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William Daniels

Mostly Credited As: William Daniels
Birth Name: William Daniels
Date Of Birth: March 31, 1927 (Age 87)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

William Daniels


When William Daniels initially read the pilot script for Boy Meets World, his interest was immediately piqued by the quality of the writing, and by Mr. Feeny's relationship with young Cory.

"Feeny reminded me of the character John Houseman played in The Paper Chase", he said.

And like Cory on the successful series, Daniels at the age of 15 had his own mentor: Dramatist and actor Howard Lindsay. Daniels recalls that when he performed on stage in Life With Father, Lindsay "taught me all about theater -- how to behave on stage, how to play a laugh. He also taught me respect and discipline."

Daniels was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up and attended school. He was a student at the High School of Music and Art, and obtained his bachelor of arts degree in theater from Northwestern University.

An eminently successful stage, television and film actor, he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Dr. Craig on the critically acclaimed series, St. Elsewhere, for which he received six nominations and two Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Daniels' other television credits include roles in the TV movies, A Case of Rape, Rehearsal for Murder, Blind Ambition and The Adams Chronicles. He enjoyed starring roles on the television series, Captain Nice, The Nancy Walker Show, Freebee and the Bean, and was the voice of KITT, the car, on Knight Rider.

Daniels appeared in the film versions of the theatrical hits, 1776 and A Thousand Clowns, as well as in The Graduate, Black Sunday, Two for the Road, The Parallax View, Her Alibi and Blind Date.

On stage, he performed in A Little Night Music, The Zoo Story, 1776, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,, Dear Me, the Sky Is Falling and A Thousand Clowns.

Daniels enjoys playing the classical guitar and busying himself with chess, tennis, reading and cooking. He and his wife, actress Bonnie Bartlett (who was also his TV wife on St. Elsewhere), are the parents of two grown sons: Robert, an artist; and Michael, an opera singer.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Boy Meets World (1993)As: George Hamilton Feeny
St. Elsewhere (1982)As: Dr. Mark Craig
Knight Rider (1982) (1982)As: KITT -- [Voice]
Blind Ambition (1979)As: G. Gordon Liddy
The Nancy Walker Show (1976)As: Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Kitteridge
The Adams Chronicles (1976)As: John Quincy Adams
Captain Nice (1967)As: Carter Nash / Captain Nice
Episode Cast Credits 

Girl Meets World (2014) 
  Girl Meets World (Pilot) 01x01: (Jun/27/2014) As Mr. George Feeny, [Starring Roles]

Grey's Anatomy (2005) 
  Beautiful Doom 09x05: (Nov/08/2012) As Dr. Craig Thomas (Minnesota Hospital Staff) 
  I Saw Her Standing There 09x04: (Oct/25/2012) As Dr. Craig Thomas (Minnesota Hospital Staff) 
  Love the One You're With 09x03: (Oct/18/2012) As Dr. Thomas (Minnesota Hospital Staff) 
  Going, Going, Gone 09x01: (Sep/27/2012) As Dr. Craig Thomas (Minnesota Hospital Staff: Cardiology) 

Boston Legal (2004) 
  Smoke Signals 05x01: (Sep/22/2008) As Judge Milton Brody 

The Closer (2005) 
  Serving The King (2) 02x15: (Dec/04/2006) As Andrew Schmidt, [Special Guest Stars]
  Serving The King (1) 02x14: (Dec/04/2006) As Andrew Schmidt, [Special Guest Stars]

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (2001) 
  Runaway Pants/Scythe 2.0 05x06: (Jun/28/2005) Voiced  Scythe 2.0 

Kim Possible (2002) 
  Ron Millionaire 02x32: (Jun/04/2004) Voiced  Robot Pilot 

The King of Queens (1998) 
  Icky Shuffle 06x23: (May/12/2004) As Philip Waldecott 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore 15x12: (Feb/15/2004) Voiced  KITT 
  The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace 10x02: (Sep/20/1998) Voiced  K.I.T.T. 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  And A Nightingale Sang 09x14: (Feb/08/2003) As George 
  Birthmarks 02x23: (May/11/1996) As Whit Russell 

Scrubs (2001) 
  My Sacrificial Clam 01x21: (Apr/30/2002) As Dr. Douglas, [Special Guest Stars]

Maybe This Time (1995) 
  Acting Out 01x15: (Jan/27/1996) As Mr. Feeny 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 38x01: (Sep/21/1986) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for 'St. Elsewhere') 
  The 37th Annual Emmy Awards 37x01: (Sep/22/1985) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for 'St. Elsewhere') 

Diff'rent Strokes (1978) 
  The Hitchhikers (2) 06x15: (Feb/04/1984) Voiced  KITT 

Hart to Hart (1979) 
  Hartless Hobby 03x11: (Jan/12/1982) As Simon Richardson 

Trapper John, M.D. (1979) 
  Second Sight 02x15: (Apr/05/1981) As Dr. Slater 

Quincy, M.E. (1976) 
  Last Rights 06x01: (Sep/16/1980) As Charles Volmer 
  Dark Angel 04x17: (Feb/15/1979) As Charlie Trusdale 
  A Star Is Dead 01x03: (Nov/28/1976) As Paul Reardon 

Galactica 1980 (1980) 
  The Night the Cylons Landed (2) 01x08: (Apr/20/1980) As Norman 
  The Night the Cylons Landed (1) 01x07: (Apr/13/1980) As Norman 

The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979) 
  Who's the Sexiest Girl in the World? 01x15: (Feb/19/1980) As Dr. Walter Taylor 

Grandpa Goes to Washington (1978) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/07/1978) As Governor Bronx 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer 27x02: (Dec/01/1977) As Major Reno 
  A Woman for the Ages 01x19: (May/11/1952) As John Quincy Adams 
  Constitution Island 01x12: (Mar/16/1952) As Cadet Green 

The Incredible Hulk (1977) (1978) 
  Death in the Family 01x02: (Nov/27/1977) As Dr. John Bonifant, [Special Guest Stars]

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  So Help Me God 03x07: (Nov/19/1976) As Gary Bevins 
  The Italian Bird Fiasco 02x19: (Feb/13/1976) As Thomas Caine 

McMillan and Wife (1971) 
  Point of Law 05x07: (Mar/07/1976) As Commander Campbell 

McCloud (1970) 
  The Day New York Turned Blue 06x06: (Feb/22/1976) As R.P. Pearson 
  Butch Cassidy Rides Again 04x01: (Oct/14/1973) As Clayton Gillis 

Barbary Coast (1975) 
  Irish Luck 01x06: (Oct/13/1975) As Boyle 

Doctors' Hospital (1975) 
  One of Our Own (May/05/1975) As Dr. Moresby 

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) 
  The Vampire 01x04: (Oct/04/1974) As Lieutenant Jack Matteo 

Toma (1973) 
  Time and Place Unknown (2) 01x12: (Feb/15/1974) As Connell 
  Time and Place Unknown (1) 01x11: (Feb/08/1974) As Connell 

Ironside (1967) 
  All Honorable Men 06x22: (Mar/08/1973) As Stillwell, the Bank Manager 

Cannon (1971) 
  Hear No Evil 02x11: (Nov/29/1972) As Dale Corey 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Engelbert Humperdinck, Melanie 24x03: (Oct/04/1970) As Himself 

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  Survival House 02x19: (Feb/10/1970) As Dr. Lefevre 

Judd for the Defense (1967) 
  Epitaph on a Computer Card 02x15: (Jan/10/1969) As Harvey Stratton 

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968) 
  Mister Perfect 01x14: (Dec/28/1968) As Blair Thompson 

The Good Guys (1968) (1968) 
  Let 'Em Eat Rolls 01x03: (Oct/09/1968) As Arnold Schreck 

Naked City (1958) 
  Idylls of a Running Back 04x02: (Sep/26/1962) As Harry Culverin 
  A Kettle of Precious Fish 02x29: (May/31/1961) As Herbert 

The Lyon's Den (2003) 
  Blood 01x09: (Unaired) As Judge Franklin Campbell 
Crew Credits

Show Crew



Episode Crew


St. Elsewhere (1982) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Children's Hour 03x12 Dec/12/1984 As: Director
Trivia

In the film 1776, Daniels played John Adams. In his starring role as George Feeny in Boy Meets World, he was the principal of John Adams High School.

Married to Bonnie Bartlett, who played the Dean on Boy Meets World. Was married to Bonnie's character on Touched by an Angel also. Played "George" Touched by An Angel, coincedence with him being George Feeny on Boy Meets World? They also portrayed hu

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