• Susan Seaforth Hayes is an American actress, born in 1943.
• She gained recognition for her role in "Days of Our Lives" and won a 2018 Daytime Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.
• Susan attended Los Angeles City College and earned a Bachelor's in history.
• She has had roles in several movies and TV series, including "The Young and the Restless" and "Sunset Beach".
• Her net worth is estimated at over $5 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 11, 1943
SpouseBill Hayes, Bill Hayes

Who is Susan Seaforth Hayes?

Susan Seaforth Hayes (nee Seabold) was born in Oakland, California USA, on 11 July 1943 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who might still be known best for her role of Julie Williams in the romantic drama series “Days of Our Lives” created by Irna Phillips, Allan Chase and Ted Corday, and which has been running since 1965, counting close to 13,000 episodes. It today stars John Clarke, Frances Reid and Deidre Hall, and follows the lives of people living in the made-up town Salem – the series has won 228 awards and has been nominated for 502 others, including four Primetime Emmys.

For her performance, Susan was nominated for seven Daytime Emmy Awards winning one in 2018 for Lifetime Achievement – she has also won two Soapy Awards in 1977 for Outstanding Actress and Favorite Heroine.

Childhood and education

Susan was raised in Oakland solely by her mother Elizabeth Harrower, as her father Harry Seabold fought in World War II and didn’t get to see his daughter for the first time until she was around three years old. Susan’s mother was a screenwriter and an actress, who was at one point a writer for two series – “Days of our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless”.

Susan attended a local high school at which she was mostly interested in acting, appearing in nearly all the plays performed at the school as well as in a local theatre.

Upon matriculation in 1961, she chose not to immediately enroll at a college but to focus on her acting career – she eventually attended Los Angeles City College, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in history.

Roles in TV series

Susan has been credited with roughly 60 roles in movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.

She started her career by appearing in single episodes of many series such as the drama “Cavalcade of America”, the family adventure drama “Lassie”, and the family comedy “The Danny Thomas Show”. She went on to appear in many other series before being invited to appear in the drama “The Loretta Young Show”.

In 1961, Susan appeared in the episodes “Find Leroy Burdette” and “The Empty House” of the drama “Surfside 6”, which starred Ran Williams, Margarita Sierra and Lee Patterson, and is about three private detectives living and working on a houseboat located in Miami, Florida. In the same year, Susan appeared in the episodes “Satonka” and “The Bad Penny” of the western “Cheyenne”, which was a hit in the USA as it won a Golden Globe Award for Television Achievement. Susan then portrayed two characters in two episodes of the critically acclaimed action adventure crime series “Hawaiian Eye”, and continued to appear in single episodes of many more series, such as the crime comedy “Vacation Playhouse”, the western “Redigo” and the mystery crime drama “Kraft Suspense Theatre”.

Susan gained further recognition in 1964, when cast to play Carol West in 59 episodes of the drama “The Young Marrieds”, which also starred Susan Brown, Michael T. Mikler and Peggy McCay, and is about the lives of several married couples; although it aired nearly 400 episodes, the series failed to win any awards or nominations. Susan’s following notable performance was when she played four characters in four episodes of the mystery crime drama “Dragnet 1967”, which starred Jack Webb (the series’ creator), Harry Morgan and Don Ross, and is about Joe Friday, a Police Detective Sergeant, who is working on crimes in Los Angeles.

Susan Seaforth Hayes

In 1984, Susan’s mother helped her win a role of Joanna Manning in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell and which starred Doug Davidson, Eric Braeden and Peter Bergman – Susan starred in over 80 episodes out of the more than 12,000 that the series has aired since 1973. It follows both professional and private lives of people living in Genoa City, and has won 293 awards and been nominated for 710 others.

Since 1999, Susan has played the recurring role of D. A. Patricia Steele in the romantic drama “Sunset Beach”, created by Josh Griffith, Robert Guza Jr. and Charles Pratt Jr., and which has starred Lesley-Anne Down, Sam Behrens and Susan Ward – it follows a woman who leaves her fiancé after seeing him kiss another woman.

Susan’s most recent role in a TV series has been in 12 episodes of the drama “Venice the Series” in 2011 and 2012.

Roles in movies

Susan made her debut (uncredited) film appearance in 1957, when she portrayed Alma Acosta Mesa in the crime drama “The Tijuana Story”, then two years later, she made another uncredited appearance portrayed Girl at Birthday Party in the biographical he musical “The Five Pennies”.

In 1962, Susan starred in the short film “Should I Marry Outside My Faith”, and the following year saw her play Marianna De La Rosa in the western “California”, written by James West, directed by Hamil Petroff, and which starred Jock Mahoney, Faith Domergue and Michael Pate – it is about revolutionaries who rose up in the 1840s against the Mexican government in California.

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Susan also portrayed Janie in the crime western “Gunfight at Comanche Creek” which received mixed reviews.

The year 1965 saw her play Jean Matthews, one of the lead characters in the family comedy musical “Billie”, which failed to attract much attention, and in 1968 Susan played Sally Blair in the crime drama “If He Hollers, Let Him Go!” The following year she appeared as Mrs Grant in the family comedy “Angel in My Pocket”, written by James Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum and which starred Andy Griffith and Jerrry Van Dyke, and she then portrayed supporting characters in two movies: the 1990 biographical drama “Wrestling with God” written and directed by Jerry L. Jackson, and the 1991 crime action comedy “Dream Machine” which starred Corey Haim and Evan Richards.

In 2005, Susan played Mrs. Schneider in the comedy “Knight to F4”, written and directed by Aaron Burnett and her next role came eight years later in the 2013 drama “Miracle at Gate 213”. Susan’s most recent appearance in a movie has been in the 2017 romantic drama “A Million Happy Nows” in which she portrayed Katy.

Love life and marriage

Susan prefers to keep her personal matters to herself but it is known that she has been married to Bill Hayes, an actor and a singer, for 46 years as they married on 12 October 1974. The two decided not to have children as Bill already had five children from his previous marriage.

William Foster Hayes III was born in Harvey, Illinois USA, on 5 June 1925, his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality.

He might be known best for his hit song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett”, as well as for his portrayal of Doug Williams in the series “Days of Our Lives”. Before meeting Susan, Bill was married to Mary Hobbs from 1947 to 1969.

Susan hasn’t talked about any other men she might have been with, and as of November 2020, she is married and doesn’t have biological children, but is a stepmom to Bill’s five kids.

Hobbies and other interests

Susan likes to teach acting other than just act, and has lectured at various universities including Boston University and Los Angeles Valley College.

She was physically quite active during her 20s and 30s, as it was important for her acting and modelling career to stay fit, and Susan thus followed a strict diet, and had several training sessions at the gym each week, while she occasionally played tennis and golf with her friends.

Travelling has been her favorite hobby ever since she was a teenager, and Susan has been all around the world and has visited each continent at least once.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are the late Robin Williams, Tom Hanks and Anne Hathaway, while a few of her favorite movies are “Patch Adams”, “You’ve Got Mail” and “Les Miserables”.

Age, height and net worth

Susan’s age is 77. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and she weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).

As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.

General Info

Full NameSusan Seaforth Hayes
Date Of BirthJuly 11, 1943
Height1.62 m, 1.62 m
ProfessionActor, Actor
EducationLos Angeles City College, Los Angeles City College
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseBill Hayes, Bill Hayes
ParentsElizabeth Harrower, Harry Seabold, Elizabeth Harrower, Harry Seabold


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesBillie, California, Gunfight at Comanche Creek, Dream Machine, Billie, California, Gunfight at Comanche Creek, Wrestling With God
TV ShowsThe Young Marrieds, General Hospital, The Young Marrieds, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital

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Dream Machine1991Margo Chamberlain
Wrestling with God1990Jane Campbell
Heartbeat1989TV SeriesKaren Marsh
Matlock1987TV SeriesBonnie McGrath
Emergency!1972TV SeriesNancy Dickson
Ironside1972TV SeriesEllen Packer
Adam-121971TV SeriesEve Barstow
Angel in My Pocket1969Mrs. Grant
Dragnet 19671968-1969TV SeriesPolicewoman Olson / Joyce Anderson / Virna Lanham / ...
The Wild Wild West1968TV SeriesDelilah
The Felony Squad1968TV SeriesDenise Kilmer
If He Hollers, Let Him Go!1968Sally Blair (as Susan Seaforth)
The F.B.I.1965-1967TV SeriesMiss Haney / Bebe
My Three Sons1965-1967TV SeriesJudith Leslie / Suzanne Boyer
Death Valley Days1964-1967TV SeriesMartha Otis / Alice
Mr. Terrific1967TV SeriesJune / Gloria
The Fugitive1967TV SeriesVicki Walton
12 O'Clock High1965-1966TV SeriesShiela / Lt. Jean Warner
Billie1965Jean Matthews (as Susan Seaforth)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesKelly Brown
Wagon Train1965TV SeriesVera
The Young Marrieds1964TV SeriesCarol West (1965-1966)
Bonanza1964TV SeriesHollybelle Burnside
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1964TV SeriesLouisa
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963TV SeriesRick's phone friend
Redigo1963TV SeriesGussie Leonard
Gunfight at Comanche Creek1963Janie (as Susan Seaforth)
Vacation Playhouse1963TV SeriesSusan
California1963Marianna De La Rosa (as Susan Seaforth)
Hawaiian Eye1962-1963TV SeriesJulie Keith / Marsha
Should I Marry Outside My Faith?1962Short as susan Seaforth
Perry Mason1962TV SeriesHelen Gregory
Cheyenne1961-1962TV SeriesCarol Dana / Penelope Piper
77 Sunset Strip1962TV SeriesFaith Merrick
Bronco1962TV SeriesJulie Mae Hawley
Surfside 61961-1962TV SeriesAimee Tucker / Shirley Battersea
National Velvet1962TV SeriesBetty Darnell
The Five Pennies1959Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
The Loretta Young Show1957-1958TV SeriesLynne / Maxie
Code 31957TV SeriesRosetta
The Tijuana Story1957Alma Acosta Mesa (uncredited)
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1957TV SeriesEllie
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1957TV SeriesAnnie May Hamble
The Count of Monte Cristo1956TV SeriesRenee
Passport to Danger1956TV Series
Make Room for Daddy1956TV Series
Lassie1954TV SeriesMelanie
Cavalcade of America1954TV SeriesSarah
A Million Happy Nows2016completedKaty
Days of Our Lives1968-2016TV SeriesJulie Williams Julie Olson Williams Julie Olson ...
Miracle at Gate 2132013TV MovieJoann Darling
Venice the Series2011-2012TV Series
The Young and the Restless1984-2010TV SeriesJoAnna Manning Joanna Manning
Knight to F42005Mrs. Schneider
The Bold and the Beautiful2003TV SeriesJoanna Manning
Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary2000TV MovieJulie Williams
Sunset Beach1999TV SeriesD.A. Patricia Steele
Platypus Man1995TV SeriesMrs. Rubenstein


Untitled Bill Hayes DocumentaryDocumentary post-production
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHerself
Lifestyle Magazine2011TV Series documentaryHerself
SoapTalk2005TV SeriesHerself
Days of Our Lives' Christmas2001TV SpecialHerself / Julie Williams
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
A Journey in Faith1999VideoHerself
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1981TV MovieHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1979TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1975-1979TV SeriesHerself
Password Plus1979TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1978TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress / Herself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHerself
To Say the Least1977TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Donahue1977TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Bowling1976TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651964TV SeriesHerself
The New Steve Allen Show1963TV SeriesHerself
The Donald O'Connor Show1954TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

1977SoapySoapy AwardsOutstanding ActressDays of Our Lives (1965)

Nominated Awards

1979Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1978Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1976Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1975Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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