Dean Haglund

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Dean Haglund
Dean Haglund by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Haglund in 2013
Born (1965-07-29) July 29, 1965 (age 54)
ResidenceNew South Wales, Australia
Years active1992–present

Dean Haglund (born July 29, 1965) is a Canadian actor, known for the role of Richard "Ringo" Langly, one of The Lone Gunmen on The X-Files. Haglund is also a stand-up comedian, specializing in improvisational comedy (formerly with Vancouver TheatreSports League). In addition to The X-Files, he played the voice of Sid in Tom Sawyer, Haglund also portrayed Langly in the spin-off The Lone Gunmen, which aired thirteen episodes in 2001. He is the inventor of the Chill Pak, a commercial external cooling product for laptop computers.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Haglund was born in Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada, and is the son of a structural engineer.[2] His father is Swedish.[3]


After his roles on X-Files and The Lone Gunmen, Haglund appeared briefly in a documentary-style production called "From Here to Andromeda", released in 2007. The production has UFOs and extraterrestrials as a central theme.[4] On October 30, 2009, he hosted Ghost Adventures Live on the Travel Channel.[5] In a throwback to X-Files, Dean appeared in episode 95 of Bones as restaurant owner Blaine Miller in Roswell where Booth and Bones are sent to investigate a possible extraterrestrial sighting.[6] He was on the advisory board of Sci-Fest, the first annual Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, held in May 2014.[7]

In June 2015, Haglund emigrated to Sydney, Australia with his girlfriend and their two dogs, and now lives in Newtown.[8] Haglund's relocation to Australia nearly resulted in the removal of a planned cameo by the Lone Gunmen in the episode "Babylon" of the revived tenth season of The X-Files. However, he was informed by Bruce Harwood that the producers were looking for him, and contacted them to film the appearance.[9] He currently hosts the Chillpak Hollywood Hour podcast,[10] where he discusses all things Hollywood with independent filmmaker Phil Leirness.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Chill Pak : Cool it down. Speed it up". Archived from the original on July 21, 2010.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Dean Haglund Biography (1965-)
  3. ^ "KAOS2000 Magazine interview with Dean Haglund of "X-Files"". Retrieved 2017-07-27.
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  7. ^ "Sci-Fest Team". Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  8. ^ Barnes, Candice (23 June 2015). "X-Files star Dean Haglund brings the truth to Perth". WA Today. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  9. ^ "The Lone Gunmen almost didn't make it in new X-Files series". 28 January 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  10. ^ ChillPak Hollywood Hour

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