Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Birthplace: Winchester , VA
David grew up in his earlier years on the Skymont
Subud Commune with his mother Mardi, father Lewis and
siblings Roseanna, Richmond, Patricia and
Robert/Alexis. He is the baby of the bunch. *S* The
commune was in many ways a self running and
maintained entity with a restaurant and other
facillites within to help support the members
although many held and did work outside the camp.
Davids mom Mardi taught acting classes and ran a
storytime theater there.
Davids family below
Thanks to Davids Cousin Ed for these pics!
pic 1 Mom Mardi &
grandpa Joe pic 2
family-back - Dad,
Alexis, David Front-Mom
Mardi,Grandpa Joe, Patricia pic 3
Paternal grandpa Cliff (Charley Weaver) &
Here is a link to two of the former Skymount Subud members with whom I keep in touch, Simon Russell and Marzuki Grinage, both who used to play with David as kids and now making a nitch for themselves with the music biz in the bay area. Just click on their names and you'll be tranported to their links, you'll have to use your back button to get back to this site.
Other former members included: Hamid and Rajhashida Camp. Hamid has acted all over the big screen and made sure Davids mom Mardi was comforted with folk music at her bedside during her passing. Also, Hennrietta and Lorenzo Music & Family (voice of Garfield the Cat) and Rhodas doorman "Carlton" on "Rhoda". One of Lorenzos sons Sam was a part of the Band Ear 2000 David played in as was Gabe Cowan - go here for the Ear 2000 link on this site:
About the time Davids family left the commune Dad
Lewis became a featured regular on the 70's hit tv
series 'The Waltons' He played the cantankerous
J.D.Pickett (Erins boss) during the war time era part
of the series.....'The Waltons' is still in re-runs
in many parts of the U.S.
The commune went the way of dust in the later 70'
s as did other social experiments. There are many
former member(see links above) who remember David and his dear family
fondly. I have only heard the sweetest things from
them about the 'Arquettes'. One member remembers him
as the cutest little guy with the sweetest demeanor.
Another remembers him as kind of shy and
quiet.....definitely the opposite of the public
personna he has created as a celebrity.
David 7th grade L.A.C.E.'s picture
His family moved out to L.A. (Hollywood) closer
to where work could be had for Lewis and because of
Roseannas career pursuits. Having been born and
raised in So Calif LA myself I know that the area in
which they lived was just a couple of streets away
from the red light district where many of what
society considers the 'dregs' of humanity hung out. I
can relate well. I come from the same backround and
my upbringing involved having the priviledge of
rubbing elbows with the rich and famous as well as
mingling among the drug addicted and impoverished.
This has a great deal to do with my pursuits in a
career in Psychology as much as this upbringing would
have effected Davids grasp of humanity in tapping
into the character of each of the many roles he has
taken. Quite frankly I have not seen Davids movie
'Johns', in particular, because I know it would just
hit home too hard with me and I'd end up upset and in
tears throughout the movie. I'm grateful for the
experience and the compassion for all people it has
taught me....and it has obviously served Mr. Arquette
well in his acting pursuits.
David grad pic from Fairfax
While in L.A. David attended Fairfax highschool. I am
not for certain but I suspect that is where he
learned to play trumpet. It was where he had his
first acting experience. His sisters had been
encouraging him to act proabably to try to divert him
from vandalizing buses with Graffitti but untill he
assumed there was money involved he didn't pay them
It was his first play "The Seventh Son" Some girls
came up to him and asked him to be in the play, they
had told him some other guy was paid for it at
another school. He auditioned and won a part. At the
close of the final show he went up to his teacher -
Ben DeBaldo - and asked for his pay. Mr. D. explained
to David that students weren't paid for school plays.
David wasn't happy, and came back upset. Mr D. gave
in to his request for $'s for services rendered with
a $100 check. Having been employed as a public school
teacher myself at one time, $100 is hard to come by even today
'groan' BUT when David became an acting success in
showbiz he went back to that teacher, paid him back
plus something more.
For more pics of Davids Family and Friends go
Lifes events brought David to Courteney Cox in their working on the Scream Trilogy together. It was there they met and fell in love. David was counseled by Wes Craven not to pass on such a wonderful catch.
Pic from "Scream"
David took his advice and proposed to Courteney on vacation with her family in Florida by hiring a barge full of fireworks, waiting untill they began to explode and popped the question. Fortunately for David, Miss Courteney said, "Yes".
In June of 1999 David wed Courteney Cox at Grace Cathedral in San Fransisco, California. Clicking on the picture of the happy couple will take you to two pages of wedding ahd Honeymoon pictures
Davids life continues to be full of wonder...his greatest production manifest into the world in June of 2004. Baby Coco Arquette was born to David and Courteney. Due to Davids request I will not be posting any pictures of Coco within this site for security purposes except those that are approved or non-descript. I can tell you first hand tho, she is ADORABLE !
For a few pics~Click Here~
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