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William Devane

William Devane, the movie and television actor, was born in Albany, New York, the son of Joseph Devane, who served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's chauffeur when he was Governor of New York. After graduating from New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he appeared on-stage. He finally made his Broadway debut in "The Watering Place" with ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Interstellar
 2014 50 to 1
Leonard Doc Blach
 2013 Bad Turn Worse
Big Red
 2012 Red Clover (TV Movie)
Pop O'Hara
 2012 Revenge (TV Series)
Edward Grayson
- Chaos (2012) ... Edward Grayson
- Perception (2012) ... Edward Grayson
 2011 Good Morning, Killer (TV Movie)
Everett Morgan Gray
 2011 Flag of My Father
 2010 NCIS (TV Series)
Nicolas Mason
- Worst Nightmare (2010) ... Nicolas Mason
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Floyd Peters
- Viagra Falls (2010) ... Floyd Peters
 2010 Notes from the Underbelly (TV Series)
- The Circle of Life (2010) ... Walter
 2010 Jesse Stone: No Remorse (TV Movie)
Dr. Dix
 2010 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Chuck Garrison
- The Honeymooners (2010) ... Chuck Garrison (voice)
 2010 The River Why
Dutch Hines
 2009 The Dealership (TV Movie)
Frank Carson
 2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (TV Movie)
Dr. Dix
 2009 The Least Among You
Alan Beckett
 2008/I The Fall
Judge Stanley Seeban
 2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Movie)
Dr. Dix
 2004 Deceit (TV Movie)
Grove McCarthy
 2003 The Wind Effect (Video short)
LT Porter
 2003 Monte Walsh (TV Movie)
Cal Brennan
 2002 Threat of Exposure
Col. Weldon
 2002 A Christmas Visitor (TV Movie)
George Boyajian
 2002 The Badge
The Judge
 2002 The X-Files (TV Series)
General Mark Suveg
- The Truth (2002) ... General Mark Suveg
 2002 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Richard McCarty
- Who Shot Dick? (2002) ... Richard McCarty
 2001 Race to Space
Roger Thornhill
 2000 The Man Who Used to Be Me (TV Movie)
 2000 Poor White Trash
Ron Lake
 1999/I Payback
 1997 Timecop (TV Mini-Series)
Detective John Langdon
 1997 Doomsday Rock (TV Movie)
Dr. Karl Sorenson
 1997 The Absolute Truth (TV Movie)
Sen. Emmett Hunter
 1997 Exception to the Rule
Lawrence Kellerman
 1996 Forgotten Sins (TV Movie)
Dr. Richard Ofshe
 1995 Detonator II: Night Watch (TV Movie)
Nick Caldwell
 1995 Virus (TV Movie)
Dr. Harbuck
 1995 Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (TV Movie)
Capt. Bob Pearson
 1994 Frogmen (TV Movie)
 1994 Lady in Waiting
Lt. Barrett
 1994 For the Love of Nancy (TV Movie)
 1993 Rubdown (TV Movie)
Harry Orwitz
 1993 Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (TV Movie)
Daniel 'Dan' Fields
 1992 The President's Child (TV Movie)
Elliot McSwain
 1992 Obsessed (TV Movie)
Ed Bledsoe
 1991 Nightmare in Columbia County (TV Movie)
Sheriff Jim Metts
 1990 Murder C.O.D. (TV Movie)
Alex Brandt
 1990 Vital Signs
Dr. Chatham
 1990 Chips, the War Dog (TV Movie)
Col. Charnley
 1989 The Preppie Murder (TV Movie)
Jack Litman
 1987 Timestalkers (TV Movie)
Scott McKenzie
 1984 With Intent to Kill (TV Movie)
Aaron Charney
 1983 Testament
Tom Wetherly
 1983 Hadley's Rebellion
Coach Ball
 1983 Jane Doe (TV Movie)
Lieutenant William Quinn
 1982 Insight (TV Series)
- So Little Time (1982) ... Royce
 1981 The Other Victim (TV Movie)
Harry Langford
 1981 Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (TV Movie)
Major Phil Clark
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
Mayor Kirby T. Calo
 1979 Yanks
 1979 The Dark
Roy Warner / Steve Dupree
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Sgt. Milt Warden
- Part I (1979) ... Sgt. Milt Warden
- Part II (1979) ... Sgt. Milt Warden
- Part III (1979) ... Sgt. Milt Warden
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
John Manly
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie)
Frank Brolen
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
John Henry Faulk
 1975 Report to the Commissioner
Asst. D.A. Jackson
 1974 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
David Prine
- A Black Day for Bluebeard (1974) ... David Prine
 1974 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- Killer at Sea (1974) ... Fallon
 1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Al Kordic
- The Dark Hours (1974) ... Al Kordic
 1970-1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Ray Waltham
- Nightmare (1973) ... Dr. Ray Waltham
- Gladiator (1972) ... Dr. Ray Waltham
 1972-1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Smiley / Al Chambers
- Downhill All the Way (1973) ... Smiley
 1973 The Bait (TV Movie)
Earl Stokey
 1973 Crime Club (TV Movie)
 1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Moss Stratton
- Kimbro (1973) ... Moss Stratton (as William De Vane)
 1972 Irish Whiskey Rebellion
Lt. Ashley
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Officer Masters
- The Riot (1972) ... Officer Masters
 1971 A Change in the Wind (as Bill Devane)
 1971 Lady Liberty
Jock Fenner
 1971 My Old Man's Place
Jimmy Pilgrim
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
William Hauser
- An Afternoon in the Fall (1970) ... William Hauser (as William De Vane)
 1967-1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
John / William Laney
- Candy Man: Part 2 (1969) ... John
- Candy Man: Part 1 (1969) ... John
- The Screaming Woman (1967) ... William Laney
 1967 Directions (TV Series)
- Woman of the World (1967) ... Boyfriend
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Other Works:

He co-starred in an unsold sitcom pilot called Shirts/Skins (1974), which was based on the successful TV movie, of the previous year, called Shirts/Skins (1973). The pilot was never aired. See more »

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2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

William De Vane | Bill Devane | William J. Devane


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Personal Quote:

[on working with Vanessa Redgrave in Yanks (1979)] It's been a terrific experience working with somebody as good as she is. An incredible actress. I'm in there with a really high-powered dame, you know. You cut back and forth and Vanessa is incredible. Incredible! She'd survive with Marlon Brando and no woman ever has, except maybe Eva Marie Saint at the beginning. See more »


Enjoys horseback riding. Is an avid polo player and has won many awards for it. Is a fly-fisher. See more »

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