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William Daniels is a Actor American born on 31 march 1927 at Brooklyn (USA)

William Daniels

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Birth name William David Daniels
Nationality USA
Birth 31 march 1927 (95 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

William David Daniels (born March 31, 1927) is an American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild (1999 to 2001). He is known for his performance as Dustin Hoffman's character's father in The Graduate (1967), as Howard in Two for the Road, as John Adams in 1776, as Carter Nash in Captain Nice, as Mr. George Feeny in ABC's Boy Meets World and its sequel, Disney Channel's Girl Meets World, as the voice of KITT in Knight Rider, and as Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, for which he won two Emmy Awards.


Daniels has been married to actress and fellow Emmy Award-winner Bonnie Bartlett since June 30, 1951. The couple has three children.

Best films

The Graduate (1967)
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Usually with

Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2 films)
Nick Swardson
Nick Swardson
(2 films)
Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(2 films)
Stephen Furst
Stephen Furst
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William Daniels (32 films)

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Blades of Glory, 1h33
Directed by Josh Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Dance films, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Films about the Olympic Games, Musical films, Buddy films, Sports d'hiver, Patinage artistique
Actors Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, William Fichtner, Jenna Fischer
Roles Commissioner Ebbers
Rating62% 3.149123.149123.149123.149123.14912
At the 2002 World Winter Sport Games, rival men's singles skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell), a skillful skater but raunchy sex addict, and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder), an equally talented but sheltered and effeminate skater, tie for gold. An argument ensues, which develops into a fight on the awards podium, ending with the World Games mascot being set on fire. As a result, they are stripped of their medals and banned from men's singles competition for life. Jimmy's competitive adoptive father, billionaire Darren MacElroy (William Fichtner), immediately disowns him and leaves him stranded on the side of the road.
The Benchwarmers, 1h25
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Buddy films
Actors Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Molly Sims, Nick Swardson
Roles the voice of K.I.T.T.
Rating55% 2.752562.752562.752562.752562.75256
Gus Matthews, Richie Goodman, and Clark Reedy are three adult "nerds"; Clark and Richie were the unpopular children who were constantly bullied and were always left on the bench at their baseball games, because of their athletic abilities. When a nerdy boy named Nelson and his friends are kicked off a nearby baseball diamond by a team of bullies, Gus and Clark chase the bullies away. When Gus and Clark return with Richie to play again and get back their feel for the game, the bullies return and demand that they leave. Gus challenges the bullies to play them for the field, and the three friends, despite Clark and Richie's poor abilities, win the game. Days later, one of Clark and Richie's bullies, Brad, challenges them to another baseball game with his team, but the three friends win again.
Dreamkeeper, 2h54
Directed by Steve Barron
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Eddie Spears, August Schellenberg, George Aguilar, Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, Nathaniel Arcand, Gil Birmingham
Roles Third Brother
Rating74% 3.74273.74273.74273.74273.7427
The film opens with Eagle Boy, a young man who is on a vision quest. It then cuts to the present, where a 17-year-old Lakota named Shane Chasing Horse is living on the Pine Ridge reservation. He is in trouble because he owes some money to a local gang—money he used to buy a beautiful ring for Mae Little Wounded, a girl he likes. Meanwhile, his mother asks him to drive his grandfather, Pete Chasing Horse, a storyteller, down to the powwow. Shane is reluctant. However, when the gang comes after him, Shane changes his mind and heads out to the powwow with his grandfather, who agrees to give him his truck once they reach the powwow. Grandfather tells Shane the story of a young Lakota man who tries to win the hand of Bluebird Woman. He also tells the story of how a thunder spirit falls in love with a Mohawk woman and brings her up into the ethereal world of Sky Woman, and of how she raised their son back in her village until he was struck by one of the villagers and brought back to live with his father.
The Lottery, 1h40
Directed by Daniel Sackheim
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic
Actors Keri Russell, Dan Cortese, Veronica Cartwright, Sean Murray, Stephen Root, William Daniels
Roles Reverend Hutchinson
Rating59% 2.9511852.9511852.9511852.9511852.951185
Le père de Jason Smith, sur son lit de mort, lui fait promettre de disperser ses cendres sur la tombe de sa femme, la mère de Jason, morte alors que Jason était encore très jeune. Jason accepte cette requête et doit de ce fait retourner dans le village natal de sa mère, là où elle est enterrée, là où il a lui-même vécu ses premières années mais dont il n'a presque plus aucun souvenir, ayant déménagé avec son père, à la suite de la mort de sa mère. Alors qu'il est dans le cimetière pour accomplir sa promesse, il remarque avec étonnement que presque toutes les tombes indiquent une date de décès identique, le même jour, le même mois, mais avec une année d'écart à chaque fois. Face à cette étonnante constatation, il fouille dans sa mémoire et lui revient alors un souvenir flou d'une loterie particulière qui se tenait dans ce village…
Magic Kid II
Directed by Stephen Furst
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes L'adolescence, Films about films, Films about children, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Shevonne Durkin, David Morse, Stephen Furst, Jennifer Savidge, Howie Mandel, Dana Barron
Roles Manny
Rating39% 1.982571.982571.982571.982571.98257
Kevin Ryan is a film star named Ninja Boy. David Wadsworth is a film producer who expects big money from his new film starring Ninja Boy. Meanwhile, Kevin has to study to pass on to the 10th grade but he won't succeed if he keeps on starring in movies. Kevin's agent is his uncle Bob Ryan, who plays poker all day with his friends. Kevin is home-schooled by his tutor Suzanne, who wants Kevin to finish school. When Kevin visits Suzanne's home, he asks her daughter Maggie on a date. Maggie agrees and soon Kevin falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Uncle Bob, who is concerned about the millions of dollars he will owe if Kevin breaks his movie contract, supports Kevin choosing the film. Kevin then runs away from home. David gives Uncle Bob 24 hours to find Kevin. Uncle Bob doesn't find him and David sends Luther (his bodyguard) after him. After a motorcycle chase, Bob gets arrested. Luther bails him out and takes him back to his house. Then Uncle Bob finds Kevin's school book and goes to Suzanne. When Kevin returns from a date with Maggie, he hears that Uncle Bob and Suzanne had a long talk and both decided that Kevin must go to school first. That brings Uncle Bob in conflict with David, who makes a plan to kill the Ninja Boy character.
Back to the Streets of San Francisco
Directed by Mel Damski
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Karl Malden, Darlene Carr, Darleen Carr, Debrah Farentino, Conor O'Farrell, Carl Lumbly
Roles Judge Julius Burns
Rating62% 3.143333.143333.143333.143333.14333
Mike Stone enquête sur deux affaires distinctes : un meurtre atroce et la disparition de Steve Keller, son ancien partenaire.
Knight Rider 2000, 1h31
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Actors David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Eugene Clark, Carmen Argenziano, William Daniels, James Doohan
Roles "Voice of KITT" (uncredited)
Rating46% 2.3081452.3081452.3081452.3081452.308145
Thomas J. Watts (Mitch Pileggi) – a former cop turned psychotic killer, has been released from the prison and assassinates the mayor. Police officer Shawn McCormick (Susan Norman) confronts the masked Watts holding the next mayor hostage at gunpoint. She shoots Watts, who flees. Shawn finds the handgun used in the murder and hides it, not knowing what to do. The city's new mayor demands the gunman be found, but his fellow councilmen reprimand him for disarming the police and setting up the cryo-prison where the inmates "sleep away" their sentences and emerge the same people as before.
Her Alibi
Her Alibi (1989)
, 1h30
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Paulina Porizkova, Tom Selleck, William Daniels, James Farentino, Victor Argo, Ronald Guttman
Roles Sam
Rating57% 2.897682.897682.897682.897682.89768
Phil Blackwood (Selleck) is an American mystery novelist who comes across a dazzling Romanian murder suspect named Nina (Porizkova) when she is arraigned in the courtroom he is visiting. Instantly falling for her, Blackwood poses as a Roman Catholic priest in order to meet her while Nina is held pending her continued arraignment. With the help of his publisher and friend, Sam (Daniels), Blackwood invents an alibi for Nina to secure her release.
Blind Date
Blind Date (1987)
, 1h31
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Bruce Willis, Kim Basinger, John Larroquette, William Daniels, Phil Hartman, Mark Blum
Roles Judge Harold Bedford
Rating59% 2.950922.950922.950922.950922.95092
Walter Davis (Willis) allows his brother, Ted (Phil Hartman), to set him up on a blind date with his wife's cousin, Nadia (Basinger).
Rooster (1982)
, 1h25
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Paul Williams, Pat McCormick, J. D. Cannon, Ed Lauter, Jill St John, Kathrine Baumann
Roles Dr. DeVega
Rating68% 3.401673.401673.401673.401673.40167
A physically small police psychologist (Paul Williams) and a physically large insurance detective (Pat McCormick) team up on an arson case.
Rehearsal for Murder, 1h36
Directed by David Greene
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman, David Greene, William Russ
Roles Walter Lamb
Rating68% 3.4395953.4395953.4395953.4395953.439595
When his leading lady (and fiancée) Monica Welles (Redgrave) is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her Broadway stage debut, playwright Alex Dennison (Preston) is left heartbroken. On the first anniversary of her death, he gathers the cast and crew from that ill-fated night in the same Broadway theater, ostensibly to read a new play he is working on, a mystery in which a famous actress is killed. As the reading progresses, the scenes seem to the cast to be uncomfortably close to actual encounters they might have had with Monica. When pressed, Alex finally reveals that he believes that Monica was murdered, and that someone at the theater is her killer.
Reds (1981)
, 3h4
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Gene Hackman
Roles Julius Gerber
Rating72% 3.6474053.6474053.6474053.6474053.647405
The film covers the life of John Reed and Louise Bryant from their first meeting to Reed's final days in 1920 Russia. Interspersed throughout the narrative, several surviving witnesses from the time period give their recollections of Reed, Bryant, their colleagues and friends, and the era itself. A number of them have mixed views of Bryant and her relationship with Reed.
All Night Long, 1h28
Directed by Jean-Claude Tramont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, Terry Kiser
Roles Richard H. Copleston
Rating55% 2.7518852.7518852.7518852.7518852.751885
George Dupler (Gene Hackman), a married man nearing middle age, is demoted after a temper tantrum at work (throwing a chair out of his boss's window) and reduced to working as the midnight-shift manager of an all-night pharmacy/convenience store.
The Blue Lagoon, 1h44
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Seafaring films, Naturisme, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Le thème des vacances, La sexualité des mineurs, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents, Films about virginity
Actors Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Alan Hopgood, Gus Mercurio
Roles Arthur Lestrange
Rating58% 2.9037052.9037052.9037052.9037052.903705
In the Victorian period, two young cousins, Richard and Emmeline Lestrange, and a galley cook, Paddy Button (Leo McKern), survive a shipwreck in the South Pacific and reach a lush tropical island. Paddy cares for the small children and forbids them by "law" from going to the other side of the island, as he found evidence of remains of bloody human sacrifices. He also warns them against eating a scarlet berry which is apparently deadly.