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William B. Davis


William B. Davis was born on January 13, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as William Bruce Davis. He is an actor and director, known for The X-Files (1993), The X Files (1998) and The Dead Zone (1983). He has been married to Emmanuelle Herpin since 2011. See full bio »
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Known For

The X-Files
The X-Files Smoking Man / Cigarette Smoking Man / CGB Spender / Cancer Man / CIA Agent / Cigarette Man / SS Oberfuehrer
(1993-2018)
The X Files
The X Files The Cigarette-Smoking Man
(1998)
The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone Ambulance Driver
(1983)
The Messengers
The Messengers Colby Price
(2007)

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 1993-2018 The X-Files (TV Series)
Smoking Man / Cigarette Smoking Man / CGB Spender / ...
- Episode #11.10 (2018) ... Smoking Man
- Episode #11.1 (2018) ... Cigarette Smoking Man
- My Struggle II (2016) ... Smoking Man
- Babylon (2016) ... Smoking Man
- My Struggle (2015) ... Cigarette Smoking Man
 2012-2015 Continuum (TV Series)
Older Alec Sadler
- Final Hour (2015) ... Older Alec Sadler
- Zero Hour (2015) ... Older Alec Sadler
- Lost Hours (2015) ... Older Alec Sadler
- Revolutions Per Minute (2014) ... Older Alec Sadler (credit only)
- Waning Minute (2014) ... Older Alec Sadler
 2015 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told (TV Movie)
Harper
 2013-2014 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (TV Series)
Grandfather / Plumberg
- Grandpa's Glasses (2014) ... Grandfather
- Bad Egg (2013) ... Plumberg
 2013 Stonados (TV Movie)
Ben
 2011 Behemoth (TV Movie)
William Walsh
 2010 Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Parker
 2010 Human Target (TV Series)
Whitey Doyle
- Run (2010) ... Whitey Doyle
 2009 Something Evil Comes (TV Movie)
Mr. Dutton
 2009 Web of Desire (TV Movie)
Dr. Charles Friedman
 2009 Caprica (TV Series)
Minister Chambers
- Pilot (2009) ... Minister Chambers
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series)
Father Chris
- In Sickness and in Health (2008) ... Father Chris
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Series)
The President
- The Awakening (2007) ... The President
 2007 Judicial Indiscretion (TV Movie)
Senator Garland Wolf
 2006 Canadian Comedy Shorts (TV Series)
Finance Minister
- Episode #10.9 (2006) ... Finance Minister
 2006 The Secret of Hidden Lake (TV Movie)
Judge Landers
 2006 Her Fatal Flaw (TV Movie)
Richard O'Brien
 2006 Dark Storm (TV Movie)
General Killion
 2006 Supernatural (TV Series)
College Professor
- Scarecrow (2006) ... College Professor
 2005-2006 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Ori Prior Damaris / Damaris
- The Fourth Horseman: Part 2 (2006) ... Ori Prior Damaris
- Babylon (2005) ... Damaris
 2005 Dark Pines (TV Movie documentary)
Shannon Fraser
 2005 Robson Arms (TV Series)
Dr. Carlisle Wainwright
- Aftershock (2005) ... Dr. Carlisle Wainwright
- The Recipe (2005) ... Dr. Carlisle Wainwright
- The Lonely Passion of Mr Tan (2005) ... Dr. Carlisle Wainwright
- Educating Alicia (2005) ... Dr. Carlisle Wainwright
- Hairpiece of Mind (2005) ... Dr. Carlisle Wainwright
 2005 Tilt (TV Series)
Father Mike
- Nobody Ever Listens (2005) ... Father Mike
 2004 The Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series)
Alderman Godfrey Shepcote
- Except the Dying (2004) ... Alderman Godfrey Shepcote
 2004 The Cradle Will Fall (TV Movie)
Dist. Atty. Alex Myerson
 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)
Dean Swinton
- The Young and the Headless (2004) ... Dean Swinton
 2004 Snakehead Terror (TV Movie)
Doc Jenkins
 2003 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Lewis Kaplan - Tyson's Boss
 2002-2003 Smallville (TV Series)
Mayor William 'Billy' Tate
- Relic (2003) ... Mayor William 'Billy' Tate
- Ryan (2002) ... Mayor William 'Billy' Tate
 2002 100 Days in the Jungle (TV Movie)
 2002 Saint Sinner (TV Movie)
Father Michael
 2002 Body & Soul (TV Series)
Dr. Edward A. Esseff
 2002 Damaged Care (TV Movie)
Dr. Sam Verbush
 2001 Andromeda (TV Series)
Professor Logitch
- Pitiless as the Sun (2001) ... Professor Logitch
 2001 MythQuest (TV Series)
Drossos
- The Oracle (2001) ... Drossos
 1995-2001 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Biemler / John Wymer / Ed
- Worlds Within (2001) ... Dr. Frank Biemler
- Out of Body (1996) ... John Wymer
- The Conversion (1995) ... Ed
 2001 First Wave (TV Series)
Sagon
- Checkmate (2001) ... Sagon
 2000 The Fearing Mind (TV Series)
Mitchell Cofax
- Gentleman Caller (2000) ... Mitchell Cofax
 2000 Becoming Dick (TV Movie)
Dr. Hardwin
 2000 Mentors (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Truth Is in Here (2000) ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 1999 Murder Most Likely (TV Movie)
Detective Inspector
 1999 Killing Moon (TV Movie)
Ed
 1998 Voyage of Terror (TV Movie)
Dr. Norman Ellisy
 1996 The Limbic Region (TV Movie)
Teacher
 1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Dr. Bill Nigel
- Do Not Go Gently (1996) ... Dr. Bill Nigel
 1995 When the Vows Break (TV Movie)
Dr. Alexander
 1995 Sliders (TV Series)
Prof. Myman
- Eggheads (1995) ... Prof. Myman
 1995 Circumstances Unknown (TV Movie)
Gene Reuschel
 1995 Not Our Son (TV Movie)
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1994 Don't Talk to Strangers (TV Movie)
Huddleston
 1994 Beyond Suspicion (TV Movie)
Capt. Dick Roth
 1994 Heart of a Child (TV Movie)
Vern
 1993 North of 60 (TV Series)
Inspector Neilsen
- Out of the Blue (1993) ... Inspector Neilsen
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series)
Doctor
- Sanctuary for a Child (1992) ... Doctor
 1992 Street Justice (TV Series)
Badgely
- Homecoming (1992) ... Badgely (as William Davis)
 1992 Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder (TV Movie)
Marvin Parkins
 1991 The Commish (TV Series)
Don Chesley
- A Matter of Life or Death: Part 2 (1991) ... Don Chesley
- A Matter of Life or Death: Part 1 (1991) ... Don Chesley
 1991 Omen IV: The Awakening (TV Movie)
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1991 MacGyver (TV Series)
Judge
- Trail of Tears (1991) ... Judge
 1987-1991 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Judge Harrison / Mr. Wickenton / Mr. Weidlin
- Crossfire (1991) ... Judge Harrison
- Champagne High (1988) ... Mr. Wickenton (as William Davis)
- Mean Streets and Pastel Houses (1987) ... Mr. Weidlin
 1990 It (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Gedreau
- Part 2 (1990) ... Mr. Gedreau
 1990 Anything to Survive (TV Movie)
Dr. Reynolds
 1988-1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Inspector #2 / Curant
- People Do It All the Time (1989) ... Inspector #2
- The Merchant of Death (1988) ... Curant (as William Davis)
 1989 Matinee (TV Movie)
Heath Harris
 1987-1988 Danger Bay (TV Series)
Jack Kane / Norris
- Racing Against Time (1988) ... Jack Kane
- High Flyer (1987) ... Norris
 1988 Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV Series)
Arvin
- Judgement (1988) ... Arvin
 1987 The Little Match Girl (TV Movie)
Dr. Sam Easton (as Bill Davis)
 1987 Airwolf (TV Series)
Newman / F.I.R.M. Official
- The Key (1987) ... Newman
- Rogue Warrior (1987) ... Newman
- Stavograd: Part 2 (1987) ... F.I.R.M. Official
- Stavograd: Part 1 (1987) ... F.I.R.M. Official
 1987 Sworn to Silence (TV Movie)
Peter Massio
 1987 Deadly Deception (TV Movie)
Lawyer
 1986 The Beachcombers (TV Series)
Dave Douglas
- Trial Balloon (1986) ... Dave Douglas
 1985 The Cuckoo Bird (TV Movie)
Ted
 1984 SCTV Channel (TV Series)
Man On The Phone
- Half Wits/Save the World Parade (1984) ... Man On The Phone
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Alternate Names:

Bill Davis | William Davis | Wm B Davis

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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