Veteran actor Daniel Davis co-stars as Niles, the witty, very proper butler with a predilection for eaves-dropping!

Davis, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, began his career in show business at age 11 on a local television show for children where he sang, danced and performed skits. He attended the Arkansas Arts Center and graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, he was invited to join the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he was spotted by a producer who brought him to New York for the lead in the off-Broadway production of " Futz."

When Davis left the play, he joined the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut for two years, thus launching his career in regional theater. He has performed with numerous companies over a 22 year span, including The Guthrie Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The National Theatre of Canada and seven years with The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

The actor also performed on Broadway in " Amadeus" and with Katharine Hepburn in " Coco." Davis also appeared in the feature films " The Hunt for Red October," " Havana" and " K-9."

His numerous television guest starring credits include " Cheers," " L.A. Law," " Civil Wars," " Frank's Place," " The Equalizer" and " Cagney & Lacey." He also played the recurring role of Professor Moriarty in " Star Trek: The Next Generation." Davis was a regular on the series " Texas" and co-starred in the television movies " A Mighty Fortress" and " The Perfect Tribute."