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The X-Files: What happened to the actors and how wealthy are they today?

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson fortunes
Not only does the X-Files go down in history as one of the most popular sci-fi TV series, but it has made the leading actors in particular rich. While the series ran in the US from 1993 to 2002, Fox TV has announced that the X-Files will make a comeback. So the charm of the unknown has not yet faded and is now bringing the X-Files back to life. By the way, the start of series production in Germany is on February 8th, 2016 on ProSieben. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, were certainly among the most popular characters in the format.

The X-Files has already won 3 Emmys and 5 Golden Globes in the past, so the creators of the series can now hope for a golden age again. In any case, the fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Because although The X-Files 2016 only as a short series with six episodes continues, Scully, Mulder and also Walter Skinner are back in the original line-up. After a 14-year break, fans can already look forward to the new X-Files adventures with glowing anticipation. But what has become of the actors in the meantime?

How has the X-Files fared and how rich are the actors today?

Dana Scully – Gillian Anderson (Net worth: 30 million euros)

Gillian Anderson net worth
After the X-Files was discontinued, Gillian Anderson continued to appear in various television productions, including appearing on television as part of the following series:

• Bleak House
• Crisis
• Hannibal
• A case

The role of Dana Scully remains her best-known role and the actress was only able to build on the successes from the X-Files to a limited extent. Gillian Anderson has also ended up on the theater stage. In London and New York she was one of the stars of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The American actress is currently worth at least 25 million US dollars (23 million euros).

Fox Mulder – David Duchovny (Net worth 55 million euros)

David Duchovny net worth
Who could forget David Duchovny in his star role as Fox Mulder? Things went a little better for him after the X-Files than for his colleague. From 2007 to 2014 David was the star of the US series “Californication.” The following film and TV hits are also on his account and have accordingly contributed to his fortune of 60 million US dollars (55 million euros):

• Aquarius
• Full frontal
• Connie and Carla
• House of D
• Trust the Man
• The TV Set
• Things We Lost in the Fire
• The Secret
• The Joneses
• Goats
• Phantom
• Louder Than Words

In addition, David Duchovny started off as a musician with his album “Hell Or Highwater” in 2015 and published his first book called “Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale.” So things could hardly be better for Scully at the moment.

Walter Skinner – Mitch Pileggi (net worth: 2.8 million euros)

Mitch Pileggi net worth
A long way behind Mulder and Scully are Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis with their rather modest fortunes. Mitch Pileggi, who should still be remembered by all X-Files fans with his role as Walter Skinner, is “only” 3 million US dollars (2.8 million euros. Although Pileggi keeps finding new roles on TV could fish, his appearances in the following series were far less well paid:

• Tarzan
• The Mountain
• Day break
• The Batman
• Stargate: Atlantis
• Dallas
• Brothers & Sisters
• Medium
• Supernatural
• Grey’s Anatomy
• Sons of Anarchy

The “cancer candidate” – William B. Davis (assets: 1.8 million euros)

William B. Davis, who appeared on the X-Files as “Cancer Candidate,” “The Smoker,” and as it later emerged as a CGB donor, has assets of $ 2 million. Compared to his former colleagues, he was rarely seen on TV. Although he was relatively successful with his roles in the series Continuum and Robson Arms, William devoted much of his time to his acting school, which he started.

Screenwriter and producer – Chris Carter (Net worth 180 million euros)

Chris Carter net worth
What about the man behind the X-Files? Chris Carter not only came up with the idea for the format, but also produced the series. The X-Files is and will be his greatest achievement, which was a major contributor to his $ 40 million net worth. Carter was also allowed to direct the “The X-Files” and “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” films, with the following series also coming from his pen:

  • The After (Amazon TV)
  • millennium
  • Harsh Realm
  • The Lone Gunmen

Image sources:
Cover picture, Gillian Anderson: Starfrenzy /
David Duchovny: DFree /
Chris Carter, Mitch Pileggi: kathclick /

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