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      Mitch Pileggi

      Mitch Pileggi

      Highest Rated: 66% The X-Files (1998)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 5, 1952

      Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

      This tall, athletic and bald character player of film and TV certainly made the most of a guest shot on a first season episode ("Tooms") of the hit Fox paranormal drama "The X-Files." Pileggi (pronounced "puh-ledgy") was invited back for an eight-episode arc at the beginning of the second season--largely coinciding with Gillian Anderson's diminished presence due to her pregnancy. Initially viewed with suspicion by both the show's protagonists and fans, the intense, repressed and seething FBI Assistant Director Skinner eventually won everyone over with his quietly heroic efforts to aid his sometimes renegade agents even at the price of angering his masters and putting his professional and physical life on the line. Skinner has said that he stands on the line that David Duchovny's Agent Fox Mulder routinely crosses. The character became one of the show's tiny group of recurring characters. Pileggi realized well into his characterization that he had been unconsciously modeling Skinner on his own late father, Vito, a defense contractor.

      Highest rated movies

      The X-Files poster
      The X-Files
      Man in the Chair poster
      Man in the Chair
      Gun Shy poster
      Gun Shy
      Shocker poster Shocker American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally poster American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally The Girl in the Photographs poster
      The Girl in the Photographs
      Polaroid poster Polaroid

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Shadows Professor Charles M. Ridley (Character) - 2023
      18% 33% American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally John Kelly (Character) - 2021
      0% No Score Yet Polaroid Sheriff Pembroke (Character) - 2019
      17% 21% The Girl in the Photographs Sheriff Porter (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Twister Gunter MacGregor (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 29% Woodshop Miller (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Xtra Credit John Weller (Character) - 2009
      50% 68% Man in the Chair Floyd (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 45% 1st to Die Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 58% Takedown Bruce Koball (Character) - 2000
      26% 36% Gun Shy Dexter Helvenshaw (Character) $1.6M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybertraque Bruce Koball (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 20% Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Police Chief Jeff Croy (Character) - 1998
      66% 72% The X-Files Walter Skinner (Character) $83.9M 1998
      No Score Yet 0% Dangerous Touch Vince (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 42% Knight Rider 2000 Thomas J. Watts (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Captain Keller (Character) - 1990
      26% 32% Shocker Horace Pinker (Character) $15.5M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Caleb (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Match Bull Tully (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 20% On the Line Stephens (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 29% Mongrel Unknown (Character) - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 88% Walker Bonham Walker (Character) 2021-2023
      88% 46% Supergirl Rama Khan (Guest Star) 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 83% NCIS U.S. Secretary of Defense Wynn Crawford (Guest Star) 2019
      74% 85% The X-Files Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1994-2002 2016 2018
      No Score Yet 81% Blue Bloods Donald DeCarlo (Guest Star) 2015
      75% 96% Dallas Harris Ryland (Character) 2014
      87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Ernest Darby (Guest Star) 2008-2010 2013
      84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Lawrence Jennings (Guest Star) 2007 2009-2012
      57% 82% The Finder Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      92% 88% Leverage Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      93% 73% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2010-2011
      No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      82% 87% Castle Hans Brauer (Guest Star) 2010
      75% 88% Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Al Dennison (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Browne Carter (Guest Star) 2008
      50% 100% Day Break Unknown (Guest Star) 2006 2008
      80% 62% Reaper Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 86% Stargate Atlantis Unknown (Character) 2005-2007
      86% 93% Boston Legal U.S. Attorney Mark Freestone (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      75% 82% Nip/Tuck Dr. Russell Marcus (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eyes Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit D.E.A. Agent Jack Hammond (Guest Star) 2003 2005
      10% No Score Yet The Mountain Colin Dowling (Character) 2004-2005
      25% No Score Yet Tarzan Unknown (Character) 2003
      52% 47% Birds of Prey Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search Of ... Host 2002
      38% 50% The Lone Gunmen Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 84% ER Terry Waters (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 80% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Players Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 100% Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Chuck Danko (Guest Star) 1990