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Dan Smithson
Dan Smithson
Dan Smithson
Type: Psychic
Gender: Male
Base of operations: Los Angeles, California
Born: 1961 [1]
First: Species (1995)
Actor: Forest Whitaker

Dan Smithson is a fictional empath and one of the main characters featured in the 1995 sci-fi/horror movie Species. He was played by actor Forest Whitaker.

Biography Edit

Dan Smithson was an empath, which means he had the ability to perceive the emotional state of others on a pyschic level. Smithson's talents were called into use in 1995, when a team of specialists headed up by Doctor Xavier Fitch were brought together to track down a renegade alien/human hybrid dubbed Sil. Smithson's empathic abilities not only kept the group trained on Sil's motives and whereabouts, but were also key in gathering information about her intended targets.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Playing the role of Dan Smithson is actor Forest Whitaker's twenty-third feature film role, not including television movies.

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References Edit

  1. Date approximated based on the age of actor Forest Whitaker.


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