Name: Nicholas Christopher Schroeder aka Nick Lea

Date of Birth: 22 June 1962

Place of Birth: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Character on the X Files: Alex Krycek

Height: 6'1"

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Green

Siblings: Older brother and older sister

Distinguishing Marks: Left ear is pierced

Education/training: Beverly Hills Playhouse, Charles Conrad Studios, and Gastown Actor's Studio Prince of Wales Secondary School (graduated 1980)

Off Duty: Golf, basketball, reading, cooking, drawing, singing and playing music, as well as rugby, tennis, and soccer.

Facts: Nick grew up in a household full of pets, and two siblings (see below!) Nick has been acting for 12 years, starting his career in the art at the age of 25. Prior to this career move, Nick sold clothes at Mark James, where he met an acting coach on the job. He also played guitar and was the lead singer of an alternative band called "Beau Monde" (Which translates to "Beautiful World" in French), formerly named "The Panic". Unfortunately, the band never made it farther than demo tapes. He served a two-year stint in the Canadian Navy and went to art school for three years to become a professional illustrator, both prior to his career in acting. FYI he is a smoker. He has been named by People magazine as "Most Intriguing". He made his feature film, debut in Star 80.He almost got the role of Cal Hockley in Titanic. For female fans, he has appeared shirtless in only one of his movies - The Raffle.

Dating History: He has dated actresses Lucy Liu (Ling on ally McBeal) and Laurie Holden (Marita Covarrubias on The X Files).

Favorite Episode: Duane Barry

Favorite Movies: "Casablanca", "Citizen Kane", "It's a Wonderful Life", and "Raging Bull".

Favorite Actors: Jimmy Stewart, Paul Newman, Spencer Tracy, Robert Redford, and Christopher Walken.

Favorite Actresses: Kate Hepburn, Meryl Streep, and Ingrid Bergman.

Favorite Song: "You Can Close Your Eyes" by James Taylor.

X files trivia: He was dating Melinda McGraw, who played Melissa Scully - a character he kills in the series.

Filmography: Nick will appear in the movie The Vertical Limit in 2000. His TV credits include the lead in John Woo's series Once A Thief. He has had multiple appearances in The Outer Limits, Highlander and Sliders.
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