Pileggi starred on the TV series as Assistant Director Skinner, a former Marine and Vietnam vet. Skinner was the direct supervisor of the paranormally inclined FBI Agents, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny). The character started off with ambiguous allegiances, but as the story wore on, Skinner clearly became one of the good guys.
When the news was finally confirmed that Duchovny and Anderson would be returning with creator Chris Carter for a stand alone flick, I was thrilled (Yes, I am that big of a dork). But, like a lot of fans, I was worried that maybe just too much time had passed and, really, were there still enough of us 'out there' (sorry I couldn't help myself). As it turns out, the answer is a big old yes. So far we've gotten a few spoilerish photos from the net and now this latest bit of casting. But believe me, it looks like fans are on high alert for any bit of news they can get. The Untitled X Files Sequel is scheduled for release on 25 July, 2008.