Nicholas Lea (born June 22, 1962) is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as the recurring character Alex Krycek in The X-Files television series. Before being cast as Krycek, Lea had appeared as a minor character in the season 1 episode Gender Bender.
The character of Alex Krycek was intended to be a temporary assistant to Fox Mulder during Gillian Anderson's absence from the show (due to her pregnancy), but became an important villain in the X-Files mythology, making Nicholas Lea a regular actor on the series.
Other television appearances include Supernatural, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, V and NYPD Blue.
Nicholas Lea can also be seen in the feature films Vertical Limit, Chaos and Butterfly on a wheel.
Nicholas Lea was born Nicholas Christopher Herbert on June 22, 1962 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.