Dean Haglund is probably best known for his nine seasons playing Langly, one of the computer geeks known as "The Lone Gunmen" from the hit FOX TV series The X-Files. His visual art is now collected around the world. Dean’s oil paintings combine an unabashed Graphic Novel sensibility using classic compositions and images from iconic Americana. Modern Allegories and metaphors arise from a heavily researched catalogue of past works using the emotional/ theatrical tableaus with re-stated contemporary themes and cultural touchstones to evoke new meaning.
Haglund trained at Simon Fraser University where he received a Bachelors degree in Fine and Performing Arts, where he worked with many instructors including Jeff Wall. It is this multi-disciplinary background in a variety of mediums that informs all his work today.
A long-time comedy improviser, Haglund has worked on the live stage with the likes of Ryan Stiles and Colin Mockery (Whose Line is it Anyway?) in the award-winning Vancouver TheatreSports League in Canada.
He developed a unique ONE MAN X-FILES IMPROV COMEDY show headlining at comedy clubs, colleges and comedy festivals around the world, earning 4-star reviews from the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two years in a row. He occasionally will still perform that show at Science Fiction Conventions for devoted fans.