'Boy Meets World' star William Daniels, 91, foils would-be break-in at his California home

Actor William Daniels played hero Saturday when he reportedly foiled a would-be break-in at his home in California.

The former “Boy Meets World” star, who played beloved teacher George Feeny on the sitcom for seven seasons, was in his San Fernando Valley home with wife Bonnie Bartlett when an intruder tried to kick in the back door just before 9:30 p.m., according to TMZ.

Daniels, 91, quickly turned on the lights, which spooked the wannabe swiper enough to send him or her running.

“Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person and the LAPD quickly responded,” the star’s publicist told ABC7 in a statement. “They are both well. Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Actor William Daniels attends The Hollywood Show held at Westin LAX Hotel on February 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 25: Actor William Daniels visits Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 25, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 25: Actress Bonnie Bartlett (L) and husband actor William Daniels visit Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 25, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Actor William Daniels signs copies of 'There I Go Again: How I Came To Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT and Many Others' at Strand Bookstore on March 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images )
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Actor William Daniels signs copies of 'There I Go Again: How I Came To Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT and Many Others' at Strand Bookstore on March 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images )
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels pose before greeting fans at Fraunces Tavern Museum on July 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: William Daniels poses before greeting fans at Fraunces Tavern Museum on July 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28: Actor William Daniels speaks onstage before the screening of '1776' during day three of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25064_006 (Photo by Mark Davis/WireImage)
ST. ELSEWHERE -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) Norman Lloyd as Daniel Auschlander, Ronny Cox as Dr. John Gideon, William Daniels as Doctor Mark Craig -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
ST. ELSEWHERE -- Season 6 -- Pictured: William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
ST. ELSEWHERE -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (front row l-r) Christina Pickles as nurse Helen Rosenthal, Eric Laneuville as Luther Hawkins, Jennifer Savidge as Nurse Lucy Papandrao (2nd row l-r) Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Seth Griffin, Cindy Pickett as Dr. Carol Novino (3rd row l-r) Sagan Lewis as Dr. Jacqueline Wade, Bonnie Bartlett as Ellen Craig, William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig, France Nuyen as Dr. Paulette Kiem, Norman Lloyd as Dr. Daniel Auschlander (back row) David Morse as Dr. Jack Morrison, Ronny Cox as Dr. John Gideon -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
ST. ELSEWHERE -- 'The Naked and the Dead' Episode 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) William Daniels as Doctor Mark Craig, Ed Begley Jr. as Doctor Victor Ehrlich -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
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The outlet also reported that despite a spat of burglaries in recent months that have been targeting high-profile celebrities, police do not believe Daniels and his wife were targeted.

Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews, Feeny’s neighbor and student on “Boy Meets World,” tweeted his support for his former co-star.

“Don’t ever mess with Mr. Feeny! #LoveYouBillAndBonnie,” he wrote.

A spokesperson for the San Fernando Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In addition to “Boy Meets World,” Daniels is also known for roles in “St. Elsewhere,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “1776” and as the voice of K.I.T.T. in “Knight Rider.”

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