Jerry Hardin is an American actor who has has appeared in film and television roles. He is perhaps best known as the character Deep Throat in the series The X-Files.
Hardin began his acting career in New York, performing in regional theatre for twelve years. He first appeared on television in the 1950s with over hundreds of appearances by the 1990s in series including Sara, World War III, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Sliders, and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. His first film appearance was in Thunder Road (1958), following around twenty other preceding appearances including Tempest (1982), Honkytonk Man (1982), Cujo (1983), Mass Appeal (1984), Warning Sign (1985), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), and The Firm (1993).