How many people actually know whom Don Sinclair Davis was? Most people that have heard of him know him as General Hammond from Stargate. People, who follow X-Files, know him as Scully’s dad. He was on MacGyver, where he met Richard Dean Anderson. He was in several feature films and television shows. The man worked with many of the top names in the industry. Ohh, he was also Dr. Davis, with his Ph.D. in Theater.
Now, quite a few people probably have overlooked this great man. He was one of the better character actors and played several well loved roles. Though, the stories of how good a man he was are a far more positive acknowledgement.
Now, you could list all of his films and shows. You could talk about all the roles he had and fill volumes. He was around Hollywood longer than most of the A-List have been alive.
This was a man who served in the Army. He served in Korea in the seventies and rose to the rank of Captain. He was the only member of the Stargate group who actually had a military record.
He got his bachelors in theater and arts from Southwest Missouri State College. Any other alumnus out there? Then he got his Masters and Doctorate in Theater at Southern Illinois University. The university still has an internship program that puts on plays in the summer. It is well known enough that it attracts Broadway actors.
The man was also an amazing artist. He painted, drew, carved, sculpted and did stage sets. The work is amazing. Check it out at www.donsdavisart.com. So, we also lost a great artist.
Hardly anyone wants to acknowledge the loss of this man. Mrs. Davis, I Paul Shannon feel a loss at your husband’s passing. Without knowing your husband, I still looked up to him. I give you my condolences.
The family asks that you give to the American Heart Association in honor of Don Davis.
FanBolt sends it’s condolences to Don’s family. His work has left an impression on us all.