Mitch Pileggi: All You Need To know

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Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi has worked as a cab driver, a janitor, a bookkeeper, and a defense contractor; not in movies but as those kinds of odd jobs people do when life leaves them little room for maneuvering. Pileggi’s journey in the acting industry started in Turkey when he was in High school. See everything you need to know about him below.

Mitch Pileggi: Age and early life

Mitch Pileggi was born on April 5, 1952, in Portland, Oregon, the USA to a defense contractor. When he was little, his father moved the family a lot due to the nature of his job and Mitch had to live in California, Texas before moving abroad. He has  Italian, English, Scottish, and German blood flowing in his veins.

It was in Turkey that he started his high school and performed in musical theaters but didn’t delve into acting immediately. He attended the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States. Mitch also attended Fullerton College, Fullerton, California, the United States and the University of Maryland, Munich, Germany.

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He did a number of jobs like working as a cab driver, bookkeeper and janitor but he never gave up in his acting dreams. He soon landed a big job as a defense contractor in Iran, the same job his father held, but Mitch left the job and returned to the USA where he started appearing in B-Movies before landing his big break in the industry.

Mitch Pileggi is 68 years old.

Mitch Pileggi: Career

Mitch Pileggi made his professional acting debut in 1987 when he appeared in the film “Three O’Clock High” as Duke Herman an overzealous tough-as-nails high school parking lot security guard. It was a confident-debut boosting role as he began to be noticed by many in the industry.

In 1989, he appeared in the black comedy slasher film “Shocker” as a body-possessing serial killer Horace Pinker. The film starts by showing a victim being pulled away on a stretcher after it was revealed that a serial killer has killed over thirty people in a Los Angeles suburb. The film received rave reviews and it was a commercial success. He also portrayed the role of a villain in the 1991 television film, Knight Rider 2000, a sequel movie to the original television series “Knight Rider”.

Perhaps one of his notable roles on TV would be the role he played as an FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner on “The X-Files.” His role was originally recurring, but the part expanded, and in 2001 he became a regular member of the cast. His character gradually became the most integral character besides the two leads. He remained with the show until its end in 2002.

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Mitch Pileggi appeared on the show “Cold Case” in the episode “Offender”, as a father accused of molesting and murdering his own son, who then threatens to murder one child sex offender per day until the case is reopened and solved. He also played the role of Larry Jennings, chairman of the board of the hospital, in “Grey’s Anatomy”. Pileggi has played Ernest Darby, the head of a white supremacist gang called the “Nordics”, in the FX drama “Sons of Anarchy”.

The actor hosted the controversial Fox specials “Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed” and “Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?”. The actor is still active in the industry.


On 13 December 1978, Mitch Pileggi married Debbie Andrews. We found two Debbie Andrews in IMDb. One of them is an actress and the other a production designer. We cannot seem to pin down which of the Andrewses he was married to. Well, it is now over: the marriage ended on July 2, 1984, in a divorce, and there was no child from this marriage.

On January 1, 1997, he married Arlene Warren whom he met on the set of “The X-Files” in 1993. The duo also starred in “The ‘70s Show” where he played Red Forman’s swinger, navy buddy, and Bull. Their union is blessed with a daughter Sawyer Scout Pileggi who was born May 24, 1998. The couple is still married.

Mitch Pileggi: Height, Net worth and other facts

Mitch Pileggi is very tall. The actor stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 meters. Mitch has a net worth of 3 million dollars. He speaks the German language fluently having studied in the country.

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