Bill Daily

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  • Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • Met Bob Newhart at a Halloween party in Chicago when he was 16 years old.
  • Broke into show business as a bass player in Midwestern jazz bands; switched to stand-up comedy after serving in the U.S. Army.
  • Worked as an announcer and director at the television station WMAQ-TV in Chicago, where he played a role in developing Bob Newhart's "Abe Lincoln vs. Madison Ave." sketch.
  • First TV role was in a 1964 episode of Bewitched.
  • Took piloting lessons in 1946 but didn't pursue a license; later played a pilot on I Dream of Jeannie and a navigator on The Bob Newhart Show.
  • Wrote a 1969 episode of I Dream of Jeannie. 
  • Was a semiregular panelist on The Match Game in the 1970s.

Relationships

  • Becky Daily — Wife
  • Kimberley — Daughter
  • Patricia Anderson — Ex-wife
  • Elizabeth Daily — Daughter
  • J. Patrick Daily — Son
  • Vivian Sanchez — Ex-wife

College

  • Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

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