Mitchell Craig “Mitch” Pileggi is an American actor, best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell. He appeared in the 2008 film Flash of Genius. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Er…
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The X-Files, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Shocker, Gun Shy, Return of the Living Dead Part II, Three O’Clock High, The Girl In The Photographs, Transformers: The Last Knight, It’s Pat, Man in the Chair, Flash of Genius, Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!, Knight Rider 2000, Woodshop, Dangerous Touch, G…
The X-Files, Dallas, Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Stargate Atlantis, The Mountain, Tarzan, In Search of…, Supernatural
I like the shaved head and I like the beard. I’ve had people who want me to shave it. I tell them – I think this is the way I’m going to work.
My dad had an eighth grade education, and everything that he did in his life was just stuff that he went out and did – figured out what he needed to know and read. Very successful, a union contractor.
So far I’m still standing on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ but all the rest of the people on the show have me in their crosshairs so I’m waiting for the bullet in the head.
Appeared in the play “Frankie and Johnny in The Clair De Lune,” in Austin, Texas at Zachary Scott Theater. The play was controversial at the time as the actors were nude throughout the production.
He began acting while he was a high school student in Turkey, playing musical theater.
Will begin a reccuring role as Colonel Caldwell on the Sci-Fi series Stargate: Atlantis (2004). [March 2005]
Appeared in the original TV series “Dallas” (1978) and the 2012 continuation of “Dallas”. He plays a different, unrelated character in each one.
Can speak German, as a consequence of growing up in Germany for a while as an “army brat”.
Pileggi was working as a defense contractor in Isfahan, Iran, about two weeks before Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was deposed, in 1979. Due to strained relations between Iran and the United States, the company he worked for was evacuating the employees on a Pan American flight. Pileggi said in a 2008 radio interview that for some reason, possibly for a supernormal reason, he booked his own flight with Swiss Air, on the plane that would be the last out of the country for many days. They were supposed to land in Baghdad, Iraq, but a thunderstorm prevented any landings, so the pilot flew them to Athens, Greece. Pileggi said, “I think we got there on fumes.”.
In real life, Mitch Pileggi (Skinner) met his wife Arlene Warren on the set of The X-Files (1993) while she was stand-in to Gillian Anderson (Scully). In later episodes, Warren got some screen time–as Skinner’s secretary, named Arlene.