William B. Davis is best known as "Cancerman" from THE X-FILES and was proudly voted Television's Favorite Villain (as voted by the readers of US TV Guide) and called "TV-land's hottest and hippest villain" by Saturday Night Magazine. His extensive acting and directing career began in Toronto when he was just 11 years old and he later trained in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and worked as a freelance director in British repertory theatres as well as running the Dundee Repertory Theatre in Scotland. From there he went to The National Theatre of Great Britain, working with Maggie Smith and Laurence Olivier, among others. In 1965, Davis returned to Canada where he became Artistic Director of The English Acting Program at Canada's National Theatre School and later the founder of Vancouver's, The William Davis Centre. Davis has also appeared in a succession of stage, film and television roles opposite stars including Penelope Ann Miller, Martin Sheen, Anne Archer, Margot Kidder, Matthew Perry and Brian Dennehy.