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List of The X-Files Writers

Updated June 8, 2017 4.3k views48 items

List of every famous television writer who has written for The X-Files, listed alphabetically with photos when available. List includes anyone who was or is on the writing staff for The X-Files. Staff writers as well as guest writers for The X-Files are included when available, along with more information about each The X-Files writer. If you're an aspiring writer and a fan of The X-Files, then this writing staff from The X-Files should be studied closely.

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This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for The X-Files?”
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    Alex Gansa is a screenwriter and producer best known as the creator, executive producer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles Grant Craig is an American television producer and writer. He worked on the third... more on Wikipedia
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    George F. "Chip" Johannessen is an American writer, editor, and producer of several popular... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenBeverly Hills, 90210, The Outer Limits, Boomtown, North Shore

    EpisodesTwice Bless'd, Alexandra, Crazy Eddie, Elixir, The Trial of Joshua Bridges

    Chris Brancato (born July 24, 1962) is an American television and film writer and producer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Carter5

    BirthplaceBellflower, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenBrand New Life, Harsh Realm, Rags to Riches, Millennium, Midnight Caller

    EpisodesTwo Fathers, The Blessing Way, This Is Not Happening, Chinga, The Sixth Extinction

    Christopher Carl Carter (born October 13, 1956) is an American television and film producer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Ruppenthal is a screenwriter and television producer.
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    Daniel Arkin is an American television writer and producer. He has written episodes of... more on Wikipedia
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    Darin Morgan (born 1966) is an American screenwriter best known for several offbeat, darkly... more on Wikipedia
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    David Amann is a screenwriter and television producer.
  • David Duchovny10

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe X-Files

    EpisodesAvatar, Hollywood A.D., The Unnatural, Talitha Cumi, Anasazi

    David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #266 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever#13 of 75 The Greatest Guest Appearances in The Simpsons History

  • David Greenwalt11

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenSurface, Moonlight, Shannon's Deal, Jake 2.0, Doogie Howser

    EpisodesHeartthrob, Danse Macabre, Bears Will Be Bears, Dead End, Training Day

    David Greenwalt (born October 16, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Spotnitz12

    BirthplaceCamp Zama, Japan

    NationalityUnited States of America, Japan

    Series WrittenHarsh Realm, Millennium, Night Stalker, The Lone Gunmen, The X-Files

    EpisodesTwo Fathers, 2028 (a.k.a. Internet Sex), The Pine Bluff Variant, Leonard Betts, This Is Not Happening

    Frank Spotnitz (born 17 November 1960) is an American television writer and executive... more on Wikipedia
  • Gillian Anderson13

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe X-Files

    Episodesall things

    Gillian Leigh Anderson, (born August 9, 1968) is an American-English film, television and... more on Wikipedia

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    #117 of 222 The Best Actresses Working Today#1593 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

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    Glen Morgan is an American television producer, writer and director. Most recognized for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Greg Walker15

    BirthplaceDouglas, Georgia

    Series WrittenVegas, L.A. Doctors, Three Rivers, Harsh Realm, Without a Trace

    EpisodesHard Reset, Where the Rubber Hits the Road, Ryan's First Day, Hothead, The Source

    Gregory or Greg Walker may refer to: Greg Walker (academic), professor of rhetoric and... more on Wikipedia
  • Howard Gordon16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series Written24, Spenser: For Hire, The Wizard, Homeland, Sisters

    EpisodesAvatar, Day 7: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M., Though Lovers Be Lost (2), Day 6: 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Teliko

    Howard Gordon (born March 31, 1961) is an American television writer and producer. He is well... more on Wikipedia
  • James Wong17

    James Wong

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

    NationalityHong Kong, United States of America

    Series Written21 Jump Street, American Horror Story, Booker, Millennium, The Others

    EpisodesOwls, Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, 522666, The Field Where I Died, Never Again

    James Wong (born April 20, 1959) is a Hong Kong-born American television producer, writer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeff Vlaming18
    Jeff Vlaming is an American television writer and producer. He has worked on numerous series... more on Wikipedia
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    Jeffery Vlaming

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    Jeffrey Jackson Bell is an American writer/producer best known for his work on television. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Jessica Scott is a screenwriter.
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    Jim Guttridge

    Jim Guttridge is a film score composer.
  • John Shiban23
    John Shiban is an American television writer and producer. He worked in both capacities on The... more on Wikipedia
  • Kenneth Biller24
    Kenneth Biller is a television producer, writer, director and editor. He has worked on a... more on Wikipedia
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    Kenneth H. Hawryliw