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Mitch Pileggi will return to 'The X-Files'

Actor Mitch Pileggi (R), poses with his wife Arlene at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California, April 27, 2002.

Actor Mitch Pileggi (R), poses with his wife Arlene at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California, April 27, 2002.  (Reuters)

Fox's "X-Files" reboot will officially welcome back another veteran alongside David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Mitch Pileggi has signed on to join the six-episode revival series.

Pileggi tweeted the news on Monday.

The actor starred as Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully's boss and friend, though occasionally an enemy, throughout "The X-Files'" nine-season run. He also appeared in both movies and the short-lived spin-off "The Lone Gunmen."

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Pileggi had been rumored to return for weeks, and Duchovny teased his possible return during a recent interview with David Letterman.

Pileggi has most recently appeared on "Dallas," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Grey's Anatomy."

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