He was an invincible robot in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," but can Robert Patrick defeat the skeptics? Patrick has been named to fill David Duchovny's shoes on the upcoming eighth season of "The X-Files," according to today's Hollywood Reporter.
Patrick reportedly won out over several others who tested for the role, including Bruce Campbell, Lou Diamond Phillips and Hart Bochner.
The name of Patrick's character has not been divulged by the show's creators, but he will nonetheless play Gillian Anderson's new partner.
There is no word yet as to whether the new agent will be a believer in the paranormal, as Duchovny's Agent Fox Mulder is, or a skeptic, a la Anderson's Agent Scully.
The search for a new "X-Files" agent made headlines recently after Duchovny decided to scale back his "X-Files" commitment to just 11 epsiodes in the coming season.