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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
Mr. X
Margaret Scully
The Lone Gunman
FBI Superiors

Real Names

Chris Carter
Duchovny, David - FAQ.
Gillian Anderson - FAQ.

Fox Mulder

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
    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 [3]. As a psychologist, he favors using
hypnotic regression as a psychological healing tool, and hates the
unnecessary use of medication [Born Again].

Dana Scully

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.
    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].

FBI Superiors

[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.

Walter S. Skinner

[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]. is keeping an FAQ on Assistant Director Skinner and his
real-life portrayer Pileggi.

"Deep Throat"

[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].

"Smoking Man"

[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].

"Lone Gunmen"

[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].

Margaret Scully

[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].

Alex Krycek

[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]

"Mr. X"

[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

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

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 ( and Sarah Stegall
    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>
    The DDEB home page is located at

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"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 Anderson

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, You can read this FAQ on the following
home page:
    There is also a GA mail list:  Send e-mail to with the message "Subscribe <firstname lastname>." If you
have problems subscribing, contact
    The Gillian Anderson Testosterone Brigade home page is at

Home Fires Burning			1992
"Class of '96" (8th ep.)		1993
"The X Files"				1993-present
"Exit to Eden" (audiotape)		1993

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