back to top

The Cast Of "The X-Files" Then And Now

It's been a little over 20 years since Fox premiered this sci-fi classic in 1993. This is what the truth-seekers look like now.

Posted on

David Duchovny as Fox Mulder

Fun Fact: Although his character in the show is a hardcore believer in the paranormal and extraterrestrial life, Duchovny is actually a skeptic in real life. At the same time, Gillian Anderson, whose character is a skeptic in the show, is actually a believer in real life.


Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek

Fun Fact: The character of Alex Krycek was originally meant to replace Dana Scully for only three episodes, while Anderson was away on maternity leave. The character ended up lasting eight seasons.

Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes

Fun Fact: Annabeth Gish is related to silent film actors Dorothy and Lillian Gish, the latter of whom appeared in the 1915 D.W. Griffith controversial classic Birth of a Nation.

William B. Davis as Cigarette Smoking Man

Fun Fact: According to producer Kim Manners, at the start of the show, Davis was only supposed to be an extra leaning against a shelf. He would go on to play the main antagonist of the show.


Jerry Hardin as "Deep Throat"

Fun Fact: The role of "Deep Throat" was originally supposed to appear one time in the first season. However, he became a recurring character throughout the first season, appearing sporadically throughout the series.

Dean Haglund, Tom Braidwood, and Bruce Harwood as The Lone Gunmen (Langly, Frohike, Byers)

Interesting Fact: In the pilot episode of their spin-off series, the Gunmen try to stop a hijacked plane from crashing into the World Trade Center. The episode aired six months before September 11, 2001.


Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!