William B. Davis Net Worth

William B. Davis Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

William Bruce Davis net worth is
$2 Million

William Bruce Davis Wiki Biography

William Bruce Davis (born January 13, 1938) is a Canadian actor and director, known for his starring as The Smoking Man on The X-Files. Besides appearing in many TV programs and movies, Davis founded his own acting school the William Davis Centre for Actors Study. In his personal life, Davis is an avid water-skier, works with the Canadian Cancer Society and lectures on skepticism most recently at Committee for Skeptical Inquiry's CSICON. In 2011 Davis published his memoir, Where There’s Smoke .... The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man. He currently stars as the elderly Alec Sadler in Continuum.

Full NameWilliam B. Davis
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 13, 1938
Place Of BirthToronto, Ontario, Canada
Height6' 2½" (1.89 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer, Director
EducationUniversity of Toronto, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
SpouseEmmanuelle Davis
ChildrenMelinda Davis, Rebecca Davis
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
MoviesThe X-Files, The Tall Man, The Messengers, Look Who's Talking, Max Rules, Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf, Stonados, The Thaw, Dark Storm, Saint Sinner, Snakehead Terror, The Dead Zone, The Shortcut, The Cradle Will Fall, Amazon Falls, Voyage of Terror, Singularity Principle, Perpetrators of the Crime...
TV ShowsThe X-Files, 49th & Main, Robson Arms
1William Davis now divides his time between North America and France after he married Emmanuelle Herpin who lives and works there. Emmanuelle is the Director of Finance for the City of Hyèresin in the south of France [2006]
2Hosting the CBC presentation of Steven Spielberg's Taken (2002). [June 2003]
3Acting in Michael Frayn's "Copenhagen", a Montreal-based play co-starring James Kidnie and Carolyn Hetherington, as Danish physicist Niels Bohr. [July 2003]
4He has made guest appearances on all three of the longest running North American science fiction series: The X-Files (1993), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Smallville (2001).
5Two daughters, Melinda and Rebecca, from his first marriage. Rebecca runs the Rebecca Davis Dance Company in Philadelphia. Melinda is completing a specialty in cardiology at Ann Arbor.
6Unlike his character on "The X-Files," he is an avid non-smoker and is vocally skeptical of paranormal beliefs, serving as a spokesman for both causes. However, both he and his character are atheists and water-skiers.
7His favorite The X-Files (1993) episode is The X-Files: Talitha Cumi (1996).
8Former drama professor at Bishop's University, Canada, before opening up William Davis Centre for Acting Study.
9Wrote the The X-Files: En Ami (2000), which delved into the history of his character, The Cigarette-Smoking Man.
10Formerly owned and operated the Vancouver-based William Davis Centre for Actors' Study, an acting school for beginners and professionals.
11A Canadian national champion water-skier in his division.
12A spokesman for the Canadian Cancer Society.
13Smoked herbal cigarettes while filming The X-Files (1993).
14Quit smoking in the late 1970s.


2BR02B: To Be or Naught to Be2016Short completedGranddad
After Frankensteinannounced
The X-Files1993-2016TV SeriesSmoking Man Cigarette Smoking Man CGB Spender ...
Continuum2012-2015TV SeriesOlder Alec Sadler
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream2015TV MovieHarper
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told2015TV MovieHarper
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour2013-2014TV SeriesGrandfather / Plumberg
Focus2014/IVMr. Grant
Stonados2013TV MovieBen
Singularity Principle2013Lawrence Cason
The Package2013/IDr. Willhelm
The Tall Man2012Sheriff Chestnut
Rise of the Damned2011Doctor
Behemoth2011TV MovieWilliam Walsh
Amazon Falls2010Calvin
Flowers for Norma2010ShortOlder Gentleman #2
Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf2010TV MovieDr. Robert Parker
Human Target2010TV SeriesWhitey Doyle
Blob2010ShortThe Boss
Something Evil Comes2009TV MovieMr. Dutton
Web of Desire2009TV MovieDr. Charles Friedman
The Shortcut2009Benjamin Hartley
The Thaw2009Ted
Caprica2009TV SeriesMinister Chambers
Possession2008Dr. Creane
The Femme Fatale2008Video shortSam
A Pickle2008ShortMack
Fear Itself2008TV SeriesFather Chris
Masters of Science Fiction2007TV SeriesThe President
Numb2007/IPeter Milbank
Judicial Indiscretion2007TV MovieSenator Garland Wolf
The Messengers2007Colby Price
Canadian Comedy Shorts2006TV SeriesFinance Minister
The Secret of Hidden Lake2006TV MovieJudge Landers
Sisters2006/IDr. Lucas Bryant
Her Fatal Flaw2006TV MovieRichard O'Brien
Dark Storm2006TV MovieGeneral Killion
The Janitors2006ShortHarvey
Goose on the Loose2006Alphonse David
Supernatural2006TV SeriesCollege Professor
Stargate SG-12005-2006TV SeriesOri Prior Damaris Damaris
The Last Round2005Mitchell
Dark Pines2005TV Movie documentaryShannon Fraser
Robson Arms2005TV SeriesDr. Carlisle Wainwright
Tilt2005TV SeriesFather Mike
The Cost of Living2005/IIShortMark Mortinson
Packing Up2004ShortJenkins
Max Rules2004Rick Brinkley
The X Files: Resist or Serve2004Video GameCigarette Smoking Man CGB Spender (voice)
The Murdoch Mysteries2004TV SeriesAlderman Godfrey Shepcote
Lyon King2004ShortFinance Minister
The Cradle Will Fall2004TV MovieDist. Atty. Alex Myerson
Kingdom Hospital2004TV SeriesDean Swinton
Snakehead Terror2004TV MovieDoc Jenkins
Word of Honor2003TV MovieLewis Kaplan - Tyson's Boss
Smallville2002-2003TV SeriesMayor William 'Billy' Tate
Arbor Vitae2003ShortOld Soul
Broken Saints2003VideoBenjamin Palmer (voice)
100 Days in the Jungle2002TV Movie
Saint Sinner2002TV MovieFather Michael
The Thing2002Video GameCol. Whitely (voice, as William Davis)
Body & Soul2002TV SeriesDr. Edward A. Esseff
Damaged Care2002TV MovieDr. Sam Verbush
Aftermath2002Deputy Director Edwards
Andromeda2001TV SeriesProfessor Logitch
MythQuest2001TV SeriesDrossos
Anthrax2001Tye Crow
Out of Line2001Russell
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001Cigarette Smoking Man (uncredited)
The Outer Limits1995-2001TV SeriesDr. Frank Biemler / John Wymer / Ed
Mindstorm2001/IParish (as William Davis)
First Wave2001TV SeriesSagon
The Proposal2001Agent Frank Gruning
The Fearing Mind2000TV SeriesMitchell Cofax
Becoming Dick2000TV MovieDr. Hardwin
Mentors2000TV SeriesSir Arthur Conan Doyle
Killing Moon2000TV MovieEd
Perpetrators of the Crime1999Henderson
Murder Most Likely1999TV MovieDetective Inspector
The Last Tzaddik1998ShortMr. Drazien
The X-Files Game1998Video GameCigarette Smoking Man CGB Spender
Voyage of Terror1998TV MovieDr. Norman Ellisy
The X Files1998The Cigarette-Smoking Man
The Limbic Region1996TV MovieTeacher
Poltergeist: The Legacy1996TV SeriesDr. Bill Nigel
Unforgettable1996Dr. Smoot
When the Vows Break1995TV MovieDr. Alexander
Sliders1995TV SeriesProf. Myman
Circumstances Unknown1995TV MovieGene Reuschel
Not Our Son1995TV MoviePolice Chief (uncredited)
Dangerous Intentions1995Group Leader
Don't Talk to Strangers1994TV MovieHuddleston
Beyond Suspicion1994TV MovieCapt. Dick Roth
Heart of a Child1994TV MovieVern
North of 601993TV SeriesInspector Neilsen
Nightmare Cafe1992TV SeriesDoctor
Street Justice1992TV SeriesBadgely
Diagnosis Murder1992TV MovieMarvin Parkins
The Commish1991TV SeriesDon Chesley
Omen IV: The Awakening1991TV MovieLawyer (uncredited)
The Hitman1991Dr. Atkins (as William Davis)
MacGyver1991TV SeriesJudge
21 Jump Street1987-1991TV SeriesJudge Harrison / Mr. Wickenton / Mr. Weidlin
It1990TV Mini-SeriesMr. Gedreau
Anything to Survive1990TV MovieDr. Reynolds
Wiseguy1988-1989TV SeriesInspector #2 / Curant
Look Who's Talking1989Drug Doctor
Matinee1989TV MovieHeath Harris
Beyond the Stars1989Hal Simon (as William Davis)
Danger Bay1987-1988TV SeriesJack Kane / Norris
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future1988TV SeriesArvin
The Little Match Girl1987TV MovieDr. Sam Easton (as Bill Davis)
Airwolf1987TV SeriesNewman / F.I.R.M. Official
Sworn to Silence1987TV MoviePeter Massio
Deadly Deception1987TV MovieLawyer
The Beachcombers1986TV SeriesDave Douglas
The Cuckoo Bird1985TV MovieTed
Head Office1985University Dean (as William Davis)
SCTV Channel1984TV SeriesMan On The Phone
The Dead Zone1983Ambulance Driver (as William Davis)


Daedalus2017Short post-production
49th and Main2006TV Series
Packing Up2004Short


Reverse2008Short writer
49th and Main2006TV Series
Packing Up2004Short
The X-Files2000TV Series written by - 1 episode


Packing Up2004Short


49th and Main2006TV Series executive producer
Exchange2003/IIShort producer


Cold Side of the Pillow2017thanks post-production
The X-Files: Re-Opened2015TV Special documentary short thanks
Says Who?2012Short special thanks - as Wm B Davis
The Jester2008/IShort very special thanks


TV's Nastiest Villains2014TV Movie documentaryHimself / The Smoking Man
The Mountain Runners2012DocumentaryHenry Engberg
Exhuming 'The Messengers'2007Video documentary shortHimself
The X Files: The Making of 'The Truth'2004Video documentaryHimself / Cigarette Smoking Man
The 4th Annual Leo Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Critical Eye2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The 3rd Annual Leo Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2nd Annual Leo Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Smoking: Why Can't I Quit?2000TV Movie documentaryHost
The Cigarette Smoking Man Revealed1999Video documentary shortHimself / Cigarette Smoking Man
Terminal City1998TV SeriesHimself
The X-Files Movie Special1998TV Special documentaryCigarette Smoking Man CGB Spender
Inside the X Files1998TV Special documentaryHimself
The Jack Docherty Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
43:45 - The Makings of a Struggle2016Video documentaryHimself - 'Cigarette Smoking Man'
Season X2016Video documentaryHimself - 'Cigarette Smoking Man'
The X-Files: Re-Opened2015TV Special documentary shortHimself - Cigarette Smoking Man

Archive Footage

The X-Files2002TV SeriesSmoking Man
Secrets of the X Files, Part 21996TV Special documentaryCigarette Smoking Man CGB Spender (uncredited)
Secrets of the X Files, Part 11995TV Special documentaryCigarette Smoking Man CGB Spender (uncredited)

Won Awards

2002Jury AwardNickel Independent Film and Video FestivalActorPolished (2002)

Nominated Awards

1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)

Known for movies

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