Billy Hayes (April 3, 1947; New York, USA) is an American writer, actress, director and true hero of the movie Midnight Express. after being caught smuggling hashish from Turkey has written a book in which he recounts his prison days.
- Date of birth: April 3, 1947 (73 years old), New York, New York, USA
- Spouse: Wendy West (e. 1980)
- Education: University of Marquette
- Movies: Midnight Express, Cock & Bull Story, Assassination, Babylon 5: The Gathering, Lost Signal, Scorpion
- Parents: Dorothy Hayes, William Hayes
1970 arrested in Turkey from poppy smuggling and 5 years in prison, Billy Hayes wrote 'Midnight Express' is the book, since the 1978 big screen moved, drawn badly Turkey did not leave us alone nowhere image. Billy Hayes is now 73 years old and still earns his livelihood from his days in prison in Istanbul and his memories of that day. In those days, the three books on which Hayes, the Turks and Turkey very much loved, says that the film is completely wrong.