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6 Amazing Bodies From The X-Files

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have revealed their off-screen regimens.

Cue spooky music and embark on an extraterrestrial expedition to uncover the secrets behind the show's most iconic figures. The FBI's finest, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have revealed their off-screen regimens to maintain those investigative physiques that could even make Cigarette Smoking Man quit a bad habit. From Duchovny's passion for juicing to Anderson's dedication to skincare, it's clear these stars are as committed to their health as they are to solving paranormal phenomena. Joining the dossier are Annabeth Gish, who takes family fitness to new heights, and Joel McHale, whose disdain for lunges is matched only by his determination. Read on.


David Duchovny

David Duchovny played one of the lead characters, Fox Mulder, on the show. He shared some of his diet and workout secrets in a video interview with Men's Health. He loves to make juices. "Down here we have juicing stuff like beet, carrot," he said, showing the viewers his fridge. "I've got back into juicing recently. Fruit. I like this coconut stuff."


Gillian Anderson


Gillian Anderson played Dana Scully on the show. She shared some of her skincare secrets with New Beauty. "Even with all the fancy creams I've been gifted over the years, once I started seeing that my skin was suffering, I began to pay more attention to it. There's a Clinique Moisture Surge Gel, which is kind of extraordinary for application in the afternoon, if you're starting to feel like you're drying up and need some hydration."


Annabeth Gish

Annabeth Gish played Monica Reyes on the show. She revealed to Sportify that she and her family do a lot of physical activities together. "My kids know that working out for my mental and physical health is a priority. We all go rock climbing as a family. We ski. We scuba dive.  My children are starting to now out-pace me.  They want to go deeper, and ski faster, and climb higher. It's beautiful to see when your children start to actively excel beyond you."


Joel McHale

Joel McHale played Ted O'Malley on the revival series. In an interview with Men's Journal, he revealed that he does a lot of tough lower body workouts. "I think all leg workouts are harder than upper body workouts just because it's a much bigger muscle. Even though I don't like doing lunges and they annoy the hell out of me, I do them, because I know I'll be happy sometime later. I really don't have that much trouble with motivation. I've never been one of those guys that's like 'I don't know if I'm going to work out today.' I'm way too vain to not work out."


Robbie Amell

Robbie Amell played Miller on the revival. He shared some of his at-home workouts in an interview with Men's Health. "Obviously, times are really weird right now, but I think it's really important to try and stay active, whether it's pushups, situps, burpees, jumping jacks, you know, anything to just get the blood flowing and get the endorphins going."


Robert Patrick


Robert Patrick played John Doggett on the series. He also appeared in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and talked about the experience with The Chicago Tribune. "If you let your imagination go, you can kind of endure anything. I don't want that to sound so cavalier, but I think because of the preparation I had done, the training that I had done, I was able to do what was asked of me. And no one got hurt — including myself. I felt like I did a good job. Every effort was made to make me feel comfortable."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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