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Bill Hayes

Biography

Pop vocalist and acting professional Bill Hayes was created June 5, 1925 in Harvey, Illinois. Pursuing senior high school, he went to DePauw University or college, graduating having a dual main in music and British in 1947, which summer season he officially started his career like a vocalist. His big break arrived when he was a frequently featured vocalist on comedian Sid Caesar’s well-known Your Display of Shows tv series in the 1950s, looks that produced Hayes children name. He also made an appearance in various Broadway musicals and takes on, including a starring part inside a 1953 creation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Me and Juliet. In 1955 he documented a edition of “The Ballad of Davy Crockett,” a music compiled by George Bruns (music) and Thomas W. Blackburn (lyrics) that were created for and launched (sung from the Wellingtons) within the Disney tv miniseries Davey Crockett on ABC in 1954. Hayes’ edition of the music was among three going to the pop graphs in 1955, with renditions by Fess Parker (who performed Davy Crockett within the Disney miniseries) and Tennessee Ernie Ford also charting, with Hayes’ edition hitting the main place in March, while Ford’s reached amount five and Parker’s amount six over the pop graphs. Two months afterwards, a fourth edition, that one by bluegrass vocalist Mac Wiseman, strike amount ten, and in every, including all variations, over ten million copies from the melody were marketed. Hayes had several other minimal radio strikes in the 1950s, including “The Berry Tree” and addresses of “Great Noon” and “Wringle, Wrangle,” but just the last climbed in to the Best 40, hitting amount 33 in 1957. Hayes transformed increasingly to performing, landing a continuing function as Doug Williams, a convict transformed lounge vocalist, over the long-running tv soap opera Times of Our Lives, a job he started in 1970 and kept until 2004, when his personality was wiped out off, and then be found afterwards — within a story twist — still alive and living on the tropical isle. In January of 2010, Hayes made an appearance in his 2,000th bout of Times of Our Lives, a testament to his durability (which of his personality) in present business.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bill Hayes
Height 1.75 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Education Marquette University
Nationality American
Spouse Susan Seaforth Hayes, Mary Hobbs
Music Songs The Ballad of Davy Crockett, Wringle, Wrangle, Message From James Dean, Bop Boy, The Big Black Giant, When I See An Elephant Fly, Ferdinand The Bull, Whale Of A Tale, Bella Notte, Lavender Blue, Wimoweh, Das Ist Musik, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, 'Twas Brillig, When You Wish Upon A Star, Lazy Countryside, One Song, I'm Just Another Fool, A Very Special Day, That's the Way It Happens, Cinderella, Me and Juliet: I'm Your Girl, Me and Juliet: Intermission Talk, I Know An Old Lady, Me and Juliet: Marriage Type Love, Me and Juliet: Finale, My Baby Loves Me So, Davy Crockett Theme, A Very Special Day / That's the Way it Happens, Leb wohl, meine Heimat, Lonely Boy, Me and Juliet: The Big Black Giant, Jingle Bells
Albums Rodgers and Hammerstein's Me and Juliet, Davy Crockett Autobiography Read by Bill Hayes, Bill Hayes Sings The Best Of Disney
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Movies The Cardinal, China: The Panda Adventure, 9 Dead Gay Guys, Stop, You're Killing Me, Wrestling With God
TV Shows Days of Our Lives, Your Show of Shows, Caesar Presents


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#Fact
1 Co-starring with Lee Meriwether in the nostalgic play "I Remember You" at the Norris Theater in the Los Angeles area. [May 2005]
2 He met and married first wife Mary Hobbs while he was a student at DePauw University. They had five children.
3 He and Susan made the cover of Time magazine in 1976.
4 Son-in-law of actress Elizabeth Harrower.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Can Say Goodbye: When Love and Hate Survive Death announced Daniel
Days of Our Lives 1972-2016 TV Series Doug Williams Jack Devereaux John Palmer ...
Miracle at Gate 213 2013 TV Movie Louis Darling
Childstar 2004 Hockey Announcer
9 Dead Gay Guys 2002 Dirty Ole' Irish Tramp
Frasier 2002 TV Series Neil 'Sully' Sullivan
China: The Panda Adventure 2001 Narrator
Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary 2000 TV Movie Doug Williams
Wrestling with God 1990 Thomas Campbell
Cop Rock 1990 TV Series Thomas J. Wagner
Matlock 1988 TV Series George Dutton
Hooperman 1988 TV Series
Cade's County 1972 TV Series Paul Ross
The Interns 1970 TV Series Vern Anderson
Once Upon a Mattress 1964 TV Movie Minstrel
The Cardinal 1963 Frank
True Story 1961 TV Series Larry Foster
The Bell Telephone Hour 1960 TV Series
The Voice of Firestone 1959 TV Series
Kiss Me, Kate 1958 TV Movie Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)
Little Women 1958 TV Movie John Brooks
The United States Steel Hour 1958 TV Series Spike Hunter
Decoy 1957 TV Series Gordon
The Yeoman of the Guard 1957 TV Movie Col. Fairfax
Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of New Orleans 1957 Short Singer
Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of Ontario 1956 Short Singer
Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of Manhattan 1955 Short Singer
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein 1954 TV Movie Joe Taylor (segment 'Allegro')
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1952 TV Series
Stop, You're Killing Me 1952 Chancellor 'Chance' Whitelaw

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cop Rock 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special performer: "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"
Once Upon a Mattress 1964 TV Movie performer: "NORMANDY"
Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of New Orleans 1957 Short performer: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"
Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of Manhattan 1955 Short performer: "Manhattan Data"
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein 1954 TV Movie performer: "You Are Never Away"
Stop, You're Killing Me 1952 performer: "You're My Ever-Loving" - uncredited
Your Show of Shows 1950 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
8 Seconds 1994 additional assistant camera

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George! 1972 dog trainer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Bill Hayes Documentary Documentary post-production
Searching for Eddie Running Wolf 2015 Documentary voice
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2014 TV Movie Himself
Lifestyle Magazine 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
SoapTalk 2005 TV Series Himself
Days of Our Lives' Christmas 2001 TV Special Himself / Doug Williams
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
A Journey in Faith 1999 Video Himself
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration 1994 TV Movie Himself
Hour Magazine 1985 TV Series Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1981 TV Movie Himself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Hollywood Squares 1973-1979 TV Series Himself
Password Plus 1979 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1978 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor / Himself / ...
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself
The 19th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
Donahue 1977 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1976 TV Series Himself
Three for the Money 1975 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1971 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Bell Telephone Hour 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
That Regis Philbin Show 1964 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964 TV Series Himself - Guest
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Music for a Spring Night 1960 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Bing Crosby Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Voice of Firestone 1959 TV Series Himself
Oldsmobile Music Theatre 1959 TV Series Himself
The Bing Crosby Special 1959 TV Movie Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958-1959 TV Series Himself
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Bing Crosby Special 1958 TV Special Himself -commercials
The Big Record 1957-1958 TV Series Himself
The 12th Annual Tony Awards 1958 TV Special Himself - Performer
Max Liebman Spectaculars 1956 TV Series Himself
Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of Washington, D. C. 1956 Documentary short Singer
Texaco Star Theatre 1955 TV Series Himself
Max Liebman Presents: Variety 1955 TV Movie Himself - Guest
Your Show of Shows 1950-1953 TV Series Himself - Vocalist / Himself - Guest Performer
The Ed Sullivan Show 1953 TV Series Himself
This Is Show Business 1951 TV Series Himself
The Star-Spangled Revue 1950 TV Movie Himself
Fireball Fun-For-All 1949 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977 Soapy Soapy Awards Outstanding Actor Days of Our Lives (1965)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series Days of Our Lives (1965)
1975 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series Days of Our Lives (1965)


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#Quote
1 All I had heard about soap operas were derogatory: the writing was bad, the plotting was bad, that type of thing. But when I got there, the actors were incredibly good, the writing was excellent. Everything about it was wonderful. [The Arizona Republic, March 21, 1997]


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