William B. Davis

Lowest Rated: 0% Head Office (1986)
Birthday: Jan 13, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
Started acting as a child, working in summer stock with the Straw Hat Players in Ontario. Served as assistant director of England's National Theatre for six years, working under acting legend Laurence Olivier. Was artistic director of the National Theatre School's English Acting Program in Montreal. In 1989, he opened the William Davis Centre for Actors' Study—which counts Xena star Lucy Lawless among its former pupils—in Vancouver.  An avid water skiier, he has been Canadian national champion in his age division several times. Contrary to his X-Files character, who was known as the "Smoking Man" or "Cancer Man," ex-smoker Davis is a Canadian Cancer Society spokesperson; he quit smoking in the 1970s and used herbal cigarettes on the show. Published his memoir, Where There's Smoke....The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, in 2011.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Residue Actor 2017
No Score Yet Singularity Principle Actor 2013
No Score Yet Stonados Lighthouse Keeper 2013
No Score Yet The Mountain Runners Actor 2012
46% The Tall Man Sheriff Chestnut 2012
No Score Yet Amazon Falls Calvin 2010
No Score Yet Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf Dr. Robert Parker 2010
No Score Yet Behemoth William 2010
No Score Yet The Shortcut Benjamin 2009
20% Passengers Jack $0.3M 2008
No Score Yet A Pickle Actor 2008
No Score Yet Possession Hypnotist 2008
No Score Yet Judicial Indiscretion Actor 2007
12% The Messengers Colby Price $35.4M 2007
No Score Yet Masters of Science Fiction President 2007
No Score Yet Numb Peter 2007
No Score Yet Sisters Dr. Bryant 2006
No Score Yet Her Fatal Flaw Actor 2006
No Score Yet Dark Storm General Killion 2006
No Score Yet Goose on the Loose Actor 2006
No Score Yet Max Rules: Adventures of a Super Spy Rick Brinkley 2005
No Score Yet Mary Higgins Clark's 'The Cradle Will Fall' Scott Myerson 2004
No Score Yet Snakehead Terror Doc Jenkins 2004
No Score Yet Max Rules Rick Brinkley 2004
No Score Yet Word of Honor Lewis Kaplan 2003
No Score Yet Clive Barker Presents Saint Sinner Father Michael 2002
No Score Yet Damaged Care Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Proposal Frank Gruning 2001
No Score Yet Mindstorm Dr. Parish 2001
No Score Yet Huyendo de la Ley Russell 2001
No Score Yet Perpetrators of the Crime Actor 2000
No Score Yet Voyage of Terror (Die Schreckensfahrt der Orion Star)(The Fourth Horseman) Dr. Norman Ellisy 1998
65% The X-Files - Fight the Future Cigarette-Smoking Man 1998
21% Unforgettable Dr. Smoot 1996
No Score Yet Dangerous Intentions Group Leader 1995
No Score Yet Circumstances Unknown Gene Reuschel 1995
No Score Yet Don't Talk to Strangers Huddleston 1994
13% The Hitman Doctor Atkins 1991
No Score Yet Anything to Survive Dr. Reynolds 1990
59% Look Who's Talking Drug Doctor 1989
0% Head Office Dean 1986


75% The X-Files
Appearing Screenwriter Cigarette-Smoking Man Cigarette Smoking Man CSM
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75% Human Target
Whitey Doyle
  • 2010
88% Supernatural
  • 2006
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
  • 2006
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80% Stephen King's 'Kingdom Hospital'
Bertram Swinton
  • 2004
92% Smallville
Mayor Tate
  • 2002
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No Score Yet The Outer Limits
  • 2001
  • 1996
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
Malik Kaelus
  • 1999
  • 1996
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Skirner Head Guard
  • 1997


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