ByGrant Hermanns, writer at Creators.co
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Grant Hermanns

While Fox's hit sci-fi show The X-Files is considered one of the best science fiction television shows of all time, and helped to launch the careers of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the show also featured a large number of guest stars in its 9 year and 9 season run. With the upcoming revival series premiering at the end of the month it, like many of you, is causing me to almost have Netflix on 24/7 to catch up in time for the debut.

Not really, but that's okay.
Not really, but that's okay.

Now, before I get to the long list of memorable guest players, I want to give a shoutout to the honorable mentions for this list. You may recognize a couple of them from some of your favorite stuff, or you may not know them at all, but here they are:

-Xander Berkeley & Felicity Huffman (Seas. 1, Ep. 8)

-Zeljko Ivanek (Seas. 1, Ep. 23)

-CCH Pounder (Seas. 2, Ep. 5)

-Perry Reeves (Seas. 2, Ep. 7)

-Constance Zimmer (Seas. 7, Ep. 13)

-Michael Emerson (Seas. 9, Ep. 18)

Now that we've discussed those who (unfortunately) didn't make the list, it's time to recall the 25 most memorable guest stars of The X-Files.

(P.S. As with the honorable mentions, the list goes in chronological order of appearance)

Seth Green - Emil (Seas. 1, Ep. 2 "Deep Throat)

There'll be clay-mated Star Wars and Mario.
There'll be clay-mated Star Wars and Mario.

Brad Dourif - Luther Lee Boggs (Seas. 1, Ep. 13 "Beyond the Sea)

Hi, I used to be Chucky, want to play?
Hi, I used to be Chucky, want to play?

Michael Horse - Sheriff Charles Tskany (Seas. 1, Ep. 19 "Shapes")

Wait, is he not wearing a dress and a wig?
Wait, is he not wearing a dress and a wig?

Now, Horse appears on this list for two distinct reasons: He was an important character on one of my favorite shows of all time, Twin Peaks, and this episode served as a reunion between him and Duchovny after said show.

Jon Gries & Tony Todd - Salvatore Matola & Augustus Cole (Seas. 2, Ep. 4 "Sleepless")

Bradley Whitford, Leland Orser, Shawnee Smith & Hiro Kanagawa - Daniel Trepkos, Jason Ludwig, Jessie O'Neil, Peter Tanaka (Seas. 2, Ep. 9 "Firewalker")

Terry O'Quinn - Lt. Brian Tillman (Seas. 2, Ep. 12 "Aubrey")

I'm always hiding something, aren't I?
I'm always hiding something, aren't I?

Michael J. Anderson - Mr. Nutt (Seas. 2, Ep. 20 "Humbug")

No, I won't speak backwards, and I won't dance.
No, I won't speak backwards, and I won't dance.

As with Michael Horse, Anderson appears on this list for having appeared on Twin Peaks as the Man From Another Place, although his and Duchovny's characters never had any interaction on that show.

Dean Norris - Marshal Tapia (Seas. 2, Ep. 22 "F. Emasculata")

My cancer brother-in-law is a crime lord, sure.
My cancer brother-in-law is a crime lord, sure.

Tony Shalhoub - Dr. Chester Ray Banton (Seas. 2, Ep. 23 "Soft Light")

So many germs.
So many germs.

Giovanni Ribisi & Jack Black - Darin Peter Oswald & Bart 'Zero' Liquori (Seas. 3, Ep. 3 "D.P.O.")

Peter Boyle - Clyde Bruckman (Seas. 3, Ep. 4 "Clyde Bruckman's Final Response")

I can see Raymond ahead. Speed up.
I can see Raymond ahead. Speed up.

Bokeem Woodbine & Ken Foree - Sammom Roque & Vincent Parmelly (Seas. 3, Ep. 5 "The List)

Kevin Zegers & R. Lee Ermey - Kevin Kryder & Reverend Patrick Findley (Seas. 3, Ep. 11 "Revelations")

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson & Ryan Reynolds - Det. Angela White & Jay De Boom (Seas. 3, Ep. 13 "Syzygy")

BD Wong, Lucy Liu & James Hong - Det. Glen Chao, Kim Hsin, Hard-Faced Man (Seas. 3, Ep. 19 "Hell Money")

Luke Wilson - Sheriff Hartwell (Seas. 5, Ep. 12 "Bad Blood")

I finally got my own role without a brother.
I finally got my own role without a brother.

Bryan Cranston - Patrick Crump (Seas. 6, Ep. 2 "Drive")

Ugh, I already feel the cancer.
Ugh, I already feel the cancer.

Ed Asner & Lily Tomlin - Maurice & Lydia (Seas. 6, Ep. 6 "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas")

Bruce Campbell - Wayne Weinsider (Seas. 6, Ep. 7 "Terms of Endearment")

I'm the king, baby. Don't make me get my boomstick.
I'm the king, baby. Don't make me get my boomstick.

Lance Henriksen & Octavia Spencer - Frank Black & Nurse Octavia (Seas. 7, Ep. 4 "Millennium")

Shia LaBeouf - Richie Lupone (Seas. 7, Ep. 6 "The Goldberg Variation")

Should I do it?
Should I do it?

Tobin Bell - Ashman/Darryl Weaver (Seas. 7, Ep. 18 "Brand X")

The game has begun. There will be blood.
The game has begun. There will be blood.

Danny Trejo - Spider-Man/Cesar Ocampo (Seas. 8, Ep. 6 "Redrum")

Don't make me get my machete.
Don't make me get my machete.

Jane Lynch & Aaron Paul - Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard & David 'Sky Commander Winky' Winkle (Seas. 9, Ep. 5 "Lord of the Flies")

We got a problem? Bitch?
We got a problem? Bitch?

Burt Reynolds - Mr. Burt (Seas. 9, Ep. 13 "Improbable")

Looks like Smokey caught this Bandit.
Looks like Smokey caught this Bandit.



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