Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner
Born in Portland, Oregon, Mitch Pileggi was raised all over the world, as his father was a subcontractor on Department of Defense projects. After later working briefly on Department of Defense projects himself, Pileggi got involved in regional theater in Austin, Texas, performing in such productions as Jesus Christ Superstar, Lone Star and Bent. When he began landing a few small parts on television, Pileggi made the move to Los Angeles.
Pileggi has developed a large following in the science fiction community, due to his role on The X-Files. Other television credits include the role of Harris Ryland on Dallas, and recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, Brothers & Sisters, Supernatural and Grey’s Anatomy. He also appeared opposite Kevin Spacey in the cable film Recount, directed by Jay Roach. Pileggi’s feature film credits include Basic Instinct, Shocker, Gun Shy and Man in the Chair.