Beyond Mulder and Scully:

The Mysterious Characters of The X-Files

by Andy Mangels

Pub. Price $16.95, Paperback, 256 pages
Published by Citadel Press
Publication date: February 1, 1998
ISBN: 0-8065-1933-9

While X-FILES stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (a.k.a. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully) have received a great deal of attention, little has been revealed about the show's secretive characters, including "Deep Throat," "X," and "Cigarette Smoking (or Cancer) Man." This book exposes the Truth about these shadowy figures and the actors who play them, via biographies, interviews, trivia, and more. Photos. 256 pp.

And here's some more info, courtesy of Andy himself:

At last! An X-FILES book that tells you about ALL of the popular series’ incredible actors!

Just released from Citadel Press is an exhaustive 260-page book which spotlights over 100 familiar faces and supporting actors from one of the most watched TV series of the decade. While the storylines of THE X-FILES engage viewers, it is the actors who truly bring the show to life. And while David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are terrific, they don’t carry the series by themselves. They’re not the ones who swim through sewage in a rubber Flukeman outfit, or wear prosthetic limbs, or fight off rapes by invisible lovers, or get a charge from lightning bolt-throwing friends. And though they may be at the center of the conspiracies that swirl around them, they aren’t the faces behind the conspiracies.

Giving THE X-FILES its mysterious quality and eerie edge week after week are its wonderful character actors, many of whom look familiar but have not become household names - even though they’ve appeared in scores of movies and television shows and most viewers have seen them dozens of times.

Beyond Mulder and Scully takes a look at the men and women who make the show so watchable, with over 100 in-depth profiles, exhaustive credit lists, over 50 photos, and a whopping total of 31 actor interviews!

Contents include:

  14 pp. chapter on Mitch Pileggi (A.D. Skinner) with complete credits
  16 pp. chapter on Jerry Hardin (Deep Throat) with interview and complete credits
  15 pp. chapter on Steven Williams (Mr. X) with complete credits
  10 pp. chapter on Nicholas Lea (Alex Krycek) with complete credits
  17 pp. chapter on William B. Davis (CSM) with interview and complete credits
  5 pp. chapter on The Lone Gunmen with complete credits

The rest of the book takes you through every episode of the first four seasons of THE X-FILES, introducing you to the guest actors and characters who make the show so chilling yet so believable. The behind-the-scenes stories related in the interviews and profiles will give you a whole new perspective on television’s most popular and best-cast drama series.

Learn more about the lives and careers of such X-FILES semi-regulars as Brian Thompson (the Bounty Hunter), Doug Hutchison (Tooms), Steve Railsback (Duane Barry), Megan Leitch (Samantha Mulder), Peter Donat (Bill Mulder), Melinda McGraw (Melissa Scully), John Neville (Well-Manicured Man), Brenden Beiser (Agent Pendrell), and Roy Thinnes (Jeremiah Smith). Plus, take a look at the famous faces who’ve appeared on the series, such as Vincent Schiavelli, Terry O’Quinn, Dan Butler, Bruce Weitz, J.T. Walsh, Peter Boyle, Ed Lauter, Tony Todd, B.D. Wong, Charles Nelson Reilly, Tucker Smallwood, Ruben Blades, Jodie Foster, Joe Spano, and dozens more!

Beyond Mulder and Scully is absolutely packed with inside information on all the stars of THE X-FILES, and it’s in stores now. It's time the spotlight turned on the other mysterious characters, and since the book is unauthorized, that also means its completely uncensored!

Author Andy Mangels has been writing about science fiction and horror movies and television shows for over a decade. He is the author of Star Wars: The Essential Guide To Characters (Del Rey), and has also written best-selling comic book series for Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, and others. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and can be contacted with questions about his book at

Look for Beyond Mulder and Scully at your local bookstore. Or order it online, at a discount, at or Barnes & Noble!

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