TV Directors List of The X-Files Directors

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List of every famous television director who has directed at least one episode of The X-Files, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes anyone who was or is on the directors staff for The X-Files. Regular directors as well as guest directors for The X-Files are included, along with information such as when they were born and what episodes they directed. Some of these famous The X-Files directors may also be actors or producers.

Everything from Gillian Anderson to David Duchovny is included on this list.

This list helps answer the questions, “Who directed The X-Files?” and "What is a list of The X-Files directors?"

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Allen Coulter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Allen Coulter is an American television and film director, credited with a number of successful television programs. He has directed two feature films, Hollywoodland, a film regarding the ...more

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Barry K. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Barry K. Thomas

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Brett Dowler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Brett Dowler

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Bryan Spicer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Bryan Spicer is an American film and television director. As a television director some his credits include Castle, 24, Day Break, Bones, House, Heroes, Killer Instinct, Vanished, Prison Break, ...more

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Chris Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 61 Chris Carter is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism from California State University, Long ...more

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Cliff Bole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Died at 77 (1937-2014) Clifford John Bole was a director of a number of American and Canadian television programs. He directed episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man, Charlie's Angels, V: The Series, Baywatch, The ...more

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Daniel Sackheim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Daniel Sackheim is an American television and film director, producer and photographer. Sackheim has produced and directed for The X-Files, Law & Order, House and NYPD Blue and is currently ...more

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David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 58 David William Duchovny is an American actor, writer, and director. He is best known for playing FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the science fiction horror drama series The X-Files and the alcoholic, ...more

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David Nutter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 58 David Nutter is an American television and film director and television producer. He is best known for directing pilot episodes for television.

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Dwight H. Little is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 62 Dwight Hubbard Little is an American film director, known for directing the films Marked for Death, Rapid Fire, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Murder at 1600 and Halloween 4. He has also ...more

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Frank Spotnitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 58 Frank Spotnitz is an American television writer and producer, best known for his work on The X-Files television series.

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Fred Gerber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Fred Gerber is an American film and television director and television producer. Gerber has directed several popular television series which include The X-Files, Desperate Housewives and House. ...more

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Gillian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 50 Gillian Leigh Anderson is an American actress. After beginning her career on stage, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on the American ...more

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Glen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Glen Morgan is an American television producer, writer, and director.

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Harry Longstreet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Harry Longstreet Harry Longstreet is a film & television producer and a screenwriter.

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James A. Contner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
James Atwater Contner is an American film, television director and cinematographer. His work includes episodes of such television series as Miami Vice, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly ...more

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James A. Cotner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
James A. Cotner

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James Whitmore, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 70 James Allen Whitmore III, better known as James Whitmore, Jr., is an American actor best known for his role as Captain Jim Gutterman on the television program Baa Baa Black Sheep, and a ...more

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James Wong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 59 James "Jim" Wong is a Hong Kong-born American television producer, writer, and film director notable for his screen works of The X-Files, Space: Above and Beyond, Millennium, ...more

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Jerrold Freedman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 77 Jerrold Freedman is a film and tv director.

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Jim Charleston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Jim Charleston is a film and television director.

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Joe Napolitano is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 70 Joseph Ralph Napolitano is an American film and television director who has worked in the film and television industries since the mid-1970s directing both TV films and multiple episodic

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John Shiban is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
John Shiban is an American television writer and producer. He worked in both capacities on The X-Files and its spin-off The Lone Gunmen, Star Trek: Enterprise, Smallville, Supernatural, Legend ...more

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Kim Manners is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Died at 58 (1951-2009) Kim Manners was an American television producer, director and actor best known for his work on The X-Files and Supernatural.

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Larry Shaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Larry Shaw is a TV Producer and a TV Director.

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Michael Katleman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Michael Katleman is an American film, television director and producer. He has worked on Smallville, Tru Calling, Gilmore Girls, Northern Exposure, Dark Angel, The Vampire Diaries, as well as ...more

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Michael Lange is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 68 Michael Lange is an American television director and record producer.

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Michael W. Watkins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Michael W. Watkins is an American cinematographer, television director and television producer. He has worked on Smallville, Boomtown The X-Files, and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of ...more

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Michelle MacLaren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 53 Michelle Maxwell MacLaren is a Canadian television director and producer who has worked on numerous series both in Canada and the United States. She is perhaps best known for her work on shows ...more

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Mike Vejar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 75 Michael "Mike" Laurence Vejar is an American television director, with directing credits on the four most recent Star Trek series, as well as directing other notable series, such as ...more

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Nick Marck is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Nick Marck is an American television director. He has worked most notably on a number of episodes from the television series Veronica Mars, Northern Exposure, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The ...more

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Paul Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 63 Paul Shapiro is a television director and a screenwriter.

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Peter Markle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 66 Peter Markle is an American film director, television director and screenwriter. He has directed episodes of Everwood, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The X-Files, as well as many other ...more

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R. W. Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Robert W. "Bob" Goodwin, billed as R. W. Goodwin, is an American television producer and director best known for his work as senior executive producer of The X-Files. He currently ...more

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Ralph Hemecker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Ralph Hemecker is a film and television director, producer and screenwriter.

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Richard Compton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Died at 69 (1938-2007) Richard Compton, also known as Dick Compton, was an American actor, director and writer, primarily in television. Compton had small parts as an actor in film and television series, including ...more

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Rob Bowman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 58 Rob Stanton Bowman is an American film director and producer. He grew up around film and television production, and developed an interest in the field because of the work of his father, director ...more

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Robert Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 71 Robert Lieberman is a Canadian director of movies and television series.

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Robert Mandel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Robert Mandel is a film producer and director and television director from Oakland, California. He is best known for his film School Ties, which launched the careers of Brendan Fraser, Matt ...more

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Rod Hardy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 69 Rod Hardy is an Australian television and film director.

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Stephen Surjik is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 58 Stephen Surjik is a Canadian film and television director, and producer. He is well known for his work on the film Wayne's World 2, and for the USA series Burn Notice, and the CBS drama Person ...more

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Terrence O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Terrence O'Hara is an American film, television director and actor. He has worked on Smallville, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Voyagers!, and other programs. He is married to television ...more

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Thomas J. Wright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Thomas J. Wright is an American television director, artist, and set designer. Wright has directed episodes of Smallville, One Tree Hill, Firefly, and many other programs. He also worked ...more

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Tony Wharmby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Tony Wharmby is an English television director and producer. Wharmby is best known for his directorial work on television series such as JAG, NCIS, The O.C., Bones, Providence, Coronation ...more

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Tucker Gates is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Tucker Gates is a film director and producer

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Vince Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
age 51 George Vincent "Vince" Gilligan, Jr. is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically being the creator, head writer and executive ...more

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William A. Graham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Died at 87 (1926-2013) William A. Graham was an American television and film director. Graham directed episodes of many TV series including The Fugitive, Twelve O'Clock High, The Big Valley, Batman and Ironside. He ...more

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Win Phelps is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of The X-Files Directors
Win Phelps is a television director.