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Throughout the 1970s and a good part of the 1980s, 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Days of Our Lives Doug Williams
Stop, You're Killing Me Chancellor 'Chance' Whitelaw
The Cardinal Frank


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 1970-2021 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Doug Williams
- Episode #1.14104 (2021) ... Doug Williams
- Episode #1.14081 (2021) ... Doug Williams
- Episode #1.14080 (2021) ... Doug Williams
- Episode #1.14079 (2021) ... Doug Williams
- Episode #1.14057 (2021) ... Doug Williams (credit only)
 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
 2000 Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary (TV Movie)
Doug Williams
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
Thomas J. Wagner
- The Cocaine Mutiny (1990) ... Thomas J. Wagner
 1990 Wrestling with God
Thomas Campbell
 1988 Matlock (TV Series)
George Dutton
- The Reunion (1988) ... George Dutton
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
Buddy Stern
- The Naked and the Dead (1988) ... Buddy Stern
 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)
 1963 The Cardinal
 1961 True Story (TV Series)
Larry Foster
- Friends Before Freud (1961) ... Larry Foster
 1960 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie)
Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)
 1958 Little Women (TV Movie)
John Brooks
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Spike Hunter
- A Family Alliance (1958) ... Spike Hunter
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Gordon Troy
- The Showplace (1958) ... Gordon Troy
 1957 The Yeomen of the Guard (TV Movie)
Col. Fairfax
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Nothing Kid (1952)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me
Chancellor 'Chance' Whitelaw
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(April 20-30, 1953) He acted in Richard Rodgers, George Abbott, and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "Me and Juliet," in a world premiere at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Ray Walston, Isabel Bigley and Joan McCracken in the cast. Salvatore Dell Isolda was music director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

Before I got on Days of Our Lives (1965), I had never watched a serial and I had heard all the remarks downgrading the serials. The only reason I joined Days was to be able to stay in Hollywood and have more time home with my children. But now that I'm on Days, I'm very happy. Every day, I'm floored by the quality of the shows! I'm amazed at how well the shows are produced, and it's very ... See more »


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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