Cedric Smith (actor)

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Cedric Smith
Born (1943-09-21) 21 September 1943 (age 79)
Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Occupation(s)Actor, musician
Years active1975 – present
Spouse Catherine Disher (divorced)

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. [1]



Born in Bournemouth, Hampshire (now Dorset), 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. [2]


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 . [3] 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

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.



1977 Who Has Seen the Wind Dr. Svarich
1979 Fast Company Gary 'The Blacksmith' Black
1981 Heavy Metal Bartender (voice)Segment: "Taarna"
1985 Bayo Squid Hayman
1985 Samuel Lount William Lyon Mackenzie
1988The Suicide ClubPaul Stevens on TV
1989 Millennium Eli Seibel
1993Letter from FrancisFather TremblayShort 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
2003The Visual Bible: The Gospel of JohnCaiaphas
2004Raymond RadcliffeFrederick RadcliffeShort film
2005Anne: Journey to Green GablesTupper (voice)Video
2010VeronaDean AugustShort film
2014 The Dependables Paul StansyA.k.a: Pride of Lions
2014The Christmas SwitchSam Wells
2015Life on JuniperBarryShort film


1976TeleplayLukeEpisode: "The Italian Machine"
1980 The Great Detective PaquetteEpisode: "The Man Who Died Twice"
1981 Titans Billy BishopEpisode: "Billy Bishop"
1982 The Littlest Hobo TerryEpisode: "Rabies"
1985 Anne of Green Gables Rev. AllanTV miniseries
1985 Night Heat John DeaconEpisode: "The Fifth Man"
1986 Hot Shots RemyEpisode: "Tails You Lose"
1986 In This Corner Michael Wellborne / Vincent McCarthyTV film
1986–1990 The Campbells Thomas SimsMain role
1987 Heaven on Earth Mr. MacdonaldTelevision film
1987 Street Legal MaxEpisode: "A Matter of Honour"
1988 Adderly TukaninEpisode: "Point of No Return"
1988 Night Heat DemarcusEpisode: "The Privilege of Freedom"
1988 Friday the 13th: The Series Joe FentonEpisode: "The Pirate's Promise"
1988 The Twilight Zone Dr. Jeremy SinclairEpisode: "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon"
1988–89 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Paul Stevens / Van DornEpisodes: "VCR – Very Careful Rape", "South by Southeast"
1989 War of the Worlds Adrian BouchardEpisode: "Among the Philistines"
1989 The Penthouse Commissioner WarnerTV film
1989 Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and JoAnn Thatcher Tony WilsonTV film
1989Dick Francis: In the FrameInspector FrostTV film
1990 Bordertown Commissioner Geoffrey OsborneEpisode: "Two Moons"
1990 The Ray Bradbury Theater Dr. Arnold FellowsEpisode: "The Murderer"
1990 Counterstrike Cantrell / Michael MarloeEpisodes: "The Dealbreaker", "Cinema Verite"
1990–1996 Road to Avonlea Alec KingMain role
1991 Beyond Reality Bill BowenEpisode: "Miracle Worker"
1991Le peloton d'exécutionLt. Col. HarfieldTV film
1992 E.N.G. Dr. DawsonEpisode: "Heart of the Matter"
1992Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking GraveConnolyTV film
1992Street LegalBruce ParkhillEpisode: "Children's Hour"
1992–1997 X-Men Professor Charles Xavier (voice)
1993Street LegalHenry SuttonEpisodes: "Hasta La Vista", "But Not Forgotten"
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Dr. MimsEpisode: "Straitjacket"
1993J.F.K: Reckless YouthProf. Bruce HopperTV film
1993 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Boswick (voice)Episode: "The Works, in Wax"
1994Tales from the CryptkeeperOnnaya (voice)Episode: "Hunted"
1994 Forever Knight Liam O'NealEpisode: "Bad Blood"
1994 Million Dollar Babies Lowell ThomasTV miniseries
1995 Hiroshima Gen. Curtis Lemay TV film
1995 Spider-Man Professor Charles Xavier (voice)Episodes: "The Mutant Agenda", "Mutants Revenge"
1996 Blazing Dragons Count Geoffrey (voice)Episode: "2.1"
1996Golden Will: The Silken Laumann StoryMike SpracklenTV film
1996 Everything to Gain Edward JordanTV film
1997 F/X: The Series Mickey O'BrienEpisode: "Shooting Mickey"
1998 Turning Points of History Narrator (voice)Episode: "A Very Russian Coup"
1998 Silver Surfer Mentor (voice)Episodes: "Learning Curve: Parts 1 & 2"
1998 The Long Island Incident 'Tim BobekTV film
1998 Thunder Point Henry BakerTV film
1998 Highlander: The Raven Morgan KenworthEpisode: "Bloodlines"
1998 Mythic Warriors King Polydectes (voice)Episode: "Perseus: The Search for Medusa"
1998Happy Christmas, Miss KingAlec KingTV film
1998Leonardo: A Dream of FlightIl MoroTV film
1999Sea PeopleSamuel 'Sam' CaseyTV film
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Dr. Eldridge HawkeEpisode: "School's Out"
1999Goya: Awakened in a Dream Francisco Goya TV film
1999 Rescue Heroes Seymour Wilde (voice)TV series
2001 Blue Murder Michael HamoriEpisode: "Dr. Tara"
2001 Mutant X Dr. Paul BreedloveEpisode: "The Shock of the New"
2001JeniferDr. RichardsTV film
2002Keep the Faith, BabyUS President Truman TV film
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Prof. HightowerEpisode: "Grave Danger"
2002 Relic Hunter LawyerEpisode: "Pandora's Box"
2002 Soul Food Alderman GlickmanEpisode: "Out with the Old..."
2002Power and BeautyThompsonTV film
2003 Veritas: The Quest Willie AndersonEpisode: "Ssangraal"
2003 Doc Martin WainwrightEpisode: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
2003Street TimeElliot WinthropEpisode: "Follow the Money"
2003More Than Meets the Eye: The John Brock StoryBobTV film
2005 Totally Spies! Prof. Link (voice)Episode: "Head Shrinker Much?"
2006 This Is Wonderland Kenneth PedersonEpisode: "3.5"
2006 Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story GeorgeTV film
2007 The Company Allen DullesTV miniseries
2007–2009 Friends and Heroes Tiberius (voice)Main role
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy Abe MillerTV miniseries
2010 Turn the Beat Around GinoTV film
2010 Living in Your Car PaulEpisodes: "Chapter 5", "1.8", "1.13"
2010The Last ChristmasGrandpaTV film
2011 The Kennedys Sen. EastlandEpisode: "Life Sentences"
2011John A: The Birth of a CountryGov. Gen. Edmund Head TV film
2012 Whiskey Business JackTV film
2012 Murdoch Mysteries Langston WallaceEpisode: "Murdoch Night in Canada"
2012Baby's First ChristmasHenry KotterTV film
2012–13 Copper Father Liam BurkeRecurring role
2015The Music in MeHenryTV film
2018 Mysticons The Panhandler / The Dragon King (voice)Episodes: "The Last Dragon", "The Edge of Two Morrows" [4]

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