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Mitch Pileggi

Highest Rated:   76% Recount (2008)
Lowest Rated:   0% It's Pat (1994)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Polaroid
  • Actor
2017
15% The Girl In The Photographs
  • Sheriff Porter
2016
59% Flash of Genius
  • Ford executive
$4.3M 2008
76% 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
64% 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
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
20% Shocker
  • Horace Pinker
1989
0% Return of the Living Dead Part II
  • Sarge
1988
14% Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
  • Cannery Lab Foreman
1987
70% 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 The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Asst. Director Walter Skinner A.D. Walter Skinner A.D. Skinner Skinner Walter Skinner
  • 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
90% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
  • Ernest Darby Earnest Darby
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
57% The Finder
2012
  • Eddie Ross
  • 2012
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Larry Larry Jannings Larry Jennings
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Samuel Grandfather
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
73% Castle
2009-2016
  • Hans Bremel
  • 2010
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Leonard Kreese
  • 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Dan Burroughs
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Browne Carter
  • 2008
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Norman Hill
  • 2008
No Score Yet Day Break
2006
  • Det. Spivak
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Agent Hammond DEA Agent Hammond Agent Jack Hammond
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Birds of Prey
2002-2003
  • Al Hawke
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Terry Waters
  • 2000

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