The X-Files Vancouver/L.A. frequent flyers

By Mike Roberts
The Province
March 31, 1998



NICHOLAS LEA

BRUCE HARWOOD

WILLIAM B. DAVIS

DEAN HAGLUND

CHRIS OWENS

TOM BRAIDWOOD
WILLIAM B. DAVIS (CIGARETTE-SMOKING MAN)

Cancer Man to his enemies -- that would be everyone save for a sinister cabal of conspiracists. Bill Davis' character plays Agent Mulder like a puppet, but always gets him out of those ultimate jams. Weird father-figure thing going on.

Bill Davis, currently the director of the William Davis Centre for Actor's Study in Vancouver, has had extensive stage and screen experience. Also a competitive water skier and a certified downhill ski instructor.

NICHOLAS LEA (AGENT KRYCEK)

A duplicitous triple-agent who seems to know a lot more about the truth than his nemesis, Agent Mulder. Stops at nothing in his quest for answers -- including mass murder.

Nick was born in 1962 in New Westminster and took up acting at age 25. Before that he sold clothes and was the lead singer for a band called Beau Monde. Recently starred in the movie, Once a Thief, directed by John Woo.

DEAN HAGLUND (LANGLY)

The hippest of that nerdy conspiracy crew known as The Lone Gunmen.

Sports black-rimmed glasses, long blond hair and T-shirts from a dozen hard-rock bands.

Langly is the communications expert for the Lone Gunman editorial collective. Has a philosophical aversion to having his image bounced off a satellite and automatically records every incoming phone call.

Haglund spent many years with Vancouver TheatreSports and has appeared in dozens of plays around Vancouver.

BRUCE HARWOOD (BYERS)

The Lone Gunman's information systems expert, Byers has a thing for leisure suits.

Encyclopedic knowledge of conspiracy theory and current speculation on everything from the Kennedy assassination to the latest in DNA research.

Harwood has extensive local stage experience.

TOM BRAIDWOOD (FROHIKE)

Short, balding and unshaven, Frohike is the rough-and-tumble Lone Gunman.

Makes no secret of his attraction to Agent Dana Scully.

The photographic and surveillance specialist in the group, he once loaned Mulder a pair of night-vision goggles only after extracting Scully's phone number from him.

Braidwood has spent many a year on the local theatre and advertising circuit.

CHRIS OWENS (MYSTERY MAN)

The newest of the local "stars" in The X-Files, Owens first appeared on the show as the young Cancer Man in Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man.

He was the man behind the mask in The Post-Modern Prometheus where he played the mutant with a thing for Cher.

Latest roles: The mystery-man agent whose mother was the paraplegic abductee in Patient X and The Red and The Black. Big parts, bound to get bigger. Local boy makes good.

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