Dean Haglund


Canadian actor, writer, comedian and visual artist, Dean Haglund is probably best known for his ten seasons playing Richard “Ringo” Langly, one of the “The Lone Gunmen” from the hit series The X-Files, and The X-Files spin off, The Lone Gunmen, both for Fox Television.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, with a Bachelor of Arts in multidisciplinary studies (theatre, dance, visual arts and video production), Dean began his career in the theatre performing the classics, including Shakespeare, before going on to specialize in improvisational comedy, beginning with the Vancouver TheatreSports League. This has led to a lifelong love-affair with stand up comedy and impro work, which has seen him tour around the world performing critically acclaimed, predominately improvised comedy shows.

Dean has also appeared in a string of films and TV series including Bones, The Commish, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Sliders, V.I.P., Tom Sawyer and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show, among others, most recently Executive Producing and starring in the documentary The Truth is Out There, as well as the feature film The Lady Killers.  Dean’s writing credits include the TV movie Never A Dull Moment and the Canadian sitcom Channel 92.

Dean was also on the advisory board, as well as performing, for the inaugural Sci-Fest, the annual Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival – a festival of new, professionally produced, visually compelling, 15-minute sci-fi plays performed live on stage by actors from iconic sci-fi television shows. He additionally ran the hugely popular and highly rated Broadway Walking Tours of downtown LA, where he got to share his love of architecture and history of the LA area in between his stand up and acting gigs.

Currently, Dean co-hosts the Chillpak Hollywood Hour podcast, where he discusses all things Hollywood with independent filmmaker Phil Leirness, as well as continuing with his writing, acting and visual arts careers.

Fun Fact: The son of a structural engineer, and the nephew of a Swedish scientist, Dean is also the inventor of the Chill Pak, a commercial external cooling product for laptop computers, which won him a Silver Medal at the International Inventors Expo in Geneva.