoming the champion. Which would be good for the company and for publicity, and Arquette reluctantly agreed to the angle. Then he donated his winnings to the families of both deceased wrestlers Owen Hart and Brian Pillman. And he also donated to wrestler Darren Drosdov, who became a quadriplegic during an accident in the ring.
Arquette’s interest in wrestling resurfaced after nearly two decades later in July 2018. According to ESPN, Arquette decided to pursue a career in professional wrestling in earnest. Arquette told the sports network that It’s not a publicity stunt, that’s for sure, because It’s too painful for that. He also said that it was something that had gnawed him for years. Unfortunately, Arquette may have gone too hard and too fast. He already took on an ominous-sounding “death match” in November 2018. At the result, perhaps predictably, his opponent beat him quite badly.
Arquette addressed the bloody match in a tweet, said that his injuries were all his fault because he lacks experience. He went on to say that he has no plans involving in a painful match like that ever again. But he’s still going to pursue wrestling, even though his priority will always be to acting and producing.
Become a jack of all trades, the master of none
In the 2000s, when the getting was still good, David Arquette’s co-writing a comic book (based on his movie), The Tripper (2006). In which he is the one who wrote, directed, and starred it. Arquette also involved on the Scream 2 and Scream 3 soundtracks with his former hip-hop-rock-blend band Ear2000. He’s also a pro in fashion design and briefly ran a retail store named Proper Clothing with singer Ben Harper.
By the 2010s, Arquette transformed again into a standup comic (to disastrous results) and nightclub owner. The latter went better as the West Hollywood hotspot Bootsy Bellows, which Arquette owns, became a celebrity haven almost instantly.
As we mentioned, Arquette is primarily focuses on his acting and production career, with a wrestling gig on the side. However, neither of those paths seem destined to pull him back to Scream-level fame anytime soon.
His marriage and career began circling the drain
David Arquette’s success began to wane around the same time he and Cox separated in 2010. The couple publicly announced their split in a joint statement after their 11 years of marriage. They said that they will remain best friends and responsible parents to their daughter [Coco Riley Arquette]. And they still love each other deeply. They want to use kindness and understanding to get through this process together. At the time of the trial separation, Arquette was slowing down his acting career significantly. While Cox was starring in not just one, but two TV shows: Dirt and Cougar Town.
Arquette had received top billing in more than his fair share of big films back in his day. We can know some films such as Muppets From Space (1999), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) and the infamous Eight Legged Freaks (2002). By the time his marriage began to crumbles, as a character supporter, his career is nearly downhill. An example is his minor recurring part in TV’s Pushing Daisies (2007-2009). It took two years for Cox and Arquette to begin divorce proceedings, but their marriage finally ended in 2013. Interestingly enough, Cox invited Arquette to guest-star on her show, Cougar Town, in 2012. It proved that there truly were no hard feelings between them.
He’s had some celebrity beef
Arquette was once a regular guest of The Howard Stern Show, with appearances that covered too much information. One of them is about his sex life with his ex. Another one is about a drunk dial-in chat where he dished on Cox’s secret post-divorce relationship status. Arquette also has openly idolized Stern for decades. But when he found out Stern opted to dine with Cox instead of him while visiting Los Angeles in 2015.
He reportedly threw an on-air hissy fit. He said he felt disrespected because they dumped him for the more famous person. Arquette said that he has been in this game a long time and no one shows him the respect he deserved. So it made him a little frustrated. Then he said that hurt his feelings, these peoples in Hollywood don’t take him seriously. Stern replied by suggested that perhaps Arquette should not call his program anymore.
That wasn’t the only tabloid-worthy incident Arquette got. Around the same time as his feud with Stern, Arquette also revealed he is not a Belieber. The actor reportedly got into a tiff at Justin Bieber’s 21st birthday party in Las Vegas in March 2015. According to Page Six, Justin overheard that Arquette talking badly about him, so he kicked him out of the party. Arquette apparently sneaked back in to brawl with the Biebs, but they’ve booted him out a second time before anyone got hurt.
He has struggled with alcohol
Arquette reportedly checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for alcohol and other issues in 2011. That is after Cox and his sister, Patricia Arquette, staged an intervention. He announced about his 100th day of sobriety on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno later that year.
Unfortunately, Arquette admitted to following the wrong track again in 2013. Mean addiction got him again, right before the birth of his son, Charlie West Arquette, with second wife Christina McLarty. He was performing a raunchy series of masturbation jokes at a comedy club while he is drunk.
The actor once again claimed to have sobered up and quit drinking in 2015. He told the Washington Post that he is a responsible person. He said that he has his daughter three days a week…he’s incredibly responsible. He is living his life while trying not to hurt people is what he said.
He’s found a new home in many kinds of animation
While the world might not be seeing as much of Arquette now as it did in his heyday. He’s been busy being voice actors for a number of cartoon programs. Like, Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2011), Amazon Prime’s rebooted version of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (2016). He’s also had some distinguished cameo roles in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (2016) and Entourage (2015). This is interesting, to see someone like him to have an interest in voice acting animation.
At the time of this writing, Arquette truly has an impressive line-up of projects slated on his IMDb page. On top of that, he is acting credits in 6 different films for 2018 and 2019 already. Arquette also has a producing and directing credit waiting for the still unreleased TV movie Truck’d Up. Granted, some of those titles don’t exactly have a ton of buzz around them. Some examples are Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins and Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets. So, while David Arquette might not be the marquis star, which he hopes, he’s still in business.