Vince Gilligan

Biography: Born in Richmond, Virginia, Vince Gilligan is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer best known for his work on The X-Files.

His big break came in 1993, when his script Wilder Napalm was filmed, starring Dennis Quiad and Debra Winger. In 1995, he contributed his first script to The X-Files. Titled "Soft Light," it was set in his hometown of Richmond. During his tenure on The X-Files, Gilligan started as a freelance writer and became one of the major creative players on the series. He wrote 30 episodes and directed two of his own scripts. Some of the series' most beloved episodes came from Gilligan's pen, including "Pusher" and "Small Potatoes." The latter was included on the TV Guide list of the 100 Best TV Episodes of All Time. While on the show, another of his scripts, Home Fries, was turned into a feature film with Luke Wilson and Drew Barrymore. Gilligan was also one of the creative forces behind the short-lived X-Files spin-off, The Lone Gunmen. He wrote or
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Vince Gilligan is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer best known for his work on The X-Files.

His big break came in 1993, when his script Wilder Napalm was filmed, starring Dennis Quiad and Debra Winger. In 1995, he contributed his first script to The X-Files. Titled "Soft Light," it was set in his hometown of Richmond.

During his tenure on The X-Files, Gilligan started as a freelance writer and became one of the major creative players on the series. He wrote 30 episodes and directed two of his own scripts. Some of the series' most beloved episodes came from Gilligan's pen, including "Pusher" and "Small Potatoes." The latter was included on the TV Guide list of the 100 Best TV Episodes of All Time.

While on the show, another of his scripts, Home Fries, was turned into a feature film with Luke Wilson and Drew Barrymore.

Gilligan was also one of the creative forces behind the short-lived X-Files spin-off, The Lone Gunmen. He wrote or co-wrote six of the show's 13 episodes.

After the end of The X-Files, Gilligan joined colleague Frank Spotnitz on the short-lived Robbery Homicide Division and contributed a script to Spotnitz's 2005 revamp of Night Stalker. He and Spotnitz had been working on Amped, a potential series for Spike TV and Gilligan had also written a pilot for a potential series called Breaking Bad. He did some work on the script for the upcoming Will Smith superhero film, Hancock, due out in 2008.
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Vince Gilligan's Scores

Average career score: 79
Highest Metascore: 99 Breaking Bad: Season 5
Lowest Metascore: 48 Night Stalker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
73 Battle Creek: Season 1 Mar 1, 2015 Creator / Executive Producer 7.5
99 Breaking Bad: Season 5 Jul 15, 2012 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 9.7
96 Breaking Bad: Season 4 Jul 17, 2011 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 9.5
89 Breaking Bad: Season 3 Mar 21, 2010 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 9.4
84 Breaking Bad: Season 2 Mar 8, 2009 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 9.3
73 Breaking Bad: Season 1 Jan 20, 2008 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 9.2
48 Night Stalker: Season 1 Sep 29, 2005 Writer 7.3
tbd The X-Files: Season 9 Nov 11, 2001 Writer / Director / Executive Producer 6.9
tbd The Lone Gunmen: Season 1 Mar 4, 2001 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd The X-Files: Season 8 Nov 5, 2000 Writer 7.4
tbd The X-Files: Season 7 Nov 7, 1999 Writer / Director 7.9
tbd The X-Files: Season 6 Nov 8, 1998 Writer 8.4
tbd The X-Files: Season 5 Nov 2, 1997 Writer 8.6
tbd The X-Files: Season 4 Oct 4, 1996 Writer 8.7
tbd The X-Files: Season 3 Sep 22, 1995 Writer 8.6
tbd The X-Files: Season 2 Sep 16, 1994 Writer 8.6
70 The X-Files: Season 1 Sep 10, 1993 Executive Producer 8.7