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William David Daniels was born on the 31st March 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Mr. Braddock in the film “The Graduate” (1967), playing Dr. Mark Craig in “St. Elsewhere” (1982-1988), and as George Feeny in “Boy Meets World” (1993-2000) and “Girl Meets World” (2014-20174). He is also known as a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. His career has been active since 1943.
So, have you ever wondered how rich William Daniels is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of William’s net worth is over $5 million, accumulated through his successful career in the film industry. Another source is coming from the sale of his autobiographical book “There I Go Again: How I Came To Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, And Many Others” (2017).
William Daniels Net Worth $5 Million
William Daniels was raised with two sisters by his father, David Dryden Daniels, a bricklayer, and his mother, Irene Daniels, who was a housewife. At aged four, he began to perform with his family, known as the Daniels Family song-and-dance troupe. In 1945 he served in the US Army, as a disc jockey at their radio station. When he returned home, he was spotted by screenwriter Howard Lindsay, and under his influence William moved his focus to acting. So, he enrolled at Northwestern University, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, graduating in 1949.
William’s professional acting career had actually begun in 1943, when he performed in a TV show with his family, and in the same year appeared in the Broadway production “Life With Father”, after which he also starred in plays including “A Thousand Clowns”, “A Little Night Music”, etc. Subsequently, William made his debut appearance in the TV series in 1952, when he guest-starred in “A Woman For The Ages”, which was followed by other supporting roles in such TV series as “Robert Montgomery Presents” (1956) and “Armstrong Circle Theatre” (1956-1961), which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth.
In the 1960s, he continued with supporting roles in a number of TV series, including “Naked City” (1961-1962) and “The Defenders” (1962-1964), among many others, and William’s career began to improve when he made his debut film appearance in the role of Mr. John Calkins in “Ladybug Ladybug” (1963). His next major role came in 1967, when he was chosen to portray Carter Nash in the TV series “Captain Nice”, after which he starred as Mr. Braddock in the film entitled “The Graduate” in the same year, alongside Dustin Hoffman, one of the highest grossing films of all time and for which director Mike Nichols won an Oscar. He also played Mr. Crowell in the 1969 film “Marlowe”, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.
His first role in the next decade came in 1972, when he portrayed John Adams (MA) in the film “1776”, after which he starred in such film titles as “Murdock’s Gang” (1973), “The Parallax View” (1974), and “One Of Our Own” (1975). In the following year, he was selected to play John Quincy Adams in the TV series “The Adams Chronicles”, and Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Kitteridge in the TV series “The Nancy Walker Show”, until 1977. Moreover, in 1979, William appeared as G. Gordon Liddy in the TV mini-series “Blind Ambition”. All of these appearances contributed to his wealth.
During the 1980s and 1990s, William reached enormous success starring in several hit TV series. He was the voice of K.I.T.T. in the TV series “Knight Rider” (1982-1986), starred in the role of Dr. Mark Craig in the TV series “St. Elsewhere” (1982-1988), and in 1987 appeared alongside Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis in a film entitled “Blind Date”. Afterwards, he was cast as George Feeny in the TV series “Boy Meets World”, which lasted from 1993 to 2000. All of these roles increased his net worth by a large margin.
However, in the 2000s, William did not have any major success, as he only had a number of guest-starring roles, in such TV series as “Scrubs” (2002), “The Simpsons” (2004), and “The Closer” (2006). Nonetheless, in 2012 he was chosen to portray Dr. Craig Thomas in the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy”, and most recently, he reprised the role of George Feeny in another TV series entitled “Girl Meets World” from 2014 to 2017. So, his net worth is certainly rising.
Thanks to his accomplishments in the film industry, William and his wife Bonnie won Emmy Awards in 1986 for starring in “Boy Meets World” and “St. Elsewhere” as a fictional married couple.
To speak further about his career, William is also known for being a former president of the Screen Actors Guild, serving on its Board of Directors from 1999 to 2002, increasing a lot his fortune.
Speaking about his personal life, William Daniels has been married to actress Bonnie Bartlett since June of 1951; they had a son who passed away as a baby, but the couple have adopted two children. Their current residence is in Studio City, California.