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Bill Daily

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bill Daily (August 30, 1927 - September 4, 2018), height 6' (1,83 m) was an American comedian and dramatic actor, and a veteran of many television sitcoms. He is best known for playing astronaut Roger Healey on I Dream of Jeannie and commercial airline navigator Howard Borden on The Bob Newhart Show. Daily's father died when Bill was young, and he was raised by his mother and other family members. In 1939, Daily and his family moved to Chicago, where he spent the rest of his youth. Upon leaving Lane Technical High School, Daily left home to try to carve out a life as a musician, playing bass with jazz bands in numerous clubs across the Midwest. Daily was drafted into the Army and served in Korea with an artillery unit, later being transferred to an entertainment unit. It was in his traveling-musician days that Daily began performing stand-up and gradually began playing some of the bigger clubs in the country. After graduating from the Goodman Theatre School, Daily worked for the NBC television station in Chicago, WMAQ, as an announcer and floor manager. He eventually became a staff director. Daily recently recalled for PBS how one day, preparing for a Chicago-area Emmy Award telecast, he asked a young Bob Newhart to come up with a routine about press agents. The bit, "Abe Lincoln vs. Madison Avenue," became an early hit for the performer.

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Aug 30, 1927 In Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Bewitched 1964-09-17
Latest Project:
Movie Horrorween 2012-10-26
Known For
Poster of Starting From Scratch
Poster of ALF
Poster of The Love Boat
Poster of Bewitched
Movie Horrorween GrandPa 2012-10-26
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Caroline in the City Unknown 1995-09-21
Movie I Still Dream of Jeannie Colonel Roger Healey 1991-10-20
Movie Alligator 2: The Mutation Mayor Anderson 1991-12-18
Series Starting From Scratch Unknown 1988-10-01
Series ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Movie I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later Colonel Roger Healey 1985-10-19
Series Small & Frye Unknown 1983-03-07
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Series The Powers of Matthew Star Unknown 1982-09-17
Series Aloha Paradise Unknown 1981-02-25
Movie Valentine Magic on Love Island Charles 1980-09-18
Series Sweepstakes Unknown 1979-01-26
Movie Murder at the Mardi Gras Unknown 1978-05-10
Series Flying High Unknown 1978-09-29
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series The Love Boat Paul Turner 1977-09-24
Series The Bob Newhart Show Howard Borden 1972-09-16
Series Getting Together Unknown 1971-09-18
Series The Mary Tyler Moore Show Unknown 1970-09-19
Movie In Name Only Peter Garrity 1969-11-25
Series I Dream of Jeannie Roger Healy 1965-09-18
Series My Mother the Car Unknown 1965-09-14
Series Bewitched Mr. Johnson 1964-09-17