William B. Davis



Place of birth:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:


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.


Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
as Judge Gordon Hoffman
Game Over, Man! (2018)
as Ray - Security
Residue (2017)
as Lamont
Abduct (2016)
as Zane
2BR02B: To Be or Naught to Be (2016)
as Granddad
The Real X-Files? (2015)
as Himself
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream (2015)
as Harper
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told (2015)
as Harper
Stonados (2013)
as Ben
Singularity Principle (2013)
as Lawrence Cason
The Package (2013)
as Dr. Willhelm
The Mountain Runners (2012)
as Henry Engberg
The Tall Man (2012)
as Sheriff Chestnut
Behemoth (2011)
as William Walsh
Amazon Falls (2010)
as Calvin
Medium Raw (2010)
as Dr. Robert Parker
Damage (2009)
as Veltz
Something Evil Comes (2009)
as Mr. Dutton
Possession (2009)
as Hypnotist
Passengers (2008)
as Jack
Numb (2007)
as Peter Milbank
Judicial Indiscretion (2007)
as Senator Garland Wolf
The Messengers (2007)
as Colby Price
Her Fatal Flaw (2006)
as Richard O'Brien
Sisters (2006)
as Dr. Lucas Bryant
The Secret of Hidden Lake (2006)
Dark Storm (2006)
as General Killion
The Cradle Will Fall (2004)
as Alex Myerson
Snakehead Terror (2004)
as Doc Jenkins
Saint Sinner (2002)
as Father Michael
Aftermath (2002)
as Deputy Director Edwards
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
as The Smoking Man
Mindstorm (2001)
as Parish
The Proposal (2001)
as Agent Frank Gruning
Anthrax (2001)
as Tye Crow
Murder Most Likely (2000)
Perpetrators of the Crime (2000)
as Henderson
Killing Moon (1999)
as Ed
The X Files (1998)
as The Cigarette-Smoking Man
Inside The X-Files (1998)
as Himself
Heart of a Child (1994)
as Vern
Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
as Lawyer (uncredited)
Anything to Survive (1990)
as Dr Reynolds
Matinee (1988)
as Heath Harris
Sworn to Silence (1987)
as Peter Massio
The Little Match Girl (1987)
as Dr. Sam Easton/Bill Davis
The Dead Zone (1983)
as Ambulance Driver