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Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis is a respected character actor, a nationally exhibited painter, a woodcarver, a designer, and a former theater professor and Captain in the U.S. Army. He began working in the film industry while teaching at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in the early 1980s. He left teaching to pursue acting full-time in 1987.

Perhaps best known to SF viewers for his recurring roles as the father of Gillian Anderson's Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files and as Major Garland Briggs on Twin Peaks, Davis has appeared in numerous feature films, including The Fan, Alaska, A League of Their Own, Hook, Hero, Needful Things, Mystery Date, Look Who's Talking, Con Air, Best in Show and The 6th Day. He was a recurring player in the Stephen J. Cannell CBS series Broken Badges and has guest-starred on a multitude of shows including Northern Exposure, L.A. Law, Knots Landing, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Nightmare Café, M.A.N.T.I.S., The Outer Limits (the episodes The Voice of Reason and Living Hell), Poltergeist: The Legacy (the episode The Inheritance), The Sentinel (the episode Crossroads), MacGyver and UPN's The Twilight Zone.

Davis has had featured roles in the television movies Fire on the Mountain, Stepsister, Tricks, Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue, In Cold Blood, Showtime's The Prisoner of Zenda, A Dream is a Wish the Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, One More Mountain, Columbo: A Bird in Hand, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Omen IV: The Awakening, Posing, Kurt Vonnegut's Theatre: All the King's Horses and The Ranger, The Cook and The Hole in the Sky, as well as the miniseries Atomic Train.

Davis currently resides with his wife just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and spends his spare time honing his artistic talents and trying to improve his golf game.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Don S. Davis Facts

Birth Name Don Sinclair Davis
BirthdayAugust 4, 1942
BirthplaceOzark Mountains, Missouri, USA
Date of deathJune 29, 2008 (Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada, age 65)

Selected Filmography

Captain America: Civil War
The Relic
Stargate: Continuum
Blow Out
The Uninvited
Children of the Gods: Parts 1 & 2
To Catch A Thief
Stargate SG-1: Season 3
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