He’s been one of the most beloved actors on stage, television, and the silver screen for nearly six decades. But Brooklyn-born William Daniels has been entertaining people a lot longer than that. He and his sister, Jackie, were child performers who appeared as a song-and-dance act on a WMCA Radio show. At the age of eight, he graduated to the Horn & Hardart Children’s Hour on television. By the time he was 15, he was on Broadway in Life with Father.
Of course, he’s better known for his performances in 1776, Knight Rider, St. Elsewhere, and Boy Meets World, among others. In There I Go Again: How I Came To Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT and Many Others, his eagerly anticipated memoir that came out last Wednesday, the soon-to-turn 90-year-old Daniels offers up a treasure trove of memories about his life and career.