Rancid Frontman Confirmed To Appear On Upcoming 'The X-Files' Episode

2 February 2016 | 12:03 pm | Staff Writer

Tim Armstrong takes on a whole new role.

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Reports have suggested in the last few weeks that Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong is set to appear in an upcoming episode of the revived sci-fi TV series, The X-Files and the 50-year-old musician has today confirmed he will indeed star on the show next week. 

Taking to Twitter to announce the news, Armstrong wrote, "Hello- you might not know this, but I'm gonna be on @TheXFiles next week Feb 8th, Episode 4."

It has been reported that the singer, who also features in rock-rap supergroup The Transplants, will star as 'The Trashman' in the episode titled 'Home Again'.

The new season alone features a number of high-calibre talent one may not expect to star in the popular show, including US comedian Joel Mchale, New Zealand's own Rhys Darby of Flight Of The Conchords fame and Kumail Nanjiani, best known as Dinesh Chugtai from HBO comedy Silicon Valley and Adventure Time.

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Dedicated The X-Files fans will also remember real-life street performers, Jim Rose and The Enigma of the Jim Rose Circus who starred in the season two episode, 'Humbug', which screened in 1995, while crooner Michael Buble even popped up in the show in 1996. 

Other big name actors who have also appeared on the show (even before they became a household name) throughout the nine seasons between 1993-2002 include Jack Black, Ryan Reynolds, Brian Cranston, Aaron Paul and Dean Norris (That's right, the whole Breaking Bad crew), Jane Lynch, Lucy Lawless, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Danny Trejo, Kathy Griffin, Seth Green, Jody Foster, Shia LaBeouf, Lucy Liu, Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and Lily Tomlin

Check out some vintage The X-Files clips below featuring a few of the above actors.