Cedric Smith (actor)

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Cedric Smith
Born (1943-09-21) 21 September 1943 (age 73)
Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, U.K.
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1975 – present
Spouse(s) Catherine Disher (divorced)
Children 1

Cedric Smith (born 21 September 1943) is an English 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.

Music[edit]

Born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, 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 Street in Hamilton in the mid '60s; he also had performances at the "Black Swan" coffee house in Stratford, Ontario in 1967 and 1968. He sang on Loreena McKennitt's album "Elemental" in 1985.[1]

Acting[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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. Although not much is know about his private life since his divorce from Catherine Disher, Smith went on to father a daughter, Maddie Nell, circa 2010.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Who Has Seen the Wind Dr. Svarich
1979 Fast Company Gary 'The Blacksmith' Black
1985 Bayo Squid Hayman
1985 Samuel Lount William Lyon Mackenzie
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 Titanica (Narration) IMAX documentary; shorter version of '92 release
1995 Witchboard III: The Possession Francis
1998 Sleeping Dogs Lie J.J. Gallagher
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
2014 Dependables, TheThe Dependables Paul Stansy A.k.a: Pride of Lions
2014 Christmas Switch, TheThe Christmas Switch Sam Wells
2015 Life on Juniper Barry Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1976 Teleplay Luke "The Italian Machine"
1980 Great Detective, TheThe Great Detective Paquette "The Man Who Died Twice"
1981 Titans Billy Bishop "Billy Bishop"
1982 Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest Hobo Terry "Rabies"
1985 Anne of Green Gables Rev. Allan TV miniseries
1985 In This Corner Michael Wellborne / Vincent McCarthy TV film
1985 Night Heat John Deacon "The Fifth Man"
1986 Hot Shots Remy "Tails You Lose"
1986–90 Campbells, TheThe Campbells Thomas Sims Main role
1987 Street Legal Max "A Matter of Honour"
1988 Adderly Tukanin "Point of No Return"
1988 Night Heat Demarcus "The Privilege of Freedom"
1988 Friday the 13th: The Series Joe Fenton "The Pirate's Promise"
1988 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Dr. Jeremy Sinclair "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon"
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Paul Stevens "VCR - Very Careful Rape"
1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Van Dorn "South by Southeast"
1989 War of the Worlds Adrian Bouchard "Among the Philistines"
1989 Penthouse, TheThe Penthouse Commissioner Warner
1989 Love and Hate Tony Wilson TV film
1989 Dick Francis: In the Frame Inspector Frost TV film
1990 Bordertown Commissioner Geoffrey Osborne "Two Moons"
1990 Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater Dr. Arnold Fellows "The Murderer"
1990 Counterstrike Cantrell / Michael Marloe "The Dealbreaker", "Cinema Verite"
1990–96 Road to Avonlea Alec King Main role
1991 Beyond Reality Bill Bowen "Miracle Worker"
1991 Le peloton d'exécution Lt. Col. Harfield TV film
1992 E.N.G. Dr. Dawson "Heart of the Matter"
1992 Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave Connoly TV film
1992 Street Legal Bruce Parkhill "Children's Hour"
1992–97 X-Men Prof. Charles Xavier (voice) Regular role
1993 Street Legal Henry Sutton "Hasta La Vista", "But Not Forgotten"
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Dr. Mims "Straitjacket"
1993 J.F.K: Reckless Youth Prof. Bruce Hopper TV film
1993 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Boswick (voice) "The Works, in Wax"
1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Onnaya (voice) "Hunted"
1994 Forever Knight Liam O'Neal "Bad Blood"
1994 Million Dollar Babies Lowell Thomas TV miniseries
1995 Hiroshima Gen. Curtis Lemay TV film
1995 Spider-Man Prof. Xavier (voice) "The Mutant Agenda", "Mutants Revenge"
1996 Blazing Dragons Count Geoffrey (voice) "2.1"
1996 Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story Mike Spracklen TV film
1996 Everything to Gain Edward Jordan TV film
1997 F/X: The Series Mickey O'Brien "Shooting Mickey"
1998 Turning Points of History Narrator (voice) "A Very Russian Coup"
1998 Silver Surfer Mentor (voice) "Learning Curve: Parts 1 & 2"
1998 Long Island Incident, TheThe Long Island Incident' Tim Bobek TV film
1998 Thunder Point Henry Baker TV film
1998 Highlander: The Raven Morgan Kenworth "Bloodlines"
1998 Mythic Warriors King Polydectes (voice) "Perseus: The Search for Medusa"
1998 Happy Christmas, Miss King Alec King TV film
1998 Leonardo: A Dream of Flight Il Moro TV film
1999 Sea People Samuel 'Sam' Casey TV film
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Dr. Eldridge Hawke "School's Out"
1999 Goya: Awakened in a Dream Francisco Goya TV film
2001 Blue Murder Michael Hamori "Dr. Tara"
2001 Mutant X Dr. Paul Breedlove "The Shock of the New"
2001 Jenifer Dr. Richards TV film
2002 Keep the Faith, Baby U.S. President Truman TV film
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Prof. Hightower "Grave Danger"
2002 Relic Hunter Lawyer "Pandora's Box"
2002 Soul Food Alderman Glickman "Out with the Old..."
2002 Power and Beauty Thompson TV film
2003 Veritas: The Quest Willie Anderson "Ssangraal"
2003 Doc Martin Wainwright "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
2003 Street Time Elliot Winthrop "Follow the Money"
2003 More Than Meets the Eye: The John Brock Story Bob TV film
2005 Totally Spies! Prof. Link (voice) "Head Shrinker Much?"
2006 This Is Wonderland Kenneth Pederson "3.5"
2006 Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story George TV film
2007 Company, TheThe Company Allen Dulles TV miniseries
2007–09 Friends and Heroes Tiberius (voice) Main role
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy Abe Miller TV miniseries
2010 Turn the Beat Around Gino TV film
2010 Living in Your Car Paul "Chapter 5", "1.8", "1.13"
2010 Last Christmas, TheThe Last Christmas Grandpa TV film
2011 Kennedys, TheThe Kennedys Sen. Eastland "Life Sentences"
2011 John A: The Birth of a Country Gov. Gen. Edmund Head TV film
2012 Whiskey Business Jack TV film
2012 Murdoch Mysteries Langston Wallace "Murdoch Night in Canada"
2012 Baby's First Christmas Henry Kotter TV film
2012–13 Copper Father Liam Burke Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quinlan Road Ltd. (2006) [1985], Elemental Liner Notes (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2006, retrieved 2008-09-27 
  2. ^ Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television official site. Retrieved December 3, 2007.

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