David Arquette had a Bar Mitzvah in Israel on Monday.

The 41-year-old actor underwent the Jewish ritual 28 years later than it is usually performed by most teenage boys.

The Scream 4 star - whose mother, Brenda Olivia, is Jewish - was in the country to film the travel show Mile High and was watching a boy go through his Bar Mitzvah, when it was suggested he to should do the same and get in touch with his roots.

Enthused by the idea, David took a kippah and tefillin and went to the Western Wall.

David was required to read from the Torah and had phylacteries - small leather boxes containing verses from the Torah - placed on his head while he held his arm in front of the Western Wall during the ceremony.

Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi who conducted the ceremony, told Vosizneias.com: “He was very emotional, saying he was happy to be part of the chain of the Jewish people.

“I'm very pleased to see a man who is returning to his roots.”

David later posted on Twitter: “I had my bar mitzvah today at the wall. Finally I'm a man.”

David - who split from Friends actress Courteney Cox in 2010 - was not brought up in any one religion, and while his own mother did not practise judaism, his maternal grandmother was a Jewish refugee of the Nazi Holocaust of World War 2. His father, Lewis Arquette, converted to Islam. - Bang Showbiz