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Throughout the 70s and a good part of the 80s, Bill Hayes and his second wife, Emmy-winning Susan Seaforth Hayes, reigned as the Lunt and Fontanne of daytime soaps. Prior to this he had become a noted singer/actor on the Broadway stage and in night clubs. Born William Foster Hayes III in Harvey, Illinois, on June 5, 1925, and raised in the Midwest... See full bio »
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 2013 Miracle at Gate 213 (TV Movie)
Louis Darling
 2004 Childstar
Hockey Announcer
 2002 9 Dead Gay Guys
Dirty Ole' Irish Tramp
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Neil 'Sully' Sullivan
- Frasier Has Spokane (2002) ... Neil 'Sully' Sullivan
 2001 China: The Panda Adventure
 1990 Wrestling with God
Thomas Campbell
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
Thomas J. Wagner
- The Cocaine Mutiny (1990) ... Thomas J. Wagner
 1988 Matlock (TV Series)
George Dutton
- The Reunion (1988) ... George Dutton
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Paul Ross
- Jessie (1972) ... Paul Ross (uncredited)
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Vern Anderson
- The Price of Life (1970) ... Vern Anderson
 1964 Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie)
 1961 True Story (TV Series)
Larry Foster
- Friends Before Freud (1961) ... Larry Foster
 1960 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
 1958 Little Women (TV Movie)
John Brooks
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Spike Hunter
- A Family Alliance (1958) ... Spike Hunter
 1957 Decoy (TV Series)
- The Showplace ... Gordon
 1957 The Yeoman of the Guard (TV Movie)
Col. Fairfax
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie)
Joe Taylor (segment 'Allegro')
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Nothing Kid (1952)
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Other Works:

TV commercial (w/Florence Henderson): 1957 Oldsmobile.

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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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]


He met and married first wife Mary Hobbs while he was a student at DePauw University. They had five children. See more »

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