The best guest stars of season 2 in order of greatest to least preformances. This list is based soley on the work they did on season one of "the X files," not anything else.
F.Y.I.(The Lone Gunmen go together because one of the main things that made them so enjoyable was the way they played off each other.)
“ Walter Skinner ” - JohnSlash
“ Cigarette Smoking Man ” - JohnSlash
The Cando-American actor Peter Donat had a 50-year-long career in TV, motion pictures and theater. So respected was Donat, that Francis Ford Coppola
considered casting him in the role of Tom Hagen in The Godfather
that went to Robert Duvall
. The nephew of Oscar-winning actor Robert Donat
, Peter was born Pierre Collingwood Donat on January 20...
“ William Mulder ” - JohnSlash
“ Alex Krycek ” - JohnSlash
Anthony Marcus Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joe Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at the age of ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents...
“ Dr. Chester Ray Banton ” - JohnSlash
Nick was born in New York, New York, and during middle school moved upstate to Albany, New York where he became a basketball standout at Albany High School. Form there Nick attended Brown University and began his quest to reach his dream as an NBA player. During his freshman year he had a career ending injury and decided to take up acting...
“ Donald Addie Pfaster ” - JohnSlash
“ Melvin Frohike ” - JohnSlash
Bruce was born in North Vancouver but then moved to Prince Rupert. When he was in elementary school, his family moved to Vernon, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley, where he lived until going to the University of British Columbia. He met Heather when they were in Junior High School together, but didn't start a romance until he was in University...
“ John Fitzgerald Byers ” - JohnSlash
“ Richard 'Ringo' Langly ” - JohnSlash
Noted for his dangerous, chameleon-like portrayals while possessing the scariest-looking pair of eyes in the business, leathery-looking Steve Railsback has mesmerized us over the years with a number of weird, often warped roles both on film and television. While never achieving the degree of stardom deserved...
“ Duane Barry ” - JohnSlash
“ Phyllis Paddock ” - JohnSlash
“ Captain William Scully ” - JohnSlash
Melinda McGraw is known for her range, playing a wide variety of roles in comedy and drama alike. She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed turn as Bobbie Barrett in Season 2 of "Mad Men" which earned her a Screen Actors' Guild Award as part of the Best Ensemble Cast, as well as an OFTA Television Award for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2007)...
“ Melissa Scully ” - JohnSlash
Perrey Reeves was born in New York City and raised in the countryside of New Hampshire. Her parents, both academics, were from upper-class families. Her paternal grandfather, Hazard E. Reeves
, was a sound pioneer who introduced magnetic stereophonic sound to films, and her maternal great-grandfather...
“ Kristen Kilar ” - JohnSlash
Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous articles on food for magazines and newspapers. In 2001, he received the James Beard
“ Lanny ” - JohnSlash
“ Albert Hosteen ” - JohnSlash
“ Sheriff Hamilton ” - JohnSlash
Michael J. Anderson
Michael Anderson was born in Huron, South Dakota, at 10:30 P.M., on Halloween night. Subject to a genetic anomaly known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, he grew up in a wheelchair. After graduating high school, he traveled America, singing for tips and living in his car. For six years, he attended the University of Colorado where he majored in numerous subjects ranging from philosophy to microbiology...
“ Mr. Nutt ” - JohnSlash
“ Dr. Blockhead ” - JohnSlash
The Enigma, born Paul Lawrence, is a performer, an actor and a musician - he plays piano, guitar and flute, he sings and he composes. He has undergone extensive body modification, including horn implants, ear reshaping, multiple body piercings, and a full-body jigsaw-puzzle tattoo. He is famous for his sideshow stunts: he started performing sword-swallowing at the age of 15.
“ The Conundrum ” - JohnSlash
Raymond J. Barry
Raymond J. Barry was born in New York, and attended Brown University, where he was a star athlete in football, basketball, and track. While there, he earned his degree in Philosophy and as a senior, was cast in the stage production of "Picnic," where he played a football player. He then entered the Yale Drama School and after completing...
“ Senator Richard Matheson ” - JohnSlash
Bill Dow is an award-winning actor and director (and occasional writer) in theatre, film, and television, with scores of credits over a long and varied career. Currently appearing in two hit television series, Bill Dow is a versatile and sought after performer. As Dr. Lee on Stargate SG-1
, he is the passionate...
“ Chuck Burke ” - JohnSlash
Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk
. Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut...
“ Augustus Cole ” - JohnSlash
“ Samantha Mulder Clone ” - JohnSlash
CCH Pounder (the CCH standing for Carol Christine Hilaria, her birth name). As can be said of other similarly styled actresses such as Alfre Woodard
and Cicely Tyson
, most of Pounder's characters are enriched with these same positive attributes and it is a testament to this actress' abilities that she continues on such a high plane in a nearly three-decade career...
“ Agent Lucy Kazdin ” - JohnSlash
“ Dr. Landon Price / Gregor ” - JohnSlash
Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least until 1999 and his appearance on NBC's acclaimed political drama, The West Wing
“ Daniel Trepkos ” - JohnSlash
“ Pete Calcagni ” - JohnSlash
Mark knew he wanted to be an actor at age nine; he took his career and studies to Europe to fulfill his dream. Once there, he was asked by five major acting schools to join them. He chose the Drama Centre London
where he studied for five years. Then, Mark beat out 2,000 others for an important position in the Theatre Communications Group National Finals...
“ Richard Odin ” - JohnSlash
“ Gird Thomas ” - JohnSlash
Charles Martin Smith
Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. Born in Van Nuys, California, Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, usually a rare occurrence. After a few years of working in film, he landed the role of Terry "The Toad" Fields in George Lucas
' 1973 film...
“ Dr. Osbourne ” - JohnSlash
“ CIA Agent Ambrose Chapel ” - JohnSlash
Brian Earl Thompson was born on August 28, 1959 in Ellensburg, Washington. Raised on the Columbia River in Longview, he learned the value of academics and athletics, as the son of two teachers and the second of six siblings. His interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high school with the role of the Russian ballet instructor...
“ Alien Bounty Hunter ” - JohnSlash
Gary and his wife Glenda, moved to Los Angeles in 1977 for Gary to pursue a writing career. He went on an open call as an actor, got the part, and now two hundred parts later Gary is still acting. Gary and Glenda now have a home in Mississippi and an apartment in Los Angeles and Gary works both the southern and L.A. markets...
“ Sheriff Tom Arens ” - JohnSlash
In 2011, Cunningham will debut his biggest project to date, starring alongside Noah Wyle, and Moon Bloodgood in the Steven Spielberg / Dreamworks produced series "Falling Skies," for TNT. Cunningham is a scene stealer, as "John Pope," the rogue survivor of the alien attack that has hit the world. In...
“ Lt. Terry Wilman ” - JohnSlash
Callum Keith Rennie
Callum Keith Rennie
was born in England, raised in Alberta, Canada and came late to acting - he discovered theatre in Edmonton at the age of 25. Starting out in university radio and working his way to the renowned Shaw Festival, Callum moved to Vancouver and quickly caught the eye of producers and directors. Currently he lives in Vancouver.
“ Cemetery Groundskeeper ” - JohnSlash
“ Chester Bonaparte ” - JohnSlash
“ Flukeman ” - JohnSlash