Actor William Daniels thwarts would-be burglar at Los Angeles-area home

Posted at 6:40 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 09:40:22-04

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Emmy-winning actor who portrayed "Mr. Feeny" on the ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World" and Dr. Mark Craig on "St. Elsewhere" thwarted an attempted burglary at his San Fernando Valley home, it was reported Tuesday.

William Daniels, 91, and his wife, actress Bonnie Bartlett, 89, were in their home Saturday night at about 9:20 p.m. when someone tried to kick in the back door, according to the celebrity news website TMZ.com.

Daniels jumped up, turned on the lights and scared off the intruder, TMZ reported.

Police believe the attempted burglary at Daniels home was a random act and not tied to the string of recent celebrity break-ins across the city, TMZ reported.

In addition to his role as teacher-turned-principal on "Boy Meets World" from 1993 to 2000, Daniels also was a regular on "St. Elsewhere," for which he won two Emmy Awards, and was the voice of K.I.T.T. in "Knight Rider." He also appeared in the movies "The Graduate" and "Blue Lagoon."

Bartlett also appeared on several television shows, including "St. Elsewhere," "Home Improvement," "Boy Meets World," and, most recently, in episodes of "Better Call Saul."

Daniels and Bartlett married in 1951.