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"If you weren't so concerned with pretensions and appearances, you'd be able to appreciate the positivity and emotional centeredness I provide a woman."

--- Dewey Riley

"He's the guy everyone falls back on. The only difference is now he's a little more cynical and less na´ve."

--- David Arquette

DAVID ARQUETTE plays the role of ex-cop Dwight "Dewey" Riley for the third time. After the attempts on his life both in Woodsboro and Windsor College, former Sheriff's Deputy Dewey is back for more. Leaving Woodsboro behind to work as a technical advisor on "Stab 3," Dewey has now cultivated a relationship with "Stab 3" star Jennifer Jolie (Parker Posey).

Arquette, who has established himself as a versatile actor in both studio and independent films, was last seen opposite Scream co-star Drew Barrymore in the big-screen comedy "Never Been Kissed" and stars in the upcoming comedy "Ready to Rumble" for director Brian Robbins. He has completed the romantic comedy "The Shrink Is In" opposite his wife Courteney Cox Arquette and will play the title role in "Honky!" for director Stephen Leeds.

In five consecutive years Arquette acted in and produced five independent films that competed at the Sundance Film Festival. He delivered a critcally praised performance as a male prostitute in "johns," which was in competition at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. He co-produced and starred in "Dream with the Fishes," which competed at Sundance '97 and starred opposite Stanley Tucci and Kate Capshaw in "The Alarmist," which was in competition at Sundance in 1998.

Arquette's numerous motion picture credits include "Where the Day Takes You," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "The Roadkillers," Michael Lehman's "Airheads," Walter Hill's "Wild Bill," opposite Jeff Bridges, Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls" with Uma Thurman and Mira Sorvino and more recently, the thriller "Ravenous." He was also featured in "Muppets in Space."

Arquette's television work includes the ABC miniseries "Dead Man's Walk" and Showtime's remake of "Roadracers."

Arquette made his stage debut in Los Angeles at the Tiffany Theatre, performing the lead role of Frank-n-Furter in the 25th Anniversary revival of Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show."

When not acting, Arquette performs with his band, Ear 2000. Their song, "The Race," is part of the gold-selling SCREAM 2 soundtrack. Ear 2000's next single, "Click Click," is on the SCREAM 3 soundtrack.

Born on September 8, 1971, Arquette trained with his father Lewis (who appeared with him in SCREAM 2) at the Second City Theatre. He hails from the illustrious Arquette acting clan which includes grandfather Cliff Arquette, father Lewis and siblings Rosanna, Patricia, Alexis and Richmond (who also appears in SCREAM 3).

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