Actor William Daniels, 91, was able to stop a potential burglar from invading his Southern California home on the night of Oct. 27.
Daniels was with his wife of 67 years, Bonnie Bartlett, at around 9:20 p.m. when he heard banging at the back door of his house in the San Fernando Valley.
The actor jumped up and quickly turned on the lights, which seemed to scare the intruder away.
Nothing gets past Mr. Feeny. TV actor William Daniels thwarted a burglary attempt at his Los Angeles home on Saturday night; the 91-year-old is best known for his roles in "Boy Meets World," "St. Elsewhere" and "Knight Rider." https://t.co/fggWDvDq27 pic.twitter.com/JljfBRDFcN
— CNN (@CNN) October 30, 2018
“Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person and the LAPD quickly responded. They are both well. Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern,” a representative for Daniels told Fox News in a statement.
Although there have been a recent string of burglaries aimed at celebrities, the LAPD said it doesn’t believe this case was related or that Daniels was targeted specifically.
Daniels, who is originally from New York, is best known for his long-running character Mr. Feeny on the popular television series “Boy Meets World” in the 90s—a role that he reprised several times on the more recent sequel “Girl Meets World.”
Daniels first started performing at the age of four and a half, when he learned tap dancing. A few years later, he and his younger sister began singing and dancing on children’s shows, radio programs, and at other events.
He later met his wife at Northwestern University, where they were both studying drama.
Daniels’s other major career roles include a recurring character on the television shows “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Craig Thomas and “St. Elsewhere” as Dr. Mark Craig. He starred in films such as The Graduate, Blades of Glory, and The Blue Lagoon. In addition, he voiced the famous talking car on the 1980s television show “Night Rider.”
The actor has two Emmy Awards for the series “St. Elsewhere” in 1985 and 1986, and Bartlett won an Emmy in 1986 as well for playing his on-screen wife Ellen Craig. They were the first couple who were married in real life to win such a prestigious acting award on the same day.
From 1999 to 2001, Daniels served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, the union representing film actors.
Daniels married his wife on June 30, 1951. They have two children.
From The Epoch Times