Things You Didn't Know About The Cast Of 'Boy Meets World'

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Boy Meets World has been off-air for more than two decades, but its popularity remains evergreen. The key to its success has to do with fans connecting with the show's cast, whose names remain synonymous with the sitcom. Since the internet was hardly the far-reaching platform it is today, fans weren't privy to details about the cast back then. Luckily that's all changed. These are the best facts about actors' experience with their time on Boy Meets Worldalong with points of interest about their personal lives.


  • William Daniels And Bonnie Are Actually Married
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    Mr. Feeney and Dean Lila Bolander ended up getting married in Boy Meets World, which was actually a way of art imitating life as the characters' actors William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett are married in real life and have been since 1951. The actors also share a unique honor of winning Emmy Awards on the same night, which they achieved at the 1986 Emmy Awards for their performances in St. Elsewhere.

  • Ben Savage Was Danielle Fishel's First Kiss In Real Life
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    The actors were still quite young when romantic plotlines began and Danielle Fishel hadn't experienced a real-life romance by that point. Due to this, her first kiss - both on and off-screen - was Ben Savage during a scene featuring Cory and Topanga's first kiss.

  • Danielle Fishel Was Cast Only Because The Original Choice Was Let Go
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    In her memoir, Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness, Danielle Fishel revealed that she was unsuccessful in her audition for the role of Topanga, and while she'd been cast, it was in a smaller role. Fishel was ultimately lucky when the original Topanga actress clashed with the director during rehearsals and Fishel was brought back as her replacement.

  • Will Friedle And Rider Strong Were Deliberately Not Paired Together Because They Were Too Funny When Together
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    Despite being so closely connected to Cory, Shawn and Eric were barely ever seen together without the presence of someone else. This was due to the fact that Will Friedle and Rider Strong were such good friends that they would become unprofessional and joke around in their scenes too much. Due to this, Shawn and Eric were deliberately kept apart onscreen in order to avoid Friedle and Strong from breaking character all the time.