Don S. Davis ~ Biography

Don S. Davis was a Vancouver and Los Angeles based character actor in film and television. He was also a painter, woodcarver and designer.

Don held dual citizenship in Canada and in the United States of America. Don had maintained his primary residence in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia since 1981. In July, 2003, Don married the great love of his life, Ruby Fleming. Ruby is a dual citizen of Canada and Norway.

Don was born and raised in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in theater and art from Southwest Missouri State College in 1965. He then served three years on active duty in the United States Army. Don entered the army as a Second Lieutenant and had achieved the rank of Captain by the time he completed his required tour of active duty. Upon leaving the army, Don began working toward a Masters Degree in theatre at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Illinois. Don received his Masters Degree in 1970. He then taught for a number of years before returning to Southern Illinois University to complete the coursework for a PhD in Theatre. Don received his PhD in 1982.

Don began working in the film industry while teaching at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. in the early 1980s. He left teaching to pursue acting fulltime in 1987. Don has appeared in numerous feature films including Miracle, Alaska, A League of their Own, Needful Things, Look Who’s Talking, Con Air, and Best of Show. He has had featured roles in over thirty made for television movies including In Cold Blood, The Ranger, The Cook and the Hole in the Sky, Columbo: A Bird in Hand, and the mini-series Atomic Train. Don’s television credits also include his series regular role as General George Hammond in Stargate SG-1: and recurring roles in The X-Files where he played father to Gillian Anderson’s Agent Scully and Twin Peaks where he played Major Briggs. Don has guest starred in dozens of television series including The West Wing, NCIS, The Dead Zone, Northern Exposure, L.A. Law, Knots Landing, Twenty-One Jump Street, Wiseguy, and Macgyver.

On June 29, 2008, Don passed away.

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