Mr. Feeny’s former students were with him when he turned 96.

People says that William Daniels celebrated his birthday on March 31 by having dinner with other Boy Meets World alums. Before the group went to the 2023 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, they got together.

The gang was honored to celebrate 96 years with the legendary Bill Daniels, in-person at Chicago’s @theloyalistchicago,

a post shared to the Pod Meets World Instagram read on April 2.

What a life, what an icon.


William Daniels is married to Bonnie Bartlett, who was also on Boy Meets World. On April 1, he posted a picture of himself and Bonnie smiling next to a cupcake with candles in the shape of the numbers nine and six.

Time flies!

William Daniels noted.

Spend it with the ones you love. Thank you for all the birthday wishes, they make me feel so young!

Will Friedle, Rider Strong, and Danielle Fishel talked about working with William Daniels back in June. Rider drew a picture of their time on set at the time.

When we were kids, goofing off and having a good time, he was very much a Feeny-like presence,

Rider told People.

Even when the cameras weren’t there, in terms of knowing his lines, being a complete professional, being on time. Those were things that we needed to see, and had to learn to emulate in order to be professionals in the industry.

William Daniels

A few years later, Will said that William Daniels is now 95 years old, but he still says things that are very wise.