William B. Davis

William B. Davis

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    • January 13th, 1938
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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Acting (31 Credits)

2019Phil as Father Grant
2018Bad Times at the El Royale as Judge Gordon Hoffman
2018Game Over, Man! as Ray - Security
2017Residue as Lamont
2015Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told as Harper
2015Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream as Harper
2013Singularity Principle as Lawrence CasonWatch Free
2013Stonados as Ben
2013The Package as Dr. Willhelm
2012The Tall Man as Sheriff Chestnut
2011Behemoth as William WalshWatch Free
2010Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf as Dr. Robert Parker
2009Possession as Hypnotist
2009Damage as Veltz
2008Passengers as Jack
2008In Sickness and in Health as Father Chris
2007The Messengers as Colby Price
2007Numb as Peter Milbank
2006Dark Storm as General Killion
2006Sisters as Dr. Lucas Bryant
2004Snakehead Terror as Doc Jenkins
2002Saint Sinner as Father Michael
2001The Proposal as Agent Frank Gruning
2001Mindstorm as Parish
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Cigarette Smoking Man (uncredited)
1998The X Files as The Cigarette-Smoking Man
1991Omen IV: The Awakening as Lawyer (uncredited)
1990Stephen King's It as Mr. Gedreau
1989Look Who's Talking as Drug Doctor
1985Head Office as University Dean
1983The Dead Zone as Ambulance Driver

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