Pileggi, Mitch 1952–

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PILEGGI, Mitch 1952–


Surname is pronounced Puh–ledge–y; born April 5, 1952, in Portland, OR; son of Vito (a defense contractor) and Maxine (a homemaker) Pileggi; married Debbie Andrews, 1978 (divorced, 1983); married Arlene Warren (an actress), 1996; children: Sawyer (daughter). Education: University of Texas at Austin, business degree; attended Fullerton College and University of Maryland branch in Munich, Germany. Avocational Interests: Playing guitar, golfing, skating.

Addresses: Agent— Pakula King and Associates, 9229 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 315, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, TX, worked as a bookkeeper, a janitor, and a set builder prior to becoming an actor. Worked as a housing accounting specialist for a defense contractor in Iran, c. 1978–80.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 1997, 1998, and 1999, all for The X–Files.


Television Appearances; Series:

Assistant director Walter Sergei Skinner, The X–Files, Fox, 1994–2002.

Host, Exploring the Unknown, ABC Family Channel, 1999–2001, then Fox Family Channel, beginning 2001.

Host, In Search Of, Fox and USA Network, beginning 2000.

Richard Clayton, Tarzan, The WB, 2003.

Colin Downing, The Mountain, The WB, beginning 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Host and narrator, Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Fox, 1997–1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jerry Morrow, The Sky's No Limit (also known as The Sky's the Limit), CBS, 1984.

Verbeck, Dalton: Code of Vengeance II, NBC, 1986.

Gate person, U.S. Marshals: Waco & Rhinehart (also known as Line of Duty and Waco & Rhinehart), ABC, 1987.

Captain Keller, Night Visions (also known as Chameleon Blue and The Nightmare Café), NBC, 1990.

Thomas J. Watts, Knightrider 2000, NBC, 1991.

Thompson, Trouble Shooters: Trapped beneath the Earth (also known as Trapped and Troubleshooters), NBC, 1993.

Carl Rikker, Raven Hawk (also known as Ravenhawk), HBO, 1996.

Police chief Jeff Croy, Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! (also known as Marabunta), Fox, 1998.

Warren Jacobi, 1st to Die (also known as F1rst to Die and James Patterson's F1rst to Die), NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, More Secrets of the X–Files, Fox, 1996.

Himself, Inside the X–Files, Fox, 1998.

Assistant director Walter Sergei Skinner and himself, The X–Files Movie Special, Fox, 1998.

Narrator, Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?, Fox, 2001.

Assistant director Walter Sergei Skinner, The X–Files: The Truth (series finale), Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Barbecue Four," Dallas, CBS, 1983.

Paul Winkle, "The Road to Hope," The A Team, NBC, 1985.

Large biker, "Baby Talk," Hooperman, ABC, 1987.

Second Saunders henchman, "Battle Lines," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1987.

Second Saunders henchman, "Nowhere to Run," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1987.

Webster, "Hot Rocks," Ohara, ABC, 1987.

Nick, Downtown, CBS, 1987.

Eddie, "God of the Grape," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1989.

E.O.D. sergeant, "With a Little Help from My Friends," China Beach, ABC, 1989.

John Paul Sartre, "The Night of the Screams," Alien Nation, Fox, 1989.

Chuck Danko, "The Incident," Hunter, NBC, 1990.

Coach, "Ice Follies," Doctor, Doctor, CBS, 1990.

Morrisey, "April in Paris," Dallas, CBS, 1990.

Morrisey, "Charade," Dallas, CBS, 1990.

Morrisey, "Three–Three–Three: Part 1," Dallas, CBS, 1990.

Prisoner, "Death and Taxes," Mancuso F.B.I., NBC, 1990.

Detective Haley, "Full Disclosure," The Antagonists, CBS, 1991.

Rafe, "The Valley of Death," Guns of Paradise (also known as Paradise), CBS, 1991.

"Bully for Otis," Drexell's Class, Fox, 1991.

Nax, "Chris's Brain," Get a Life!, Fox, 1992.

White officer, "Roc Works for Joey," Roc, Fox, 1992.

Benny Dirkson, "My Momma's Back," Pointman, syndicated, 1995.

Hit man, "Sometimes a Great Commotion," Models Inc., Fox, 1995.

Jake Morgan, "Contact Sport," Players, NBC, 1997.

Paul Grady, "Money Talks," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1998.

Bull, "The Good Son," That '70s Show, Fox, 1999.

Himself, "Wes Craven," The Directors, Encore, 1999.

Terry Waters, "Viable Options," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000.

Voice of Dr. Stanton, "Payback," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 2000.

Assistant director Walter Sergei Skinner, "The Lying Game," The Lone Gunmen, Fox, 2001.

Al Hawke, "Nature of the Beast," Birds of Prey, The WB, 2002.

Himself, "The Tooth Is Out There," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2002.

Agent Jack Hammond, "Loss," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Bull Tully, Three on a Match, NBC, 1987.

Benny, Pointman, syndicated, c. 1994.

Film Appearances:

Woody, Mongrel, Rondo, Sutherland & Jenkins, 1982.

Stephens, On the Line (also known as Rio Abajo), El Iman/Amber, 1984.

Cannery laboratory foreman, Death Wish 4: The Crack-down, Cannon, 1987.

Duke Herman, Three O'Clock High (also known as After School, The Bell Rings at Three, One of These Days, and 3:00 High), Universal, 1987.

Sarge, Return of the Living Dead Part II (also known as Revenge of the Living Dead), Lorimar, 1988.

Caleb, Brothers in Arms, 1989.

Horace Pinker, Shocker (also known as Shocker: No More Mr. Nice Guy), Universal, 1989.

Dominique, Guilty as Charged, 1991.

Internal Affairs investigator, Basic Instinct (also known as Ice Cold Desire), TriStar, 1992.

Second concert guard, It's Pat, Buena Vista, 1994.

Vince, Dangerous Touch, 1994.

(Uncredited) Tony, Vampire in Brooklyn (also known as Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn), Paramount, 1995.

Assistant director Walter Sergei Skinner, The X Files (also known as Blackwood, Fight the Future, The X–Files, X–Files: Blackwood, The X Files: Fight the Future, X–Files: The Movie, and Aux frontieres du reel), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Bruce Koball, Takedown (also known as Hackers 2: Takedown), Dimension Films, 1999.

Dexter Helvenshaw, Gun Shy (also known as Gunshy), Buena Vista, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Bent, as Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ Super-star (musical), and in Lone Star, all Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, TX.



Assistant director Walter Sergei Skinner, The X–Files: The Unopened File, 1996.

Himself, The Making of "The X–Files: Fight the Future," 1998.

Video Games:

Voice of assistant director Walter Sergei Skinner, The X–Files Game (also known as The X–Files), 1998.

Voice of Dak'kon, Planescape: Torment, Black Isle Studios, 1999.

Voice of assistant director Walter Sergei Skinner, The X–Files: Resist or Serve, Vivendi Universal Games, 2004.


Narrator, Ruins (also known as X–Files: Ruins), by Kevin J. Anderson, HarperAudio, 1996.

Narrator, Antibodies (also known as X–Files: Antibodies), by Kevin J. Anderson, HarperAudio, 1997.



Cinefantastique, October, 1995, pp. 77–78; October, 1996, p. 30.

Cinescape, November, 1998, pp. 55–58.

Cult Times, December, 1998, pp. 12–13.

DreamWatch, July, 2002, pp. 64–66.

Entertainment Weekly, February 9, 1996.

People Weekly, May 6, 1996, pp. 213–14.

Satellite Times, September, 1996, p. 16.

SFX, January, 1996.

Shivers, October, 1996, pp. 40–44.

Starburst, January, 1996, pp. 27–30.

Starlog, April, 1996; September, 1998, pp. 56–59.

Toon In, September, 1998, pp. 4–5.

US Weekly, July, 1998, pp. 90–91.

X–Files Monthly, January, 1996, pp. 28–29; October, 1996, pp. 6–9; February, 1998, p. 6; December, 1998, pp. 14–19.

X–Files Official, winter, 1998, pp. 10–11; summer, 1998, pp. 20–29, 46–52; fall, 1998, pp. 46–51.