Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner
An ex-Marine with a stern sense of
the Bureau's Assistant Director Walter
Skinner has little patience
with Fox Mulder's unorthodox methods
of investigation. More than once he has
warned Mulder and Scully that their
inquiries were crossing into dangerous
territory, and once he shut down the
X-Files entirely. But when Dana Scully
was kidnapped, he reopened them,
telling Mulder, "That's what they fear the
most" -- without clarifying who "they"
are. It's never clear whose side Skinner
is on, or whose orders he takes, but his
efforts on behalf of Mulder and Scully
"through unofficial channels" have
made it plain that he is deeply
concerned about his
independent-minded agents and their
Born in Portland (OR), Mitch Pileggi
was literally raised all over
the world, as his father was a subcontractor for the
Department of Defense. Hence, Pileggi attended Fullerton
College, the University of Maryland branch college in
Munich, Germany, and the University of Texas.
After working briefly with the Department of Defense,
Pileggi got involved with regional theater in Austin, Texas,
performing in such productions as "Jesus Christ
Superstar," "Lone Star" and "Bent." After landing a few
small parts on television, Pileggi made the move to Los
Pileggi's feature film credits include Basic Instinct,
Vampire in Brooklyn, Guilty as Charged and Shocker.
On television, Pileggi had a recurring role on "Dallas" and
has made numerous guest-star appearances on such
shows as "Models Inc.," "Roc," "China Beach,"
"Hooperman" and "Get a Life." He also appeared in the
television movies "Absolute Strangers," "Trapped" and
"Knightrider 2000," and he recently completed filming
"Marabunta," a movie for FOX.
Pileggi is married and resides in Valencia, California.