William Daniels

Highest Rated: 93% The Parallax View (1974)
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 Knight Rider 2000 KITT 1991
No Score Yet Skin Actor 1990
14% 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
92% Reds Julius Gerber 1981
29% All Night Long Richard H. Copleston 1981
9% The Blue Lagoon Arthur LeStragne 1980
No Score Yet Conquest of the Earth Actor 1980
No Score Yet Damien: The Leper Priest Actor 1980
No Score Yet Sunburn Crawford 1979
No Score Yet The Bastard Actor 1978
No Score Yet The One and Only Mr. Crawford 1978
72% Oh, God! George Summers 1977
71% Black Sunday Pugh 1977
No Score Yet The Adams Chronicles Actor 1976
93% The Parallax View Austin Tucker 1974
69% 1776 John Adams 1972
71% Marlowe Mr. Crowell 1969
80% The President's Analyst Wynn Quantrill 1967
89% The Graduate Mr. Braddock 1967
82% 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
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Dr. Thomas
  • 2012
87% 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
84% 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
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Volmer
  • 1980
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Thomas Caine Gary Bevins
  • 1976

QUOTES FROM William Daniels CHARACTERS