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The X-Files Cast List

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The X-Files cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The X-Files main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these The X-Files stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The X-Files focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The X-Files that are on here as well.

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Annabeth Gish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Annabeth Gish The X-Files, Pretty Little Liars, The Bridge
Annabeth Gish (born March 13, 1971) is an American actress. She has played roles in films Shag, Hiding Out, Mystic Pizza, SLC Punk!, The Last Supper and Double Jeopardy. On television, she ...more
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Bruce Harwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, Earth Star Voyager
Bruce Harwood (born April 29, 1963) is a Canadian character actor best known for his role of John Fitzgerald Byers, one of The Lone Gunmen on the television series The X-Files. In addition to ...more
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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Gunsmoke, Evening Shade, Win
Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke ...more
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Cary Elwes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Cary Elwes The X-Files, From the Earth to the Moon, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (; born 26 October 1962) is an English actor and writer. He is best known for his roles as Westley in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Dr. ...more
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David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Californication, Aquarius
David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television ...more
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Dean Haglund is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, RoboCop: Alpha Commando
Dean Haglund (born July 29, 1965) is a Canadian actor, known for the role of Richard "Ringo" Langly, one of The Lone Gunmen on The X-Files. Haglund is also a stand-up comedian, ...more
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Gillian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Hannibal, The Fall
Gillian Leigh Anderson, (born August 9, 1968) is an American-English film, television and theatre actress and activist. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the ...more
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James Pickens Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Grey's Anatomy, Another World
James Pickens Jr. (born October 26, 1954) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, and for ...more
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Doug Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Doug Hutchison
Doug Anthony Hutchison (born May 26, 1960) is an American character actor, known for playing disturbing and antagonistic characters. Such characters include Obie Jameson in the 1988 film The ...more
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Lili Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Six Feet Under, Almost Human
Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza (1988), Say Anything... (1989), Dogfight (1991), ...more
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Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars
Lucille Frances Lawless, (born 29 March 1968), is a New Zealand actress and singer. She portrayed the title character in television series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001); cylon model Number ...more
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Mitch Pileggi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Supernatural, The X-Files, Stargate Atlantis
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor. He played Horace Pinker in Shocker, Walter Skinner on The X-Files, Colonel Steven Caldwell on Stargate Atlantis, Ernest Darby in Sons of Anarchy, and Harris ...more
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Nicholas Lea is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Kyle XY, Category 7: The End of the World
Nicholas Lea (born Nicholas Christopher Herbert; June 22, 1962) is a Canadian actor known for his portrayal of Alex Krycek on The X-Files and of Tom Foss on Kyle XY.
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Felicity Huffman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Desperate Housewives, Sports Night, American Crime
Felicity Kendall Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors ...more
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Robert Patrick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, The Unit, Last Resort
Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. (born November 5, 1958) is an American actor and voice actor. Known for his portrayals of villainous characters, Patrick is a Saturn Award winner with four ...more
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Tom Braidwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen
Tom Braidwood (born September 27, 1948) is a Canadian actor and director known for the role of Melvin Frohike, one of the conspiracy theorists known as The Lone Gunmen on the American television ...more
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Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Mr. Show with Bob and David, Life Goes On, Tenacious D
Jack Black (born Thomas Jacob Black; August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, and media personality. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in ...more
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Veronica Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Eastwick, Daniel Boone
Veronica Cartwright (born 20 April 1949) is a British-born American actress who has worked mainly in US film and television in a career spanning six decades. As a child actress, she appeared in ...more
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William B. Davis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Robson Arms
William Bruce Davis (born January 13, 1938) is a Canadian actor and director, best known for his role as the Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-Files. Besides appearing in many TV programs and ...more
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James Morrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The X-Files Cast List
24, Suits, Space: Above and Beyond
James Paige Morrison (born April 21, 1954) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of CTU Director Bill Buchanan on 24.
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Joe Pascual is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, The Outer Limits
Joe Pascual is an actor and film editor.
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Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Glee, Two and a Half Men, Married... with Children
Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, voice actress, author, singer and comedian. She is best known for her role as Sue Sylvester in the musical television series Glee. ...more
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Jerry Hardin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Filthy Rich, Roots: The Gift, Orleans
Jerry Hardin (born November 20, 1929) is an American actor. Hardin has appeared in film and television roles, although he is perhaps best known as the character Deep Throat in the series The ...more
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Krista Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The X-Files Cast List
Married... with Children, Baywatch, What About Brian
Krista Allen (born April 5, 1971) is an American model and actress. She is best known for playing lead character Emmanuelle in the erotic movie series Emmanuelle in Space, her work in the ...more
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Laurie Holden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The X-Files Cast List
The Walking Dead, The Magnificent Seven, Family Passions
Heather Laurie Holden (born December 17, 1969) is an American actress, producer, model, and human rights activist. She is known for her roles as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files (1996–2002), ...more