Cedric Smith (actor)

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Cedric Smith
Born (1943-09-21) September 21, 1943 (age 71)
Bournemouth, England, U.K.
Occupation Actor, Singer
Years active 1975-present
Spouse(s) Catherine Disher (? - ?)
1 child
Children Darcy Montgomery Smith (b. 1993)

Cedric Smith (born September 21, 1943) is a British Canadian actor and musician. He played Alec King in the CBC television series Road to Avonlea and was the voice of Professor X in the X-Men TV series.


Born in England, Smith moved to Canada when he was about 10 years old. In 1961, he dropped out of high school to become a full-time folk singer. He was a member of the folk group Perth County Conspiracy, and wrote several songs that were performed and recorded by the band. Ca. 1963, he performed at the "Lemon Tree" a Dayton, Ohio coffee house for an extended time. Between sets he would read from a giant volume of Shakespeare. As a folk singer he sang at the "Ebony Knight" coffee house on Main St in Hamilton in the mid sixties; he also had performances at the "Black Swan" Theater in Stratford, Ontario in 1967 and 1968.


Smith won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role in 1993 for his part in Road to Avonlea.[1] He appeared on the syndicated program Mutant X in its first season, as well as on the cult hit Forever Knight, alongside his then-wife, Catherine Disher.

He also provided the voice of Mentor on the short-lived Silver Surfer animated series, also on the Fox network. Smith also provides narration for Canada's History Television's series, Turning Points in History.


Smith has a son named Darcy Montgomery Smith who was born in 1993. He is the ex-husband of Catherine Disher, who played Jean Grey on X-Men: The Animated Series alongside him.



Year Title Role Notes
1977 Who Has Seen the Wind Dr. Svarich
1979 Fast Company Gary Black
1981 Heavy Metal Bartender (voice) Segment, "Taarna"
1984 In the Fall Short film
1985 Discussions in Bioethics: Family Tree Short film
1985 Bayo Squid Hayman
1985 Samuel Lount William Lyon Mackenzie
1985 Sight, TheThe Sight Short film
1986 Red Shoes Short film
1987 Farmers Helping Farmers Short film
1987 Wednesday's Children: Robert Short film
1988 Wake for Milton, AA Wake for Milton Singer Short film
1988 Suicide Club, TheThe Suicide Club Paul Stevens on TV
1989 Millennium Eli Seibel
1993 Letter from Francis Father Tremblay Short film
1995 Butterbox Babies Frank Davis
1995 Witchboard III: The Possession Francis
1998 Sleeping Dogs Lie J.J. Gallagher
2000 Bless the Child Pediatric Doctor
2003 Visual Bible: The Gospel of John, TheThe Visual Bible: The Gospel of John Caiaphas
2004 Raymond Radcliffe Frederick Radcliffe Short film
2005 Anne: Journey to Green Gables Tupper (voice) Video
2010 Verona Dean August Short film
2013 Pride of Lions Paul Stansy Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Peep Show Man in park Episode: "The Victim"
1976 Teleplay Luke Episode: "The Italian Machine"
1981 Titans Billy Bishop Episode: "Billy Bishop"
1982 Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest Hobo Terry Episode: "Rabies"
1985 In This Corner Michael Wellborne / Vincent McCarthy TV movie
1985 Anne of Green Gables Rev. Allan TV movie
1985 Night Heat John Deacon Episode: "The Fifth Man"
1986 Hot Shots Remy Episode: "Tails You Lose"
1986-1990 Campbells, TheThe Campbells Thomas Sims Recurring role (44 episodes)
1987 Screen Two Mr. Macdonald Episode: "Heaven on Earth"
1987 Street Legal Max Episode: "A Matter of Honour"
1988 Night Heat Demarcus Episode: "The Privilege of Freedom"
1988 Diamonds Episode: "Exposure"
1988 Friday the 13th Joe Fenton Episode: "The Pirate's Promise"
1988 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Jeremy Sinclair Episode: "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon"
1988 New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, TheThe New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Paul Stevens Episode: "VCR - Very Careful Rape"
1989 New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, TheThe New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Van Dorn Episode: "South by Southeast"
1989 Dick Francis: In the Frame Inspector Frost TV movie
1989 War of the Worlds Adrian Bouchard Episode: "Among the Philistines"
1989 Penthouse, TheThe Penthouse TV movie
1990 Bordertown Commander Geoffrey Osborne Episode: "Two Moons"
1990 Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher Tony Wilson TV movie
1990 Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater Dr. Arnold Fellows Episode: "The Murderer"
1990 Counterstrike Cantrell / Michael Marloe Episodes: "The Dealbreaker", "Cinema Verite"
1990-1996 Road to Avonlea Alec King Main role (91 episodes)
1991 Le peloton d'exécution Lt. Col. Harfield TV movie
1991 Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave Connoly TV movie
1991 Beyond Reality Bill Bowen Episode: "Miracle Worker"
1992 E.N.G. Dr. Dawson Episode: "Heart of the Matter"
1992 Street Legal Bruce Parkhill Episode: "Children's Hour"
1992-1997 X-Men Prof. Charles Xavier / Red Skull (voice) Regular role (52 episodes)
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Dr. Mims Episode: "Straitjacket"
1993 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Boswick (voice) Episode: "The Works, in Wax"
1993 Street Legal Henry Sutton Episodes: "Hasta La Vista", "But Not Forgotten"
1993 J.F.K.: Reckless Youth Prof. Bruce Hopper TV movie
1994 Forever Knight Liam O'Neal Episode: "Bad Blood"
1994 Million Dollar Babies Lowell Thomas TV movie
1995 Hiroshima Gen. Curtis LeMay TV movie
1995 Spider-Man Charles Xavier / Professor X (voice) Episodes: "The Mutant Agenda", "Mutants Revenge"
1996 Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story Mike Spracklen TV movie
1996 Everything to Gain Edward Jordan TV movie
1997 Turning Points of History Narrator TV series
1997 F/X: The Series Mickey O'Brian Episode: "Shooting Mickey"
1997 Due South Senior RCMP Officer Episode: "Perfect Strangers"
1998 Leonardo: A Dream of Flight Il Moro TV movie
1998 Silver Surfer Mentor (voice) Episodes: "Learning Curve: Parts 1 & 2"
1998 Long Island Incident, TheThe Long Island Incident Tim Bobek TV movie
1998 Thunder Point Henry Baker TV movie
1998 Highlander: The Raven Morgan Kenworth Episode: "Bloodlines"
1998 Mythic Warriors King Polydectes (voice) Episode: "Perseus: The Search for Medusa"
1998 Happy Christmas, Miss King Alec King TV movie
1999 Goya: Awakened in a Dream Francisco Goya TV movie
1999 Sea People Samuel Casey TV movie
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Dr. Eldridge Hawke Episode: "School's Out"
2001 Blue Murder Michael Hamori Episode: "Dr. Tara"
2001 Mutant X Dr. Paul Breedlove Episode: "The Shock of the New"
2001 Jenifer Dr. Richards TV movie
2001 Three Days TV movie
2002 Keep the Faith, Baby U.S. President Truman TV movie
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Hightower Episode: "Grave Danger"
2002 Relic Hunter Lawyer Episode: "Pandora's Box"
2002 Soul Food Alderman Glickman Episode: "Out with the Old..."
2002 Power and Beauty Thompson TV movie
2002 Heart of a Stranger TV movie
2003 Veritas: The Quest Willie Anderson Episode: "Sangraal"
2003 Doc Martin Wainwright Episode: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
2003 Street Time Elliot Winthrop Episode: "Follow the Money"
2003 More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story Bob TV movie
2005 Our Fathers The Pope's Cardinal TV movie
2005 Totally Spies! Professor Link (voice) Episode: "Head Shrinker Much?"
2006 This Is Wonderland Kenneth Pederson Episode: "3.5"
2006 Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story George TV movie
2007 Company, TheThe Company TV miniseries
2007 Future Is Wild C.G.'s Father (voice) Episode: "Extreme Bird Watching"
2007-2009 Friends and Heroes Tiberius Regular role (36 episodes)
2008 Glitch Mr. Carter TV movie
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy Abe Miller TV miniseries
2010 Turn the Beat Around Gino TV movie
2010 Living in Your Car Phil Episodes: "Chapter 5", "1.8", "1.13"
2010 Last Christmas, TheThe Last Christmas Grandpa TV movie
2011 Kennedys, TheThe Kennedys Senator Eastland Episode: "Moral Issues and Inner Turmoil"
2011 John A.: Birth of a Country TV movie
2012 Murdoch Mysteries Langston Wallace Episode: "Murdoch Night in Canada"
2012 Baby's First Christmas Henry Kotter TV movie
2012 Copper Father Liam Burke Episodes: "In the Hands of an Angry God", "A Day to Give Thanks"
2013 Copper Father Liam Burke Episode: "Ashes Denote That Fire Was"


  1. ^ Academy of Canadia Cinema and Television official site. Retrieved December 3, 2007.

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