Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Highest Rated: 67% 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
Man in the Chair
Gun Shy
The Girl in the Photographs
American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally Polaroid




14% 31% American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally John Kelly (Character) - 2021
0% 28% 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 47% 1st to Die Unknown (Character) - 2003
26% 36% Gun Shy Dexter Helvenshaw (Character) $1.6M 2000
No Score Yet 58% Takedown Bruce Koball (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybertraque Bruce Koball (Character) - 2000
67% 72% The X-Files Walter Skinner (Character) $83.9M 1998
No Score Yet 20% Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Police Chief Jeff Croy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 0% Dangerous Touch Vince (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 43% Knight Rider 2000 Thomas J. Watts (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Captain Keller (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Caleb (Character) - 1989
27% 31% Shocker Horace Pinker (Character) $15.5M 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


33% 71% Walker Bonham Walker (Character) 2021
90% 46% Supergirl Rama Khan (Guest Star) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 85% 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 88% Blue Bloods Donald DeCarlo (Guest Star) 2015
75% 92% Dallas Harris Ryland (Character) 2014
87% 90% Sons of Anarchy Ernest Darby (Guest Star) 2008-2010 2013
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Lawrence Jennings (Guest Star) 2007 2009-2012
57% 76% The Finder Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
92% 88% Leverage Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
93% 74% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2010-2011
No Score Yet 77% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
82% 87% Castle Hans Brauer (Guest Star) 2010
75% 91% Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Al Dennison (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
79% 84% 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 80% Stargate Atlantis Unknown (Character) 2005-2007
86% 91% Boston Legal U.S. Attorney Mark Freestone (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
75% 79% 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% 41% Birds of Prey Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search Of ... Host 2002
38% No Score Yet The Lone Gunmen Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 83% ER Terry Waters (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 77% 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