Niles Tabot is a prison executioner in the episode "The Man Who Was Death".
Niles work as prison executioner. He is fascinated by his own job, considering that it is an affair of justice. Ironically, he is in fact a latent psychopath, demonstrating a certain amusement to switch on the electric chair.
A night, a surprenant new change his life. The death penalty in his State is abolished. Also, Niles is fired. The director has good intentions, fearing that actual prisonners attack Niles because of his old job. Lots of bitterness, he becomes revolted when Jimmy Flood, a homophobic biker was acquited from process for a murder which he had obviously committed.
Niles murder Flood by linked the metallic portal of his garage with electric cable, causing a electrocution. His next targets were Theodore Carne and his mistress, Cynthia Baldwin, acquited for the murder of Theodore's first wife. Suspecting that they really killed her for her money, Niles electrocuted them in their jacuzzi. He tried to kill a acquited strip-dancer by linked her metallic cage with electric cable. However, the police intervenes and arrest him before he declenches it.
Ironically, the death penalty in his State is retablished and Niles in despair, was executed on the electric chair where he worked.
Behind the Scenes Edit
- He was portrayed by William Sadler.
- William Sadler was well-known for portray good policemen or military. His role in the episode is a cynical pastiche.
- William Sadler was also a guest star in The Outer Limits with Larry Drake (Santa), Joe Pantoliano (Ulric), Brett Cullen (Ronnie Price), Amanda Plummer (Peggy), Stephen Shellen (Charles), M. Emmet Walsh (Jonas), William Hickey (Carlton Webster), Kevin Tighe (Sam Forney), D. W. Moffett (Logan Andrews), Michael Ironside (Jerry), Richard Thomas (Dr. Trask) and Michelle Johnson (Liz Kelly-Dixon).
- Later, William Sadler portray Sheriff Jim Valenti in Roswell with Mary Ellen Trainor (Elizabeth Kamen), Eve Brent (Female Judge), Joe Pantoliano (Ulric), Robert Katims (Mr. Goldman), Richard Schiff (Lester Middleton) and Carroll Baker (Mrs. Paloma).
- Later, he will be a guest star in Medium featuring Patricia Arquette (Mary Jo) with others guest stars like Jeffrey Tambor (Charlie Marno), Kelly Preston (Linda), Miguel Ferrer (Mitch Bruckner), Brian Kerwin (Donald) and Carlos Lacamara (Paolo).