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Daniel Davis is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 26 november 1945 at Gurdon (USA)

Daniel Davis

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Nationality USA
Birth 26 november 1945 (78 years) at Gurdon (USA)

Daniel Davis (born November 26, 1945) is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He is known for portraying Niles the butler on the sitcom The Nanny (1993–99) and for his two guest appearances as Professor Moriarty on Star Trek: The Next Generation, affecting an upper class English accent for both roles. Davis also voices the intelligent Cro Magnon, Longhair from the Longhair and Doubledome cartoon shorts from Cartoon Network's Big Pick.


Davis was born in Gurdon, Arkansas, and grew up in Little Rock. His parents operated a movie theater. His first acting job was at the age of 11, when he was cast in a local broadcast program called Betty's Little Rascals. Davis graduated from Hall High School in Little Rock in 1963. He graduated from the Arkansas Arts Center with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, followed by work with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and six years with the American Conservatory Theatre. During his time at ACT, he also taught acting.

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Filmography of Daniel Davis (12 films)

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Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington, 1h15
Origin USA
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Daniel Davis, Nicki Hunter, Sunny Lane, Brianna Love

Frustrated by Washington and his apathy towards it, Mr. Schneider is finally shaken off his comfortable couch and compelled to storm to the capital of the world’s only superpower to find out what is going on with his government. Quickly, Mr. Schneider discovers that things in Washington are even worse than he imagined. Because of their dependence on big business and special interests to finance their political futures, almost every decision the President, Vice-President and Members of Congress make is corrupted. After all, there is no bigger issue facing our political leaders than getting re-elected. From education to health care, social security to taxes, foreign policy to gas prices, Americans’ interests repeatedly take a back seat to that of special interests.
The Prestige, 2h10
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine, Rebecca Hall, Piper Perabo
Roles Judge
Rating82% 4.113254.113254.113254.113254.11325
The film begins with a magician (Michael Caine) performing a vanishing bird illusion for a young girl explaining that each trick has three parts: The Pledge, where the audience is presented with an ordinary object; The Turn, where the object is turned into something extraordinary; and The Prestige, where the object is brought back.
Thru the Moebius Strip, 1h27
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Space opera
Actors Mark Hamill, Chris Marquette, Peri Gilpin, Kevin McDonald, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Rating51% 2.5567452.5567452.5567452.5567452.556745
The story is about the coming of age of a 14-year-old boy who grew up refusing to accept the loss of his father. He reaches the planet Raphicca 27.2 million light years away to find that his father is prisoner in a kingdom of giant aliens who believe in magic and a medieval code of chivalry. In the midst of a raging battle between good and evil, Jac rescues his father, his new-found family of aliens, the planet of Raphicca, and ultimately, the universe.
Palomino (1991)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Lindsay Frost, Lee Horsley, Rod Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Michael Greene, Peter Bergman
Roles Doctor
Rating56% 2.804462.804462.804462.804462.80446
Belle et intelligente, Samantha est une jeune femme heureuse. Mariée depuis sept ans au présentateur vedette de télévision John Taylor dont elle est plus que jamais amoureuse, elle réussit superbement sa vie professionnelle au département Création d'une agence de publicité à New York. Aussi, le jour où John lui annonce brutalement qu'il la quitte pour aller vivre avec son assistante, tout s'écroule pour Samantha. Au bout de quelques mois, n'arrivant toujours pas à surmonter sa peine, elle part se changer les idées chez une amie qui possède un ranch en Californie.
Havana (1990)
, 2h20
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Jeu, Seafaring films, Transport films, Poker, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Raúl Juliá, Alan Arkin, Tomás Milián, Daniel Davis
Roles Marion Chigwell
Rating60% 3.047743.047743.047743.047743.04774
The film is set on the eve of the Cuban Revolution's victory on January 1, 1959.
The Hunt for Red October, 2h15
Directed by John McTiernan
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill, Joss Ackland
Roles Captain Davenport
Rating74% 3.7492253.7492253.7492253.7492253.749225
In 1984, Soviet submarine Captain First Rank Marko Ramius (Connery) commands Red October, a new Typhoon-class nuclear sub featuring a caterpillar drive, rendering it undetectable to passive sonar. Ramius leaves port on orders to conduct exercises with the V.K. Konovalov, commanded by his former student Captain Tupolev (Skarsgård). Once at sea, Ramius kills political officer Ivan Putin (Firth), and commands the crew to head toward America's east coast to conduct missile drills.
K-9 (1989)
, 1h35
Directed by Rod Daniel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Chien de flic
Actors James Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill, Daniel Davis, Cotter Smith
Roles Halstead
Rating60% 3.0017653.0017653.0017653.0017653.001765
San Diego Police Detective Michael Dooley leaves his car to contact his girlfriend, Tracy, when a helicopter suddenly appears and opens fire on his car, which ignites. Presuming him dead, the assassins leave the scene. At the police station, Dooley argues with his captain, refusing to take a partner; instead, he decides to get a police dog. At home, he finds Tracy with another man and spends the night in his new car. The next day, Dooley coerces Freddie, an informant, into revealing that the drug lord Ken Lyman is responsible for the attack. Dooley is assigned a German Shepherd named Jerry Lee, whom he dislikes.
Blind Justice, 1h40
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Tim Matheson, Mimi Kuzyk, Philip Charles MacKenzie, Lisa Eichhorn, Tom Atkins, John Kellogg
Roles Attorney Seth Thompson
Rating58% 2.9147952.9147952.9147952.9147952.914795
The average world of an average man turns upside down when he is arrested as the prime suspect in a series of rapes and robberies. In a gripping tale, professional photographer Jim Anderson (Tim Matheson) becomes trapped in a web of circumstantial evidence. After a zealous policeman arrests Anderson for indecent exporsure for taking an impromptu leak during his morning run, he is soon fingered by witnesses as the criminal in relation to the rapes and robberies, despite his innocence. For the next 14 months, his life is hell. The case against him is so strong and his resemblance to the criminal is so exact, he begins to question his own innocence. Wrongly-accused and suffering the growing suspicions of his loyal wife (Mimi Kuzyk), Anderson begins to crack under the strain of clearing his name. He is forced to endure the ruthlessness of a police and legal system that becomes convinced that they have the right man. It also examines the personal impact that comes from such an assault. Too much circumstantial evidence surrounds the case, and too much information leaks out to the public; even if Matheson beats the rap, he'll be ruined in his community. Police Officer Kramer (Tom Atkins) is determined to bring him to justice, whilst Carolyn Shetland (Lisa Eichorn) is Anderson's defense attorney.
Glen or Glenda, 1h5
Directed by Ed Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Ed Wood, Dolores Fuller, Timothy Farrell, Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Daniel Davis
Rating42% 2.10312.10312.10312.10312.1031
The film begins with a narrator, called The Scientist, making cryptic comments about humanity. He first comments that humanity's constant search for the unknown, results in startling things coming to light. But most of these "new" discoveries are actually quite old, to which he refers to as "the signs of the ages". Later, the scene turns to the streets of a city, with the narrator commenting that each human has his/her own thoughts, ideas, and personality. He makes further comments on human life, while sounds accompany some comments. The cries of a newborn baby are followed by the sirens of an ambulance. One is a sign that a new life has begun, the other that a life has ended.


Amore sporco, 1h35
Directed by Joe D'Amato
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Valentine Demy, Jeff Stryker, Laura Gemser
Rating45% 2.263592.263592.263592.263592.26359
Une jeune danseuse new-yorkaise (Valentine Demy) se rend à Broadway en espérant y trouver la gloire.