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'Don't ever mess with Mr. Feeny!' 'Boy Meets World' actor William Daniels, 91, stops attempted break-in

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William Daniels, the 91-year-old actor who played Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World, is fine after protecting himself and his wife, actress Bonnie Bartlett, from a break-in.

His spokesperson tells Yahoo Entertainment, “Someone tried to break into the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels on Saturday evening” in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. “Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person and the LAPD quickly responded.”

William Daniels with <em>Boy Meets World</em> cast members, from left: (top) Will Friedle, Betsy Randle, William Russ, and Rider Strong; (bottom) Ben Savage and Lily Nicksay. (Photo: Touchstone Television / Courtesy: Everett Collection
William Daniels with Boy Meets World cast members, from left: (top) Will Friedle, Betsy Randle, William Russ, and Rider Strong; (bottom) Ben Savage and Lily Nicksay. (Photo: Touchstone Television / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Both he and his wife “are both well,” the rep says, adding, “Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern.”

Fans of the ’90s TV fave Boy Meets World are breathing a sigh of relief that the principal is OK — and so are his co-stars Will Friedle and Danielle Fishel, who posted funny responses in light of the news that Daniels is fine.

Daniels reprised his role as Mr. Feeny for the popular show’s sequel Girl Meets World, which ran on the Disney Channel from 2014 to 2017. The two-time Emmy winner (for St. Elsewhere) has also appeared in many other movies and shows, from The Graduate to Grey’s Anatomy. He also was the voice of KITT in Knight Rider.

Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on the set of Hallmark’s <em>Home & Family</em>, Oct. 25, 2017. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on the set of Hallmark’s Home & Family, Oct. 25, 2017. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Bartlett is accomplished in the acting world as well, most recently appearing in episodes of Better Call Saul. Like her husband, she’s a two-time Emmy winner for her role on St. Elsewhere — the show on which they played husband and wife.

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