- The X-Files
- William B Davis Productions
Goose on the Loose!, a Chevy Chase comedy shot years ago, was finally released in Ontario in August 2006. Davis
had a scene with the legendary Joan Plowright. The film was in post-production for about five years!
The six new episodes of 49th and Main wrapped shooting on April 2, 2006,
and were broadcast by the CBC in July. Davis co-wrote the episodes with
head writer, Barbara Ellison, and directed three of them. In the sample
episode of 49th and Main, Davis plays the mysterious Wealthy Gentleman.
He also directed and co-wrote the episode. Even Davis' well known ability
to keep his cool is shattered when Brooke gives him the big tease.
A formerly athletic retiree has a crippling heart attack in his late sixties. He challenges
his fate to compete again in the National Water Ski Championships. A unique sports
film that combines Davis' interest in the meaning of life and his passion for the sport
of water skiing. This short film might be the first fiction film to focus on water skiing.
The film was shot in Calgary at the Predator Bay water ski site. William B. Davis
directed with assistance from Jonathan Joffe of Calgary. Tom Braidwood was the 1st
AD and Sine Quo Non. The film played at the Whistler and Vancouver Film Festivals.
You can purchase a copy of Reverse from our online store.
Canadian writer, David Helwig, wrote a complex novella about a retired university professor who returns to his
university as a substitute for his more famous colleague, recently deceased. His meandering lecture weaves a
tale of mystery, disappointment, and jealousy. William B. Davis Productions adapted this work for the stage.
It was a tour de force for the performer.
What happens when this mysteriously burns down...
...and is replaced by this ...
In the wonderful but, oh so mistaken, belief that peace and harmony will reign on the blank slate of a new school? A
dramatic and funny tv series about a group of department heads in a new school and their now dead idealistic former
principal. Created by Barbara Ellison with input from William Davis and Bill Gray.
Davis plays the curmudgeon, Carlisle Wainright, a
psychiatrist kicked out of his practice for having
sex with, and finally marrying a patient, and who
now writes self-help books. His marriage to the
younger Margot Kidder is in its last throes. Sadly,
Davis character was killed off in the second season.
But it was fun while it lasted.
Davis, who has taught acting for decades, admits to
learning a few new tricks from the experienced Kidder:
"No one knows better than Margot where the camera is and how to make sure her image is prominent in the shot!
She showed me a few simple tricks. Of course, she went a bit too far when I looked towards the camera in my close
up and realized her head was totally covering the lens!"
Davis shot two episodes of Stargate playing a mysterious prior. The role provided an unusual opportunity for Davis
to show off his theatrical talents.
Davis starred in this ultra-low budget short film, written and directed by
Jonathan Joffe of Calgary. The theme of this fantastically successful
film explores an age old sci-fi question: What would you pay for immortality?
In this actor driven docudrama, Davis plays the mysterious Shannon Fraser who may have been responsible for the
murder of one of Canada's best known painters, Tom Thompson.
You can still see Davis as the iconic Cigarette Smoking Man on re-runs and on DVD.
Unfortunately you won't see him in the new movie!