without legendary actor William Daniels playing the iconic role of Mr. Feeny. But it almost didn't happen, because Daniels turned down the role twice!The 95-year-old actor, flanked by his wife of over 70 years, actress Bonnie Bartlett, opened up to ET's Kevin Frazier about the reasons why he didn't see himself playing Cory Matthews' (Ben Savage) teacher-turned-mentor.
For starters — and simply put — Daniels didn't want to do a sitcom. He was having the time of his life playing Dr. Mark Craig in the drama series, for which he won two Emmys, including in 1986 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Bartlett also won an Emmy that year for Best Supporting Actress, as they became the second married couple in history to win an Emmy on the same night for .
Williams had also voiced K.I.T.T., Michael Knight's (David Hasselhoff) autonomous, artificially intelligent car on the iconic '80s series .On top of all that, Daniels wasn't fond of the character's name in, which premiered in September 1994.Read more on etonline.com