Daniel Davis

Born Nov 26, 1945

Daniel Davis is an American stage, screen, and television actor best known for portraying Niles the butler on the popular sitcom The Nanny and his guest appearances as Professor Moriarty on Sherlock Holmes, affecting an upper class English accent for both roles.… Read More

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1945 Birth Born on November 26, 1945.


1963 17 Years Old Davis graduated from Hall High School in Little Rock in 1963. … Read More


1980 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Davis first became popular in daytime television playing opposite Beverlee McKinsey as her character Iris Cory's former (and presumed dead) husband, Elliot Carrington, on the soap opera Texas, a spin-off of Another World, from October 1980 through December 1981.
1985 39 Years Old In 1985, he played a renegade soldier in the Season 4 episode of the television series The A-Team "The Doctor is Out". … Read More


1990 44 Years Old However, as the Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, Davis spoke with his own American accent. … Read More


2000 54 Years Old In 2000, Davis was nominated for a Best Actor Tony Award for his role in David Hirson's Broadway play Wrong Mountain.
2003 57 Years Old In 2003, he appeared in the Alan Bennett play Talking Heads.
2004 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, he portrayed George Bernard Shaw in the Stephen Sondheim musical The Frogs.


2006 60 Years Old He appeared briefly in the 2006 film The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan.
2008 62 Years Old In July 2008, Davis portrayed King Lear at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, under the direction of Bonnie J. Monte. … Read More
2010 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2010, Davis was part of the Celebrity Autobiography series at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. … Read More
2012 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, he recorded the audiobook of the Star Wars novel Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, by James Luceno. … Read More
2016 70 Years Old In 2016, Davis played Selsdon Mowbray in the Roundabout Theatre revival of Noises Off at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway in New York City. The production opened on January 14 for a limited engagement, running through March 6, 2016. … Read More
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