Also an accomplished writer and director, Files's exposure to show business on three continents gave him a transatlantic appeal and range of accents that helped him become a regular voice artist on the later Supermarionation series.
Files's involvement in the Anderson productions began on the big screen, when he replaced Ray Barrett as the voice of the Hood in Thunderbird 6. He went on to play the part of Captain Magenta, a gangster turned Spectrum agent in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, before taking one of the lead roles in The Secret Service - Matthew Harding, an undercover secret agent disguised as Father Unwin's country bumpkin gardener.
He also provided many of the voices for Joe 90 and made a brief live-action appearance as Phil Wade in the first episode of UFO, Identified. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is very much looking forward to visiting the UK next year, subject to work commitments.