Catherine Disher

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Catherine Disher
Born Catherine Wilder Disher
(1960-06-22) June 22, 1960 (age 57)
Montreal, Québec, Canada
Citizenship Canadian
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Cedric Smith (divorced)
Children 1

Catherine Wilder Disher (born June 22, 1960)[1] is a Canadian actress and voice actress, who has won two Gemini Awards. One for Best Actress for her role in the Canadian mini-series Snakes and Ladders,[2] and in 2010 for her role in The Border. She was also nominated for her role as Dr. Natalie Lambert in the Forever Knight TV series.


Disher graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1978 and later from the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.

She had a supporting role on T. and T., the legal/action series starring Mr. T, and had another supporting role in the second season of the War of the Worlds series. From 1992 to 1996 she starred in Forever Knight and provided the voice of Jean Grey on the X-men from 1992-1997.[3] She played Maggie Norton on the Canadian television series The Border from 2008 to 2010 and provides additional voices on the PBS Kids/CBC Kids series Super WHY!.

Apart from her work as an actor, Disher has done voice work for animated series and video games, such as Resident Evil 3[4] and Sailor Moon.[5] She also wrote one episode of the British-Canadian drama series The Campbells.

Disher played Martha Tinsdale in a series of made-for-TV movie about The Good Witch, alongside her X-men co-star Chris Potter. She has continued the role on the television series Good Witch.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She was formerly married to her X-Men co-star Cedric Smith, 17 years her senior, with whom she had a son, Darcy Montgomery Smith, in 1993.


Live action[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Vindicator
1986 Murder Sees the Light Television film
1987 Haunted by Her Past Salesgirl Television film
1988 A New Life Student
1989 The Long Road Home Bayla
1989 The Private Capital Television film
1990 Dark Horse
1991 The Psychic Lucinda
1991 Grand Larceny Dulcie Television film
1993 Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story Judy Zess Television film
1998 Earthquake in New York Ms. Clark Television film
2003 Coast to Coast Paula Hobday
2004 Plain Truth Leda Television film
2005 Murder in the Hamptons D. A. Dynak Television film
2005 Terry Betty Fox Television film
2005 Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story Ms. Starr Television film
2006 A Dad for Christmas Beverly Television film
2007 In God's Country Eileen Television film
2007 For Lease Viola Checkny Short film
2008 The Good Witch Martha Tinsdale Television film
2009 The Good Witch's Garden Martha Tinsdale Television film
2010 The Good Witch's Gift Martha Tinsdale Television film
2011 The Good Witch's Family Martha Tinsdale Television film
2012 Foxfire Mrs. O'Hagan
2012 Blood Pressure Glenda
2012 The Good Witch's Charm Martha Tinsdale Television film
2012 An Officer and a Murderer Captain Catherine Novak Television film
2013 The Good Witch's Destiny Martha Tinsdale Television film
2014 The Good Witch's Wonder Martha Tinsdale Television film
2015 Regression Kate
2016 Love's Complicated J.R. Television film


Voice work[edit]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 X-Men: Children of the Atom Psylocke, Storm, Spiral
1995 Marvel Super Heroes Psylocke
1996 X-Men vs. Street Fighter Storm
1999 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Jill Valentine
2000 Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Psylocke, Storm, Spiral, Jill Valentine
2000 X-Men: Mutant Academy Jean Grey
2001 X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 Jean Grey


  1. ^ Catherine Disher on IMDb
  2. ^
  3. ^ "The X-Men Episode Guide 3x12: 'Dark Phoenix Part I: Dazzled'". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "CRIMSON HEAD ELDER Interview Catherine Disher". CRIMSON HEAD ELDER. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Finally, We Can End the Catherine Disher Saga...(And A Gemini Awards Update)". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Dillard, Mechele R. "GOOD WITCH 'Madame Mayor' Catherine Disher Almost Became a Zoologist! (Interview)". TVRuckus. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 

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