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William B. Davis

William Bruce Davis (born January 13, 1938) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as The Smoking Man on The X-Files. He has also appeared in Stargate SG-1 as Damaris, a Prior of the Ori and as Mayor Tate on Smallville. Most recently he has appeared in FOX's Human Target as an aging mobster. Davis was born in Toronto, Ontario, to an attorney father and psychologist mother. In 1959, he graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in philosophy. Afterwards, he went on to become a drama professor at Bishop's University. He is also the founder of the William Davis Centre for Actors Study acting school in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also a former national champion water skier. Despite being known for his smoking character, Davis actually quit smoking in the 1970s; when The X-Files started up, he was given a choice between herbal cigarettes and actual cigarettes. At first he chose the actual cigarettes, but switched to herbal shortly after for fear of becoming addicted again while playing the Cigarette Smoking Man. He voiced the antagonist Colonel Whitley of the game The Thing. Davis had a co-starring role in a 2001 episode of The Outer Limits revival series, playing the ruthless director of a secret scientific project, in an episode entitled "Worlds Within." Davis also hosts and narrates the series Critical Eye on the Science Channel. In 2011, he will also co-star in The Tall Man. Description above from the Wikipedia article William B. Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jan 13, 1938 In Toronto - Ontario - Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
57
First Appeared:
In the movie La zona muerta 1983-10-21
Latest Project:
Pelicula ¡Game Over, Tío! 2018-03-23
Known For
Poster of Sobrenatural
Poster of Aftermath
Poster of Expediente X: enfréntate al futuro
Poster of 21 Jump Street
Filmography
Pelicula ¡Game Over, Tío! Ray - Security 2018-03-23
Series Behemoth Unknown 2017
Pelicula Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream Harper 2015-10-04
Pelicula Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told Harper 2015-09-13
Pelicula Stonados Ben 2013-08-31
Pelicula Singularity Principle Lawrence Cason 2013-03-13
Pelicula Entrega peligrosa Dr. Willhelm 2013-02-09
Pelicula The Mountain Runners Henry Engberg 2012-09-27
Series Continuum Unknown 2012-05-27
Pelicula El hombre de las sombras Sheriff Chestnut 2012-03-19
Pelicula La bestia del averno William Walsh 2011-01-15
Pelicula Amazon Falls Calvin 2010-09-11
Pelicula Medium Raw Dr. Robert Parker 2010-08-06
Series Escudo Humano Unknown 2010-01-17
Pelicula Posesión Hypnotist 2009-07-16
Pelicula El daño Veltz 2009-10-05
Pelicula Un extraño entre nosotros Mr. Dutton 2009-09-03
Pelicula Passengers Jack 2008-09-26
Series Terror en estado puro Unknown 2008-06-05
Series Masters of Science Fiction Unknown 2007-08-03
Pelicula Numb Peter Milbank 2007-04-30
Pelicula Idilio fatal Senator Garland Wolf 2007-04-09
Pelicula The Messengers Colby Price 2007-02-02
Pelicula Su peor defecto Richard O'Brien 2006-11-24
Pelicula Hermanas de sangre Dr. Lucas Bryant 2006-11-10
Pelicula Dark Storm General Killion 2006-06-15
Series Sobrenatural College Professor 2005-09-13
Series Robson Arms 2005-06-17
Pelicula El lago Doc Jenkins 2004-01-01
Pelicula Muerte en el regazo Alex Myerson 2004-01-01
Pelicula Santo pecador Father Michael 2002-10-26
Pelicula Aftermath Deputy Director Edwards 2002-02-03
Series Smallville Unknown 2001-10-16
Pelicula Jay y Bob el Silencioso contraatacan The Smoking Man 2001-08-22
Pelicula Mindstorm Parish 2001-02-28
Pelicula La proposición Agent Frank Gruning 2001-01-08
Pelicula Anthrax Tye Crow 2001-01-01
Series Andrómeda Unknown 2000-10-02
Pelicula Killing Moon Ed 1999-08-11
Pelicula Expediente X: enfréntate al futuro The Cigarette-Smoking Man 1998-06-19
Pelicula The X-Files Movie Special CGB Spender 1998-06-15
Pelicula Inside The X-Files Himself 1998-02-01
Series Stargate SG-1 Unknown 1997-07-27
Series Más allá del límite Unknown 1995-03-26
Pelicula Heart of a Child Vern 1994-05-09
Series Diagnóstico: Asesinato Unknown 1993-10-29
Series Expediente X Cigarette Smoking Man 1993-09-10
Series Nightmare Cafe Unknown 1992-01-29
Series The Commish Unknown 1991-09-28
Pelicula La profecía IV: El renacer Lawyer (uncredited) 1991-07-19
Pelicula Anything to Survive Dr Reynolds 1990-02-05
Pelicula Midnight Matinee Heath Harris 1988-10-12
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Series 21 Jump Street Unknown 1987-04-12
Pelicula Sworn to Silence Peter Massio 1987-04-06
Series Lobo del aire Unknown 1984-01-22
Pelicula La zona muerta Ambulance Driver 1983-10-21