Mitch Pileggi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and after college decided to pursue a career in acting.
He had small roles in films like 'Return of the Living Dead Part 2' and 'Deathwish 4: The Crackdown.' He played the titular role in the Wes Craven serial killer flick, 'Shocker.'
In 1994, he landed the role of FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner on the sci-fi show, 'The X-Files.'
Mitch married wife Arlene in Hawaii on Christmas Break 1996.