American science fiction drama television series

The X-Files

Started 10 Sep 1993
Seasons 11
Episodes 218
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The X-Files
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David Duchovny at the panel Tribeca Talks: Revenge of the Electric Car, for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

About The X-Files

The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox. The program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on January 24, 2016. Following the ratings success of this revival, Fox announced in April 2017 that The X-Files would be returning for an eleventh season of ten episodes. The season premiered on January 3, 2018. In addition to the television series, two feature films have been released: The 1998 film The X-Files, which took place as part of the TV series continuity, and the stand-alone film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, released in 2008, six years after the original television run had ended. The series revolves around Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a medical doctor and a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other and a very few select people. The agents also discover an agenda of the government to keep the existence of extraterrestrial life a secret. They develop a close relationship which begins as a platonic friendship, but becomes a romance by the end of the series. In addition to the series-spanning story arc, "monster of the week" episodes form roughly two-thirds of all episodes. The X-Files was inspired by earlier television series which featured elements of suspense and speculative fiction, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Tales from the Darkside, and especially Kolchak: The Night Stalker. When creating the main characters, Carter sought to reverse gender stereotypes by making Mulder a believer and Scully a skeptic. The first seven seasons featured Duchovny and Anderson equally. In the last two seasons, Anderson took precedence while Duchovny appeared intermittently. New main characters were introduced: FBI agents John Doggett (Robert Patrick) and Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Mulder and Scully's boss, Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), also became a main character. The first five seasons of The X-Files were filmed and produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, before eventually moving to Los Angeles to accommodate Duchovny. The series later returned to Vancouver to film The X-Files: I Want to Believe as well as the tenth season of the series. The X-Files was a hit for the Fox network and received largely positive reviews, although its long-term story arc was criticized near the conclusion. Initially considered a cult series, it turned into a pop culture touchstone that tapped into public mistrust of governments and large institutions and embraced conspiracy theories and spirituality. Both the series itself and lead actors Duchovny and Anderson received multiple awards and nominations, and by the end it was the longest-running science fiction series in U.S. television history. The series also spawned a franchise which includes The Lone Gunmen spin-off, two theatrical films and accompanying merchandise. After the second theatrical film in 2008, the series fans continued to push for a third film to conclude the series' plot lines, and in March 2015, Fox announced that the series would return, with Carter as executive producer and writer and Duchovny, Anderson, Pileggi, Davis and Gish all reprising their roles.

Main cast

The following people were in the main cast of The X-Files:

William Gibson
American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre
Alive
Burt Reynolds
American actor, director and american football player
Dead
Lucy Liu
American actress and model
Alive
Dave Grohl
American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter
Alive
Shia LaBeouf
American actor
Alive
Lily Tomlin
American actress, comedian, writer, and producer
Alive
Felicity Huffman
American actress
Alive
Lucy Lawless
New Zealand actress
Alive
Octavia Spencer
American actress
Alive
Jane Lynch
American actress, singer, and comedienne
Alive
Bryan Cranston
American actor, voice actor, writer, and director
Alive
Annabeth Gish
American actress
Alive
Seth Green
American actor
Alive
Cary Elwes
actor
Alive
R. Lee Ermey
American actor and former United States Marine Corps drill instructor
Dead
Tony Shalhoub
actor from the United States
Alive
David Duchovny
American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter
Alive
Shawnee Smith
actress, musician
Alive
Ann Dowd
American actress
Alive
Frances Fisher
English-born American actress
Alive
Bruce Campbell
American actor
Alive
Scott Wilson
American film and television actor
Dead
CCH Pounder
Guyanese American actress
Alive
Veronica Cartwright
actress
Alive
Alan Dale
actor
Alive
Katharine Isabelle
Canadian actress
Alive
Brad Dourif
American actor
Alive
Krista Allen
actress
Alive
Danny Trejo
American actor
Alive
Peter Boyle
American actor
Dead
Robyn Lively
American actress, born 1972
Alive
Lance Henriksen
American actor
Alive
John Pyper-Ferguson
Australian actor
Alive
Robert Patrick
American actor
Alive
Maggie Wheeler
actress
Alive
Harriet Sansom Harris
American actress
Alive
Gabrielle Rose
Canadian actress
Alive
Lynda Boyd
Canadian actress
Alive
Gabrielle Miller
Canadian actress
Alive
Jayne Atkinson
British actress
Alive
Dale Dickey
American actress
Alive
Melinda McGraw
American actress
Alive
Chris Carter
American television and film producer, director and writer
Alive
Callum Keith Rennie
actor
Alive
Penny Johnson Jerald
actress
Alive
Caroline Lagerfelt
American actress
Alive
Tara Buck
American actress
Alive
Susanna Thompson
American actress
Alive
Tobin Bell
American actor
Alive
Perrey Reeves
American actress
Alive
Ellie Harvie
Canadian actress
Alive
Giovanni Ribisi
American actor
Alive
Xander Berkeley
American actor
Alive
Jim Beaver
American actor
Alive
James Remar
American actor
Alive
Nicki Aycox
American actress
Alive
Donal Logue
Canadian film and television actor, producer and writer
Alive
Sarah Strange
Canadian actress
Alive
Laura Harris
Canadian actress
Alive
Catherine Dent
American actress
Alive
Wendy Schaal
American actress
Alive
Nora Dunn
American actress and comedian, born 1952
Alive
Allison Smith
American actress
Alive
Amanda Pays
British actress
Alive
Lisa Darr
American actress
Alive
Michael Emerson
American actor
Alive
Jesse L. Martin
American stage, musical theatre, film and television actor
Alive
Ed Lauter
American film and television actor
Dead
Merrilyn Gann
Canadian actress
Alive
Tegan Moss
Canadian actress
Alive
Vladimir Kulich
Czech actor
Alive
O-Lan Jones
American actress
Alive
William B. Davis
Canadian actor
Alive
Jennifer Hetrick
American actress
Alive
John Hawkes
American actor
Alive
Diana-Maria Riva
American actress
Alive
Ricky Jay
American magician
Alive
Rusty Schwimmer
American actress
Alive
Justine Miceli
actress
Alive
Paula Shaw
American actress
Alive
Doug Hutchison
American actor
Alive
David Faustino
American actor and rap artist
Alive
Željko Ivanek
Slovenian actor
Alive
Garret Dillahunt
American actor
Alive
Brian Thompson
actor
Alive
Jon Gries
American actor, writer, director
Alive
Mark Sheppard
English actor and musician
Alive
Greg Ellis
English actor
Alive
Ray McKinnon
American actor
Alive
Valarie Pettiford
Actress, singer
Alive
Mitch Pileggi
Italian–American actor
Alive
Willie Garson
American actor
Alive
Kevin Zegers
Canadian actor
Alive
Tyler Labine
actor
Alive
Roger Cross
Jamaican-Canadian actor
Alive
Harris Yulin
actor
Alive
William Devane
actor
Alive
Michael O'Neill
American actor
Alive
John Billingsley
American actor
Alive
Deep Roy
Kenyan actor
Alive
Don S. Davis
American actor
Dead
Kevin Weisman
American actor
Alive
James Pickens
American actor
Alive
Silas Weir Mitchell
American actor
Alive
Glenn Morshower
actor
Alive
Carrie Snodgress
actress
Dead
Anne-Marie Johnson
Currently playing wife of Taye Diggs on Murder in the First 2014
Alive
Michael Massee
American actor
Dead
Raymond Cruz
American actor
Alive
Wade Williams
American actor
Alive
Leland Orser
American actor
Alive
Ty Olsson
Canadian actor
Alive
Rob Bowman
American film director and producer
Alive
Kenneth Tigar
American actor
Alive
Grant Heslov
American actor, producer and screenwriter
Alive
Marshall Bell
American actor
Alive
Gregory Sierra
American actor
Alive
Fredric Lehne
American actor
Alive
James Morrison
American actor
Alive
Hiro Kanagawa
Japanese Canadian actor
Alive
Eddie Kaye Thomas
American actor
Alive
Robert LaSardo
American actor
Alive
Nicholas Lea
Canadian actor
Alive
Robert Moloney
Canadian actor
Alive
Michael Welch
American actor
Alive
George Murdock
American film actor
Dead
Brian Markinson
Canadian actor
Alive
Floyd Red Crow Westerman
Native American entertainer
Dead
Marcus Giamatti
American actor
Alive
Timothy Carhart
American actor
Alive
Steven Williams
American actor
Alive
Zach Grenier
American actor
Alive
Paul McCrane
American actor and television director
Alive
Kellie Waymire
American actress
Dead
Lawrence Pressman
American actor
Alive
John Kapelos
born 1956; Canadian actor
Alive
R. D. Call
Film television and stage actor
Alive
Benito Martinez
American actor
Alive
Jeff Kober
American actor
Alive
Chad Lindberg
American actor
Alive
Peter Stebbings
Canadian actor
Alive
Leon Russom
American actor
Alive
David Groh
American actor
Dead
Michael Horse
Film, television actor
Alive
Anthony Heald
actor
Alive
Sam Anderson
American actor
Alive
Robert Ito
Canadian actor
Alive
Thomas Kopache
American actor
Alive
Judson Mills
American actor
Alive
Jerry Hardin
American actor
Alive
Kett Turton
Canadian actor
Alive
Rodney Rowland
American actor
Alive
Barry Primus
American film director and actor
Alive
Cliff DeYoung
American actor
Alive
David Cubitt
Canadian actor
Alive
Christopher Stanley
American actor
Alive
Ken Jenkins
American actor
Alive
Donald Gibb
actor
Alive
Bruce Harwood
Canadian actor
Alive
Eric Nenninger
American actor
Alive
Tom Butler
Canadian actor
Alive
Andrew Airlie
Canadian actor
Alive
Marshall Manesh
American actor
Alive
Michael Fairman
American actor
Alive
Chris Ellis
American actor
Alive
Tom McBeath
Canadian actor
Alive
William O'Leary
American actor
Alive
Nestor Serrano
American film and television actor
Alive
Kevin McNulty
Canadian actor
Alive
Peter White
American actor
Alive
Bernard White
American actor
Alive
Max Kasch
American actor
Alive
James Parks
American actor
Alive
Peter Macdissi
Lebanese actor
Alive
Erich Anderson
American actor
Alive
Myles Ferguson
Canadian actor
Dead
Tom Braidwood
Canadian actor
Alive
Richard Cox
American actor
Alive

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of The X-Files:

Mimi Rogers
film and television actress from the United States
Alive
Minnie Driver
actress, singer-songwriter
Alive
Wendie Malick
film, television and voice actress
Alive
Jason Beghe
actor
Alive
Aaron Paul
American actor
Alive
Lili Taylor
American actress
Alive
Laurie Holden
American and Canadian actress
Alive
Michael McKean
American actor
Alive
Anthony Rapp
American actor
Alive
Denise Crosby
American actress
Alive
Garry Shandling
American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director
Dead
Jewel Staite
actress from Canada
Alive
Ellen Greene
American actress and singer
Alive
Bradley Whitford
American actor
Alive
Amanda Tapping
English-born Canadian actress
Alive
Beth Grant
American actress
Alive
Megan Hilty
American musical theatre actress
Alive
Constance Zimmer
American actress
Alive
Lisa Jane Persky
American actress
Alive
Lauren Ambrose
American actress
Alive
Judith Hoag
US actress
Alive
Annet Mahendru
actress
Alive
Diana Scarwid
American actress
Alive
Tracy Middendorf
American actress
Alive
Kumail Nanjiani
Pakistani-American actor, stand-up comedian
Alive
Sandrine Holt
British-born Canadian actress
Alive
Samaire Armstrong
American actress
Alive
Richard Belzer
American actor and comedian
Alive
Rebecca Wisocky
American actress
Alive
Adam Baldwin
actor from the United States
Alive
Danielle Savre
actress
Alive
Stacy Haiduk
American actress
Alive
BD Wong
American actor
Alive
Christine Estabrook
American actress
Alive
Keith Szarabajka
American actor
Alive
Roma Maffia
American actress
Alive
Kristin Lehman
Canadian actress and dancer
Alive
Laine MacNeil
actress
Alive
Darren McGavin
actor
Dead
Bellamy Young
American artist
Alive
Neal McDonough
actor
Alive
Jenny Gago
American actress
Alive
Emily Perkins
Canadian actress
Alive
Tuesday Knight
American actress
Alive
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
American actress
Alive
Rance Howard
American actor
Dead
John O'Hurley
American stand-up comedian, television personality
Alive
Lisa Robin Kelly
American film and television actress
Dead
Tony Todd
American actor and producer
Alive
Lisa Waltz
American actress
Alive
Dean Norris
American actor
Alive
Kristen Cloke
American actress
Alive
Susan Blommaert
American actress
Alive
Joel McHale
American stand-up comedian
Alive
Anjali Jay
British actress
Alive
Brian George
British actor
Alive
Janet Kidder
Canadian actress
Alive
Kim Greist
American actress
Alive
Madeleine Arthur
Canadian actress
Alive
Andrew Robinson
American actor and professor
Alive
Joe Morton
American actor
Alive
Nancy Sorel
actress
Alive
Luke Wilson
American film actor
Alive
Terry O'Quinn
American actor
Alive
Kurtwood Smith
actor
Alive
Rhys Darby
actor and comedian from New Zealand
Alive
M. Emmet Walsh
American actor
Alive
Titus Welliver
American actor
Alive
Stephen McHattie
Canadian actor
Alive
Charles Martin Smith
American actor
Alive
Michael Ensign
American actor
Alive
James Hong
American actor, voice actor and director
Alive
Daniel von Bargen
American actor
Dead
Richard Beymer
American actor
Alive
Tim Bagley
American actor
Alive
Lee Reherman
American actor, television personality
Dead
Roy Thinnes
actor
Alive
Colin Ferguson
actor, director and producer
Alive
Mark Rolston
American actor
Alive
Donnelly Rhodes
Canadian actor
Dead
Brian Huskey
American actor and comedian
Alive
William Sanderson
American character actor
Alive
Tony Amendola
American actor
Alive
Frank C. Turner
Canadian actor
Alive
Carl Lumbly
American actor
Alive
Aaron Douglas
actor
Alive
Steve Bacic
Croatian-Canadian actor
Alive
Raymond J. Barry
American film, television and stage actor
Alive
Ryan Robbins
Canadian actor
Alive
Danny Mann
American voice actor, writer, singer, musician, and production manager
Alive
Arye Gross
American actor
Alive
Tom Noonan
American actor, director, and screenwriter
Alive
Angela Paton
American actor, stage actor and television actor (1930-2016)
Dead
Kenneth Welsh
Canadian actor
Alive
John Finn
American actor
Alive
Dondre Whitfield
American actor
Alive
John Cygan
American actor
Dead
Dmitry Chepovetsky
Canadian actor
Alive
Ryan Cutrona
American actor
Alive
Clayton Rohner
American actor
Alive
Jamil Walker Smith
American actor
Alive
Rodney Eastman
Canadian actor
Alive
Tom Virtue
American actor
Alive
Michael Bowen
American actor
Alive
Chris Owens
Canadian actor
Alive
Ralph Hemecker
Film director, television director
Alive
Lance Guest
actor
Alive
Paul Ben-Victor
American actor
Alive
Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
American actor
Alive
Martin Ferrero
American actor
Alive
Michael Rogers
Canadian actor
Alive
Zachary Ansley
Canadian actor
Alive
Natalie Radford
Canadian actor
Alive