The eagerly anticipated return of The X-Files is set to become a reality as we draw ever closer to February 8th. It has been almost fourteen years since the series finale and the blood-thirst for more of Mulder and Scully is not wholly surprising. This is all in spite of the disappointment of The X-Files: I Want to Believe in 2008 (yes, it really did happen).
As we reflect on the original series and revisit career-defining roles for Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, we take a look at some of the other actors to feature with some surprising and great cameos.
Giovanni Ribisi and Jack Black – D.P.O
We now associate the ever animated and rambunctious Jack Black with terrific performances that crank up the intensity to 11. However his appearance in season three with Giovanni Ribisi was a little different.
And sadly no, Giovanni Ribisi’s patented dance moves did not feature but was still creepy nevertheless.
As a couple of buddies in a small town working in the local gaming arcade, Ribisi is the subject to Mulder’s attention as he is suspected of several murders all by way of a bolt of lightning. Playing the social outcasts superbly the chill factor is great and their performances heighten the tension as the story unfolds.