William Daniels

William Daniels

Highest Rated: 90% Reds (1981)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Blue Lagoon (1980)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1927

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Along with his sisters, performed in their family's song-and-dance troupe, the Daniels Family, in New York. In his teens, he debuted on Broadway in Life With Father. Portrayed John Adams in the Broadway version of 1776 and reprised the role in the 1972 film. Worked hard to lose his Brooklyn accent, adopting an accent closer to that of his Boston-based character from the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. Won an Emmy in 1986 along with wife Bonnie Bartlett for St. Elsewhere, on which they portrayed Dr. and Mrs. Mark Craig. The couple also played husband and wife on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World and the CBS drama Touched by an Angel. Elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1999, upsetting incumbent Richard Masur. Northwestern created the Willies-an annual awards ceremony for excellence in theater at his alma mater-in his name. The original voice of the talking car in NBC's Knight Rider, he reprised the voice of KITT for recordings on a Knight Rider GPS system created by Mio Technology.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% Blades of Glory Commissioner Ebbers $118.2M 2007
No Score Yet The Lottery Rev. Hutchinson 1996
No Score Yet Magic Kid II Actor 1994
No Score Yet Skin Actor 1990
17% Her Alibi Sam 1989
21% Blind Date Judge Harold Bedford 1987
No Score Yet The Little Match Girl Actor 1987
No Score Yet Rehearsal for Murder Walter Lamb 1982
90% Reds Julius Gerber 1981
29% All Night Long Richard H. Copleston 1981
9% The Blue Lagoon Arthur LeStragne 1980
No Score Yet Sunburn Crawford 1979
No Score Yet The One and Only Mr. Crawford 1978
72% Oh, God! George Summers 1977
69% Black Sunday Pugh 1977
No Score Yet The Adams Chronicles Actor 1976
90% The Parallax View Austin Tucker 1974
69% 1776 John Adams 1972
71% Marlowe Mr. Crowell 1969
86% The Graduate Mr. Braddock 1967
80% The President's Analyst Wynn Quantrill 1967
84% Two for the Road Howard Manchester 1967
69% A Thousand Clowns Albert 1965
No Score Yet Ladybug, Ladybug Mr. Calkins 1963

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Girl Meets World
2014-2017
Mr. Feeny 2015
2014
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Dr. Thomas 2012
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Judge Milton Brody 2008
84% The Closer
2005-2012
2006
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice 2004
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Philip 2004
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
George 2003
1996
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Dr. Douglas 2002
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
George Feeny 2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 1998
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Dr. Mark Craig Director 1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Voice 1984
1982
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Dr. Slater 1981
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Volmer 1980
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Thomas Caine Gary Bevins 1976
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Stierwalt 1973

QUOTES FROM William Daniels CHARACTERS

Arthur LeStragne says: (last lines) Are they dead?

Captain says: (last lines) No, sir. They're asleep.

Mr. Braddock says: Have you thought about graduate school?

Benjamin Braddock says: No.

Mr. Braddock says: Would you mind telling me then what those four years of college were for? What was the point of all that hard work?

Benjamin Braddock says: You got me.

Mr. Braddock says: What makes you think she wants to marry you?

Benjamin Braddock says: Oh, she doesn't. To be perfectly honest, she doesn't like me.

Benjamin Braddock says: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.

Mr. Braddock says: Shaking hands? Well, that's not saying much for my wife, is it?

Benjamin Braddock says: I'm just...

Mr. Braddock says: Worried?

Benjamin Braddock says: Well...

Mr. Braddock says: About what?

Benjamin Braddock says: I guess about my future.

Mr. Braddock says: What about it?

Benjamin Braddock says: I don't know, I want it to be...Different.

Young Emmeline says: (first lines) Richard, don't go out too far.

Young Emmeline says: Richard, don't go out too far.

Young Richard says: (first lines) Em's a fraidy cat!

Young Richard says: Em's a fraidy cat!

Arthur LeStragne says: (first lines) Richard! Emmeline! Come back here! This minute! And be careful!

Arthur LeStragne says: Richard! Emmeline! Come back here! This minute! And be careful!

Ruth Manch says: But Daddy, I thought you didn't like Joanna.

Howard Manchester says: ...Of course I like Joanna!

Ruth Manch says: Then how come Mommy said Joanna was a suburban English nobody?

John Hancock says: I'm still from Massachusetts, John. You know where I stand. I'll do whatever you say.

John Adams says: No. No, you're the president of Congress. You're a fair man, Hancock. Stay that way.

John Adams says: It doesn't matter. I won't be in the history books anyway, only you. Franklin did this and Franklin did that and Franklin did some other damn thing. Franklin smote the ground and out sprang George Washington, fully grown and on his horse. Franklin then electrified him with his miraculous lightning rod and the three of them - Franklin, Washington, and the horse - conducted the entire revolution by themselves.

John Adams says: At a stage in life when other men prosper, I'm reduced to living in Philadelphia.

John Adams says: A second flood, a simple famine, plagues of locusts everywhere, or a cataclysmic earthquake, I'd accept with some despair. But no, You sent us Congress! Good God, Sir, was that fair?

Mr. Braddock says: Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half baked.

Benjamin Braddock says: No, it's not. It's completely baked.

John Adams says: In the middle of the afternoon?!?

John Adams says: In the middle of the afternoon?

John Adams says: the eagle. Thomas Jefferson: the Dove....

John Adams says: Thomas Jefferson: the Dove....

John Adams says: the eagle! Thomas Jefferson: (considering) The Eagle.

John Adams says: ...the eagle!

Benjamin Franklin says: The turkey.

John Adams says: the eagle is a majestic bird!

Benjamin Franklin says: The eagle is a scavenger, a thief and coward. A symbol of over ten centuries of European mischief.

John Adams says: the turkey?

John Adams says: The turkey?

Benjamin Franklin says: A truly noble bird. Native American, a source of sustenance to our original settlers, and an incredibly brave fellow who wouldn't flinch from attacking a whole regiment of Englishmen single-handedly! Therefore, the national bird of America is going to be...

Benjamin Franklin says: A truly noble bird. Native American, a source of sustenance to our original settlers, and an incredibly brave fellow who wouldn't flinch from attacking a whole regiment of Englishmen single-handedly! Therefore, the national bird of America is going to be...

John Adams says: (insistently)The Eagle!!!

John Adams says: [insistently] The Eagle!

Benjamin Franklin says: the eagal! :(

John Adams says: They won't be happy until they remove one of the F's from Jefferson's name!

Richard Henry Lee says: You've come to the one colony that can get job done: Virginia. The land that gave us our glorious commander in chief, George Washington, will now give the congress its proposal on independence. Where Virginia goes the south is bound to follow. And where the south goes, the middle colonies go! Gentlemen, a salute to Virginia, the mother of American independence!

John Adams says: Incredible, we're free and he hasn't even left yet!

Martha Jefferson says: [Adams and Frankline wait expectantly on the street below Jefferson's apartment]

John Adams says: [reading a note tossed down from Jefferson] "Dear Mr. Adams, I am taking my wife back to bed. Kindly go away. Your obedient, T. Jefferson." Incredible!

John Adams says: [reading a note tossed down from Jefferson] 'Dear Mr. Adams, I am taking my wife back to bed. Kindly go away. Your obedient, T. Jefferson.' Incredible!

Benjamin Franklin says: [chuckles] You know, perhaps I should have written the Declaration. At my age there's little doubt that the pen is mightier than the sword.

Benjamin Franklin says: [chuckles] You know, perhaps I should have written the Declaration. At my age there's little doubt that the pen is mightier than the sword.

John Adams says: This is a revolution, dammit! We're going to have to offend SOMEbody!

Sam says: I wonder ifthey gonna put me into one of those cells for exec.

Sam says: I wonder if they gonna put me into one of those cells for executives.

Phil Blackwood says: ...And Swift poured himself a bourboun (ie chocolste mikl)