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William Daniels has done it all over the course of six decades, from starring in films like The Graduate and 1776 to television shows like St. Elsewhere and voicing KITT on Knight Rider. But, to those of us who came of age in the ‘90s, he's best known for his iconic role as Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World. Daniels recently chronicled his long career in his memoir, THERE I GO AGAIN: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others and stopped by BuzzFeed the day before his 90th (YES, 90th!!!) birthday to answer YOUR most burning questions.
William Daniels: I was sent a script by Michael Jacobs, the producer, and I read it. I went to a table read and then I went to his office and quit. I said, “I don’t want to make fun of a teacher. They need our respect, they’re underpaid, and they’re very important.” And he said, “I don’t intend to do that. In fact, the person in my mind that I am going to be writing is a teacher that I had in high school, that I thought very much of and became a mentor of mine. So I have a great deal of respect for this part.”
I said, “OK, that’s good. All right, I'll come back.” That’s the way it happened and I am very glad it did.