William B. Davis


William B. Davis, best known for his role as the Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-Files, also took part in the history of the University of Toronto. His original intention for coming to the school was to take part in the Drama program, one of the only recognized ones in Canada, under the guidance of Robert Gill.1 Davis worked alongside Donald Sutherland in his time as well he recounted in an interview “I worked with Donald Sutherland at U of T. The first play we did together—Dark Side of the Moon—we were both doing stage crew. We rattled the thunder sheet together.”2 Davies even described his return to the University of Toronto in direct relation to the theatre as returning home.3



Show 3 footnotes

  1. “Smoke and Mirrors: William B. Davis on His Memoirs and Why He doesn’t Believe in Ghosts.” 2014. University College. Accessed January 21. http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/magazine/smoke-and-mirrors-william-b-davis-his-memoirs-and-why-he-doesnt-believe-ghosts.
  2. Rundle, Lisa Bryn. 2014. “X-Files Icon | By Lisa Bryn Rundle | University of Toronto Magazine.” Accessed January 21. http://www.magazine.utoronto.ca/all-about-alumni/x-files-icon-william-b-davis-cigarette-smoking-man-lisa-bryn-rundle/.
  3. William B. Davis, Where There’s Smoke: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, a Memoir (Toronto: ECW Press, 2011), 32.