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The Smoking Man

William B. Davis as the "Smoking Man"
Character information
Name"Smoking Man"
First appearance"Pilot"
Last appearance"The Truth"
Portrayed byWilliam B. Davis
Chris Owens (younger)
Craig Warkentin (younger)
Other information
OccupationDepartment of Defense
Syndicate member
Men in Black Case Officer
FamilyCassandra (ex-wife)
Jeffrey Frank Spender (son)
Fox Mulder (son)
BirthnameC.G.B. Spender
Affiliated withColonist
Central Intelligence Agency
National Security Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation, The X-Files

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The Smoking Man (sometimes referred to as Cancer Man, the Cigarette-Smoking Man, or CSM) is a fictional character on the American science fiction television series The X-Files. He serves as the arch-nemesis of FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder. Although his name is revealed to be C.G.B. Spender in the show's sixth season, fans continue to refer to him as the Smoking Man because he is almost always seen chain-smoking Morley cigarettes and because he, like other series villains, has multiple aliases.

Although he utters only four audible words in the entire first season of the show, the Smoking Man eventually develops into the series' primary antagonist. In his early appearances, he is seen in the offices of Division Chief Scott Blevins Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and his partner Dana Scully's supervisors. He works for a government conspiracy only known as the Syndicate, who are hiding the truth of alien existence and their plan to colonize Earth. He is eventually killed by a missile fired from a helicopter in New Mexico.

The Smoking Man is portrayed by Canadian actor William B. Davis. When Davis first received the role, the character was written as "just another" extra for the pilot episode. He eventually returned for small cameo appearances during the first season, making increasingly more appearances in the seasons that followed. Davis never received an award for his portrayal alone, but he was nominated for ensemble awards.

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Wilmington man shot in chin while smoking outside home - The News Journal Tweet this news
The News Journal--A 22-year-old Wilmington -man- was wounded early today while -smoking- outside his apartment building, ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 17:35:09 GMT+00:00
Flight Diverted After Man Caught Smoking - Popular Fidelity (blog) Tweet this news
Popular Fidelity (blog)--The flight made it to LAX with no other complications once The Cigarette -Smoking Man- was taken off the plane. I guess smoking really does make you dumber, ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:11:39 GMT+00:00
Police: Springs man claims to be cop, then eats evidence - Denver Post Tweet this news
Denver Post--Carl D. Martin, 36, allegedly approached a group of people -smoking- pot in the 400 block of South Hancock Avenue, shortly before 11 pm and told a group of ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:55:38 GMT+00:00
Sprout found in US man's lung - Tweet this news has a history as a smoker and worked -smoking- fish. In June a deep, persistent cough began was bothering him and he went to the Cape Cod Hospital. ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 18:42:43 GMT+00:00
North Fort Myers man scares off burglar - The News-Press Tweet this news
The News-Press--Peter Hoffman, 40, told investigators he was -smoking- outside his house on Gail Helen Court when he saw the -man- acting suspicious in his neighbor's driveway, ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:13:35 GMT+00:00
Wayne Rooney is back to his smoking best, Fabio Capello is the new Rafa ... - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--That's if Frank was actually at Wembley - we think we caught a sight of the Chelsea -man- on the pitch in the first half, but we can't be certain. ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:31:49 GMT+00:00
Man cleared of earlier gun charges convicted of orchestrating robberies - Tweet this news five-woman, seven--man- jury heard testimony from an accomplice who was with Pryor on Nov. 24 when, after -smoking- a marijuana-filled cigar, ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:47:28 GMT+00:00
In Other News, Smoking Man Seen at Local Chili's - Chicagoist Tweet this news
Chicagoist--Via the Courier News, an anonymous -man- has posted two videos on YouTube claiming that the western suburb of South Elgin is the site of an extraterrestrial ... - Date : Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:45:31 GMT+00:00
Private photos for my favourites - Tweet this news to have someone to travel with and to come home to, to share life's minutia. I'm looking for a kind, careing ,non -smoking man- to share life's bumpy highway.--- - Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 14:08:46 GMT+00:00
Humiliation for The X-Files, put out to pasture - National Tweet this news
National--From the mysterious Cigarette--Smoking Man- to the horrifying man-like monster who surfaced from his cocoon every seven years to feed on the living, ... - Date : Sat, 17 Jul 2010 20:10:04 GMT+00:00

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- William B. Davis talking about his character.

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