Person Details

Birthday: 1938-01-13 06:12:16

Aliases: Bill Davis , William Davis

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Movie Involvements: 43

TV Involvements: 23


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Supernatural
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8

Supernatural

(2005) College Professor
Smallville
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8

Smallville

(2001) William Tate
The X-Files
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8

The X-Files

(1993) Cigarette Smoking Man
Stargate SG-1
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8

Stargate SG-1

(1997) Damaris
It
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7

It

(1990) Mr. Gedreau
Airwolf
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8

Airwolf

(1984) Newman
Sliders
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8

Sliders

(1995) Prof. Myman
Andromeda
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7

Andromeda

(2000) Professor Logitch

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 David Choak
Frank
2019 Mr. M
Father Grant
2018 Judge Gordon Hoffman
Ray - Security
2017 Lamont
2016 Zane
Granddad
2015 Himself
Harper
Harper
2013 Ben
Lawrence Cason
Dr. Willhelm
2012 Henry Engberg
N/A
Sheriff Chestnut
2011 Doctor
William Walsh
2010 Grandfather
Calvin
Dr. Robert Parker
Minister Chambers
N/A
2009 Veltz
Mr. Dutton
Hypnotist
2008 Jack
Father Chris
Father Chris
2007 N/A
Peter Milbank
Senator Garland Wolf
Colby Price
2006 Richard O'Brien
Dr. Lucas Bryant
N/A
General Killion
2005 College Professor
N/A
N/A
2004 Alderman Godfrey Shepcote
Doc Jenkins
Alex Myerson
2002 Father Michael
Deputy Director Edwards
2001 William Tate
Cigarette Smoking Man (uncredited)
Parish
Agent Frank Gruning
Tye Crow
2000 Professor Logitch
N/A
Henderson
1999 Ed
1998 Sagon
The Cigarette-Smoking Man
Himself
Dr. Norman Ellisy
1997 Damaris
1996 Dr. Bill Nigel
1995 N/A
Prof. Myman
Police Chief
1994 Vern
1993 Cigarette Smoking Man
Cancer Man
1992 Doctor
1991 N/A
Lawyer (uncredited)
1990 Mr. Gedreau
Dr Reynolds
1989 Drug Doctor
1988 Heath Harris
1987 N/A
Mr. Weidlin
Judge Harrison
Mr. Wickenton
Peter Massio
1985 Norris
University Dean
1984 Newman
F.I.R.M. Official
1983 Ambulance Driver
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Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1993 Writer
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Creator

Year Role Movie/Tv
Creator
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