William Edward Daily Jr. professionally known as Bill Daily was an American actor, comedian who appeared on numerous television sitcoms. He was best known for playing astronaut Roger Healey on “I Dream of Jeannie”. Bill Daily net worth at the time of his death is estimated to be $4 million
Bill was born on August 30, 1927 in Iowa, United States. After his father died when he was young, he was mostly raised by his parents. After completing high school, he was drafted into United States Army and served some time in Korean War.
Bill’s interest in comedy and music developed during his travelling time when he began performing in bigger clubs in the country. His first job in entertainment line came as an announcer and floor manager for the NBC television station in Chicago.
Bill’s initial television career started working as a guest star on television shows like My Mother the Car, The Farmer’s Daughter and Bewitched. After his impressive work, he was hired for a supporting role on “I Dream of Jeannie”. But after the show was cancelled two years later, he got a role of Howard Borden in “The Bob Newhart Show”.
After that he appeared on several Television sitcoms like Love, American Style, Flying High, CHIps, The love Boat, Aloha Paradise, Trapper John, M.D., Small & Frye, I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later, ALF, Newhart, The Munsters Today, Bob, George and Leo, The Naked Truth, Caroline in the City and many more.
Bill is married three times. He first married Patricia Anderson in 1949 but they divorced in 1976. In 1980, he married Vivian Sanchez and that also resulted in divorce. In 1993, he married Becky Daily. They remained together until her death in 2010. Daily has two adopted children, a son Patrick and a daughter Kimberley.
On September 4, 2018 in New Mexico, Bill Daily died at the age 91. His death was announced by his family three days later.