Bill Hayes Bio

(Doug, DAYS)


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YEARS ON SHOW: 1970-84; 1986-87; 1993-present
MARITAL STATUS: Wed Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie, DAYS) on October 12, 1974
CHILDREN: Five children from his first marriage to college sweetheart Mary Hobbs

When Bill Hayes joined DAYS in 1970, he had already amassed an impressive resume. As a singer/entertainer, Hayes earned a gold record and made frequent appearances on Sid Caesar's YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS. What was supposed to be a short-term gig as Bill's prison cellmate led to the actor signing a contract in Salem. His magical pairing with Susan Seaforth (Julie) yielded DAYS's first supercouple, a real-life romance and marriage and a Time magazine cover in 1976. 

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Recorded "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" in 1955, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart and sold over three million copies.
  2. Entered World War II as a naval airman.
  3. Graduated DePauw University with a double major in music and English.
  4. Along with wife Susan Seaforth Hayes, graced the cover of Time magazine on January 12,1976, the first and only daytime stars to do so.
  5. He and his wife published a joint autobiography, Like Sands Through The Hourglass, in 2005.
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