The best characters of "the X-Files"by JohnSlash | created - 15 Sep 2012 | updated - 31 Jan 2013 | Public
The best characters of "the X files" in order from greatest to least.
(Only characters who've been in more than one episode.)
Actor | The X Files
David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Ducovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a ...
(Best episode: "The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati" or "Redux II")
Actress | The X Files
Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to ...
Dana Scully (Best episode: "Moment Mori" or "all things")
3. Megan Leitch
Actress | X-Men: Evolution
Samantha Mulder (Best episode: "Redux II") ----------------------------------------------------- also played by Vanessa Morely & Mimi Paley
4. Jerry Hardin
Actor | Big Trouble in Little China
A highly engaging, charismatic, and reliable character actor with a long and distinguished career spanning half a century, Jerry Hardin has been gracing both the big and small screen, and stage, with many enjoyable performances, highlighted by a relaxed and pleasing Southern twang. Born November 20...
Deep Throat (Best episode: "E.B.E.")
5. Roy Thinnes
Actor | Airport 1975
Roy was born on April 6, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois. During his formative years, he had wanted to become a doctor or football player - or, if one wants to believe his early press releases, both. He started in show business at a radio station, where he did everything: engineering, DJ shows, news and...
Jeremiah Smith (Best episode: "Talitha Cumi")
Actor | Basic Instinct
Mitch Pileggi was born on April 5, 1952 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Mitchell Craig Pileggi. He is an actor, known for Basic Instinct (1992), The X-Files (1993) and The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008). He has been married to Arlene Warren since January 1, 1997. They have one child. He was ...
Walter Skinner (Best episode: "One Breath" or "Avatar")
Actor | The X Files
William B. Davis was born on January 13, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as William Bruce Davis. He is an actor and director, known for The X-Files (1993), The X Files (1998) and The Dead Zone (1983). He has been married to Emmanuelle Herpin since 2011.
Cigarette Smoking Man (Best episode: "Redux II")
8. John Neville
When he was in his early sixties, Terry Gilliam cast him in the title role of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). Although the film was a financial failure, his starring role in this major production, as well as his fine performance, led to an explosion in his career. He has since had ...
The Well-Manicured Man (Best episode: "Paper Clip")
9. Peter Donat
Actor | The Game
The Canadian-American actor Peter Donat had a 50-year-long career in TV, motion pictures and theater. So respected was Donat, that Francis Ford Coppola considered casting him in the role of Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972) that went to Robert Duvall.
The nephew of Oscar-winning actor Robert Donat, ...
William Mulder (Best episode: "Anasazi")
10. Steven Williams
Steven Williams was born on January 7, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), The Blues Brothers (1980) and The X-Files (1993).
Mr. X (Best episode: "Herrenvolk")
11. Jeff Gulka
Actor | The X Files
Gibson Praise (Best episode: "The Beginning")
Actor | Dances with Wolves
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman was born on August 17, 1936 in Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Hidalgo (2004) and Dharma & Greg (1997). He was married to Rosie. He died on December 13, 2007 in Los Angeles, ...
Albert Hosteen (Best episode: "The Blessing Way" or "Paper Clip")
13. Jolie Jenkins
Actress | Alexa & Katie
Jolie Jenkins was born on March 7, 1974. She is an actress, known for Alexa & Katie (2018), One Day at a Time (2017) and The X-Files (1993). She has been married to David Pagani since October 27, 2001. They have one child.
Leyla Harrison (Best episode: "Alone")
Actress | Alien
Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as William Wyler's The Children's Hour (1961), Spencer's Mountain (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). As such,...
Cassandra Spender (Best episode: "One Son")
15. Laurie Holden
Actress | Dragged Across Concrete
Laurie Holden is best known to audiences as Andrea in the hit AMC drama series The Walking Dead. However, Laurie's big acting break came much earlier in her career, starring with Vanessa Redgrave in the critically acclaimed TNT mini-series Young Catherine. Since that auspicious beginning, she has ...
Marita Covarrubias (Best episode: "One Son")
16. Melinda McGraw
Actress | Mad Men
Melinda McGraw is a classically trained actress known for her range, playing a wide variety of roles in comedy and drama alike. Ms. McGraw grew up in the Boston area and was a member of the Boston Children's Theater. She attended Bennington College briefly until she was accepted at the Royal ...
Melissa Scully (Best episode: "One Breath")
17. Bill Dow
Actor | Legends of the Fall
Bill Dow is an award-winning actor and director (and occasional writer) in theatre, film, and television, with scores of credits over a long and varied career. Currently appearing in two hit television series, Bill Dow is a versatile and sought after performer.
As Dr. Lee on Stargate SG-1 (1997), he...
Dr. Charles Burk (Best episode: "Leonard Betts")
18. Annabeth Gish
Actress | Mystic Pizza
A versatile actress, Annabeth Gish weathered the transition from child actor to adult, with a variety of dramatic and comedic roles on film and television.
Anne Elizabeth Gish was born on March 13, 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved with her family to Cedar Falls, at the age of two. Her ...
Monica Reyes (Best episode: "This Is Not Happening")
19. Robert Patrick
Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. was born on November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, the eldest of five children. He attended the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, but dropped out after he took a drama course and became interested in acting. After leaving college, he ...
John Doggett (Best episode: "Via Negativa")
20. John Finn
Actor | Glory
Michael Kritschgau (Best episode: "The Sixth Extinction")
Actor | Grey's Anatomy
James Pickens Jr. was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending college at Bowling Green State University, Pickens began pursuing an interest in acting. He graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. Afterwards, Pickens began work on the stage at the Roundabout Theatre...
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh (Best episode: "One Son")
22. Bruce Harwood
Actor | The X Files
Bruce was born in North Vancouver but then moved to Prince Rupert. When he was in elementary school, his family moved to Vernon, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley, where he lived until going to the University of British Columbia. He met Heather when they were in Junior High School together, ...
John Fitzgerald Byers (Best episode: "Unusual Suspects")
23. Tom Braidwood
Actor | The X Files
Tom Braidwood was born on September 27, 1948 in British Columbia, Canada. He is an assistant director and actor, known for The X Files (1998), Da Vinci's Inquest (1998) and The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008).
Melvin Frohike (Best episode: "The Blessing Way")
24. Dean Haglund
Actor | The X Files
Richard 'Ringo' Langly (Best episode: "The Gift")
25. Lucy Lawless
Actress | Xena: Warrior Princess
New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless is most known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a ...
(Best episode: "Nothing Important Happened Today II")
26. Nicholas Lea
Actor | Vertical Limit
Alex Krycek (Best episode: "Paper Clip")
27. Raymond J. Barry
Actor | Just Married
Raymond J. Barry was born in New York, and attended Brown University, where he was a star athlete in football, basketball, and track. While there, he earned his degree in Philosophy and as a senior, was cast in the stage production of "Picnic," where he played a football player. He then entered the...
Senator Richard Matheson (Best episode "S.R. 819")
28. Don S. Davis
Actor | A League of Their Own
Don S. Davis was born on August 4, 1942 in Aurora, Missouri, USA as Don Sinclair Davis. He was an actor, known for A League of Their Own (1992), The Fan (1996) and Stargate SG-1 (1997). He was married to Ruby Fleming-Davis. He died on June 29, 2008 in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada.
Captain William Scully (Best episode: "One Breath")
29. Brian Thompson
Actor | Cobra
Brian Earl Thompson was born on August 28, 1959 in Ellensburg, Washington. Raised on the Columbia River in Longview, he learned the value of academics and athletics, as the son of two teachers and the second of six siblings. His interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high ...
Alien Bounty Hunter (Best episode: "Herrenvolk")
30. Brendan Beiser
Actor | The Boys
Brendan Beiser, a dual citizen(US/Canada), was born in Boston, Massachusetts and currently resides in Toronto,Canada. Prior to turning professional, he studied Theatre Performance and graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has worked alongside Chace Crawford, David ...
Agent Pendrell (Best episode: "Herrenvolk")
31. Steve Railsback
Actor | The Stunt Man
Noted for his dangerous, chameleon-like portrayals while possessing the scariest-looking pair of eyes in the business, leathery-looking Steve Railsback has mesmerized us over the years with a number of weird, often warped roles both on film and television. While never achieving the degree of ...
Duane Berry (Best episode: "Duane Barry")
32. Doug Hutchison
Actor | The Green Mile
Doug grew up in Detroit and Minneapolis, eventually moved to N.Y.C., and attended the Juilliard School for a brief stint. After studying two years with Sanford Meisner and working a plethora of odd-ball jobs (including dressed as a giant Citibank card handing out fliers in Times Square), the actor ...
Eugene Victor Tooms (Best episode: "Tooms")