William Daniels Overview:

Actor, William Daniels, was born on Mar 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. As of December 2020, William Daniels was 93 years old.

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William Daniels was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Cinematography for The Naked City in 1948.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1948Best CinematographyThe Naked City (1948)N/AWon
1958Best CinematographyCat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)N/ANominated
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William Daniels Quotes:

Ruth Manchester: [after Howard knocks the luggage off the top of the car by driving into a low beam carport] Daddy, did you do that on purpose?
Howard Manchester: No, Ruthie, I didn't. No, I did not. No, Ruthie. No.


Wynn Quantrill: We've both done weekend picketing.
[quietly]
Wynn Quantrill: As a matter of fact, we sponsored the Negro doctor and his wife when they moved into the development.
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: Well, the President will be very pleased to hear that.
Wynn Quantrill: That's great. If I do say so, it took a little courage. The Bullocks next door? Real right-wingers. American flag up every day. Real fascists. Ought to be gassed. You know the type.


Dr. Sidney Schaefer: I thought you said you were an accountant.
Wynn Quantrill: I am.
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: Why do you have all these guns around, then?
Wynn Quantrill: You know.


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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.

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).

Often plays members of the famous Adams family of Early American history. Has played John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams and their cousin Samuel Adams.

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