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William Daniels

Highest Rated:   94% Reds (1981)
Lowest Rated:   11% The Blue Lagoon (1980)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
69% 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
15% Her Alibi
  • Sam
1989
22% Blind Date
  • Judge Harold Bedford
1987
No Score Yet The Little Match Girl
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Rehearsal for Murder
  • Walter Lamb
1982
94% Reds
  • Julius Gerber
1981
29% All Night Long
  • Richard H. Copleston
1981
11% The Blue Lagoon
  • Arthur LeStragne
1980
No Score Yet Damien: The Leper Priest
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Conquest of the Earth
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Rebels
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Sunburn
  • Crawford
1979
No Score Yet Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force
  • Actor
1978
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 Killer on Board
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet The Adams Chronicles
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Francis Gary Powers: Story of the U-2 Spy Incident
  • Bissell
1976
92% The Parallax View
  • Austin Tucker
1974
64% 1776
  • John Adams
1972
71% Marlowe
  • Mr. Crowell
1969
80% The President's Analyst
  • Wynn Quantrill
1967
89% The Graduate
  • Mr. Braddock
1967
80% Two for the Road
  • Howard Manchester
1967
69% A Thousand Clowns
  • Albert
1965
No Score Yet Ladybug, Ladybug
  • Mr. Calkins
1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Girl Meets World
2014
  • Mr. Feeny
  • 2015
  • 2014
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Dr. Thomas
  • 2012
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Judge Milton Brody
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Actor
  • 2006
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Dr. Douglas
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1998

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