|Agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder|
|Agent Dana Katherine Scully|
|Assistant Director Walter S. Skinner|
|"Deep Throat" - FAQ|
|"Smoking Man" a.k.a. "Cancer Man"|
|Agent Alex Krycek|
|The Lone Gunman|
|Duchovny, David - FAQ.|
|Gillian Anderson - FAQ.|
Agent Fox Mulder, an Oxford-trained psychologist with a photographic memory, is one of the FBI Violent Crimes division's best agents, although he is in disfavor with not only his superiors but also his colleagues because of his interest in the Bureau's X files. He stumbled upon these files, dealing with unexplained phenomena, during his first three years with the Bureau, as a crack analyst in the Bureau's behavioral sciences department. [Chris Carter, _Starlog #201_, April 1994] His fascination with the paranormal stems from a childhood incident -- his sister Samantha disappeared from their home in Chilmark, Mass. (pop. 650) when he was 12 and she was 8. Mulder claims she was abducted by aliens; during regressions he recalled hearing his sister's cries for help, and a bright light which kept him paralyzed and told him that his sister would be all right. [Conduit] This memory differs from a dream Mulder experienced one night [Little Green Men]. Mulder has come in contact with an alien hybrid who claimed to be Samantha and an alien bounty hunter who told him that his sister was alive. He has vowed to continue his search for her [Colony/End Game]. Mulder's early meteoric rise at the Bureau enabled him to make high-placed friends in Congress -- one of them being SETI proponent and influential senator Richard Matheson [Little Green Men]. These contacts had kept him from retribution from higher-ups, although they assigned him a partner, with the tacit idea of discrediting what he does so that he can be dismissed. However, Mulder picked up a somewhat vacillating ally in a mysterious covert individual known as Deep Throat. [Deep Throat, Fallen Angel, Eve, Young at Heart, E.B.E., Erlenmeyer Flask]. Deep Throat was killed by an equally mysterious covert opponent (Crew Cut Man) during an attempt to rescue Mulder. Mulder confirmed his burial at Arlington "through eight-power binoculars from a thousand yards away." [Little Green Men]. But he has acquired a second "deep information" associate, someone who is referred to as X. [Sleepless] This mysterious man has been less helpful to Mulder than his dead colleague. Mulder has also been told by an unknown individual that he has "a friend in the FBI" [The Host]. This friend may or may not be be Assistant Director Skinner [One Breath]. At the end of Season 1, the X Files division was shut down and Mulder was reassigned to wiretap surveillance [Little Green Men, The Host]. He also reluctantly acquired a new partner, Special Agent Alex Krycek [Sleepless, Duane Barry, Ascension], a younger agent who purported to be a believer, not only in Mulder's ideas but in Mulder himself. Mulder's days in this mind-numbing duty were numbered, however. Assistant Director Skinner obliquely acknowledged that the X Files department served a valuable purpose in dealing successfully with the Bureau's oddball cases [The Host] and was bringing to light information that other covert parties would prefer to keep buried [Ascension]. Following the disappearance of Mulder's former partner Dana Scully, Skinner officially reopened the X Files [Ascension]. At the end of Season 2, Mulder came into possession of a Defense Department classified, Navajo-coded electronic document that purported to be the records of events surrounding a covert government operation from 50 years ago. Opponents tried to discredit him by adulterating his drinking water with a substance making him progressively violent. His father, who was somehow connected to the operation, was murdered, with Mulder as the prime suspect. Going into hiding with Scully, Mulder ended up in New Mexico investigating evidence that proved the validity of the secret document. He was found out by Cigarette Smoking Man, and his fate is, at this time, unknown. [Anasazi] Mulder is known around the Bureau by the nickname of "Spooky" [Pilot, Young at Heart] both because of his uncanny ability to process information and leap ahead to logical conclusions, and because of his interest in paranormal phenomena. "He is considered a loose cannon, a person who is maybe wasting time and money, and also his expertise, on an area the Bureau thinks has very little value." [Carter, Starlog] Due to an incident on one of his first Bureau assignments (a fellow agent was killed) [Young at Heart], he eschews following investigations "by the book," opting instead for his own instincts and methods. He keeps notes for his field reports in a handwritten journal [Born Again]. His favorite alias is George Hale [Little Green Men; Sleepless]. We believe Mulder doesn't "have a life," as we have seen nothing of his off-duty activities. However, some of this may stem from a relationship he had at Oxford ten years ago with a woman who is now with Scotland Yard (Phoebe Green [Fire]). He apparently was in love with her but she not with him. With the dissolution of the X Files division, however, Mulder may have been trying to revive his social life; an answering machine message berated him for missing a lunch date [Little Green Men]. Mulder's birthdate is Oct. 11, 1960 [X Files Fan Club newsletter]. His parents appear to be separated. His father, Bill, worked in an unknown capacity for the State Department, and was murdered by Krycek before telling Mulder about secrets in his past. He has a fear of fire [Fire], which may have been conquered during his rescue of the children of British MP Sir Malcolm Marsden (who also happened to be Phoebe's latest fling). He is also a fan of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). [Space] He has a habit of unshelling shelled sunflower seeds (a habit he shares with his father [Aubrey]), and making droll comments which X-Philes have come to note as "Mulderisms." Mulder enjoys wearing moderately wild ties to work, and seems to be a New York Knicks fan [Beyond the Sea, Little Green Men] as well as a Washington Redskins fan [Irresistible]. He appears to have a fondness for classic rock [minor references, Beyond the Sea, Gender Bender] and classic science fiction movies [Tooms, Erlenmeyer Flask], and iced tea seems to be his nonalcoholic beverage of choice [Tooms]. He also keeps himself physically fit by running [Pilot, Deep Throat, Humbug] and swimming [Duane Barry]. There are suggestions that Mulder has an interest in pornography -- in "Jersey Devil," we see Mulder looking at the centerfold of some "men's magazine" talking about how the woman claims she was abducted by aliens; in another episode Scully remarks that she hadn't seen Mulder that excited since she caught him going through the Adult Video News; a third episode mentions a subscription to Celebrity Skin, and he appears to be viewing a porno video in a fourth . As a psychologist, he favors using hypnotic regression as a psychological healing tool, and hates the unnecessary use of medication [Born Again].
Dana Katherine Scully is a medical doctor with an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Maryland [Jersey Devil]. She was recruited for the FBI right out of medical school, and had been teaching at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. She was assigned by Section Chief Scott Blevins to be Mulder's partner in order to keep an eye on him and determine whether he is perhaps too obsessed with the X files. Scully is skeptical of anything paranormal, believing that everything has a logical, scientifically-quantified explanation. Though in most of the cases she and Mulder have been on she has not witnessed any overt paranormal activities, she has had brushes with unexplainable phenomena that may have her start questioning her beliefs [Beyond the Sea; Lazarus; Born Again; Erlenmeyer Flask; Fresh Bones; Colony; End Game; The Calusari]. However, she is determined to uncover the science behind the phenomena [End Game]. At the end of Season 1, the X Files division was shut down and Scully was reassigned, returning to the FBI academy at Quantico, Va. to instruct new agents on the basics of forensic medicine [Little Green Men]. However, Mulder called upon her expertise in violent crime cases to which he had been assigned [The Host, Blood]. Scully was abducted by escaped mental patient Duane Barry and disappeared [Ascension]. After a three-month absence, she showed up at a Georgetown hospital in a coma [One Breath]. She revived and recovered, and is back as Mulder's partner.The missing memories during her disappearance may be surfacing, however [Irresistible]. At the end of Season 2, Scully went into hiding with Mulder, missing a scheduled meeting with Skinner and putting her career in jeopardy. [Anasazi] Scully, born Feb. 23, 1966, [Lazarus, One Breath] is a middle child; she has one older and one younger brother [Born Again], and an older sister, Melissa [One Breath]. Her father died early in 1994; they were apparently close at one time (she called him Ahab; he called her Starbuck), but her family disapproved of her joining the Bureau. [Beyond the Sea] She had a yearlong relationship with an instructor at the Academy, Jack Willis, with whom she shared the same birthdate. [Lazarus] She is just as much a workaholic as Mulder, and is currently not seeing anyone [Jersey Devil]. Scully drinks her coffee with cream, no sugar [E.B.E.]. She was raised as a Catholic [Miracle Man]. She wears a necklace bearing a small cross, which was left behind in the car in which she was abducted [Ascension] and was returned to her by Mulder [One Breath].
[Season 1] Section Chief Scott Blevins (Charles Cioffi) is with the Violent Crimes Section of the Bureau. [Pilot] Blevins assigned Scully to be Mulder's partner, and her field reports were sent to his office. [early episodes] [Season 1]Section Chief Joseph McGrath (Frederick Coffin) is with the Office of Professional Responsibility [Fallen Angel] and seemed determined to have Mulder fired and the X Files shut down.
[Seasons 1 and 2] Assistant Director Walter S. Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) is Mulder's and Scully's superior. He warned both Scully and Mulder that their unorthodox methods of investiation may have dire consequences [Tooms], and followed through by shutting down the X Files division at an order from "the highest levels of government." [Erlenmeyer Flask] He has since had second throughts and reopened the X Files [Ascension]. He has also overtly showed his support for Mulder [One Breath; End Game], but is trying (in vain) to keep Mulder from going over the edge [F.Emasculata; Soft Light; Anasazi]. Kit29@aol.com is keeping an FAQ on Assistant Director Skinner and his real-life portrayer Pileggi.
[Season 1] "Deep Throat" (Jerry Hardin) is a mysterious individual believed to be some sort of higher-up government official. Mulder contacted him via a blue light shining from his apartment window; DT called Mulder and signaled him with a series of clicks [E.B.E.]. The method of choosing a meeting place was not determined. He appears to have been exterminated in the episode "The Erlenmeyer Flask." Speculation on Deep Throat is contained in Internal Affairs X-File Inquiry #875110-6249 [aka the Deep Throat FAQ, posted by Special Agent Jeff Gostin].
[Season 1 and 2] "Cigarette Smoking Man" (William B. Davis) is another mysterious individual who, like Deep Throat, appears to be a higher-up government official with some power. Assistant Director Skinner seemed to be deferring to his opinion early in our notice of him [Tooms] but Skinner ordered him out of his office during a discussion with Mulder after the agent had abandoned his assignment to investigate possible alien contact in Puerto Rico [Little Green Men]. CSM apepars to be back in power, however [F. Emasculata, Anasazi]. CSM has also kept a silent watch on the proceedings in Blevins's and Skinner's offices and buried vital evidence in a secret Pentagon storage room [Pilot, Erlenmeyer Flask]. He also used Special Agent Alex Krycek to keep an eye on Mulder and any of Mulder's investigations [Sleepless, Duane Barry, Ascension]. Mulder pulled a gun on him and threatened him with death in his studio apartment (at 900 W. Georgia St.) [One Breath]. He seems to be an acquaintance of Mulder's father Bill [Anasazi].
[Season 1 and 2] "Lone Gunmen" Byers (Bruce Harwood), Langly (Dean Haglund), and Frohike (Tom Braidwood) are three of Mulder's sources who work at "The Lone Gunman," a publication dealing with perceived government conspiracies. Frohike has a crush on Scully [E.B.E., Little Green Men, One Breath; Fearful Symmetry]. He seemed to have a role in Mulder and Scully's assignment to a manhunt for escaped convicts [F. Emasculata]. A fourth Lone Gunman, computer hacker The Thinker (Bernie Coulson), has put Mulder and Scully in grave danger by obtaining a copy of a classified government document [Anasazi].
[Season 1 and 2] Margaret Scully (Sheila Larken) is Dana Scully's mother [Beyond the Sea, Ascension, One Breath]. She has had certain unexplained perceptions about her daughter [Ascension], leading to indications that Scully herself may be extranormally perceptive [Aubrey].
[Season 2] Special Agent Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea) moved into the role of Mulder's partner with the unexplained murders of former Vietnam veterans [Sleepless]. We discovered, however, that Krycek had a hidden agenda, as a lackey for Cigarette Smoking Man: keep an eye on Mulder and keep him from finding out information that would bring certain covert activities to light [Sleepless, Ascension]. With the disappearance of Dana Scully and the reopening of the X Files, Krycek himself disappeared [Ascension]. He reappeared, briefly, to murder Mulder's father and attempt to kill Mulder himself, but was able to make his escape. [Anasazi]
[Season 2] "X" (Steven Williams), an acquaintance of Deep Throat, is even more mysterious than his predecessor. X's information is even more reluctantly shared. Mulder is able to contact X by taping an X to his front window and shining a light through it [One Breath; Colony; End Game]. X seems to be involved with a different covert group than Cigarette Smoking Man's; he kidnapped a scientist with vitally powerful information concerning an illicit experiment. [Soft Light.]
Chris Carter, 37, began his career as a screenwriter in 1985 at The Walt Disney Studios. Previously, Carter, who has a journalism degree from Cal State - Long Beach, had been working as a freelance journalist, writing and traveling extensively abroad. At Disney, Carter wrote and produced several television movies in addition to the television pilot _Cameo by Night_ for NBC and _The Nanny_, a sitcom for The Disney Channel. He took a short leave of absence from Disney to co-produce the second season of the comedy series _Rags to Riches_, starring Joe Bologna, and returned in 1989 to create and executive produce "Brand New Life," a recurring comedy series which ran as part of a rotating schedule on Disney's Sunday night lineup. [Fox press packet for _X Files_] Carter's favorite X Files episodes so far are: Beyond the Sea, Colony/End Game, Duane Barry, Sleepless, and Fresh Bones. (AOL X Files conference March 94).
David Duchovny, 34, is probably best known for his memorable role as the transvestite detective Dennis/Denise in the television series "Twin Peaks." A native New Yorker, Duchovny graduated from Princeton University and then earned a graduate degree in English literature at Yale University, preparing for a career as a teacher. While at Yale, he began commuting to New York to study acting as a background to screenwriting and was soon appearing in off-Broadway plays. In 1987, in the midst of his doctoral studies, he left Yale to pursue acting full time. Duchovny (pronounced doo-kuv'-nee), 6'1" tall, was born August 7, 1960. His parents, Amran (a publicist for the American Jewish Committee) and Margaret (an elementary school teacher) divorced when he was 11. He has one brother, Daniel, and a sister, Laurie. He has a girlfriend, actresss Perrey Reeves, and resides in Malibu, Calif. [Fox press packet for _X Files_ and _People_ magazine, April 18, 1994 issue]. A FAQ on Duchovny is posted on the first of the month by Kellie Matthews-Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sarah Stegall (email@example.com). There are various "hormone brigades" devoted to Duchovny. The David Duchovny Estrogen Brigade (DDEB) mail list and its sister group the DDEB-2 list are both full. You can still join the Duchovniks list by sending the message "Subscribe duchovny-L <yourfirstname> <yourlastname>" to firstname.lastname@example.org. The DDEB home page is located at http://www.egr.uh.edu/~escco/DDEB.html. *Filmography* New Years Day 1988 Working Girl 1988 Bad Influence 1988, 1989 "Twin Peaks" 1990 The Rapture 1991 Julia Has Two Lovers 1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 Denial 1991 Venice/Venice 1992 Ruby 1992 "Red Shoe Diaries" 1992--present Chaplin 1992 Beethoven 1992 "Baby Snatcher" 1992 Kalifornia 1993 "The X Files" 1993-present
Gillian (pronounced jill'-ee-an) Anderson first gained recognition as an actresss for her off-Broadway performance in Alan Ayckbourne's "Absent Friends" at the Manhattan Theater Club, for which she won a Theatre World Award. Her love of theater began in high school where she participated in community theater. In college, Anderson studied with the National Theater of Great Britain at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and then at the Goodman Theater School at Chicago's DePaul University, where she obtained her BFA degree. Anderson, 5' 2" tall, was born August 9, 1968 and lives in Los Angeles. [Fox press packet for _X Files_] She is married to former _X Files_ art director Clyde Klotz, and gave birth to a daughter, Piper, on Sept. 25, 1994. She is not related in any way to Jo Anderson who appeared as Diana in the television show _Beauty and the Beast_. Nor is she the woman salesperson that appears in the Saturn commercials. A FAQ on Anderson has been put together by Alan Sawyer, email@example.com. You can read this FAQ on the following home page: http://icarus.uic.edu/~echave1/ooky/ooky.html. There is also a GA mail list: Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the message "Subscribe email@example.com <firstname lastname>." If you have problems subscribing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gillian Anderson Testosterone Brigade home page is at http://www.phoenix.net/~kinase/GATB/gatb.html. *Filmography* Home Fires Burning 1992 "Class of '96" (8th ep.) 1993 "The X Files" 1993-present "Exit to Eden" (audiotape) 1993
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