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‘X-Files’ Actor Dies

Sep 17, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A veteran TV, stage and feature film actor who was best known for his role on “The X-Files” has died. Peter Donat died Sept. 10 of complications from diabetes, according to media reports.

Donat, who played the father of Agent Fox Mulder in a recurring role on “The X-Files,” reportedly died at his home in Point Reyes Station, Calif. He was 90.

Born in Canada, Donat began acting on television in the early 1950s and went on to a 50-year career. He most recently appeared in the 2003 TV movie “Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle.” He also played multiple roles during the run of the “Murder, She Wrote” series in the early ’90s.

Earlier in his career, Donat became a TV fixture in guest roles on series including “Mission: Impossible,” “I Spy,” “Run for Your Life,” “Mannix,” ‘The Waltons,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Lou Grant.”

His many film roles included “The Hindenburg” (1975), “The China Syndrome” (1979), “The War of the Roses” (1989), “Skin Deep” (1989) and “The Game” (1997).

Here’s an “X-Files” clip featuring Donat, but it comes with a spoiler alert …

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