Bill Hayes was born on June 5 in Harvey, IL.
Hayes graduated from DePauw University in Indiana and majored in music and english.
In 1955, Hayes’s version of “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Hayes married his DAYS co-star Susan Seaforth (Julie) in 1974. The couple was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys in 2018.
Hayes and Seaforth-Hayes appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1976, and were the only soap stars to ever do so.