Full detailed profile on Doug Williams Played by Bill Hayes on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Bill Hayes (NBC)
Actor: Bill Hayes
Who played Doug Williams over the years
Bill Hayes (contract 1970 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, recurring in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1999 - present)
Useful information on Doug Williams
* Real name is Brent Douglas.
Past: Owner of Doug's Place
Past: Singer at Sergio's
Past: Mayor of Salem
Brent Douglas was an orphaned runaway. He had been a conman his entire life and when he came to Salem in 1970, he was sent to jail (caught in a con). It was there that he met Bill Horton, who was serving time for manslaughter (of Kitty Horton). After he was out of prison, he met and went for Susan Martin who had inherited a fortune from her late husband David. Susan didn't fall for him but she offered him a deal. She would pay him to come between Julie Olson and Scott Banning. Doug fell for Julie when he started working as a singer at Sergio's. After Julie left Scott, there was talk of a wedding.
In 1972 Doug met Addie Horton Olson. They forged a friendship and when he and Julie argued one night about taking David (Julie's son) on a trip, he went to see Addie and agreed to marry her. They married in June and the next year after, Addie became pregnant with Hope. She went into a leukemia induced coma during her pregnancy and gave birth to Hope on December 24th. She went into remission until a few years later when she passed on after being hit by a car. Doug was devastated and in 1975 Doug raised Hope all by himself. He hired a nanny, Rebecca North, who became a surrogate mother for him. He let the child go with his mother when he got back together with Julie in 1976 and just as things were going well for Doug and Julie, his ex-wife Kim Douglas came to Salem to start trouble, but Doug and Julie ended up married in 1976 despite her efforts.
The year after their marriage, Doug's Place (his club) was turned into a coffee house. When Doug was away on business, Larry Attwood came to town. He was obsessed with Julie and raped her in 1978. Larry was found dead and Julie was arrested and put on trial for his murder. Larry's assistant, Arlo Roberts was found to be the murderer and Julie was then cleared but left to get over her trauma.
The next year, Julie was burned on Maggie's farm and her insecurities forced her to divorce Doug for fear he would not want to be with her.
Thinking Julie didn't love him anymore he married Lee Dumonde in 1979 and closed his coffee house the year after. With all of the changes to his life, he realized that marrying Lee was a mistake. He ended their marriage and remarried Julie in 1981.
Lee was a woman scorned and turned their daughter Hope against him. Hope was then brought up by Tom and Alice Horton. Her grandparents.
Julie and Doug were involved in a big adventure with Stefano DiMera and Stuart Whyland. Stefano knew about titanium deposits underneath Doug's Place and wanted to get them. He tunneled his way under his mansion to the wine cellar at Doug's Place to try to get them but failed. It turned out that there were no deposits anyway.
Doug had a heart attack in 1984 after witnessing his daughter Hope and her beau, Bo Brady, about to make love.
In 1986 Doug and Julie divorced and remarried again. This time it would be for good. They came back to Salem only for Doug to be one of the handful of Salemites killed by the Salem Stalker. Later he was found on Tony DiMera's replica Salem Island, Melaswen. He got back to Salem, back with Julie and the two have shown up for Christmases and odd appearances ever since. Christmas 2006 found them back in Salem to hang their ornaments on the Horton Family Christmas Tree.
Doug and Julie returned to Salem once again for Christmas in 2007. Shortly after, they teamed up with Bo and Hope to try to get to the bottom of the Brady/DiMera feud. This lead them to help find Lexi, who was missing at that time. Much later, Doug and Julie helped Bo with his surprise for Hope and were there for the renewal of Bo and Hope's wedding vows. Doug also offered Bo some advice when he was worried about Chelsea's involvement with Dr. Daniel Jonas.
When Hope started taking sleeping pills after she and Bo separated, Julie and Doug were there for Hope. Julie and Doug soon went on a cruise, after Hope was incarcerated and recently visited her in prison while they're home for the holidays.
Hope was eventually released and Julie and Doug returned from their travels for the opening of the Horton Town Square. They happily celebrated the holidays with Bo and Hope, who reunited again. They're back in Africa and let Hope and Bo know they'd look for clues about who Alice was sending money to all these years.
Julie Williams (third time)
Kim Douglas (divorced)
Addie Horton (not legal)
Lee DuMonde (divorced)
Byron Carmichael (half-brother)
Hope Williams Brady (daughter with Addie)
Douglas LeClair (son with Rebecca)
Shawn Douglas Brady (grandson)
Zack Brady (grandson - deceased)
Ciara Brady (granddaughter)
Claire Kiriakis (great-granddaughter)
At the Horton's, Julie shares her concern over Bo not being there. Hope and Ciara arrive. Julie mentions that Michael has a palm tree to remind him of home no matter where he is. Ciara takes an ornament when no one is looking. She interrupts Hope telling Doug that Bo isn't home and says, "Daddy is here," before presenting his ornament for them to hang. Hope hangs it next to Ciara's and the rest of the family follows suit. Will announces to Arianna that she's official and hangs her ornament. After, Ciara confronts Ali about blabbing her secret about the earring and doesn't accept her apology. Julie realizes they forgot to hang Nick's ornament. Lucas agrees that is weird as she promises Nick's got another thing coming if he thinks he's going to just drop off the face of the earth. Gabi and Kate fill Sami in when she arrives.
Anne passes out Christmas hats and promises a party full of surprises at the hospital. Maxine's tired of Anne when she hears her say the party will be 'fun if it kills us' and rips Anne's 'ridiculous' hat from her head. Later, Anne's pleased when Jenn arrives worked up over a missing food bank delivery. Julie needs Jenn's Christmas list for the kids when Jenn disappears and Kayla's confused since she has confirmation of the delivery. During the distraction Anne sits down to read The Christmas Story dressed as an elf. Doug, dressed as Santa, interrupts and invites Abby to read. Jenn returns and Anne frowns as everyone sings a carol.
Later at the Horton's, JJ's surprised to see Theresa and asks, "What the hell are you doing here?" She reminds him to do everything she says or he'll have trouble. Hope's not certain what to think of the exchange. Abby thinks Jenn is a much better person than she is to invite Theresa. She noticed Daniel's ornament wasn't on the tree and Jenn admits they are all moving on. JJ looks on, upset. Kate and Sami try to calm Gabi's nerves while Julie asks Lucas, Will and Sonny what Kate and Sami are bonding over. Maggie thanks Jenn for being a wonderful steward of the family home and sends a message of hope for the holidays.
JJ curses in his room when he hears the bell ring and stashes something in a brown bag. Downstairs, Doug and Julie arrive. They're glad Jenn's letting Maggie stay there and can't believe the way Victor and Daniel are treating them. JJ overhears Julie's praise that Jenn saw Daniel for who he was. Jenn and Abby confirm to her that JJ has turned his life around. Alone, Abby and JJ share how they miss their father. They join the family and JJ plays "Silent Night" on the guitar. Outside, Victor hands Maggie the gift box. She's certain jewelry isn't going to change anything. He didn't get her jewelry so she opens the box. She asks him if he really means it after reading the note inside. Victor admits he's wrong and asks her for another chance. She needs his word and he agrees. They kiss. Inside, Julie speculates Maggie's avoiding an 'I told you so.' Abby's put off when Julie mentions she's better off without Chad too. Doug wonders why JJ ran off.
JJ returns home followed by Maggie and Victor. Jenn hugs Victor as Doug and Julie kiss.