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Bill Daily (1927–2018)

Congenial, unassuming and always ingratiating comic actor Bill Daily came to fame as the bumbling, jittery playboy astronaut Roger Healy, best buddy and sidekick to Larry Hagman's accident-prone Tony Nelson in the perennial sitcom favourite I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Though his role had initially been earmarked for Don Dubbins, the show's creator ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show Howard Borden
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie Major Roger Healey / Captain Roger Healey / Capt. Roger Healey
Aloha Paradise
Aloha Paradise Curtis Shea
Flying High
Flying High Bob Griffen


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 2011 Horrorween
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Doc - Charlie's Father / Charlie's Father
- Caroline and the Decanter (1997) ... Doc - Charlie's Father
- Caroline and the Bad Trip (1997) ... Charlie's Father
 1997 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
 1997 George & Leo (TV Series)
The Pilot
- The Cameo Episode (1997) ... The Pilot
 1992-1993 Bob (TV Series)
Vic Victor
- I'm Getting Remarried in the Morning (1993) ... Vic Victor
- A Streetcar Named Congress Douglas (1992) ... Vic Victor
 1991 I Still Dream of Jeannie (TV Movie)
Colonel Roger Healey
 1991 Alligator II: The Mutation
Mayor Anderson
 1990 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Count Strimpkin
- Thicker Than Water (1990) ... Count Strimpkin
 1990 Newhart (TV Series)
Sam Leary
- Good Neighbor Sam (1990) ... Sam Leary
 1987-1989 ALF (TV Series)
Larry / Dr. Lawrence 'Larry' Dykstra
- Mind Games (1989) ... Larry
- We Are Family (1988) ... Larry
- I'm Your Puppet (1988) ... Larry
- Going Out of My Head Over You (1987) ... Dr. Lawrence 'Larry' Dykstra
 1988-1989 Starting from Scratch (TV Series)
Dr. James Shepherd
- Nothing But the Tooth (1989) ... Dr. James Shepherd
- Working Gal (1989) ... Dr. James Shepherd
- Me, the Jury (1989) ... Dr. James Shepherd
- Confidence Game (1989) ... Dr. James Shepherd
- A Matter of Trust (1989) ... Dr. James Shepherd
 1985 I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later (TV Movie)
Colonel Roger Healey
 1985 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
 1983 Small & Frye (TV Series)
Dr. Hanratty
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Mr. Stevens
- The Spy Who Bugged Me (1983) ... Mr. Stevens
 1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Frank Trenton
- Daredevil (1982) ... Frank Trenton
 1982 I've Had It Up to Here (TV Movie)
 1980/I Alone at Last (TV Movie)
Gregg Elliott
 1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island (TV Movie)
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Balford
- Roller Disco: Part 1 (1979) ... Balford
 1979 Rendezvous Hotel (TV Movie)
Walter Grainger
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Fred
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Bob Griffen
- A Hairy Yak Plays Musical Chairs Eagerly (1978) ... Bob Griffen
- Fear of Cheesecake (1978) ... Bob Griffen
 1978 Murder at the Mardi Gras (TV Movie)
Jack Murphy
 1972-1978 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Howard Borden
- Happy Trails to You (1978) ... Howard Borden
- Crisis in Education (1978) ... Howard Borden
- Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod (1978) ... Howard Borden
- It Didn't Happen One Night (1978) ... Howard Borden
- Easy for You to Say (1978) ... Howard Borden
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Donald Baxter (segment "Love and the Country Girl") / Larry (segment "Love and the Single Sister")
 1972 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Peter 'Pete' Peterson
- His Two Right Arms (1972) ... Peter 'Pete' Peterson
 1972 Getting Together (TV Series)
- Broken-Hearted Melody (1972) ... McAdam
 1971 Inside O.U.T. (TV Short)
Ron Hart
 1971 The Barefoot Executive
 1965-1970 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Major Roger Healey / Captain Roger Healey / Capt. Roger Healey
- My Master, the Chili King (1970) ... Major Roger Healey
- One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind (1970) ... Major Roger Healey
- Hurricane Jeannie (1970) ... Major Roger Healey
- An Astronaut in Sheep's Clothing (1970) ... Major Roger Healey
- Eternally Yours, Jeannie (1970) ... Major Roger Healey
 1969 In Name Only (TV Movie)
Peter Garrity
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Gallery Manager / Manfred
- Forever Is a Cast Iron Mess (1965) ... Gallery Manager
- Katy by Moonlight (1965) ... Manfred
 1965 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Phil Durkin
- The De-Fenders (1965) ... Phil Durkin
 1964 Bewitched (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- A Vision of Sugar Plums (1964) ... Mr. Johnson
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (40 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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During the Korean War, Daily was drafted into the army, sent to Korea and served in an artillery unit. He met actor/musician Dick Contino there and the two would travel to various units giving shows. Contino would sing and play the accordion and Daily, who was an accomplished musician, would play the stand-up bass. See more »

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