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Chris Carter (creator/executive producer), Howard Gordon, Vince Gilligan, Frank Spotnitz, R.W. Goodwin (executive producer/writers)

Contest Cast and Characters Episodes 9.01 - 9.10 Episodes 9.11 - 9.19

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David Duchovny David Duchovny (Agent Fox Mulder)
From the hallowed halls of Yale University, where he earned a master's degree in English Literature and was in pursuit of a PhD, David Duchovny has emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood.

For his work on The X-Files, Duchovny has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series (for a total of three nominations), and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance on The Larry Sanders Show. He has been nominated three times for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series and nominated for a Television Critics Association Award for Best Dramatic Performance of the Year.

Since The X-Files debuted in 1993, millions of self-proclaimed "X-Philes" have spent their Sunday nights in anticipation as the brilliant and sullen FBI Agent Fox Mulder has investigated, with his partner Agent Dana Scully, cases deemed unbelievable or unsolvable by the Bureau. Duchovny's remarkable performance in The X-Files has earned him the title of "Zeitgeist Icon" by Laura Jacobs in The New Republic and "the first Internet sex symbol with hair" by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times.

Duchovny has written and directed The X-Files episodes "The Unnatural," with guest star Jesse L. Martin, and "Hollywood A.D.," with guest stars Tea Leoni and Garry Shandling.

In addition to The X-Files, Duchovny starred in the feature film Full Frontal, preceded by Zoolander and Evolution, with Julianne Moore and Orlando Jones. He also appeared in Return to Me, opposite Minnie Driver. His other feature film credits include The X-Files: Fight the Future, Playing God, Kalifornia, The Rapture, Julia Has Two Lovers, Chaplin and Beethoven. Duchovny is currently in production on the movie version of My Dark Places, based on the memoir of author James Ellroy, whom Duchovny portrays in the film.

Still recognized for his role as Dennis/Denise, the transvestite detective in the television series Twin Peaks, Duchovny also spent four seasons as the impassioned narrator of the anthology series Red Shoe Diaries. On stage, Duchovny has appeared in such plays as The Copulating Machine of Venice, California and Green Cockatoo. He made his film debut in Working Girl (1986).

Born and raised in New York City, Duchovny attended Princeton University (where he played one season as shooting guard on the school's basketball team) before earning his master's degree from Yale. Duchovny is married to actress Tea Leoni.


Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson (Agent Dana Scully)
The recipient of an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two SAG Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series, Gillian Anderson's first big break came when she was cast in a starring role in The X-files in September, 1993.

Earlier, Anderson had gained recognition as an actress for her off-Broadway performance in Alan Ayckborne's Absent Friends at the Manhattan Theater Club, for which she won a Theatre World Award. She also appeared in Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist at the Long Wharf Theater.

Her love of theater began in high school, when she participated in community theater productions. Later, Anderson studied with the National Theatre of Great Britain at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and then at the Goodman Theater School at Chicago's DePaul University, where she obtained her BFA degree.

Anderson's feature film credits include House of Mirth, The Mighty, The X-Files: Fight the Future and Playing by Heart.


Robert Patrick Robert Patrick (Agent John Doggett)
Perhaps best known for his performance as the cyborg villain T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Patrick's career has been marked by several standout performances. He made a chilling cameo appearance in John Singleton's film Rosewood, and took a comedic turn in the film Striptease, opposite Demi Moore as her lowlife, thieving ex-husband.

Patrick appeared in the film All the Pretty Horses co-starring Matt Damon and directed by Billy Bob Thornton. His other film credits include the upcoming Charlie's Angels 2 and Pavement, opposite Lauren Holly, as well as D-Tox, opposite Sylvester Stallone; Texas Rangers, opposite Dylan McDermott and James Van Der Beek; Eye See You, opposite Sylvester Stallone; A Texas Funeral; Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids, opposite Antonio Banderas; and the independent film Backslash Blues.

Patrick's other film credits include Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty; From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood; Copland, opposite Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro; the independent film The Only Thrill, opposite Diane Keaton, Diane Lane and Sam Shepherd; and Fire in the Sky, for which he won critical praise. Other projects include Double Dragon: The Movie, The Last Gasp, Hong Kong '97 and Wayne's World, in which he played a bad cop, spoofing his T-1000 character.

Additionally, Patrick guest starred in three-high profile episodes of the television series, The Sopranos. He has also guest starred in several television series, including two episodes of the cable series The Outer Limits and an episode of Tales from the Crypt, and appeared in the cable television movie Decoy. He also provided the voice of Race Bannon in the animated series The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest.

Born in Marietta, Georgia, Patrick has lived in Dayton, Cleveland, Detroit and Boston. He played American Legion Baseball in high school and football at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, but after sitting in on drama classes, decided to pursue acting. In 1984 Patrick moved to Hollywood where he was cast in his stage debut as a beatnik in the play Go. While performing onstage, Patrick was discovered by a casting director for Roger Corman's production company and quickly won the role of a psychotic biker in his feature film debut, Warlords from Hell (1986). He later returned to the stage in the Los Angeles premiere of David Mamet's The Shawl at the Waterfront Stage.

Patrick resides in Los Angeles with his wife and family.


Annabeth Gish Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes)
Annabeth Gish has accrued an extensive list of credits crossing both the film and television mediums. She has completed the cable television film When the Music Stops and has also appeared in the feature films Buying the Cow, opposite Jerry O'Connell; Race to Space, opposite James Woods; and the independent features Pursuit of Happiness, opposite Frank Whaley; and Amy Canaan Mann's drama Morning.

Gish first gained the attention of critics and moviegoers at the age of 13 when, according to film critic Roger Ebert, she delivered a performance "of stunning power" in the feature film Desert Bloom. She went on to star in the acclaimed feature film Mystic Pizza with Julia Roberts before taking a four-year break from her career to attend Duke University and graduate cum laude with a degree in English.

Her additional feature film credits include Double Jeopardy, opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd and directed by Bruce Beresford, and the Sundance Film Festival favorite SLC Punk!. She has also had roles in the films Wyatt Earp, opposite Kevin Costner; Nixon, directed by Oliver Stone; Beautiful Girls; The Last Supper; Coup De Ville; Shag; and Steel.

Gish's numerous television credits include the Masterpiece Theater classic A Death in the Family, opposite James Cromwell; the television films Sealed With a Kiss; Different, opposite Lynn Redgrave; God's New Plan; To Live Again; What Love Sees; Someone You Know; and the miniseries True Women, opposite Dana Delaney and Angelina Jolie; and Scarlett.


Mitch Pileggi Mitch Pileggi (Assistant Director Skinner)
Born in Portland, Oregon, Mitch Pileggi was literally raised all over the world, as his father was a subcontractor for the Department of Defense. Consequently, Pileggi attended Fullerton College in California, the University of Maryland branch college in Munich, Germany, and the University of Texas.

After working briefly on Department of Defense contracts himself, 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, he made the move to Los Angeles.

Pileggi's feature film credits include Takedown 2000. The X-Files: Fight the Future, Gun Shy, Three O'Clock High, Basic Instinct, Vampire in Brooklyn, Guilty as Charged and Shocker.

On television, Pileggi hosted the weekly reality series Explaining the Unknown. He has had a recurring role on Dallas and has made guest star appearances on many series, including That 70's Show, Mad TV, Walker, Texas Ranger, Models, Inc., Roc, China Beach, Hooperman and Get a Life.

Pileggi appeared in the television movies Night Visions, Trapped and Knightrider 2000. He also has hosted the popular series of specials entitled Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed. Pileggi is married to actress Arlene Pileggi. The family resides in Los Angeles.


William B. Davis William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man)
William B. Davis' acting career began in Toronto when he was just 11 years old in a summer stock festival in Ontario, Canada. He followed with roles on stage and radio before continuing his education at the University of Toronto, where he earned a BA in Philosophy. He trained in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, worked as a freelance director in British repertory theater and ran the Dundee Repertory Theatre in Scotland. From there he went to The National Theatre of Great Britain.

In 1965, Davis returned to Canada, where he became Artistic Director of the English Acting Program at Canada's National Theatre School. He now serves as director at The William B. Davis Centre for Actor's Study in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is the former Artistic Director of both the National Theatre School and the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School.

His feature film credits include The X-Files, Killing Moon, Voyage of the Damned, Beyond Obsession, Hitman, Omen IV, Matinee, Beyond the Stars, Look Who's Talking, Head Office and Dead Zone. For Television, Davis has appeared in TV movies such as Not Our Son, On Wings of Fear, Circumstances Unknown, Anything to Survive, It, Sworn to Silence and Shattered Dreams. Upcoming projects include Saint Sinner and Arbor Vitae.

He also has appeared in such television series as Sliders, Outer Limits, North of 60, Nightmare Cafe, 21 Jump Street, Wiseguy, MacGyver, Street Justice, Captain Power and Airwolf.

Davis resides in Vancouver.


Nicholas Lea Nicholas Lea (Alex Krycek)
Lea was born June 22, 1962 in New Westminster, B.C., Canada. He didn't take up acting until he was 25; before that he sold clothes and was the lead singer for a band called Beau Monde. His acting training comes from Beverly Hills Playhouse, Charles Conrad Studios and the Gastown Actor's Studio.

Lea's television credits besides that of Alex Krycek on The X-Files, has been a reoccurring character, Ricky Caruso on the ABC cop show The Commish. He has had guest appearances on Highlander, Sliders, Jake and the Kid, Lonesome Dove, E.N.G., Taking the Falls, Robin's Hood, The Marshall, The Hat Squad, North of 60, and Madison. He also costarred in the movie of the week Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye with Jason Priestly of 90210 fame, and the telefilms Earth Angel and The Investigation.

His feature film credits include Ignition, Lunch with Charles, The Impossible Elephant, Vertical Limit , The Tool Shed, Star 80, From Pig to Oblivion, American Boyfriends, Xtro II: The Second Encounter, The Raffle and Bad Company. He also starred in John Woo's Once a Thief.

His stage appearances include For What We Reap (Station Street Theatre), Bloody Business (Western Canadian Theatre CO./New Bastion Theatre), Fair Game (Arts Club Theatre), and At Home (Gastown Theatre).

Lea currently resides in Vancouver.


Cary Elwes Cary Elwes (FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer)
Cary Elwes continues to impress critics and audiences with his wide array of roles which he embellishes with his distinct style and talent.

He appeared in the NBC mini-series, Uprising, opposite Jon Voight, Leelee Sobieski and David Schwimmer, a story about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising during the early 1940s.

Elwes appeared recently in Lions Gate's dramatic thriller, The Cat's Meow, opposite Kirsten Dunst and Eddie Izzard, based on the play by award-winning writer, Steven Peros, as well as Comic Book Villains. Upcoming projects include the feature film American Crime.

He starred with Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich in Lions Gate's Golden Globe nominated Shadow of the Vampire. The film rewrites film history with a comic edge by speculating that German director F.W. Murnau hired a real vampire as his leading man when making the 1922 classic Nosferatu.

Other films include director Tim Robbins' The Cradle Will Rock, with Emily Watson, John Tuturro, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon and Phillip Baker Hall. Elwes made his cinematic debut in Marek Kanievska's Another Country. He was then chosen by the director of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Trevor Nunn, to star opposite Helena Bonham-Carter in the highly acclaimed historical epic Lady Jane. This, in turn, led to Elwes being picked by Rob Reiner to star opposite Robin Wright in the now classic film, The Princess Bride.

The following year, Elwes appeared in the Academy AwardŽ-winning Glory, directed by Ed Zwick. In 1990, Elwes starred opposite Tom Cruise in Tony Scott's action-filled Days of Thunder.

He then went on to do the comedy Hot Shots with Jim Abrahams. That same year, he worked with Francis Ford Coppola on Bram Stoker's Dracula. He has appeared in the blockbusters Twister, with Helen Hunt; Liar Liar, with Jim Carrey; and the suspense thriller Kiss the Girls, with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. He also starred in the hilarious Robin Hood: Men in Tights and as famed Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins in HBO's critically acclaimed mini-series From the Earth to the Moon, produced by Tom Hanks.


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