William B. Davis
The man behind the cloud of smoke has
been involved in the affairs of the X-Files
since the day Section Chief Scott
Blevins assigned Dana Scully to
"assist" Fox Mulder. His silent presence
in Skinner's office is always a warning
that the shadowy government
attempting to discredit Mulder is again keeping an eye on
the nonconformist agent. When not in Skinner's office, he
can be found in the basement of the Pentagon, secreting
evidence in a vast storehouse of classified materials.
tension between Mulder and The Cigarette-Smoking Man
has increased steadily as the nameless man with the pack
of Morleys increasingly involves himself in Mulder's work.
In "One Breath," Mulder blamed The Cigarette-Smoking
Man for the abduction of Dana Scully, and came within a
trigger-pull of killing him. In "Anasazi", we learned that his
involvement goes back to the beginning, all the way to Fox
Mulder's father. He may be responsible for Bill Mulder's
murder, and he is certainly responsible for several
attempts on the life of the X-Files agents. His menace may
be fading, however, as both the Well-Manicured Man he
answers to and Alex Krycek, his tool who has turned
against him, threaten to bring upon him a justice Mulder
and Scully cannot. We have seen him shot, presumed dead, but nothing seems to
really die on the X-Files.
William B. Davis:
orn Jan 13, 1938 in Toronto.
Career: Studied in England where he also directed
Moved to Vancouver to run acting school.
school in 1989.
First lines on X-Files: "Of course I do"
spoken in 20th episode.
Previous Credits: TV: Stephen King's It, MacGyver.
Look Who's Talking, The Dead Zone.
Upcoming: New X-Files, roles in TV's The Outer Limits,
Odd fact: Davis is an ex-smoker. For the cameras,
he smokes herbal cigarettes.
CSM alias: Cancer Man.
X-Files gossip: Davis says rogue agent Alex Krycek
Lea) will be back on the show although he was last seen locked in a missile silo
with a radioactive alien. "He's going to get out," says Davis.
Quote: "I don't think they have any anonymity
at all." -- Davis, on life in Vancouver for co-stars, David Duchovny and
William Davis is the former Artistic
Director of the National
Theatre School and of the Vancouver Playhouse Acting
School. He is currently the director of The William Davis
Centre For Actor's Study. He also has extensive directing
experience. He is also a competitive water skier and a
certified Downhill Ski Instructor.
His credits include:
Other reoccuring roles have been in
"Sliders," "Outer Limits," "North of 60," "Street
"Nightmare Cafe," "MacGyver."
in "21 Jumpstreet," "Wiseguy," "Danger Bay," "Captain
Power," and "Airwolf."
Obsession, Hitman, Omen IV- The Awakening,
Matinee, Beyond the Stars, Look Who's Talking,
Head Office, and Dead Zone.
"Back To Beulah" as
Wilson, "On The Job," as Harry, "Two For The See Saw," as
Jefry, "The Puppet Master, as The Puppet Master, "Chapter
Two" as George, and "Emma Orr" as Tony Orr.