- Category : 1925-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (43)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 2
American actor and a Billboard #1 recording artist, as his song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett“ hit the top of the charts in the Spring of 1955.
Following a successful career as a musician which began in the late 1940s, he began to focus on dramatic acting parts in the late 1960s, which led him to be cast in a role that gained him additional fame to a younger generation. This new chapter in his career began in 1970 when he originated the character of Doug Williams on NBC's Days of Our Lives, which he continues to play regularly to date on the serial.
Hayes was previously married to Mary Hobbs from 1947 to 1969; they had five children. He has been married to Days of our Lives co-star Susan Seaforth Hayes since 1974. In 2005, the couple published their joint autobiography, Like Sands Through the Hourglass.