Bill Daily (I Dream of Jeannie /Newhart)

Bill Daily

Mini Biography

 

Television executives liked Daily’s clean-cut looks and superb comic timing (due to his brief role as Steve Allen‘s announcer/sidekick on his daily syndicated talk show in 1964), so by the mid-1960s he earned guest spots on sitcoms like My Mother the Car, The Farmer’s Daughter, and Bewitched. Veteran sitcom writer Sidney Sheldon noticed Daily in one of his myriad small roles, and decided that he would be perfect for a character in his new sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie.