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has been added to your Cart. William B. Davis has been an actor for more than 60 years and is best known for his role as Cancerman in the hit television series "The X-Files.

has been added to your Cart. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Paperback: 279 pages.

Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man" is the seventh episode of the fourth season of The X-Files. Written by Glen Morgan and directed by James Wong, it premiered on the Fox network on November 17, 1996. Although not directly developing the series' Mythology arc, several characters and events are focal points. Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man" marked the first episode in which lead star David Duchovny does not appear at all, with only his voice being heard

All other images courtesy William B. Davis. Production and typesetting: Troy Cunningham

All other images courtesy William B. Production and typesetting: Troy Cunningham.

Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man" is the seventh episode of the fourth season of the science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States on November 17, 1996.

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WHERE THERE’S SMOK. usings of a Cigarette Smoking Man was an interesting read. When I first received the book, I thought it was going to be about his time on the X-files. Being a fan of the show, this was why I wanted to read it. I was however pleasantly surprised that it was more than just that. It was about life and times of being an actor, the gossip, the hardships. He holds nothing back. This was my first autobiography and one that has drawn me into reading more.

And would continue for several years. By this time Star Trek conventions were legendary, with troops of fans showing up in costume and makeup. Would X-Files become a similar phenomenon?

And would continue for several years. Would X-Files become a similar phenomenon? I don’t know. if X-File conventions were ever as weird and wonderful as Star Trek ones, but their popularity astonished me. I remember waiting to go on stage for my first appearance at one of these events. I have never been shy about speaking in public, not since I won prizes for public speaking when I was in high school - ironically I won my first prizes with a speech about flying saucers.

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Cigarette Smoking Man (abbreviated CSM or C-Man; sometimes referred to as Cancer Man or the Smoking Man) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Fox science television series The X-Files

Cigarette Smoking Man (abbreviated CSM or C-Man; sometimes referred to as Cancer Man or the Smoking Man) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Fox science television series The X-Files. He serves as the arch-nemesis of FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder. In the show's sixth season, his name is said to be .

One of the most iconic villains in the history of television, the enigmatic Cigarette Smoking Man fascinated legions of fans of the 1990s’ hit TV series, The X-Files. Best known as “Cancerman,” he was voted Television’s Favourite Villain by the readers of TV Guide. The man behind the villain, William B. Davis, is a Canadian actor and director, whose revelations in this memoir will entertain and intrigue the millions of X-Files aficionados worldwide. But there is more to Davis’s story than just The X-Files. Davis’s extensive acting experience began when he was a child in Ontario in the 1950s, and grew to encompass radio, theatre, film, and television. At the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a degree in philosophy, he turned his hand to directing, a move that took him to theatre school in Britain and a directing career. There, he reconnected with his undergraduate colleague, Donald Sutherland, and worked at the National Theatre, with such notables as Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame Maggie Smith, and Albert Finney. Those who love the theatre will delight in his recollections of the Straw Hat Players in Ontario or the trials and tribulations of an artistic director of repertory theatre in Dundee, Scotland, or his valiant attempt to create a theatre in Quebec devoted to the Canadian repertoire. Those who love history will relive with Davis those “golden years” of Canadian radio drama and theatre, not to mention enjoying an inside look at the National Theatre School of Canada where he directed the English Acting Program in the ’60s. Those who love a bit of scandalous gossip will not be disappointed. Written in an easy conversational style, this memoir truly is “The Musings of the Cigarette Smoking Man” – as William B. Davis reflects on his loves, his losses, his hopes, his fears, and his accomplishments in this unique and engaging autobiography.


Comments: (7)

Mazuzahn
Davis is an incrediley intelligent gentleman, who is honest about his flawed, and very interesting life. It seems, as if by accident (by his account), he has become the most "popular" villian in television history.
Eng.Men
Perfect arrived right on time. I like it alot
DEAD-SHOT
Well written and I learned a lot about the author. Would have liked a little more about his time on the X-Files but it was well written and worth the price.
Ann
William B. Davis’s memoir reminds me a lot of the John Lennon quote, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”. The book chronicles his life as he navigates the Canadian, British, and American drama industry. Spending much of his time as a director of theater and teacher of acting, he eventually finds fame performing a television character that, for the most part, had no creative direction. It just happened. Anyone expecting a long X-Files expose’ will be disappointed. The X-Files takes up the last fifth of the book. However, the guy started the show in his fifties. To expect him to abridge most of his life to satisfy the fanbase is unreasonable. He accomplished a lot and rose to the challenges he was presented even when those challenges failed of their own accord and, like most of us, some of his early dreams and ambitions fell by the wayside. However, I must admit that The X-Files portion of the book was the most interesting but not because of nifty insider information, though there is that. Talking about the show gave him a platform to discuss is skeptical outlook, his strong ideas about acting and the actor, and the nature of fleeting celebrity. That was the best stuff.
Hrguig
I was afraid this was going to be a pandering actor autobiography. IT'S HYSTERICAL. His comments about the process of making the X FILES and about his fellow actors is unique and uniquely funny. He is candid and willing to give it up. The TRUTH is in here. The most fascinating part was....ok I would give it away. Get this book. It's a fast read, much faster than that darn show took to tell all. This is good book by one of the greatest actors of our time.
Sirara
This book is not just about a recognizable and great Canadian actor. It's about the history of Canadian theatre and the life of a working actor that really shows people in the industry or those thinking about going into the industry what it's really like. Some of his contemporaries crossed the border to receive fame and fortune (William Shatner, Christopher Plummer and Donald Sutherland but William remained in Canada and has achieved great success in the industry.
This book is an inspiration to theatre lovers everywhere, with a few X-files tidbits for those fans.
A frank read- he holds nothing back, but it's great!
Narim
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE...Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man was an interesting read. When I first received the book, I thought it was going to be about his time on the X-files. Being a fan of the show, this was why I wanted to read it. I was however pleasantly surprised that it was more than just that. It was about life and times of being an actor, the gossip, the hardships. He holds nothing back. This was my first autobiography and one that has drawn me into reading more.

Rating: 4

Reviewed by: KellyR

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Anyone that lived in Australia between 1994 and 2003, would remember most Wednesday nights at 8.30pm, the TV show, "The X Files". Scully and Mulder, our intrepid FBI agents investigating the paranormal and unusual matters that were not within the FBI mainstream. Underlying this whole series, over 9 years, was a group of people known as "The Project": a groups preparing for the eventual colonisation of the Earth by aliens. The specialist that is employed by the group was known as the Cigarette Smoking Man (CSM), played by brilliant long-time Canadian actor, William B Davis.

Davis has now written a memoire of his life from the young beginnings in Canada, college and his journey into stage, screen, directing and running an actor's school. His eventual casting as the CSM has placed him in a special place for villains in the world of TV. His presence on the screen had increasable impact on the story line of the X-Files and created an opportunity for Davis is become one of the best known actors on TV. From the X Files Davis went to Stargate and other shows, but always had his heart, it appears, on the stage. But in his first book, Davis reveals his atheist/sceptic side.

But why am I reviewing an actor's memoire? It become apparent to Davis that when he started to attend the X-Files and related conventions such as ComicCon, he was being asked questions in regards to conspiracies, aliens, secret government programs, aliens, Area 51, aliens, Roswell, unmarked helicopters and aliens. As a result, he started to think that many of the fans that watched the show, actually believed in the conspiracies. When confronted with the question, Davis retorted with the statement "Where is your evidence?" This is the beginning of Davis's new gig, being a sceptic. In Davis's book, he states his sceptical/atheist beginning was in school during a lecture on Catholicism. But after his role on the X Files finished, he started to connect with sceptics and now makes presentations to our Canadian sister organisation, the CFI. A chance meeting with CSI's Barry Beyerstein resulted in his standard appearance at sceptics conferences across Canada and the United States.

So, why this book review about an actor? This book provides a background to a person that is involved in our movement: his character in the X Files is completely opposite our sceptical beliefs, but he has taken the responsibility to become an activist for the sceptical movement. A review of his presentations to the CFI (available on You-Tube) show him to be a very knowledgeable person with demonstrated informed opinions on such issues as climate change and psychology. But the sceptic side is small compared to the acting side. The book shows that all sceptics are something else too, either an actor, a teacher, a parent or in the case of Davis, all this and a champion water skier.

The book is not a bout a sceptic as such, it about a Canadian that has a career in acting which moves to stage, screen, his life in England and United States, his loves and eventually his establishment of an Actors School in Vancouver. His sceptic life has a very small part in the book, but the book shows that a well-known person can be a sceptic. If you are interested in the X Files or more importantly, Davis as a actor, this book is a essential reading. Davis also dishes some great stuff on his fellow actors, but you need to read the3 book to get that information. In recent years, many actors and celebrities have started to push wagons on anti-vaccination, homeopathy, coffee enemas and cult membership. It is refreshing that an actor of the status of Davis has come on the side of reason and is now involved in the sceptic community in Canada.

I highly recommend this book. It would make a great gift for that funny festival at the end of the year or a birthday.
Where There's Smoke...: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man download epub
Poetry
Author: William B Davis
ISBN: 177041052X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: ECW Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2011)
Pages: 279 pages