Mallory played Dr. Bill Horton from 1966- 1980 and later became a daytime director. He directed Days of Our Lives, All My Children, The Young and the Restless and General Hospital in the 1990's and then moved on to producing.
Before his long term role on Days, Mallory played parts on television shows such as 'McHale's Navy', 'The Munsters' and 'Bewitched', and portrayed a bit part in the well known jailbird movie, 'Birdman of Alcatraz'.
Mallory was an Artist in Residence at Frostburg State University in Maryland. He is survived by another daytime vet, and ex-wife, Suzanne Zenor (who portrayed daughter-in-law Margo Anderman Horton from 1977-1980) son John Mallory Asher (with Joyce Bulifant), and grandson Evan.
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