William Daniels Net Worth

William Daniels Net Worth is
$5 Million

William Daniels Biography

Daniels made his dance debut at age 4 years previous and by enough time he was 8 he was performing along with his small sister Jacqueline in a melody and dance duo that made an appearance on lots radio shows and tv variety displays. Born March 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, he is most widely known for his function as Dustin Hoffman’s character’s dad in the 1967 film The Graduate, the iconic coming-of-age film also starring Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross.William Daniels Net Value: William Daniels can be an American actor and former president of the Display screen Actors Guild who includes a net value of $5 million dollars. At age group 15, Daniels strike the road to be an understudy for just two functions in the strike play Lifestyle With Father. This personality gained Daniels two Emmy Awards for excellent business lead actor in a tv series (1985, 1986). Somewhere else. Daniels landed an essential function in 1982 as center surgeon Dr. Tag Craig on the strike series St. It wasn’t until 1957, when legendary playwright Tennessee Williams chosen Daniels to portray the function of Brick in the nationwide firm tour of Cat on a Sizzling hot Tin Roof, that Daniels’ career began to remove. After graduation, Daniels produced his television debut within an bout of The Hallmark Hall of Fame as President John Quincy Adams after that found little other achievement during his first couple of years out of college. His wife, Bonnie, who also portrayed his wife on the present, also gained an Emmy in 1986—producing the couple only the next in movie background to earn Emmys on a single night. Daniels also continued to provide the tone of voice of KITT, the artificially smart very car on Knight Rider (1982-86). In 2013, Daniels had taken on the function of the much loved Mr. Feeny on an up to date adaptation of Boy Meets Globe entitled Girl Meets Globe.

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Quick Facts

Full NameWilliam Daniels
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 31, 1927
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Cinematographer
EducationNorthwestern University
NationalityAmerican, American
SpouseBonnie Bartlett
ChildrenRobert Daniels, William Daniels Jr., Michael Daniels, William Daniels Jr., Robert Daniels, Michael Daniels
ParentsIrene Daniels, David Daniels
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor, Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, Academy Award for Best Cinematography
MoviesThe Graduate, 1776, The Blue Lagoon, Two for the Road, The Parallax View, Blind Date, Her Alibi, Ladybug Ladybug, A Thousand Clowns, The President's Analyst, Black Sunday, Reds, Oh, God!, Blades of Glory, Magic Kid 2, The One and Only, All Night Long, Rehearsal for Murder, A Case of Rape, Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic, City in Fear, Sunburn, Anna Christie, Knight Rider, The Lottery, On Thin Ice : The Tai Babilonia Story, Rooster, The Naked City, Ninotchka, How the West Was Won, Camille, Winchester '73, Anna Christie, Grand Hotel, Flesh and the Devil, Anna Karenina, Queen Christina, Valley of the Dolls, Mata Hari, Brute Force, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Some Came Running, The Shop Around the Corner, Greed, Von Ryan's Express, The Glenn Miller Story, The Far Country, Marlowe, Foolish Wives, Romeo and Juliet, Dinner at Eight, In Like Flint, Robin and the 7 Hoods, A Woman of Affairs, Marie Antoinette, Love, Plymouth Adventure, Ocean's 11, The Painted Veil, Pat and Mike, Assault on a Queen, Shadow of the Thin Man, Rasputin and the Empress, They Met in Bombay, Harvey, The Impossible Years, The Mortal Storm, The Maltese Bippy, Another Thin Man, Thunder Bay, Lured, Come Blow Your Horn, Thunder on the Hill, Keeper of the Flame, A Free Soul, Broadway Melody of 1938, The Temptress, The Trial of Mary Dugan
TV ShowsBoy Meets World, St. Elsewhere, Knight Rider, The Nancy Walker Show, The Adams Chronicles, Captain Nice, Freebie and the Bean

Interesting Facts

1 Is very good friends with: James Garner, Joe Santos, Dennis Weaver, Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, Robert Ito, Della Reese, Roma Downey, Bruce Paltrow, Joshua Brand, Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd, Ronny Cox, David Birney, Bonnie Bartlett, Christina Pickles, Jane Wyatt, Donald Pleasence, Eleanor Parker, Peter Mark Richman, Warren Beatty, Carl Reiner, Nancy Walker, Keenan Wynn, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, E.G. Marshall, Shirl Conway, Harry Bellaver and Paul Burke.
2 Alongside fellow actor Norman Lloyd, Dick Van Dyke, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Betty White, Angela Lansbury, Charlotte Rae, Adam West, William Shatner, Marla Gibbs, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, Daniels is one of the few actors in Hollywood who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
3 Acting mentor and friend of: Ed Begley Jr., David Morse and Howie Mandel.
4 Best known by the public for his starring role as Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elsewhere (1982) and for his role as George Feeny on Boy Meets World (1993).
5 Is the only actor to appear in nearly every episode of St. Elsewhere (1982), with the exception of 8.
6 He is the son of Irene (Bulger) and David Dryden Daniels.
7 He has played the same character (George Feeny) on three different series: Boy Meets World (1993), Maybe This Time (1995), and Girl Meets World (2014).
8 Lives in Studio City, California. [May 2002]
9 In addition to portraying John Adams in 1776 (1972), he portrayed his son John Quincy Adams in The Adams Chronicles (1976).
10 Played Dustin Hoffman's father in The Graduate (1967), but in reality is only 10 years older than Hoffman.
11 Portrayed John Adams in the original Broadway stage version of 1776 and reprised his role in the movie 1776 (1972).
12 The characters that Daniels and his real-life wife, Bonnie Bartlett, played in Boy Meets World (1993) married each other in an episode of that series, just as they are in real life.
13 In an episode of Boy Meets World (1993), Daniels's character, George Feeny, is congratulating Cory on the quality of his film project. Cory then asks, "You think it's a great film?" George responds, "No, I think The Graduate is a great film," referring to his earlier role in The Graduate (1967).
14 Played George Feeny, who was the principal and a teacher at John Adams High School on the TV show Boy Meets World (1993). This is yet another John Adams connection for Daniels, who has portrayed him many times.
15 While performing on both St. Elsewhere (1982) and Knight Rider (1982) in the 1980s, Daniels made goodwill visits to children's hospitals. He discovered that not many children were thrilled to meet an actor who played a doctor, but the fact that he voiced the talking car KITT always appealed to them, so he shifted emphasis during his visits. He entertained the children with KITT-styled phrases, and answered their questions about "Knight Rider" while hardly mentioning his other, larger acting role.
16 Often plays members of the famous Adams family of early American history. Has played John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams as well as their cousin Samuel Adams.
17 Is a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
18 One episode of St. Elsewhere (1982) called for Dr. and Mrs. Craig to visit Philadelphia. Inspired by returning to Independence Square, he sang a few lines of the song "Sit Down, John" from 1776 (1972). The moment was included in the episode.
19 Worked conscientiously to lose the Brooklyn accent he grew up with, so that he could obtain a wider range of roles. His adopted accent is close to the Boston dialect he used as Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elsewhere (1982) and Mr. George Feeny on Boy Meets World (1993).
20 Elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, upsetting incumbent Richard Masur, as well as candidate Angel Tompkins, who conjoined her two names to call herself "Angeltompkins" so she could be listed first on the ballot(!) The SAG president serves a two-year term. [November 1999]
21 1949 graduate of Northwestern University.
22 Nominated for a Tony as Supporting Actor in a Musical for his lead role of John Adams in the 1969 musical "1776." He could not be nominated for lead actor because he did not then have star billing (i.e., above the title). Adams is clearly the lead role in 1776 (1972), so Daniels declined the nomination.
23 As a child, he was part of the Daniels Family song-and-dance troupe that traveled in and around the state of New York. His entire family appeared on one of the first experimental TV broadcasts in 1941.
24 He and his wife, actress Bonnie Bartlett, won Emmys for their portrayals of a married couple, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Craig, on the cult TV series St. Elsewhere (1982) in 1982.


1 Boston Brahmin accent
2 His nasal voice
3 Moustache
4 Perhaps best known for his roles as Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elsewhere (1982) and Mr. George Feeny on Boy Meets World (1993).


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1986 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Dramatic Series The General Motors Playwrights Theater (1991)
1988 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1987 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1986 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1985 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1984 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)



Reds 1981 Julius Gerber
Private Benjamin 1981 TV Series Teddy
Trapper John, M.D. 1981 TV Series Dr. Slater
The Million Dollar Face 1981 TV Movie Henry Burns
All Night Long 1981 Richard H. Copleston
Freebie and the Bean 1980-1981 TV Series Dist. Atty. Walter W. Cruikshank
Father Damien: The Leper Priest 1980 TV Movie Bishop Koeckemann
Quincy M.E. 1976-1980 TV Series Dr. Charlie Volmer / Charlie Truesdale / Paul Reardon
The Blue Lagoon 1980 Arthur Lestrange
Galactica 1980 1980 TV Series Norman Blore
City in Fear 1980 TV Movie Freeman Stribling
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1980 TV Series Dr. Walter Taylor
B.A.D. Cats 1980 TV Series
The Chinese Typewriter 1979 TV Movie Devlin
Sunburn 1979 Crawford
Heaven on Earth 1979 TV Movie
Blind Ambition 1979 TV Mini-Series G. Gordon Liddy
Bleacher Bums 1979 TV Movie
The Rebels 1979 TV Movie John Adams
Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1978 TV Series Chasrubal
Grandpa Goes to Washington 1978 TV Series Gov. Bronx
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1978 TV Movie Father Veller
Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus 1978 TV Movie Lawrence Stepwell III
The Bastard 1978 TV Movie Samuel Adams
Family 1978 TV Series Dr. Taylor
The One and Only 1978 Mr. Crawford
Soap 1978 TV Series Heinrich Himmel
The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer 1977 TV Movie
The Incredible Hulk 1977 TV Series Dr. John Bonifant
Killer on Board 1977 TV Movie Marshall Snowden
Oh, God! 1977 George Summers
Instant Family 1977 TV Movie Clifford Beane
Black Sunday 1977 Pugh
The Nancy Walker Show 1976-1977 TV Series Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Kitteridge
That Was the Year That Was - 1976 1976 TV Movie Sketch actor
The Rockford Files 1976 TV Series Gary Bevins / Thomas Caine
Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident 1976 TV Movie Bissell
McMillan & Wife 1976 TV Series Commander Campbell
The Adams Chronicles 1976 TV Mini-Series John Quincy Adams
McCloud 1973-1976 TV Series Fred Pearson / Clayton Gillis
The Bob Newhart Show 1975 TV Series Edgar T. Vickers Jr.
Medical Story 1975 TV Series
Barbary Coast 1975 TV Series Harry Boyle
One of Our Own 1975 TV Movie Dr. Moresby
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic 1975 TV Movie Matt Hodges
Insight 1975 TV Series Mike Madden
Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 TV Series Police Lt. Jack Matteo
The Parallax View 1974 Austin Tucker
A Case of Rape 1974 TV Movie Leonard Alexander
Toma 1974 TV Series
The Fabulous Doctor Fable 1973 TV Movie Elliot Borden
Murdock's Gang 1973 TV Movie Roger Bates
Ironside 1973 TV Series Mr. Stillwald
Love, American Style 1973 TV Series Alan (segment "Love and the Old Lover")
Cannon 1972 TV Series Dale Corey
1776 1972 John Adams (MA)
Marlowe 1969 Mr. Crowell
My Friend Tony 1969 TV Series
Judd for the Defense 1969 TV Series Harry Stratton
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir 1968 TV Series Blair Thompson
The Good Guys 1968 TV Series Arnold Schreck
The Graduate 1967 Mr. Braddock
The President's Analyst 1967 Wynn Quantrill
Captain Nice 1967 TV Series Carter Nash / Capt. Nice / Captain Nice / ...
Two for the Road 1967 Howard Manchester
T.H.E. Cat 1966 TV Series Tony Webb
A Thousand Clowns 1965 Albert Amundson
For the People 1965 TV Series Fred Rice
The Doctors and the Nurses 1963-1965 TV Series Buddy / Vernon Kane
The Defenders 1962-1964 TV Series Mike Herman / Malloy
Ladybug Ladybug 1963 Mr. Calkins
East Side/West Side 1963 TV Series Principal Costigan
Naked City 1961-1962 TV Series Harry Culverin / Herbert Grafton
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1956-1961 TV Series Leonard Gregory / Endre
Brenner 1959 TV Series Larry Dyer
Robert Montgomery Presents 1956 TV Series Donald Kemper - act 2
Justice 1955 TV Series
Girl Meets World 2014-2017 TV Series George Feeny
Grey's Anatomy 2012 TV Series Dr. Craig Thomas
Paulilu Mixtape 2012 TV Series Dr. Vanderhoof
Boston Legal 2008 TV Series Judge Milton Brody
Blades of Glory 2007 Commissioner Ebbers
The Closer 2006 TV Series Commissioner Andrew Schmidt
The Benchwarmers 2006 K.I.T.T. (voice, uncredited)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2005 TV Series Scythe 2.0
Kim Possible 2004 TV Series Robot Pilot
The King of Queens 2004 TV Series Philip Waldecott
The Simpsons 1998-2004 TV Series K.I.T.T.
Crazy Love 2003 TV Movie
The Lyon's Den 2003 TV Series Judge Franklin Campbell
Lost at Home 2003 TV Series Arthur
Touched by an Angel 1996-2003 TV Series George / Whit Russell
Scrubs 2002 TV Series Dr. Douglas
Star Trek: Voyager 2000 TV Series Hospital Ship 4-2, Allocation Alpha
Boy Meets World 1993-2000 TV Series George Feeny / Fez-head / Captain Feeny
The Lottery 1996 TV Movie Reverend Hutchinson
Maybe This Time 1996 TV Series George Feeney
Magic Kid II 1994 Manny
Nurses 1993 TV Series Mr. Kaplan
Back to the Streets of San Francisco 1992 TV Movie Judge Julius Burns
Knight Rider 2000 1991 TV Movie K.I.T.T. (voice, uncredited)
The General Motors Playwrights Theater 1991 TV Series Detective Lieutenant Fine
On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story 1990 TV Movie John Nicks
Life in Desire 1990 TV Movie Beauford Braxton
Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder 1989 TV Movie Slaney
Her Alibi 1989 Sam
St. Elsewhere 1982-1988 TV Series Dr. Mark Craig
The Little Match Girl 1987 TV Movie Haywood Dutton
Blind Date 1987 Judge Harold Bedford
Faerie Tale Theatre 1986 TV Series Narrator
Knight Rider 1982-1986 TV Series K.I.T.T.
Laugh Busters 1984 TV Movie K.I.T.T. (1984) (voice)
Drop-Out Father 1982 TV Movie Draper Wright
Rooster 1982 TV Movie Dr. DeVega
Rehearsal for Murder 1982 TV Movie Walter Lamb
Hart to Hart 1982 TV Series Simon Richardson


St. Elsewhere 1984 TV Series 1 episode


1776 1972 performer: "Sit Down, John", "Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve", "Till Then", "The Lees of Old Virginia", "But, Mr. Adams", "Yours, Yours, Yours", "He Plays the Violin", "The Egg", "Is Anybody There?"


Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Chalkskin 10 2016 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff 2010 TV Special K.I.T.T. (voice)
Knight Rider: Under the Hood - 'Knight Rider' Season 1 DVD 2004 Video documentary short
Storyline Online 2003 TV Series Himself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Special Himself
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
The American Revolution 1994 TV Movie documentary John Adams (voice)
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Himself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
The 25th Annual Tony Awards 1971 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series John Adams - scene from '1776'

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Dr. Mark Craig - St. Elsewhere
Virage de modes 2005 Video documentary short Howard Manchester
Conquest of the Earth 1981 TV Movie Norman

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