Dean Haglund

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Name: Dean Haglund
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Medium: television, movies, stand-up comedian, comics, painter
Works: The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, Sliders (guest role), Bones (guest role)
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Dean Haglund (29 July 1965 in Oak Bank, Manitoba, Canada) portraits Richard 'Ringo' Langly on The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen. Haglund currently lives with better half Patty and their the two dogs Mila and Akasha in Los Angeles and Sydney.


Dean Haglund studied dance and art history at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, where he graduated with a Bachelors in Fine and Performing Arts. Haglund started his career as a stand-up comedian. Prior to his role on The X-Files, he worked on television shows like Sliders or The Commish. He still performs in comedy clubs all across North America, as well as at conventions all over the world, especially Star Trek conventions. After the cancellation of the Lone Gunmen TV series, Haglund drew a comic book, titled Why the Lonegunmen was canceled,

Since 2004, he co-produces and co-hosts the weekly one-hour podcast "Chillpak Hollywood Hour" with filmmaker Phil Leirness.

In 2011, he traveled with Phil Leirness through several countries and interviewed many people on the subject of conspiracy theories in the for the documentary "The Truth is Out There". Haglund is also a painter and draws comics and conducts guided tours through Los Angeles.


  • Dean had a brief appearance in Alanis Morisette's music video "Hands Clean"[1]
  • invented the Chillpak, a laptop cooling device. He later sold the patent.
  • Of the three Lone Gunmen Dean is the only one of the three actors who is also a technology geek in real life. According to him this may be the main reason why his official website is regularly hacked, because people think he is a hacker in real life, too.
  • Haglund describes himself as a NoRomo[2]
  • is an US citizen since 2011[3]
  • he is living temporarily in Australia since June 2015.

Fannish engagement

Haglund can be reached by contacting him via his official website. At conventions he sells self drawn arts and comic books. He regularly invites audience members on stage for his improv shows. Fans can also send thoughts and questions to Haglund and Phil Leirness about their podcast episodes.

He was Guest of Honor at the X-CON.



  • (2011) The Truth Is Out There (documentary)
  • (2004) The Monster and the Peanut
  • (2004) Spectres
  • (2003) Rice Girl
  • (2003) Face of Terror
  • (2002) The Boy Scout
  • (2000) Radio Free Steve
  • (1998) The X-Files Movie
  • (1996) Mask of Death
  • (1994) Dangerous Indiscretion


Video Games

  • (2003) X-Files - Resist or Serve
  • (1998) X-Files - The Game

Impro Shows

  • various conventions, such as at the X-CON 2009
  • (2008) X-Files Improv on the Queen Mary
  • (constantly) An improv enterprise
  • (constantly) Q vs Janeway
  • (constantly) Q vs Tasha Yar
  • (constantly) Starhole
  • (constantly) X-Files Improv
  • The Big and Tall Show



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