Ken Niles was born in Livingston, Montana, in 1906.
He was most well known to audiences as a radio announcer beginning in the 1920s.
Niles made his film debut in 1937, at the age of 31, for Warner Bros. in a film named after a popular radio gossip program, Hollywood Hotel, for which he was the announcer.
He appeared in more than 10 feature films through 1951.
Niles died in Santa Monica, California, in 1988, at the age of 81.