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Where There's Smoke...

Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, a Memoir

by William B. Davis

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Chronicling his own life and times, William B. Davis, the actor who played the notorious villain Cancerman on The X-Files, discusses his loves, losses, hopes, fears, and accomplishments in this unique and engaging autobiography. An all-access look into the life of a versatile actor, this life story includes anecdotes, recollections, and gossip from roles with such greats as Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Martin Sheen, Brian Dennehy, and Donald Sutherland. From the University of Toronto and theatre school in Britain to Hollywood and appearances on Smallville and Stargate SG-1, this memoir recalls one actor's journey from the main stage to the mainstream.

Contributor Notes

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. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Editorial Reviews

"Bill DavisÓ³ memoir is a lively personal story and a document in the history of theatre. . . . His account of his life is thoughtful, amusing, even mildly scandalous." “David Helwig, essayist, poet, novelist, The Names of Things


"Davis dishes candidly about the [X-Files] famous co-stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in his memoir Where There's Smoke while revealing the character of his undergraduate colleague Donald Sutherland and recalling his own work at the National Theatre in London with Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame Maggie Smith and Albert Finney." צamp;lt;I>BCBookworld (April 2012)


"Readers in general will enjoy William B. Davis' unforgettable memoir, written with wit, verve, humor, and poignancy, a page turner every bit as intriguing as the man himself." Ø·ww.InternetReviewOfBooks.blogspot.ca


"Bill DavisÓ³ remarkable career in the performing arts makes for a vivid memoir and a valuable cultural history. . . . An entertaining and addictive read." “Jerry Wasserman, actor, critic, and head of the Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia


"His life before The X-Files makes for book enough. . . Meet him today, in his 70s, and he's courtly and charming, with a certain reserve. But read his book and, Holy Doodle, Bill we hardly knew you." — The Province (March 3, 2012)


"Thoroughly enjoyable. One gets a very clear sense of the enormous devotion and commitment it took in choosing such an elusive lifestyle." “Tom Braidwood, actor, director, producer,The X-Files, Millennium, Da Vinci's Inquest


"Candid and measuredءll mirrors, no smoke." צamp;lt;I>UCMagazine (April 2012)

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