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List of The X-Files Directors

Updated June 8, 2017 3k views48 items

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 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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    Bryan Spicer is an American film and television director. As a television director his credits include Castle, 24, Day Break, Bones, House, Heroes, Killer Instinct, Vanished, Prison Break, Invasion,...  more
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    BirthplaceBellflower, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedPatience, Talitha Cumi, Providence, Triangle, The Post-Modern Prometheus

    Christopher Carl Carter (born October 13, 1956) is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism from...  more
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    Dec. at 76 (1937-2014)


    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Episodes DirectedFalse Profits, The Hostages, The Day the Gambling Stopped, Unification, Out in the Cold

    Clifford John Bole (November 9, 1937 – February 15, 2014) was a director of a number of American and Canadian television programs. He directed episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man, The Amazing...  more
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    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. He also directed The...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedJudas on a Pole, William, Hollywood A.D., The Unnatural, Talitha Cumi

    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 series...  more

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    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedPilot, 522666, Pilot, Threesome (2), Pilot

    David Nutter (born 1960) is an American television and film director and television producer. He is best known for directing pilot episodes for television. In 2015, he received a Primetime Emmy Award...  more
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    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Fourth Horseman, The Knight on the Grid, Inventing the Girl, Sleight of Hand, The Man in the Mansion

    Dwight Hubbard Little (born January 13, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film and television director, known for directing the films Marked for Death, Rapid Fire, Free Willy 2: The Adventure...  more
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    BirthplaceCamp Zama, Japan

    NationalityUnited States of America, Japan

    Episodes DirectedAlone, Dæmonicus

    Frank Spotnitz (born 17 November 1960) is an American television writer and executive producer, and Chief Executive Officer of Big Light Productions, a London and Paris-based television production...  more
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    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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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes Directedall things

    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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    Glen Morgan is an American television producer, writer and director. Most recognized for his work on The X-Files and the Final Destination franchise, Morgan has worked on many other notable projects...  more
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    Harry Longstreet is a film & television producer and a screenwriter....
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    James Atwater Contner (born June 12, 1947) is an American film, television director and cinematographer. His work includes episodes of such television series as Miami Vice, Angel, Buffy the Vampire...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Big Fall, How I Saved the Senator, Discretion, Thanatopis, Zero Minus Ten

    James Allen Whitmore III (born October 24, 1948), 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...  more
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    Age: 62

    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

    NationalityHong Kong, United States of America

    Episodes DirectedMusings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, Everyday is Christmas, Arrival

    James Wong (born April 20, 1959) is a Hong Kong-born American television producer, writer, and film director. He directed and wrote episodes of The X-Files and Millennium and has written episodes for...  more
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    Episodes DirectedThe Right Kind of Medicine, Pilot, Professor Peabody's Last Lecture, Ghost in the Machine, Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator

    Jerrold Freedman is a film and tv director....  more
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    Jim Charleston is a film and television director....  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedDonors, Chapter Thirty-Two, The Morning After, Body Mass Increase, Heart of a Champion - July 23

    Joseph Ralph "Joe" Napolitano (November 22, 1948 – July 23, 2016) was an American television director who worked on multiple episodic series. He previously was a film assistant director....  more
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    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 of the...  more
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    Dec. at 58 (1951-2009)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedGuns & Sons, Cory and Dean Got Married, Two Fathers, Bounty Hunter's Convention, Leonard Betts

    Kim Manners (January 13, 1951 – January 25, 2009) was an American television producer, director and actor best known for his work on The X-Files and Supernatural....  more
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    Larry Shaw is an American film director, television director and film and television producer. As a director, some of his credits include Desperate Housewives, 21 Jump Street, Star Trek: The Next...  more