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02/24/2016 09:23 am ET Updated Feb 24, 2016

The Twins Who Played Scully And Mulder's Baby Are Teenagers Now

Time to feel old, everyone.

It might remain a mystery what baby William's life would be like had he stayed with parents Scully and Mulder, but we know exactly what's been going on with the twins who played the baby on "The X-Files" back in 2002.

The twins were just infants when they appeared on "The X-Files" and admit that they never quite realized what it me
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The twins were just infants when they appeared on "The X-Files" and admit that they never quite realized what it meant to appear on the series until this year's reboot.

Travis and James Riker took turns playing William on the series when they were infants, and today, they're in eighth grade. The teens tell "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" that they didn't realize how huge it was to appear in "The X-Files" until this year's reboot began airing on Fox.

James, left, and Travis, right, are now teenagers who model, play soccer and attend middle school in Manhattan Beach.
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James, left, and Travis, right, are now teenagers who model, play soccer and attend middle school in Manhattan Beach.

"When we tell our teachers and stuff and our friends that we were in it, they're like, 'Whoa, that's actually a big deal because that show is really popular now,'" Travis says.

"We were really surprised how big it was," James adds. "We were just really psyched about it." 

Now in middle school, the Riker boys have since stepped away from big acting roles and instead focus on two main things: sports and modeling.

The boys say they are super competitive with each other when it comes to playing any type of sport. Makes sense; they're brot
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The boys say they are super competitive with each other when it comes to playing any type of sport. Makes sense; they're brothers.

Soccer is among their favorites, but the Manhattan Beach teens say they're also into skating, surfing and golfing with their dad. Travis and James also have creative sides -- they're both in advanced art classes at their schools.

In addition to playing sports, the twins take on modeling gigs as well.

"Some people kind of make fun of us … but then I kind of come back to the comebacks and say, 'Well, at least I'm getting paid for what I like to do," Travis says. "It's a really cool experience."

"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

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