Roger Healey, played by Bill Daily
|Rank/Title (If any):||MAJ Roger Healey, U.S. Army (O-4), promoted from CAPT (O-3)|
|Age:||33-38 years of age (approximately)|
|Date of birth:||1932 or 1933|
|About:||Initially in the dark about Jeannie's powers, until she slips into his travel bag when he and Tony are to go on a trip to Las Vegas, where he seeks to win big at the blackjack tables |
Often gets mixed up with Tony in the predicaments Jeannie's magic gets them both into at times
|Appeared on/in:|| I Dream of Jeannie|
I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later
I Still Dream of Jeannie
|Number of episodes:||131 in series, Seasons 1-5|
|Portrayed by||Bill Daily|
Roger Healey (also known as Major Roger Healey, USA) is the best friend of Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson, as well as a fellow astronaut and exploration partner in the NASA Space Exploration Program at Cape Kennedy, FL. The part of Major Healey is played on the NBC-TV series I Dream of Jeannie by Bill Daily, who reprises the role for the two NBC-TV movie specials, 1985's I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later, and I Still Dream of Jeannie in 1990.
Roger is Tony Nelson's best friend and a major at NASA. He is known to be overly interested in women and has maintained this personality for the duration of the show. When he met Jeannie and she disappeared from him, Roger became obsessed with finding her. After discovering Jeannie's true identity as a genie in the Season 1 episode titled "The Richest Astronaut in the Whole Wide World" (episode #17), Roger kinda "kidnaps" Jeannie and stole her from Tony to satisfy his own desires, as he starts to have unexplainable luck at the casino black jack and crap tables, winning a small fortune until he is suspected of cheating at the crap table when the two dice suddenly roll "13" (you can only roll two sixes!). As Roger acquiesces to Tony's urging, he hands Jeannie "back" to him!
This backfires when the luxury he gained out of Jeannie led to too much suspicion, and Dr. Bellows to think the items were stolen. He was forced to return Jeannie to Tony and she blinked away all his fortunes as well as erasing the memory or Dr. Bellows and the police. Since then, Roger has been the only other character on the show to know about Jeannie's true identity and now completely respects that she is Tony's genie, although on some occasions he still tries to get her to grant wishes for him.
In season 1 it was established that Roger didn't know that Jeannie was a genie with magical powers but later seasons have Roger knowing all about Jeannie from the start.