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William B. Davis

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Bill Davis, William Davis

1938-01-13

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Male

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.

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The X Files

The X Files

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

1998-06-19
The Proposal

The Proposal

An undercover cop lets his job get personal while on an underground assignment.

2001-04-17
The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

1983-10-21
Damage

Damage

An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.

2009-10-05
Saint Sinner

Saint Sinner

In 1815 a monk, Tomas Alcala, unwittingly unleashes two female succubi, Munkar and Nakir, upon an unsuspecting 21st century. He is chosen by God to travel through the centuries and stop the demons' rampage.

2002-10-26
Possession

Possession

A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother.

2009-07-16
The Messengers

The Messengers

When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions and endure attacks from a supernatural source. Jess must warn her disbelieving family before it is too late to save them.

2007-02-02
Passengers

Passengers

After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers

2008-10-23
Snakehead Terror

Snakehead Terror

A small town, desperate to recover from hard economic times, is under threat when voracious Snakehead fish mutate and survive previous lake chemical poisonings. The fish transform from pests to predators when human growth hormones are dumped into the local lake in the hopes of reviving the local fishing industry. Thriving on the hormones, the Snakehead fish grow to monstrous proportions, devouring everything within reach. Capable of moving and eating on land, they are forced to leave the now barren lake in a desperate search for food - animal, vegetable or human.

2004-01-01
Medium Raw

Medium Raw

Capturing the sadistic serial killer "The Wolf" was just the beginning for rookie cop Johnny Morgan. As he escorts the monster to his new home in the dark underground halls of Parker's Asylum, bedlam ensues and Johnny along with a handful of civilians become players in a night of survival against the world's most terrifying inmates.

2010-08-06
Her Fatal Flaw

Her Fatal Flaw

If you think your dating life is hard, check out what happens to poor Laney! Talk about a love hangover: The nice guy this prominent attorney spent last night with winds up being the main suspect in the brutal murder of a Chicago city councilman. If that isn't bad enough, his only alibi is his one-night-stand with Laney. Watch what happens when this talented lawyer puts her career - and her heart - on the line.

2006-11-24
Behemoth

Behemoth

Scientists discover a giant creature under the Earth that is wrapped around the entire planet. When the creature wakes all grumpy, it causes worldwide destruction.

2011-01-15
The Tall Man

The Tall Man

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

2012-08-01
The Cradle Will Fall

The Cradle Will Fall

The suicide of a pregnant woman begins to look like murder and a county prosecutor is called in to investigate.

2004-01-01
Something Evil Comes

Something Evil Comes

When a young lawyer is murdered to cover up a dangerous corporate secret, his sister must face off against the ruthless killer sent to finish the job. Trapped by a severe thunderstorm in her family's secluded estate manor, she and a handful of friends must fight to survive nature's assault and that of the killer sent to silence them all for good.

2009-09-03
Midnight Matinee

Midnight Matinee

Even though a devastating murder took place during a small town's horror film festival two years earlier, townspeople want another festival.

1988-10-12
Singularity Principle

Singularity Principle

Singularity Principle is a feature length science-fiction film about the consequences of renegade experiments into Parallel Universes. Co-written and directed (with Austin Hines) by physicist Dr. David Deranian, the film pays particular attention to accurate scientific detail. The story starts off with the disappearance of noted scientist Professor Jack Brenner (John Diehl) during a fateful parallel universe experiment. Jack's protégé, Dr. Peter Tanning (Michael Denis) is being interrogated by Dr. Lawrence Cason (William B. Davis) of a clandestine Black-Ops Agency to learn about the experiment and to find out what happened to Jack Brenner. Lawrence makes it clear that he wants to know everything about the experiment, including how parallel universes can be manipulated. The story unfolds with Peter describing the events of the experiment up to the fateful day where...

2013-03-13
Amazon Falls

Amazon Falls

Amazon Falls tells the story of a faded B-movie actress JANA who refuses to let go of her dream of being a star. Famous for her roles in Amazon movies where she portrayed a variety of pre-Xena warrior-princesses, she desperately tries to keep her leg in the B-movie game, and pursues her career with a zealous fervor.

2010-09-11
Stonados

Stonados

A storm chaser tries to save Boston from destruction when a freak tornado bombards the city with huge boulders.

2013-08-31
Dark Storm

Dark Storm

On a secret military base a group of scientists have made a discovery unequaled since the invention of the A-bomb; code-named Eruptor, it's a device that supercharges Dark Matter and uses it to change the molecular structure of its target, thereby eradicating it. But when the Eruptor malfunctions and a leading scientist on the project is blasted with Dark Matter, he receives incredible abilities

2006-06-15
Numb

Numb

Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly and strangely finds himself without any emotional feelings. He tries doctor after doctor and shrink after shrink, but nothing works. The Golf Channel, lesbian exercise classes and a dizzying variety of pills get him through the day, but don't quite solve his problem. His writing partner tries everything to get him back to normal, but it's not until Hudson meets Sara that he finds a real motivation to get better and to actually start feeling again. From the writer of Deuce Bigalow, comes NUMB, a romantic comedy following an unusual man looking for strange love.

2007-04-30
Aftermath

Aftermath

Special Agent Rachel Anderson is charged with protecting a key witness, Richard Harper. But Harper himself is a suspect in several bomb attacks, one of which killed Rachel's partner. Stars Sean Young and Tim Post.

2002-02-03
Sworn to Silence

Sworn to Silence

A lawyer who is defending an accused murderer, is told by his client the whereabouts of the bodies. However, being his lawyer, he is unable to reveal this information.

1987-04-06
Anthrax

Anthrax

When cattle mysteriously start dying of anthrax in a small Alberta ranching community, an RCMP officer tries to keep the peace as ranchers lay the blame on a local agricultural research center. A reporter encourages the angry ranchers - led by the Mountie's mother-in-law - to stage a sit-in at the research center. When an eccentric old rancher dies after being exposed to a deadly strain of anthrax, the protesters are quarantined. No one notices that the reporter has disappeared - along with several vials of the deadly bacteria. The RCMP officer begins his own investigation, gleaning information from a U.S. government agent. He finds himself racing against time to recover the stolen anthrax.

2001-01-01
Judicial Indiscretion

Judicial Indiscretion

Monica Barrett, a successful Federal judge, learns she is on the President's shortlist to fill the new vacant spot on the Supreme Court. When her lover turns out to be a male prostitute, Monica's life is shattered by blackmail and sexual intrigue.

2007-04-09
Inside The X-Files

Inside The X-Files

Inside the X-Files for a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Also included are interviews with the cast and creator Chris Carter, never before seen segments from the show, outtakes and a sneak preview of the upcoming feature film.

1998-02-01
The Mountain Runners

The Mountain Runners

The story of America's first mountain endurance/adventure foot race, which took place in Bellingham, Washington. First run in 1911, the grueling 28 to 32 mile race to the glacial summit of Mount Baker and back lasted only three years due to its dangers. Told in a docudrama style, the film incorporates vintage images, historic film, visual graphics and 3D effects, and recreated dramatizations starring William B. Davis (X-Files, Smoking man).

2012-11-22
Heart of a Child

Heart of a Child

A drama directed by Sandor Stern.

1994-05-09
Sisters

Sisters

A reporter witnesses a brutal murder, and becomes entangled in a mystery involving a pair of Siamese twins who were separated at birth, one of them forced to live under the eye of a watchful, controlling psychiatrist.

2008-03-11
Anything to Survive

Anything to Survive

A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.

1990-02-05
Mindstorm

Mindstorm

A psychic's investigation into the disappearance of a Senator's daughter leads her to a dangerous cult and the truth about her mysterious past.

2001-02-28
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.

2001-08-24
Omen IV: The Awakening

Omen IV: The Awakening

Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realises her baby was born under suspicious circumstances, she hires a private investigator to find Delia's real parents. A series of bizarre accidents occur, and Karen begins to suspect everyone of conspiring her as she unravels the truth about her baby.

1991-05-20
Killing Moon

Killing Moon

A mysterious disease threatens airline passengers.

1999-08-11
The X-Files Movie Special 1998-06-15
Residue

Residue

A private investigator reads a book of sinister origins and unknowingly puts his daughter and himself in a fight for their lives...and their eternal souls.

2017-07-18
Abduct

Abduct

A Texan paranormal radio host, Ridley Kay leads a fairly ordinary existence, until a strange orphan with a tragic past comes crashing into his life. Convinced other-worldly forces are after her, Kay attempts to protect the young girl from an onslaught of deadly alien and extra-terrestrial phenomena. However, as the strange lights continue to stalk her, he discovers the world of the paranormal might be far more sinister than anyone has possibly imagined.

2016-05-01
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told

The POstables are on a mission to deliver a soldier's letter from Afghanistan to a teenager who's being relentlessly bullied, while Oliver's estranged father surprises him with news that shakes him to his core. Stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson.

2015-09-13
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream

The Postables work against the clock decoding a letter to rescue a soldier in Afghanistan and reunite her with her family, while Rita competes for the national Miss Special Delivery title in Washington, D.C.

2015-10-04
The Package

The Package

A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.

2013-02-14
The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

Keshia-Knight Pulliam plays Molly, an angel sent to earth as a little match girl: her mission, to save the fragmented Dutton family. The father and his oldest son haven't spoken since the son didn't join dad's business and then married "beneath him" in the person of a loving Irish servant girl. The second son is a hard-drinking wastrel and the girl in the family cares only for her social position.

1987-01-01