In 1973, Duchovny won a scholarship to the prestigious Collegiate Prep School in Manhattan, where his classmates included John F. Kennedy Jr. and actor Jason Beghe. Duchovny earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University (where he played one season as shooting guard on the school's basketball team) and a masters degree in English literature from Yale University, where he prepared for a teaching career in the Ph.D. program. While working on his thesis in 1987, Duchovny strayed from the academic path to pursue a full-time acting career. He began to commute twice a week to New York to study acting as a background to screenwriting. He performed on stage and in the coffeehouses of Manhattan's Lower East Side, making his first professional appearance in a Lowenbrau beer commercial which required him to toss a pretzel in the air, and catch it in his mouth. He has also done voiceovers for Labatt's beer and a New York phone company. He appeared in Ford Mondeo commercial, as well as in Nokia telephones commercials. On stage, he has appeared in such plays as "The Copulating Machine of Venice", "California" and "Green Cockatoo".
He made his feature film debut in "Working Girl" in a minor role. Eventually, he relocated to Los Angeles where he tried his hand at television. He briefly appeared on the series Twin Peaks, in which he gave a notable performance in his memorable role as the transvestite detective Dennis/Denise Bryson. In 1991, he landed his first two leading roles in the independent films "Julia Has Two Lovers" and "The Rapture". Shortly after, he took supporting roles in the more credible films "Ruby" and "Chaplin". In 1993, he was cast opposite up-and-coming actors Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis in the thriller "Kalifornia".
Duchovny maintained moderate success in films, but his TV appearances were what elevated him to stardom. His recurring role as the love-lorn narrator on Showtime’s anthology "Red Shoe Diaries" established him as a sex symbol.
In 1993, he reluctantly accepted the part of cynical agent Fox Mulder on "The X-Files". Ironically, it turned out to be his wisest career move to date. The paranormal drama teamed Duchovny with actress Gillian Anderson. Despite initial low ratings, the show erupted into a phenomenon with acclaim from critics and fans alike. Duchovny's performance earned him a 1997 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series. In the eight season, he lessened his appearances and at the end of the season, he left the show for good. Duchovny has also guest-hosted "Saturday Night Live" and guest-starred on the critically acclaimed series "The Larry Sanders Show". Most recently Duchovny starred in the romantic comedy Return to Me, opposite Minnie Driver and Carroll O'Connor. Rapidly emerging as one of the most highly-acclaimed young actors in Hollywood, Duchovny brings a fierce intellect, a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small screen and the silver screen.
He resides in Malibu, California. On May 6, 1997, he married a sitcom actress Téa Leoni (pronounced TAY'-ah lee-OH'-nee) ("The Naked Truth", "Cheers", "Deep Impact", "Hollywood Ending", "Jurassic Park III") in New York City. Their first baby (a girl) named Madelaine West was born on April 24, 1999 in Los Angeles. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces (3.3 kg) and was 20 1/2 inches (50.1 cm) long at birth. Their second baby (a boy) named Kyd Miller Duchovny was born on June 15, 2002. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. His name comes from 16th-century English playwright Thomas Kyd, and Miller was Duchovny's mother's maiden name. When not working on The X-Files he spends his free time playing basketball, practising yoga and reading poetry in local clubs. He has a passion for rock music and the seventies, loud techno music, rap, and Lionel Hampton's jazz. He has a dog, Blue, a descendant of the Border Collie that appeared in the episode "Ice", which is named after the Bob Dylan song, "Tangled Up In Blue". Blue appears in David's episode "Hollywood A.D.". Téa's dog's name is called George.
His favorite episodes are "Duane Barry" and "One Breath". His favorite X-Files writers are Glen Morgan & James Wong, Darin Morgan and Vince Gilligan.
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- Working Girl (1988)
- New Year's Day (1989)
- Bad Influence (1990)
- "Twin Peaks" (1990)
- The Rapture (1991)
- Denial (1991)
- Julia Has Two Lovers (1991)
- Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
- Venice/Venice (1992)
- Ruby (1992)
- "Red Shoe Diaries" (1992 -- 2002)
- Chaplin (1992)
- Beethoven (1992)
- "Baby Snatcher" (1992)
- Kalifornia (1993)
- "The X-Files" (1993 -- 2001)
- "The Simpsons" (cartoon) (ep. #8.10) (1997)
- Playing God (1997)
- "Space: Above And Beyond" (ep. R&R) (1997)
- "Prince's Trust Party in the Park" (1998)
- The X-Files (1998)
- Return To Me (2000)
- Evolution (2001)
- Zoolander (2001)
- Full Frontal (2002)
- Connie and Carla (2004)
- My Dark Places (2004)
- House of D (2004)
Gillian (pronounced jill'-ee-an) Leigh Anderson stars as Special Agent Dana Scully, the exceptionally rational agent who, trained as a medical doctor, is a true believer in the power of science to explain what at often times seems unexplainable. Playing ying to her partner Fox Mulder's yang, Scully refuses to cede to his hypotheses that there exists in the universe anybody or anything that does not conform to the laws of nature and the rules of science -- alien beings and human anomalies included. For her performance on The X-Files, Anderson has earned the respect of television fans and critics alike who have cited her character's intelligence, wit and integrity as veritable breakthroughs in television drama. In May of 1995, Movieline dubbed her "a better actress than most of the women you see in movies". Anderson received the 1996 SAG Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama, an honor voted on byher fellow professional actors. She also received a 1996 Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama.
Prior to her role on The X-Files, Anderson was an award-winning off-Broadway actress, recipient of a Theatre World Award for her performance in Alan Ayckborne's "Absent Friends" at the Manhattan Theater Club, and co-star in Christopher Hampton's "The Philanthropist" at the Long Wharf Theater in New York.
Anderson, 5' 2" tall, smallish build, auburn hair, hazel eyes, was born August 9, 1968 (Sun in Leo, Moon in Pisces) in Chicago, Illinois, to Ed and Rosemary Anderson and is one of three children. She lived in Puerto Rico and moved to London, England with her family when she was two years old. When she turned 11, her family moved back to the United States and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended Fountain Elementary and then City High School. There she began acting in a community theater, where she developed a passion for the stage. After graduating in 1986 she studied with the National Theater of Great Britain at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, then she moved to Chicago and attended the Goodman Theater School at DePaul University (a major theater conservatory), in Chicago, IL where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While attending DePaul Univeristy, she also studied at the summer program at the National Theater of Great Britain at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. When she moved to Vancouver, she lived in Steven Williams' house (Mr. X).
Gillian is separated from former X-Files director Clyde Klotz and has a daughter Piper Maru, born on September 25, 1994 (8 lb. 10 oz.). She and her family reside in Vancouver.
Although Gillian was pregnant during the latter part of first season and the early part of second season, her condition was not reflected in the show's scripts. Anderson appeared in the first six episodes of second season and was written purposely out of the seventh. She returned in the eighth episode, "One Breath". The production company filmed "creatively" to disguise the pregnancy (you will not see any shots of her below the chest in the first six episodes of Season 2, except "Ascension", where the shown belly is her own).
She is not related in any way to Jo Anderson who appeared as Diana in the television show Beauty and the Beast. Nor is she the woman salesperson that appears in the Saturn commercials (that woman's name is Katie Brown -- she's not an actress).
Gillian had also done a spoken word dance single with the group Hal in an opening track "Extremis" on a Virgin Records 2CD compilation "Future: A Journey Through The Electronic Underground".
- The Turning (1992)
- "Class of '96" (ep. 8) (1993)
- "The X-Files" (1993 -- 2001)
- "Exit to Eden" (audiotape) (1993)
- "Ground Zero" (audiotape) (1995)
- "Reboot" (cartoon) (ep. "Trust No One") (1996)
- "Future Fantastic" (1996)
- "The Simpsons" (cartoon) (ep. #8.10) (1997)
- Playing By Heart (1998)
- The Mighty (1998)
- Chicago Cab (a.k.a. Hellcab) (1998)
- The X-Files (1998)
- The Princess Mononoke (voice) (1999)
- The House of Mirth (2000)
- My Scorpion Soul (2004)
Her favorite episodes are "Beyond the Sea", "Irresistible" and "Bad Blood".
(Note: this was written more than five or six years ago, I left it on the site merely for fun and your enjoyment...)
There will be no romance between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Everyone readily admits that there is some attraction, a "sexual tension", between the characters. However, neither series creator Chris Carter, nor actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, nor many X-Philes, want a full-blown romance to develop.
Carter "firmly believes that a series can be 'ruined' if the characters cross the boundaries of sexual tension". [Starlog #201, April 1994] He has also confirmed that Scully and Mulder will not have a romance in almost every online conference and interview that he has had. In the AOL conference in March, when asked when the two characters would get together, Carter replied, "When Hell freezes over." Carter continues to reiterate his opinion publicly at the various Creation X-Files conventions.
Anderson [Starlog Platinum #2] says, "I don't want that to happen, David doesn't want that to happen, [Chris Carter] I don't think wants that to happen. The show's not about intimacy between us; it would be a huge mistake to make it about that. Both of our characters are single-minded about our work and respectful enough not to complicate it in any way. We [eventually] warm up to each other, and there are times when there's more sexual tension than others, but it's not going to be a romantic relationship."
Duchovny's viewpoint [Starlog #202, May 1994]: "Having a friendship and a professional working relationship with a woman is much more interesting... It's very easy to just jump into bed. That doesn't take much imagination."
So: don't even think about it!
(After few occasions of resolved tension, this article is more than funny :)
Mitch Pileggi (pronounced "Puh-legdy" with emphasis on the second syllable) was born on April 5th 1952 in Portland, Oregon and grew up in various locations all over the U.S. and the world. He now lives in Valencia, Calif. He is 6'2". He was literally raised all over the world, as his father Vito was a subcontractor for the Department of Defense. Hence, Pileggi attended Fullerton College; school in Turkey; the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany; and the University of Texas at Austin. Mitch recently married Arlene Rempel, 30, who is Gillian Anderson's stand-in on The X-Files. She also appeared as Skinner's secretary. His hobbies include working out, reading and roller-blading. His favorite authors include Anne Rice, Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut and Michael Crichton.
After working briefly with the Department of Defense, Pileggi got involved with regional theater in Austin, Texas, performing in Jesus Christ Superstar, Lone Star and Bent. After landing a few small parts on television, Pileggi made the move to Los Angeles.
Mitch Pileggi on Walter S. Skinner:
"Skinner is walking a fence", the actor admits. "He wants to help Mulder when he can, but he has to be careful of his own back, especially with the 'smoking man.' It's funny, but the guy who plays him [William B. Davis] doesn't actually smoke, and I do. In one episode when he's in Skinner's office, there's a sign on the desk saying NO SMOKING."
While he enjoys playing Skinner, Pileggi sometimes wishes for a little more action, especially out in the field. "I keep on saying, 'Get me out of the office,'" he reveals, "They've built me a great set, but get me out. Usually, all of my stuff is hot in that office and I do my scenes in one or two days. Then I come back to Los Angeles or just hang out in Vancouver for awhile. I don't know how realistic it is to have a director get out in the field, but I'd like to have my own encounters, maybe with some monster besides the 'smoking man.'"
- "Ruins" (audiotape) (1995)
- Mongrel (1982)
- The Sky's No Limit (1984)
- Rio abajo (1984)
- Three O'Clock High (1987)
- Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
- Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
- Shocker (1989)
- Brothers in Arms (1989)
- Guilty as Charged (1991)
- Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
- Basic Instinct (1992)
- It's Pat (1994)
- Dangerous Touch (1994)
- Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
- The X-Files (1998)
- Takedown (1999)
- Gun Shy (2000)
- "Hooperman" (1987)
- "China Beach" (1989)
- "Dallas" (1990)
- "Get a Life!" (1990)
- "The X-Files" (1993 -- 2000)
- "Models Inc" (1994)
- Made-for-TV movies
- Three on a Match (1987)
- Night Visions (1990)
- Knight Rider 2000 (1991)
- Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (1993)
- Pointman (1994)
- Raven Hawk (1996)
- Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! (1998)
His favorite episode is "End Game".
Nick was born June 22, 1962 in New Westminster, B.C., Canada. He didn't take up acting until he was twenty-five; before that he sold clothes and was the lead singer for a band called "Beau Monde". His acting training comes from the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Charles Conrad Studios, and the Gastown Actor's Studio. He currently resides in Vancouver.
His first X-Files appearance was the episode GenderBender as Michael. Then he returned as Agent Alex Krycek in the episode Sleepless.
Nick's stage appearances include "For What We Reap" (Station Street Theatre), "Bloody Business" (Western Canadian Theatre CO./New Bastion Theatre), "Fair Game" (Arts Club Theatre), and "At Home" (Gastown Theatre).
- American Boyfriends (1989)
- Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)
- The Raffle (1994)
- Bad Company (1995)
- Their Second Chance (1997)
- Vertical Limit (2000)
- "The Commish" (1991-1994)
- "The X-Files" (1994 -- 2000)
- Once A Thief (1996)
- "Once A Thief" (1997)
- Their Second Chance (1997)
- "Show of Hearts" (1999)
- Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1999)
His twelve favorite episodes are "Duane Barry", "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose", "Anasazi", "Home", "Paper Hearts", "Piper Maru", "Apocrypha", "D.P.O.", "Tunguska", "Bad Blood", "Paper Clip" and "Pilot".
William Bruce Davis was born on January 13, 1938 in Toronto, where he also started his carrier in child-roles. His acting career began in Toronto when he was just 11 years old in a summer stock festival in Ontario, Canada. He followed with roles on stage and radio before continuing his education at the University of Toronto, where he earned a BA in Philosophy. He trained in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, worked as a freelance director in British repertory theaters and ran the Dundee Repertory Theatre in Scotland. From there he went to The National Theatre of Great Britain.
In 1965, Davis returned to Canada, where he became Artistic Director of The English Acting Program at Canada's National Theatre School. He now serves as director at The William B. Davis Centre for Actor's Study in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is the former Artistic Director of both the National Theatre School and the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School. Davis currently resides in Vancouver. He's not just a good waterskier (just as CSM), he is the 1997 National Champion in his division in Canada.
His filmography includes "Killing Moon", "Voyage of the Damned", "Beyond Obsession", "Hitman", "Omen IV", "Matinee", "Beyond the Stars", "Look Who's Talking", "Head Office" and "Dead Zone". For television, Davis has appeared in TV movies such as "Not Our Son", "On Wings of Fear", "Circumstances Unknown", "Anything to Survive", "Stephen King's It", "Sworn to Silence" and "Shattered Dreams".
He also has appeared in such television series as "Sliders", "Outer Limits", "North of 60", "Nightmare Cafe", "21 Jump Street", "Wiseguy", "MacGyver", "Street Justice", "Captain Power" and "Airwolf". His favorite episodes are "Anasazi", "End Game" and "Talitha Cumi".
Steven Williams was born on January 4th in Memphis, Tennessee. At age 9 he moved to Chicago, Illinois with his mother where his early years were filled with many challenges. During the height of the Vietnam war, Steven was drafted to serve in the US Army. After serving in the army, Steven returned to Chicago and worked as a postman. The Chicago winters are very cold so he went to work in the garment district selling women's clothing and shoes. He was also modelling. Later in his career, Steven had the opportunity to co-star with Chuck Norris in Missing In Action II, which focuses on the MIAs of the Vietnam War. One of the roles he is most remembered for is that of the compassionate Captain Adam Fuller from the hit TV series 21 Jump Street. Jump Street has been praised by many youth organizations for responsibly addressing the social issues of the time and is still currently in syndication in over 60 countries.
Steven appears on The X-Files as the menacing Mr. X. X's character is one surrounded by mystery and mayhem, with his motives and background unknown. Steven took this undefined character and developed it into one of the most captivating recurring roles on the show. Since the show's creators have left his character's background a mystery, Steven was left to create one of his own. "His first name is Leroy which is why they call him X! There is more but if I told you I would have to kill you! But seriously, a character's development is a combination of a lot of different variables. If the script is well written and the role well defined, I can interpret what the writer's vision is for the character. If it is not well defined and something is missing than I put something together in my head that is a drawing point for the character." In addition to Steven's recurring role as X, he is also starring in a new series, LA Heat. In LA Heat, Steven plays August Brooks, a cop and loving family man.
When Steven isn't acting, he dedicates much of his time to youth-oriented programs. The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Alta Bates Hospital, and The Children's Cancer Center are just a few of the organizations Steven dedicates his time.
- Corrina, Corrina (1994)
- Deep Red (1994)
- Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
- Manhunt (1993)
- House (1986)
- Missing in Action 2 - The Beginning (1985)
- Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
- Better Off Dead (1985)
- Doctor Detroit (1983)
- Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
- The Blues Brothers (1980)
- Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
- Continental Divide (1981)
- Monkey Hustle (1977)
- Cooley High (1975)
- Television Series - Lead Role
- LA Heat (1996)
- Encounters: The Hidden Truth (1995 - Present)
- Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (1991)
- 21 Jump Street (1987)
- The X-Files (1993 - 1996)
- Joplin * (All 8 male roles)
- Don Juan
- Taming of the Shrew
- Cinderella Brown *
His favorite episodes are "End Game" and "One Breath".
Braidwood, First Assistant Director, was just walking around the producers when they were talking about the look of Frohike. Director William Graham said: "We need somebody slimy.. someone like Braidwood." He walked out of the bathroom and the crew said: "Hi, Frohike", and the star was born.
First he worked in the theater, then behind the scene. He also worked on Jump Street 21.
His favorite episodes are "Dod Kalm" and "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'".
Dean has spent the last nine years with Vancouver TheatreSports League and in that time has performed in many of Theatre Sports' productions including both versions of Star Trick. Though he still performs there about three nights a week, he has had the opportunity to pursue other interests.
After training with Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University where he majored multi-disciplinary studies that included theatre, dance, and video production. With roots in stand-up comedy, he still performs on occasion at select comedy clubs across North America. He performed with Robin Williams at Punchlines comedy club while Mr. Williams was in Vancouver filming "Jumanji". Dean maintains a successful acting career in film and television. He has appeared in shows like "The Commish", "Sliders" and "Street Justice" however is best known for his recurring role on "The X-Files" where he plays Langly, one of the Lone Gunmen Trio. He got to his role of Langly out of 30 candidates.
As a writer he has written a variety of hit fringe festival shows as well as corporate stage shows for clients like, Toronto Dominion Bank, Mitsubishi, and Cathay Pacific. He recently along with fellow TheatreSports members, Ian Boothby and Christine Lippa, wrote a situation comedy pilot called Channel 92, which aired in March on UTV.
His favorite episodes are "Kill Switch", "Three of a Kind" and "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'". He also likes "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose", "Unusual Suspects", "Fearful Symmetry", "Humbug", "War of the Coprophages", "The Host", "E.B.E.", "Beyond the Sea", "Memento Mori" and "Paper Clip".
Born in British Columbia. Appeared in series like Jump Street 21, MacGyver, Goodbye, Birdie and in Flight II. In The X-Files, Bruce appears as Byers, known with his rigorous suits, professor-like type, obsessed with conspiracy theories.
His favorite episodes are "Unusual Suspects", "Miracle Man" and "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose".
His figure of Deep Throat helped The X-Files to get its tone. Nameless officer, important contact of Fox Mulder, who helped him to search for the truth. With his sudden death Chris Carter wanted to show that in The X-Files are no invulnerable people and everyone can become a victim.
Hardin appeared in many movies and series. Played a lawyer in The Firm. Other appearements include Star Trek: Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and New Adventures of Superman.
Born in Dallas, Texas and growing up in small village, where his father was a cowboy. Received a scholarship on Southwest University in Georgetown, Texas. Then he received a Fulbright's grant to study on Royal Academy in London. After two years in Europe he returned and started to work in New York, where he spent a year in a theater. He is married. His daughter Melora is an actress, his son works in NBC.
His favorite episodes are "Erlenmeyer Flask" and "Deep Throat".
Patrick's career hit the big time when he was given the role of the terrorist named O'Reilly in "Die Hard 2: Die Harder" with Bruce Willis. And he hit the high point of his career the following year playing the staring role of the T-1000 in Arnold Schwarzenegger's blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgment Day". He also appeared cameo appearances in "Wayne's World" and "Last Action Hero". Patrick also starred with James Garner and D. B. Sweeney in "Fire in the Sky," a dramatization of the alleged 1975 abduction of Travis Walton, for which he received critical praise. After leading roles in "Double Dragon", "Body Shot", "Zero Tolerance", "The Cool Surface", and "Decoy" with Peter Weller, he starred as the lead in "Last Gasp", then with Demi Moore in "Striptease". Recently, Patrick was featured in "Rosewood", directed by John Singleton, "Cop Land" with Sylvester Stallone, James Caan, Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro, "The Only Thrill", with Sam Shepard, Diane Keaton and Diane Lane, "Texas Blood Money" (the sequel to "From Dusk To Dawn") and "The Faculty" with Elijah Wood and Selma Hayek directed by Robert Rodriguez. He also had a recurring role on the HBO series "The Sopranos". Patrick entered "The X-Files" in the eighth season in the role of John Doggett to fill in the gap after Duchovny decided to take some time off. In this year, he also appeared in "All the Pretty Horses" (directed by Billy Bob Thornton) and mega-successful "Spy Kids". His upcoming films include "Texas Rangers", "Mexico City", "Angels Don't Sleep Here", "D-Tox" (with Sylvester Stallone), and "Backflash Blues".
Robert is a partner in an independent film production company, 360 entertainment. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Barbara, their daughter, Austin, and their son, Samuel. He is 6' tall. Robert is a brother of Richard Patrick, the lead singer of band Filter and former guitarist for Nine Inch Nails.
She won the Best Actress award of the Slamdunk Film Festival for movie "Pursuit of Happiness" (2001) and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for "The X-Files" in 2002.
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