Mitch Pileggi | The X-Files
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Mitch Pileggi is best known for his role as Walter Skinner on Emmy Award winning series The X-Files.
In the 1980s, Pileggi starred in several films including Three O’Clock High (1987) as Duke “The Duker” Herman, an overzealous tough-as-nails high school parking lot security guard, and in Wes Craven’s Shocker as body-possessing serial killer Horace Pinker.
His most notable role was as the FBI’s Assistant Director Walter Skinner on The X-Files. A fan-favorite, the character gradually became the most integral character besides the two leads. He remained with the show until its end in 2002, with a two-episode stint on The Lone Gunmen, and reprising the in the both feature films The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008), and has donned the G-Man’s suit once again in the 2016-2018 revival.
In 2005, Pileggi played the recurring role of character Colonel Steven Caldwell, Commander of the Earth Battlecruiser, Daedalus, in the second and subsequent seasons of the television series Stargate Atlantis. From 2007 to 2009, he also played the recurring role of Larry Jennings, chairman of the board of the hospital, in Grey’s Anatomy. Another memorable role was that of Ernest Darby, the head of a white supremacist gang called the “Nordics”, in the critically acclaimed FX drama Sons of Anarchy. He also played the recurring role of Sam and Dean Winchester’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Campbell, in the TV series Supernatural.
Pileggi has also done some voice acting. His voice was featured as the githzerai Dak’kon in the 1999 video game Planescape: Torment, named RPG of the Year by GamSpot. He voices Commissioner James Gordon on the recent Kids WB! animated show The Batman.