In Episode 19 of our Inside VanArts web video series, the students in our full-time Acting for Film & Television Diploma Program get the opportunity to be mentored by the founder of their program, William B. Davis.
Before becoming “Cancer Man” on the hit TV series The X-Files, William Davis had a long career as a teacher, director and actor. He has been the Director of Canada’s two leading acting schools: the National Theatre School and the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School. He was the founding Artistic Director of Festival Lennoxville in Quebec, Director of the Dundee Repertory Theatre in Scotland and Assistant Director at the National Theatre of Great Britain.
Mr. Davis has directed over 100 professional productions at major theatres in Britain and Canada. He founded the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study in 1989, which since 2008 now offers its highly regarded curriculum at VanArts, where he now also sits on the Board of Advisors.