He is best known in film for his portrayal of Doctor Honorious in the original Planet of the Apes, and on television as the lead in the drama Medical Center.
Daly was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and was the father of actress Tyne Daly and actor Timothy Daly. From 1947 to 1966, he also guest starred in several television series, among them Star Trek (Requiem for Methuselah), Mission Impossible, The Twilight Zone (A Stop at Willoughby), Gunsmoke, The Virginian, and Twelve O'Clock High.
James Daly's last screen feature was as Mr. Boyce in the mini-series Roots: The Next Generations. Daly died shortly after the appearance, before the mini-series was released.
He died in Nyack, New York.
James Daly Facts
|October 23, 1918
|Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
|Date of death
|July 3, 1978 (Nyack, New York, USA, age 59)
|Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
|Mission: Impossible III
|A Stop at Willoughby
|Planet of the Apes
|Requiem for Methuselah
|Spit & Eggs