Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

  • Highest Rated: 77% Recount (2008)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% It's Pat (1994)
  • Birthday: Apr 5, 1952
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A solid character actor whose balding head and craggy face are perfect for playing any number of stuffy bureaucrats, Mitch Pileggi gradually came to attention in the television world as FBI Deputy Director Walter S. Skinner, the man directly in charge of Special Agents Mulder and Scully in their investigations into The X-Files. At first played mainly as a brick wall for Mulder to run into periodically, Skinner has gradually taken on depth and nuance, as well as a certain mysterious quality -- he appears to be somehow involved with the mysterious Elders, yet has stood against them, and the Cigarette Smoking Man (William D. Davis) on more than one occasion. Skinner has also been the primary focus of several episodes, and has been tied directly into the mythology of the series. Neither Mulder nor Scully seem to have a firm idea of where Skinner stands and his position was supposed to be revealed in the 1998 X-Files motion picture.Pileggi is the son of a former Department of Defense contractor who took his family all over the world during Pileggi's youth. Pileggi himself also went to work, very briefly, for the Department of Defense, but abandoned that career track in favor of theater when he was 27 years old. He quickly graduated from the theater to parts in television and motion pictures, always playing relatively small, low-key parts. He had a recurring part in Dallas for a while. During his career he had lead billing only in Wes Craven's Shocker, in which he played a serial killer who manages to cheat the electric chair by becoming electrical energy himself. A couple of Pileggi fan clubs have been created since his first appearance on The X-Files, and his AudioBook readings of the various X-Files novelizations have done very well for HarperCollins. While Skinner's ultimate fate is unknown, he seems likely to survive the 1998 X-Files movie -- though one should be mindful of the ultimate fates of earlier characters Deep Throat and Mister X.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Polaroid Actor 2019
15% Transformers: The Last Knight TRF Group Leader $130.2M 2017
14% The Girl In The Photographs Sheriff Porter 2016
60% Flash of Genius Ford executive $4.3M 2008
77% Recount Bill Daley 2008
49% Man in the Chair Floyd 2007
No Score Yet James Patterson's '1st to Die' Warren Jacobi 2003
24% Gun Shy Dexter Helvenshaw 2000
No Score Yet Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Sheriff Croy 1998
65% The X-Files - Fight the Future Walter Skinner 1998
No Score Yet Raven Hawk Carl Rikker 1996
10% Vampire in Brooklyn Actor 1995
No Score Yet Dangerous Touch Vince 1994
0% It's Pat 2nd Concert Guard 1994
No Score Yet Pointman Benny 1994
53% Basic Instinct Internal Affairs Investigator 1992
No Score Yet Knight Rider 2000 Thomas J. Watts 1991
No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Actor 1990
24% Shocker Horace Pinker 1989
0% Return of the Living Dead Part II Sarge 1988
14% Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Cannery Lab Foreman 1987
67% Three O'Clock High Duke Herman 1987
No Score Yet Dalton: Code of Vengeance II Verbeck 1986
No Score Yet On the Line Stephens 1983
No Score Yet Mongrel Actor 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS
2003
U.S. Secretary of Defense Wynn Crawford
  • 2019
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Asst. Director Walter Skinner A.D. Walter Skinner A.D. Skinner Skinner Walter Skinner
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Donald DeCarlo
  • 2015
75% Dallas
2012-2014
Harris Ryland
  • 2014
  • 2013
88% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
Ernest Darby Earnest Darby
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
57% The Finder
2012
Eddie Ross
  • 2012
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Larry Larry Jannings Larry Jennings
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
88% Supernatural
2005
Samuel Grandfather
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
80% Castle
2009-2016
Hans Bremel
  • 2010
75% Human Target
2010-2011
Leonard Kreese
  • 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Dan Burroughs
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Stargate Atlantis
2004-2009
Col. Steven Caldwell Colonel Caldwell Col. Caldwell
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Norman Hill
  • 2008
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Browne Carter
  • 2008
  • 2007
50% Day Break
2006
Det. Spivak
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Mark Freestone
  • 2007
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Mitch Hathaway
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Harry Desmond
  • 2006
10% The Mountain
2004-2005
Colin Dowling
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Agent Hammond DEA Agent Hammond Agent Jack Hammond
  • 2005
  • 2003
25% Tarzan
2003
Richard Clayton
  • 2003
52% Birds of Prey
2002-2003
Al Hawke
  • 2002
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Himself
  • 2002
38% The Lone Gunmen
2001
A.D. Walter Skinner
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Terry Waters
  • 2000
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Bull
  • 1999
77% Get a Life
1990-1992
Max
  • 1992
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
  • 1992
43% Alien Nation
1989-1990
Jean Paul Sartre
  • 1989
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Paul Winkle
  • 1986
  • 1985

QUOTES FROM Mitch Pileggi CHARACTERS

Horace Pinker
I think I can! I think I can!
Horace Pinker
Finger lick's good!
Soldier
I joined the army to see the world, not this!
Sarge
Get a hold of yourself, son. You're an American soldier. We got a firefight on our hands, and the enemy's already dead. Beautiful!