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Bill Hayes
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Full Name

William Foster Hayes

Birthdate

June 5, 1925

Birthplace

Harvey, Illinois, USA

Spouse

Susan Seaforth Hayes (1974-present)

Children

5

Occupation

Actor

Years Active

1970-present

Bill Hayes joined daytime in 1970 when he was cast as Doug Williams. Hayes left the role in 1984 but returned in 1986 and continues to make return guest appearances.

Personal LifeEdit

Hayes has been married to Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie, Days of our Lives) since 10/12/1974. Hayes was previously married to Mary Hobbs (02/1947-1969) and they had five children: Carrie (b. 03/21/1948), William Jr. (b. 10/28/1949), Cathy (b. 03/1951), Thomas (b. 05/1954) and Margaret (b. 01/12/1956).

TriviaEdit

  • Hayes has a #1 hit for five weeks in 1955 with The Ballad of Davy Crockett.
  • Hayes and his wife, Susan Seaforth Hayes appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1975.
  • Doug and Julie are widely considered to be Daytime's first super couple.

SoapographyEdit

  • Doug Williams on Days of our Lives (02/18/1970-03/19/1984; 04/04/1986-04/17/1987; 01/28/1993; 12/24/1993-12/26/1994; 11/07/1996-11/14/1996; 09/03/1999-02/18/2003; 01/16/2004-02/09/2006; 12/26/2006-12/31/2008; 12/24/2009-present);
  • Byron Carmichael on Days of our Lives (07/1979-08/1979)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Nominations

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1975 Actor Doug Williams, Days of our Lives N
1976 Actor Doug Williams, Days of our Lives N

Soapy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1977 Outstanding Actor Doug Williams, Days of our Lives W

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