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A five-time Emmy Award nominated and the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards, R.W Goodwin is the director and co-producer with James Swift of the new feature film, Alien Trespass (2009), starring Eric McCormack.

As an Executive Producer for his work on the hit, cult television series, The X-Files (1993), Goodwin received four Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. The producer and director has numerous made-for-television movies and series to his credit. In addition to his work on The X-Files (1993), Goodwin was Executive Producer for television series including Hooperman (1987), Mancuso, FBI (1989), Life Goes On (1989) and The Fugitive (2000), to name a few. Born Too Soon (1993), Living a Lie (1991), Those She Left Behind (1989), Downpayment on Murder (1987), Acceptable Risks (1986) and the Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Winter of Our Discontent (1983) are among the many Network TV movies Goodwin has produced. As co-head of independent Goodmark Productions, Goodwin produced the Richard Donner-directed motion picture, Inside Moves (1980).

Goodwin has also served as a writer on one episode of The X-Files (1993) as well as directing nine episodes of the long-running series, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Among additional recognition that Goodwin has received for his work, includes an Emmy Nomination in the category of Outstanding Children's Program for the television movie, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: The Girl Who Spelled Freedom (1986).

Goodwin was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to an American father and an Australian mother, so from birth has had dual citizenship with both countries. He came to the United States at the age of two, lived two years in Boston, then moved to Southern California where he was raised. He graduated from UCLA before starting work in the mail room at CBS. From there he worked his way up to producing, writing and directing. He is married to actress Sheila Larken who appeared in the recurring role of Scully's mother on The X-Files (1993). Since 1993, the Goodwins have lived in northwest Washington state.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: R.W. Goodwin

Spouse (2)

Sheila Larken (? - present) (2 children)
Sandy Goodwin (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (2)

His wife, Sheila Larken, frequently appears in his TV series, The X-Files (1993).
Has 2 children with his wife, Sheila Larken: two sons, Jesse Goodwin and Matthew Goodwin, and a son - George Goodwin - with his first wife, Sandy.

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