We are saddened to report that actor Peter Donat, who appeared on several popular TV shows during his 50-year career and played Mulder’s father on “The X-Files” has died. He was 90.
He reportedly died Monday at his home in Point Reyes Station, California from complications of diabetes, according to his son Caleb.
TMZ reports that Donat began his career in 1953 and was a familiar face on television for decades. He guest-starred and had recurring roles on shows like “Mission: Impossible,” “The F.B.I.,” “The Waltons,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Murder, She Wrote.”
He also appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola films “The Godfather Part II” and “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.”
Peter had a notable role in the famous “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of “Dallas” in 1980.
“The X-Files” originally ran from 1993 to 2002. Fox revived the show in 2016.
Donat was previously married to Emmy-winning actress Michael Learned, who played Olivia Walton on the CBS drama “The Waltons.”
We send our deepest condolences out to the family and friends.
Rest in peace brother.
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