The X-Files

The X-Files series teaser
The X-Files - Teaser
The X-Files series banner


`The truth is out there,' and FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien abductions and just about anything else paranormal.


  • Genre: Mystery, Science-fiction
  • Rating: 8.9 (292 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 1993 - 2018
  • Episodes per season: 25
  • Network: FOX (US)


The X-Files - season 1

Season 1 (1993)

Rating: 7.4
The X-Files - season 2

Season 2 (1994)

Rating: 7.4
The X-Files - season 3

Season 3 (1995)

Rating: 7.4
The X-Files - season 4

Season 4 (1996)

Rating: 7.4
The X-Files - season 5

Season 5 (1997)

Rating: 7.4
The X-Files - season 6

Season 6 (1998)

Rating: 7.4
The X-Files - season 7

Season 7 (1999)

Rating: 7.2
The X-Files - season 8

Season 8 (2000)

Rating: 7.4
The X-Files - season 9

Season 9 (2001)

Rating: 7.5
The X-Files - season 10

Season 10 (2016)

Rating: 7.0
The X-Files - season 11

Season 11 (2018)

Rating: 7.0

Characters and Actors

David Duchovny as Fox Mulder in The X-Files

Fox Mulder

Actor: David Duchovny
Also in: Californication, Twin Peaks
Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully in The X-Files

Dana Scully

Actor: Gillian Anderson
Also in: Hannibal, The Fall, Crisis
William B. Davis as Cigarette Smoking Man in The X-Files

Cigarette Smoking Man

Actor: William B. Davis
Also in: Continuum
Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner in The X-Files

Walter Skinner

Actor: Mitch Pileggi
Also in: Stargate Atlantis, Supernatural
Lauren Ambrose as Agent Einstein in The X-Files

Agent Einstein

Actor: Lauren Ambrose
Also in: Six Feet Under, Torchwood
Robbie Amell as Agent Miller in The X-Files

Agent Miller

Actor: Robbie Amell
Also in: The Flash (2014), Alcatraz
Robert Patrick as John Doggett in The X-Files

John Doggett

Actor: Robert Patrick
Also in: Scorpion, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes in The X-Files

Monica Reyes

Actor: Annabeth Gish
Also in: Sons of Anarchy, Pretty Little Liars
Cary Elwes as FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer in The X-Files

FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer

Actor: Cary Elwes
James Pickens Jr. as Alvin Kursh in The X-Files

Alvin Kursh

Actor: James Pickens Jr.
Also in: Grey's Anatomy
Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek in The X-Files

Alex Krycek

Actor: Nicholas Lea
Also in: Continuum
Tom Braidwood as Melvin Frohike in The X-Files

Melvin Frohike

Actor: Tom Braidwood
Bruce Harwood as John Byers in The X-Files

John Byers

Actor: Bruce Harwood
Dean Haglund as Richard "Ringo" Langly in The X-Files

Richard "Ringo" Langly

Actor: Dean Haglund
Jerry Hardin as Deep Throat in The X-Files

Deep Throat

Actor: Jerry Hardin
Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files

Marita Covarrubias

Actor: Laurie Holden
Also in: The Walking Dead
Steven Williams as Mr. X in The X-Files

Mr. X

Actor: Steven Williams
Also in: 21 Jump Street, Supernatural, The Leftovers