Daniels was played by recurring background actress Dru Wagner who received no credit for her appearances. Her lines "Aye, sir." and "Yes, captain." in "Man of the People" were voiced by an unknown actress.
The named role of Daniels was identified twice on pages of the revised first draft for "Man of the People" (dated 24 July1992); first in the script notes, which identified "Technician, Chief Daniels, stands ready behind the console," and second by Picard, "Chief Daniels, proceed with the transport."
By the final draft of the script (also dated 24 July 1992), the name was dropped from the same pages during a 3 August1992 page revision, which changed the first script note to "A Transporter Chief, stands ready behind the console," with the 27 July1992 page revision, rewording Picard's quote to "Chief, transport them to the surface.". The only indication of Daniels that remained in the final draft was the name still appearing in the cast list, which also still indicated that she was originally intended to be a male chief.