Niles (Daniel Davis) is the butler and caretaker of the Sheffield home. He is very protective and loyal to the family and takes an immediate liking to Fran.
Daniel Davis (Niles) is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. (The English accent he used on the Nanny wasn't real.) Daniel became interested in acting at a young age, and earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Arkansas Arts Center. He got his start in theater, and has performed on Broadway in Amadeus and Coco. Daniel's feature film roles include The Prestige, The Hunt for Red October, Havana, and K-9. He has guest-starred on many TV shows, including Cheers, Frasier, and Ugly Betty. He played recurring roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Practice, and Dynasty.