HOT GALLERY: The Truth Is in Here! See What the Stars of the Cult Classic The X-Files Are Doing TodayItās just shy of 20 years since Foxās creepily addictive drama The X-Files debuted on TV. The series launched the careers of series leads David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and forever cemented the names of Mulder and Scully in the pop culture hall of fame. Creator Chris Carter crafted a rogueās gallery of memorable characters lurking in the shadows throughout the nine seasons of the series (and two theatrical movies). Snakkle takes a look at some of our favorites and checks in with where the actors are now. By Tara Bennett
Known as the Cigarette Smoking Man until his name was finally revealed (or was it??), CGB Spender was Agent Mulderās archnemesis (and fatherāitās complicated). CSM was a major player in the government conspiracy group known as the Syndicate, whose secrets he ruthlessly protects over the span of the series and the films. At the end of the series run, he goes into remote hiding but finally reveals when aliens plan to invade Earth (in 2012) before he is killed in a missile strike. Or was he?? No, he totally was.