Believe it or not, before John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier all landed their roles on Full House, David Duchovny auditioned for all three of their parts. He told Jimmy Kimmel yesterday, he auditioned for one, and they asked him to try out for the another role. That one did not work either, so he read for the last role and as you know it did not work out for him.
Was he upset that he wasn’t cast in the sitcom? No, he would have taken it just to eat back then. I, on the other hand, am upset. He has a genius sense of humor and would have been able to pull off the role if he was half as comedic as the part he played in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter Is Dead. Remember him that classic film? So brilliant.
Now having said that, I do not think The X-Files would have lasted as long without him. And same goes for Full House with him in it.