Mitch Pileggi Biography
Mitch Pileggi was born in Portland, Oregon, U.S. He is an American actor famous for Basic Instinct (1992), The X-Files (1993) and The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008).
Mitch Pileggi Age
Mitch Pileggi on April 5, 1952, in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is 67 years old as of 2019.
Mitch Pileggi Family
Pileggi’s was born in Portland, Oregon, U.S. and lived in Oregon, California, and Texas before spending most of his adolescence in Turkey, where they moved because of his father’s occupation as a defense contractor. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. The rest of his ancestry is English, Scottish, and German. Information about his parents and siblings is not revealed.
Mitch Pileggi Wife
Mitch Pileggi is married to Arlene Warren since 1 January 1997, the couple has one child. He was previously married to Debbie Andrews as from 13 December 1978 to 2 July 1984, when they divorced.
Mitch Pileggi Height
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor., who stands at 6′ 2″ tall.
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Mitch Pileggi Career
Pileggi started acting while he was a high school he played musical theater. After returning to Austin from Iran, he performed in local theaters and continued his acting career with small roles in B-movies, and guest roles in television shows such as Dallas, China Beach, Code of Vengeance, and Walker, Texas Ranger.
In the 1980s, Pileggi starred in several films including Three O’Clock High as Duke “The Duker” Herman, an overzealous tough-as-nails high school parking lot security guard, and in Shocker as body-possessing serial killer Horace Pinker. The latter was directed by horror icon Wes Craven. Pileggi appeared playing the villain in the 1991 television film, Knight Rider 2000, a sequel movie to the original television series Knight Rider. Pileggi also appeared briefly in the 1992 film Basic Instinct as an investigating police officer in the interrogation scene of Michael Douglas. He also appeared in the 1995 vampire film Vampire in Brooklyn (also directed by Craven) starring Eddie Murphy as an Italian mobster.
His most notable role was as the FBI’s Assistant Director Walter Skinner on The X-Files. The role was originally recurring, but the part expanded, and in 2001 he became a regular member of the cast. The character gradually became the most integral character besides the two leads. He remained with the show until its end in 2002. Pileggi played the character in 1998 The X-Files film and in the 2008 film The X-Files: I Want to Believe. He also reprised the role in the 2016 miniseries.
Pileggi’s later work has included starring in the short-lived TV show Tarzan and co-starring with Barbara Hershey and Oliver Hudson in the short-lived TV show The Mountain. He played the recurring role of character Colonel Steven Caldwell, Commander of the Earth Battlecruiser, Daedalus, in the second (2005) and subsequent seasons of the television series Stargate Atlantis. He also appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and in 2006 had a regular guest role on Day Break as Robbery/Homicide Detective Spivak. Pileggi also appeared on the show Cold Case in the episode “Offender”, as a father accused of molesting and murdering his own son, who then threatens to murder one child sex offender per day until the case is reopened and solved. Pileggi also played the role of Larry
Mitch Pileggi Net Worth
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor who has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars.
Mitch Pileggi Supernatural
Supernatural is an American dark fantasy television series where Mitch Pileggi featured in playing the role of Samuel Campbell/Azazel.
Mitch Pileggi Ncis
NCIS is an American action police procedural television series where Mitch Pileggi appeared playing the role of Secretary of Defense Wynn Crawford.
Mitch Pileggi X Files
The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series where Mitch Pileggi appeared in playing the role of Walter Skinner.
Mitch Pileggi Shocker
Mitch Pileggi starred in Shocker a 1989 American black comedy slasher film portraying Horace Pinker.
Mitch Pileggi Dallas
Dallas is an American prime time television soap opera where he featured in playing the role of Morrisey.
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Mitch Pileggi Interview
Published: February 6th, 2018 / 06:46 PM
ASSIGNMENT X: Were you surprised when X-FILES came back for a tenth season two years ago, or are you at this point, “Nothing about X-FILES surprises me”?
MITCH PILEGGI: Nothing surprises me. No, it was a pleasant surprise when it came back two years ago, and then to have it come back again this time, and even have more episodes, it was a treat.
AX: What was the point when you stopped being surprised at the longevity of X-FILES? I’m sure at the beginning, it was like, “This is still here?” Not because of quality, but just because it’s so hard for anything to endure the way X-FILES has.
PILEGGI: I came in late in the first season, so they had been going a little bit at that point. And when I came on, we didn’t really know what we had. David said he thought the show would last six episodes and be out. Here we are twenty-five years later. Not the case [laughs]. So with any show, it’s really difficult to anticipate or predict how it’s going to do or what it’s going to do. You think you’re on a show that’s going to last forever, they pull the plug on it after eight episodes. You don’t know. It’s so unpredictable that there’s no point in even trying to guess, but I think the second season, we were nominated and won the Golden Globe. If you put any weight into awards, that was fairly impressive and gave some indication that there was a pretty positive thing going on with this, with what we were doing.
AX: Are you still finding out new things about Skinner, or at this point, is he like a pair of comfortable old shoes?
PILEGGI: No, I know him. I know him inside and out, and he knows me.
AX: What does he know about you?
PILEGGI: [laughs] He knows what kind of underwear I wear.
AX: What have you learned about Skinner over the years?
PILEGGI: Well, just as time has progressed and the character and the show have progressed, I know who he was, where he comes from, and this season, you learn a lot more about him and his past experiences and what makes him who he is and behave the way he does and do the things that he does.
AX: What is Skinner’s attitude at this point towards belief/non-belief/what he thinks is happening as far as the paranormal and/or extraterrestrial visitations?
PILEGGI: He’s definitely seen things, and he definitely has his own beliefs, and he’s seen things previously when he was in Vietnam. He had an out-of-body experience that he relates to Mulder, I think, in Season 2 or 3. So he’s had his past experiences, and that’s one of the things that draws him to Mulder and Scully. So there is definitely a belief system set up within him to accept it.
AX: But does Skinner believe less than Mulder does or is he just more pragmatic about fighting the system?
PILEGGI: I think he’s definitely pragmatic in everything he does. But he does have faith in what Mulder and Scully are searching for, so that’s why he’s become their champion within the FBI.
AX: Who has a more secure secrecy system, the X-FILES production company, or the government?
PILEGGI: Well, I’ll tell you what – we’ve been able to keep secrets pretty good this time around, so THE X-FILES right now, I think we’ve probably got it down where leaks are not prevalent. Our government is what it is.
AX: Did you at any point do research for the character into the FBI, or Area 51, or …?
PILEGGI: I grew up around the military, I grew up around the government. My dad worked for them, and eventually I did, too, before I started acting. So I had a pretty good taste of the procedure and behavior.
AX: Does everybody approach acting or their characters the same way they always did, or are there different things now?
PILEGGI: Well, I think we’ve all matured as actors since the beginning of the show, and hopefully we’re better. We’ve matured in our lives and in our own skins, so I think hopefully what we’re doing with the characters have progressed some from what we started with.
AX: Do you and your X-FILES colleagues keep in touch during the periods where you’re not working together?
PILEGGI: Occasionally. And we run into each other. Because for a while, we were all doing Comic-Cons, we would run into each other at those. But I know when we start gearing up, there’s much more communication between us.
AX: Are you actively happy when X-FILES comes back?
PILEGGI: I’m always happy, yeah. I’m always happy with it. It’s a great character, it’s a great show, and it’s a great group of people to work with. I always have a ball doing it, especially if we’re shooting up in Vancouver because that’s where the show belongs. And my wife is Canadian, she’s from Vancouver, and my daughter was born there, so we always love going back to Vancouver and hanging out, doing THE X-FILES.
AX: Are you still gratified by the fan response?
PILEGGI: Very much so. The fans have always been great. It’s why we’re still here because we have such an amazing fan base. They’ve stuck with us for so long. So that is, like I said, tremendously gratifying also.
AX: Do you have any other projects going on we should know about?
PILEGGI: Not right now. We’re just finishing up. We’ll see what the future holds.
AX: And what would you most like people to know about THE X-FILES?
PILEGGI: I don’t know. The truth is out there, the lies are out there, I want to lie, I want to tell the truth. There are a lot of lies out there. But THE X-FILES – I just hope that people are liking the stories and they like what we’re doing with it.