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Nicholas Lea (born June 22, 1962 as Nicholas Christopher Schroeder. After his parents' divorce, he was raised as Nicholas Christopher Herbert) is a Canadian actor best known for his work on The X-Files playing Alex Krycek. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The X-Files is a Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. ... Alex Krycek is a fictional character played by Nicholas Lea on the FOX television series The X-Files. ...

Biography

Lea was born in New Westminster, British Columbia. His first major role was on the TV series The Commish where he played Officer Enrico Caruso from 1991 to 1994. It was during this time that he had a minor guest role in a first-season episode of The X-Files called "Gender Bender." “New Westminster” redirects here. ... The Commish 2nd Season DVD release The Commish was a television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1995. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The X-Files is a Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. ... Gender Bender was the fourteenth episode of the first season of The X-Files science-fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ...


The producers were impressed by his performance and when, in the second season, he auditioned for the role of turncoat FBI agent Alex Krycek, he was successful. Lea guest starred in eleven episodes from 1994 to 1996 and became a popular character amongst the fans. Because of his character's willingness to switch sides, he was known as the 'ratboy'. In the season three episode "Apocrypha," Krycek was left to die in an abandoned silo with an alien ship. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Alex Krycek is a fictional character played by Nicholas Lea on the FOX television series The X-Files. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


This allowed Lea to take a starring role in the series Once a Thief — which followed on from the 1996 John Woo film — alongside Ivan Sergei. The series was cancelled after one season, but Lea only had to come knocking and the producers welcomed him back to The X-Files, as did the fans. Lea continued to play Krycek, who became a nemesis not just of Mulder and Scully but particularly of A.D. Skinner (Mitch Pileggi). In various capacities, Lea continued appearing on the show until its end in 2002. Once a Thief was a 1997 television show inspired by the 1996 film of the same name. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see John Woo (disambiguation). ... Ivan Sergei on The WB series Charmed Ivan Sergei (born May 7, 1972 in Hawthorne, New Jersey) is an American actor best known for his work in television. ... Special Agent Fox William Mulder (born October 13, 1961), nicknamed Spooky Mulder, is a fictional character played by David Duchovny on the 1993-2002 television series, The X-Files. ... Special Agent Dr. Dana Katherine Scully (born February 23, 1964) is a fictional character on the FOX television series The X-Files (1993-2002), played by Gillian Anderson. ... Walter Sergei Skinner is a fictional character played by Mitch Pileggi on the Fox television series The X-Files. ... Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner in The X-Files Mitch Pileggi (born April 5, 1952) is an American actor, best known for playing FBI assistant director Walter Skinner on the longrunning popular series The X-Files. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


In 2006, Lea had a recurring role on Kyle XY and was one of the lead actors (playing Ethan McKaye) on the Canadian TV series Whistler. He was also that series' associate producer. He did not return to Whistler for its second season in 2007. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kyle XY is an American drama television series about a boy named Kyle, wakes up in the forest outside of Seattle, Washington with no memory of his life up until that point. ... Whistler is a Canadian television drama centering on the aftermath of the mysterious death of a local snowboard legend. ...


He has guest starred in shows such as NYPD Blue, Andromeda, Sliders, Highlander, Judging Amy and CSI (as Catherine Willows' boyfriend). He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver. NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... Sliders is a science fiction television series that ran for five seasons from 1995 to 2000. ... Judging Amy is an American television drama that aired from September 19, 1999 until May 3, 2005 on CBS. The show stars Amy Brenneman of NYPD Blue and Tyne Daly of Cagney & Lacey. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... Catherine Willows is a fictional character on the CBS television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


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