- The X-Files
- William B Davis Productions
Mr. Davis directed a holiday season Sherlock Holmes theatrical special and garnered
Rave reviews for Sherlock Holmes & The Case of The Jersey Lily.
Ran December 26-January 10 @ The Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC.
October 24-26, Davis appeared on the East Coast, in Parsippany, New Jersey.
And for Vancouver Fans...
While on location in the UK, Davis shot a special appearance
for Channel 5's "TV's Nastiest Villains with Joan Collins."
Continuum swept The 2014 Leo Awards in the Dramatic Series category:
Best Dramatic Series, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Picture Editing,
Make-up, Stunt Co-ordination and Supporting Performance by a Female Actor
Click here for Ken Tucker's take on the 2nd Season premiere on Syfy.
Davis' memoir, Where There's Smoke: Musings of A Cigarette-Smoking Man
is available in an audio version at audible.com.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
Intial Broadcast Date:
December 7, 2013 Davis played "Plumberg" in Episode 7 of Season 4: Bad Egg.
The Habit of Art by acclaimed British playwright Alan Bennett had its Canadian Premiere in September 2013
under William B. Davis' skilful direction.
“It’s a challenging play to mount, to say the least, but that’s part of what attracted me to it. Bennett gives you
an incredibly complex piece of work, but in doing so, has provided directors with an opportunity unlike any
other; the number of choices one faces both on-stage and off is almost staggering, and thrilling.”
It is equally challenging to perform, with the lead actors playing the roles of protagonists Benjamin Britten
and W. D. Auden as well as the role of the actors portraying them in the fictionalized play. To answer that challenge,
Davis cast talented actors Murray Price and John Prowse, respectively, alongside an impressive supporting cast.
Davis attended the London Film and Comic Con, July 5-7, 2013.
Here's a brief interview from the LondonCon.
Davis was featured as a speaker. Watch the trailer!
Davis attended the Monaco Anime-Game Show, March 2 & 3, 2013.
A great chance to hear Davis speak about recording the audio version of his memoir.
December 20, 2012 - Davis recorded his memoir for audible.com.
The Tall Man released across the globe throughout 2012, from USA to Taiwan to Peru...
It is known by these titles outside of North America and the UK:
Brazil O Homem das Sombras
Spain El hombre de las sombras
France The Secret
Croatia Visoki čovjek
Hungary A magas ember
Italy I bambini di Cold Rock
Mexico El hombre de las sombras
Netherlands The Secret
Peru El hombre de las sombras
Poland Czlowiek z Cold Rock
Portugal The Tall Man - O Homem das Sombras
Serbia Visoki čovek
October 2012 - Davis travelled to Vancouver Island to shoot Stonados, directed by Jason Bourque (Shadow
Company, Dark Storm). Davis played a lighthouse keeper, shot on location at Fisgard Lighthouse.
The tv movie would be broadcast on the Syfy Channel in 2013.
Read the X-Files Lexicon Blog's in-depth review of Davis' memoir.
Check out the interview Davis did with Matt Allair from the X-Files Lexicon.
Davis discusses his memoir, his friendship with Donald Sutherland as well
as his experiences on The X-Files.
Davis appeared on their Season 3 finale show and spoke about The X-Files, Dolph
Lundgren and waterskiing. You can hear the complete podcast here.
Continuum’s debut (May 27, 2012) on Showcase was big. The premiere episode
garnered a viewership of 1.7 million Canadians, becoming the highest-viewed
single episode ever on Showcase. Filmed on location in Vancouver, Continuum
was developed and produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Shaw Media.
Continuum airs Sundays at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on Showcase.
Davis plays the role of Sheriff Chestnut in the Cannes Film
Favourite The Tall Man (released in France under the title The
Secret), which came out in a limited release in August, 2012.
Directed by acclaimed director Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) and
starring Jessica Biel (Total Recall, The Illusionist), the movie takes
place in an isolated, slowly dying mining town, where children
have gone missing over the years leaving neither clue nor witness.
Superstitious locals talk of The Tall Man, a legendary,
mysterious dark figure who abducts children. This supernatural
thriller made its DVD and Blu-ray disc debut in September.
Davis played the mysterious senior Alec Sadler in the first episode of the Vancouver-shot
sci-fi Continuum, about a future police officer Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), who
travels back in time from Vancouver in the year 2077 to Vancouver in the year 2012,
swept up in an escape by a group of terrorists — Liber8 – who plan to change the future
from the past by targeting the corporations that will come to rule the world.
You can watch episodes here.
May 7th : Where There's Smoke ... tied for the Bronze at The 2012 IPPY awards.
The 16th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards contest was the biggest ever, with 4,813
print book entries, 390 e-book entries, and an average categorysize of 50. The largest category
was Memoir, with 213 entries. Check out the website for list of all of the year's winners.
Davis directed the graduating class from his old school, The William Davis
Centre, now at VanArts, at The Havana Theatre in May. Students performed
James McClure's play, The Day They Shot John Lennon.
some news to Davis and weirdness ensued. Check out the video promo.
With his new book Where There's Smoke: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man out and several movies on the
way, Davis has been busy. You can now purchase signed copies of Davis' memoir from the online store.
Here are some interviews and reviews:
Davis signed books and pictures in Toulouse, France.
Interview with Marshall Ward at the Waterloo Chronicle.
Davis was on the Skepticism and the Media: Win Over an Unlikely Audience by Telling a Better Story panel at CSIcon.
Davis appeared at the Paris Manga & Sci Fi show.
Davis completed shooting the role of Sheriff Chestnut in the feature TheTall Man starring Jessica Biel.
Davis directed United Players’ production of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever ran from September 2nd - 25th, and Harley
Granville Barker’s Waste ran from January 11th to February 13th at the Jericho Arts Centre.
Davis was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame on June 27, 2010 in the Pioneer Category.
Davis completed shooting his creepy role of Calvin in Amazon Falls, the story of a faded B-movie actress who
refuses to let go of her dream of being a star. Believe it or not Davis does not die in this movie.
Amazon Falls was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and The Vancouver International Film Festival.
Medium Raw, co-starring Davis, John Rhys-Davies and Brigitte Kingsley has debut screening in Toronto.
Davis directed Matters Domestic, two terrific short plays
by Barbara Ellison, (49th and Main), with an excellent
cast of graduates from The William Davis Centre.
D.N.A. and Download, present different and highly
unusual versions of the conflict between single parent-
hood and career. Matters Domestic completed its run
at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival in
September and played two holdover performances at
The Jericho Arts Centre.
Davis played Donald Rumsfeld in Stuff Happens at The Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver.
Davis completed shooting the role of Dr. Charles Friedman in Web of Desire, starring Dina Meyer, Adrian Hough
and Claudette Mink.
Davis went to Regina in July to shoot The Shortcut, an excellent horror film starring Kent Allen, Wendy Anderson
and Raymond J. Barry. Davis plays the role of Benjamin Hartley, a character that couldn't stop himself from killing people.
Davis finished work on a film called Something Evil Comes, where he played Mr. Dutton, the nicest butler you
After shooting Something Evil Comes, Davis headed to Toronto to work on another horror film, Medium Raw.
Co-starring Davis, John Rhys-Davies and Brigitte Kingsley, Davis had some wonderful scenes in that film. Dressed
up as a wolf, Davis gets killed yet again. His fourth time in 2008!
Davis’ new short film, Reverse, played in both the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Whistler
Davis shot Passengers with Anne Hathaway and Patrick Wilson. Guess what? Davis played a mysterious stranger
hovering in the background. (But he didn’t smoke.) Passengers is now available on DVD.