Peter Donat, the Canadian-American actor who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father on ‘The X-Files’ is dead. He died at the age of 90. His wife confirmed that the actor passed away due to complications with diabetes.
Talking to the New York Times, she revealed that he died at his home in Point Reyes Station, Calif.
The star had featured on a number of TV shows including the likes of The F.B.I, Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, McMillan & Wife and Murder, She Wrote.
He was also a popular actor on stage, and had played a number of roles such as Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, King Lear and Hadrian VII.
Speaking about his time on stage, Peter told The Honolulu Advertiser in 1984: ‘It’s the closest thing to the ideal creative life.
‘I mean, how often can an actor do Shakespeare, Chekhov and a new play, all in an eight-month span? And do TV shows and films in between?’
Donat also feature in a number of films, and got his break in 1974 when he was cast in The Godfather Part II. His co-star David Duchovny spoke fondly about Peter and revealed what he made of the actor in an email.
He wrote: ‘He had an easy gravitas as a performer and seemed to come from that generation that took the art seriously but not too seriously.’