Cedric Smith (actor)

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.

Cedric Smith
Born (1943-09-21) 21 September 1943 (age 76)
Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1975 – present
Spouse(s)Catherine Disher (divorced)


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]


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 lifeEdit

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 known about his private life since his divorce from Catherine Disher, Smith went on to father a daughter, MadeNell, circa 2010.[citation needed]



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 The 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 The 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 The Dependables Paul Stansy A.k.a: Pride of Lions
2014 The Christmas Switch Sam Wells
2015 Life on Juniper Barry Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Teleplay Luke Episode: "The Italian Machine"
1980 The Great Detective Paquette Episode: "The Man Who Died Twice"
1981 Titans Billy Bishop Episode: "Billy Bishop"
1982 The Littlest Hobo Terry Episode: "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 Episode: "The Fifth Man"
1986 Hot Shots Remy Episode: "Tails You Lose"
1986–1990 The Campbells Thomas Sims Main role
1987 Street Legal Max Episode: "A Matter of Honour"
1988 Adderly Tukanin Episode: "Point of No Return"
1988 Night Heat Demarcus Episode: "The Privilege of Freedom"
1988 Friday the 13th: The Series Joe Fenton Episode: "The Pirate's Promise"
1988 The Twilight Zone Dr. Jeremy Sinclair Episode: "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon"
1988–89 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Paul Stevens / Van Dorn Episodes: "VCR – Very Careful Rape", "South by Southeast"
1989 War of the Worlds Adrian Bouchard Episode: "Among the Philistines"
1989 The Penthouse Commissioner Warner TV film
1989 Love and Hate Tony Wilson TV film
1989 Dick Francis: In the Frame Inspector Frost TV film
1990 Bordertown Commissioner Geoffrey Osborne Episode: "Two Moons"
1990 The Ray Bradbury Theater Dr. Arnold Fellows Episode: "The Murderer"
1990 Counterstrike Cantrell / Michael Marloe Episodes: "The Dealbreaker", "Cinema Verite"
1990–1996 Road to Avonlea Alec King Main role
1991 Beyond Reality Bill Bowen Episode: "Miracle Worker"
1991 Le peloton d'exécution Lt. Col. Harfield TV film
1992 E.N.G. Dr. Dawson Episode: "Heart of the Matter"
1992 Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave Connoly TV film
1992 Street Legal Bruce Parkhill Episode: "Children's Hour"
1992–1997 X-Men Prof. Charles Xavier (voice) Regular role
1993 Street Legal Henry Sutton Episodes: "Hasta La Vista", "But Not Forgotten"
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Dr. Mims Episode: "Straitjacket"
1993 J.F.K: Reckless Youth Prof. Bruce Hopper TV film
1993 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Boswick (voice) Episode: "The Works, in Wax"
1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Onnaya (voice) Episode: "Hunted"
1994 Forever Knight Liam O'Neal Episode: "Bad Blood"
1994 Million Dollar Babies Lowell Thomas TV miniseries
1995 Hiroshima Gen. Curtis Lemay TV film
1995 Spider-Man Prof. Xavier (voice) Episodes: "The Mutant Agenda", "Mutants Revenge"
1996 Blazing Dragons Count Geoffrey (voice) Episode: "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 Episode: "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 Bobek TV film
1998 Thunder Point Henry Baker TV film
1998 Highlander: The Raven Morgan Kenworth Episode: "Bloodlines"
1998 Mythic Warriors King Polydectes (voice) Episode: "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 Episode: "School's Out"
1999 Goya: Awakened in a Dream Francisco Goya TV film
1999 Rescue Heroes Seymour Wilde (voice) TV series
2001 Blue Murder Michael Hamori Episode: "Dr. Tara"
2001 Mutant X Dr. Paul Breedlove Episode: "The Shock of the New"
2001 Jenifer Dr. Richards TV film
2002 Keep the Faith, Baby US President Truman TV film
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Prof. Hightower Episode: "Grave Danger"
2002 Relic Hunter Lawyer Episode: "Pandora's Box"
2002 Soul Food Alderman Glickman Episode: "Out with the Old..."
2002 Power and Beauty Thompson TV film
2003 Veritas: The Quest Willie Anderson Episode: "Ssangraal"
2003 Doc Martin Wainwright Episode: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
2003 Street Time Elliot Winthrop Episode: "Follow the Money"
2003 More Than Meets the Eye: The John Brock Story Bob TV film
2005 Totally Spies! Prof. Link (voice) Episode: "Head Shrinker Much?"
2006 This Is Wonderland Kenneth Pederson Episode: "3.5"
2006 Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story George TV film
2007 The Company Allen Dulles TV miniseries
2007–2009 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 Episodes: "Chapter 5", "1.8", "1.13"
2010 The Last Christmas Grandpa TV film
2011 The Kennedys Sen. Eastland Episode: "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 Episode: "Murdoch Night in Canada"
2012 Baby's First Christmas Henry Kotter TV film
2012–13 Copper Father Liam Burke Recurring role
2015 The Music in Me Henry TV film
2018 Mysticons The Panhandler / The Dragon King (voice) Episodes: "The Last Dragon", "The Edge of Two Morrows"


  1. ^ Quinlan Road Ltd. (2006) [1985], Elemental Liner Notes (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2006, retrieved 27 September 2008
  2. ^ Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television official site Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 3 December 2007.

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