William Daniels

William Daniels

Highest Rated: 88% The Parallax View (1974)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Blue Lagoon (1980)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1927

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A multi-award-winning veteran of both stage and television, William Daniels mastered the art of the withering comment and the verbal dressing-down in such acclaimed series as "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88) and "Boy Meets World" (ABC, 1993-2000), as well as in numerous television movies, Broadway plays and feature films. A child performer with his siblings in the early 1940s, he segued smoothly into adult roles; first on stage in "1776" and later in its feature adaptation, which led to a string of turns as John Adams. "St. Elsewhere" defined Daniels' screen persona - erudite, cutting, but vulnerable beneath the iron-plated surface - and he essayed variations on the role for the next 20 years. His status as a geek object of affection was solidified when he lent his voice to KITT, the talking car and best friend to David Hasselhoff on the 1980s TV staple, "Knight Rider" (NBC, 1982-86) Daniels also served briefly as the president of the Screen Actors Guild, which added another level of respect for his lengthy and esteemed career.

Highest rated movies

The Parallax View
The Graduate
Two for the Road
The President's Analyst
Oh, God!
Black Sunday
A Thousand Clowns
Blades of Glory

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 23% Brain Dead Film Editing - 2007
70% 68% Blades of Glory Commissioner Ebbers (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 45% The Lottery Reverend Hutchinson (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Magic Kid 2 Manny (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skin Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story John Nicks (Character) - 1990
17% 44% Her Alibi Sam (Character) $17.2M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder Slaney (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 80% The Little Match Girl Haywood Dutton (Character) - 1987
24% 42% Blind Date Judge Harold Bedford (Character) $37.5M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop-Out Father Draper Wright (Character) - 1982
33% 22% All Night Long Richard H. Copleston (Character) - 1981
8% 54% The Blue Lagoon Arthur Lestrange (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Damien: The Leper Priest Bishop Koeckemann (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet City in Fear Freeman Stribling (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chinese Typewriter Devlin (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 60% Sunburn Crawford (Character) - 1979
60% 53% The One and Only Mr. Crawford (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force Father Veller (Character) - 1978
71% 65% Black Sunday Pugh (Character) - 1977
74% 60% Oh, God! George Summers (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 70% The Return of the Incredible Hulk Dr. John Bonifant (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer on Board Marshall Snowden (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident Bissell (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sarah T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic Matt Hodges (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet One of Our Own Dr. Moresby (Character) - 1975
88% 78% The Parallax View Austin Tucker (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case of Rape Leonard Alexander (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murdock's Gang Roger Bates (Character) - 1973
69% 84% 1776 John Adams (Character) - 1972
63% 51% Marlowe Mr. Crowell (Character) - 1969
77% 79% The President's Analyst Wynn Quantrill (Character) - 1967
82% 84% Two for the Road Howard Manchester (Character) - 1967
87% 90% The Graduate Mr. Braddock (Character) $285.8K 1967
71% 88% A Thousand Clowns Albert (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 88% Ladybug, Ladybug Mr. Calkins (Character) - 1963

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 87% Girl Meets World Mr. Feeney (Guest Star) 2014-2017
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Unknown (Voice) 2010
86% 91% Boston Legal Judge Milton Brody (Guest Star) 2008
83% 85% The Closer Commissioner Andrew Schmidt (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
85% 75% The Simpsons K.I.T.T. (Guest Voice) 1998 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost at Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 2003
83% 86% Scrubs Dr. Douglas (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 89% Boy Meets World George Feeny (Character) 1993-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 100% St. Elsewhere Dr. Mark Craig (Character) 1982-1988
No Score Yet 90% Knight Rider KITT (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
1982-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 100% Soap Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Thomas Caine (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1976
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Edgar T. Vickers Jr. (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbary Coast Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
100% 100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dale Corey (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
71% 87% The Good Guys Arnold Schreck (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Nice Carter Nash (Character) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963