Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseBecky Daily, Patricia Anderson
FactSigned autographs at Hollywood Collectors Show in Burbank, California. Semi-retired in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [October 2004]

Bill Daily was born in 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa. His parents were both schoolteachers. He has two older sisters. He attended the University of Iowa, where he studied journalism. After graduation, he worked as a reporter for the Des Moines Register.

He then moved to New York City, where he worked as a writer for television shows such as The Phil Silvers Show and The Jack Paar Show. In the early 1960s, he began working on The Dick Van Dyke Show, where he played the character of Larry Tucker, the sitcom’s comedic relief. He also appeared on I Dream of Jeannie and The Love Boat. In recent years, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Hot in Cleveland and Two and a Half Men.

Daily is married and has two children.

General Info

Full NameBill Daily
Height1.83 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian


SpouseBecky Daily, Patricia Anderson
ChildrenJ. Patrick Daily, Becca Daily, Kimberley Daily


AwardsTV Land Icon Award
NominationsTV Land Favorite Nosy Neighbor Award
MoviesI Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later, I Still Dream of Jeannie, Alligator II: The Mutation, The Barefoot Executive, Valentine Magic on Love Island, In Name Only, Magic on Love Island, Rendezvous Hotel, Triple Play I, Murder at the Mardi Gras
TV ShowsMatch Game, ALF, Small & Frye, Aloha Paradise, The Bob Newhart Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Starting From Scratch

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1Signed autographs at Hollywood Collectors Show in Burbank, California. Semi-retired in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [October 2004]
2Daughter named Becca with Vivian Sanchez.
3Also known for the role of Howard Borden the divorced neighbor of doctor Bob Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show (1972).
4He had been writing for comedian Steve Allen when he and his wife adopted a child. His first role on television was on the series Bewitched (1964) where he picked a boy staying with the Stephenses whom they were adopting.
5He knew Bob Newhart in Chicago before they were first well-known and 15 years before he joined the cast of The Bob Newhart Show (1972).
6During 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.
7Daughter Kimberley born in 1959. Son Patrick born in 1957.
8Father of J. Patrick Daily.
9His nephew, Dick Daily, is a popular Hollywood reporter for several radio stations in Australia.
10Handsome, witty and appealing supporting actor best known for playing Major Healey on I Dream of Jeannie (1965).




Caroline in the City1997TV SeriesDoc - Charlie's Father / Charlie's Father
The Naked Truth1997TV SeriesDoc
George & Leo1997TV SeriesThe Pilot
Bob1992-1993TV SeriesVic Victor
I Still Dream of Jeannie1991TV MovieColonel Roger Healey
Alligator II: The Mutation1991Mayor Anderson
The Munsters Today1990TV SeriesCount Strimpkin
Newhart1990TV SeriesSam Leary
Starting from Scratch1988-1989TV SeriesDr. James Shepherd
I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later1985TV MovieColonel Roger Healey
Comedy Factory1985TV Series
Small & Frye1983TV SeriesDr. Hanratty
Trapper John, M.D.1983TV SeriesMr. Stevens
The Powers of Matthew Star1982TV SeriesFrank Trenton
I've Had It Up to Here1982TV Movie
Aloha Paradise1981TV SeriesCurtis Shea
Alone at Last1980/ITV MovieGregg Elliott
Valentine Magic on Love Island1980TV MovieCharles
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesPaul Turner
CHiPs1979TV SeriesBalford
Rendezvous Hotel1979TV MovieWalter Grainger
$weepstake$1979TV SeriesFred
Flying High1978TV SeriesBob Griffen
Murder at the Mardi Gras1978TV MovieJack Murphy
The Bob Newhart Show1972-1978TV SeriesHoward Borden
Love, American Style1972TV SeriesDonald Baxter (segment "Love and the Country Girl") / Larry (segment "Love and the Single Sister")
Mary Tyler Moore1972TV SeriesPeter 'Pete' Peterson
Getting Together1972TV SeriesMcAdam
Inside O.U.T.1971TV ShortRon Hart
The Barefoot Executive1971Navigator
I Dream of Jeannie1965-1970TV SeriesMajor Roger Healey Captain Roger Healey Capt. Roger Healey
In Name Only1969TV MoviePeter Garrity
The Farmer's Daughter1965TV SeriesGallery Manager / Manfred
My Mother the Car1965TV SeriesPhil Durkin
Bewitched1964TV SeriesMr. Johnson


Caroline in the City1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dinah!1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Dream of Jeannie1967TV Series performer - 1 episode


I Dream of Jeannie1969TV Series written by - 1 episode


The Bob Newhart Show: Group Therapy2014Video documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Biography1999-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize2002TV MovieHimself / Howard Borden
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Donny & Marie1999TV Series
1996 MTV Movie Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1995TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special1991TV SpecialHoward Borden
Showbiz Today1991TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983-1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Tattletales1982-1983TV SeriesHimself
Card Sharks1980TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731973-1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Alan Hamel Show1977TV SeriesHimself
CBS Galaxy1977TV SpecialHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1977TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself / Himself - Actor / ...
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Jim Stafford Show1975TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1974-1975TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host
Tattletales1975TV SeriesHimself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1969TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The John Gary Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The New Steve Allen Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Tonight!1953-1955TV SeriesAnnouncer

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHoward Borden - Bob Newhart Show
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me1997Video documentaryHimself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1973TV SeriesNavigator
Bewitched1965TV SeriesMr. Johnson


Won Awards

2005Icon AwardTV Land AwardsThe Bob Newhart Show (1972)

Nominated Awards

2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Nosy NeighborThe Bob Newhart Show (1972)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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