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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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Known For

Knots Landing
Knots Landing Gregory Sumner
(1983-1993)
Interstellar
Interstellar Williams
(2014)
The Dark Knight Rises
(2012)
Marathon Man
Marathon Man Janeway
(1976)

Filmography

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 2015-2016 The Grinder (TV Series)
Dean Sanderson Sr.
- Full Circle (2016) ... Dean Sanderson Sr.
- Divergence (2016) ... Dean Sanderson Sr.
- For the People (2016) ... Dean Sanderson Sr.
- A System on Trial (2016) ... Dean Sanderson Sr.
- Genesis (2016) ... Dean Sanderson Sr.
 2015 Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (TV Movie)
Dr. Dix
 2014 Interstellar
Williams
 2014 24: Live Another Day (TV Mini-Series)
President James Heller
- 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2014) ... President James Heller
- 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2014) ... President James Heller
- 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2014) ... President James Heller
- 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2014) ... President James Heller
- 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2014) ... President James Heller
 2014 50 to 1
Leonard Doc Blach
 2013 Bad Turn Worse
Big Red
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
President
 2012 Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (TV Movie)
Dr. Dix
 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
Jake
 2011 Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (TV Movie)
Dr. Dix
 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)
Walter
- 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 Chasing the Green
Victor Gatling
 2009 The Least Among You
Alan Beckett
 2008/I The Fall
Judge Stanley Seeban
 2008 Stargate: Continuum (Video)
President Hayes
 2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Movie)
Dr. Dix
 2005-2007 24 (TV Series)
James Heller
- Day 6: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (2007) ... James Heller
- Day 6: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. (2007) ... James Heller
- Day 5: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. (2006) ... James Heller
- Day 5: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (2006) ... James Heller
- Day 5: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2006) ... James Heller
 2006-2007 What About Brian (TV Series)
Michael Davis / Michael O'Hara
- What About the Tangled Web... (2007) ... Michael Davis
- What About True Confessions? (2006) ... Michael Davis
- What About Secrets... (2006) ... Michael Davis
- What About What Was Supposed to Be... (2006) ... Michael Davis
- What About Angelo's Ashes... (2006) ... Michael O'Hara
 2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (TV Movie)
Dr. Dix
 2006 Crumbs (TV Series)
Billy Crumb
- Sleeping with the Enemies (2006) ... Billy Crumb
- Six Feet Blunder (2006) ... Billy Crumb
- Jody Crumb, Superstar (2006) ... Billy Crumb
- Friends in High Places (2006) ... Billy Crumb
- Whatever Happened to Baby Bodashka? (2006) ... Billy Crumb
 2004 Deceit (TV Movie)
Grove McCarthy
 2004 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
President Hayes / President Henry Hayes
- Lost City: Part 2 (2004) ... President Hayes
- Lost City: Part 1 (2004) ... President Hayes
- Inauguration (2004) ... President Henry Hayes
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Secretary of State Lewis Berryhill
- Jefferson Lives (2003) ... Secretary of State Lewis Berryhill
- The Dogs of War (2003) ... Secretary of State Lewis Berryhill
 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 Michael Richards Show (TV Series)
Brady McKay
- USA Toy (2000) ... Brady McKay
- It's Only Personal (2000) ... Brady McKay
- The Nursing Home (2000) ... Brady McKay
- The Identity Loan (2000) ... Brady McKay
- Discrimination (2000) ... Brady McKay
 2000 Hollow Man
Dr. Kramer
 2000 Space Cowboys
Eugene Davis
 2000 The Man Who Used to Be Me (TV Movie)
Sam
 2000 Poor White Trash
Ron Lake
 1997-1999 Early Edition (TV Series)
Bernie Hobson
- Duck Day Afternoon (1999) ... Bernie Hobson
- Home Groan (1999) ... Bernie Hobson
- Don't Walk Away, Renee (1998) ... Bernie Hobson
- The Fourth Carpathian (1998) ... Bernie Hobson
- Dad (1997) ... Bernie Hobson
 1999 Turks (TV Series)
Sergeant Joseph Turk
- Live, Love, Lose and Learn (1999) ... Sergeant Joseph Turk
- Shades of Gray (1999) ... Sergeant Joseph Turk
- Overkill (1999) ... Sergeant Joseph Turk
- Siege (1999) ... Sergeant Joseph Turk
- Fathers & Sins (1999) ... Sergeant Joseph Turk
 1999/I Payback
Carter
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Benjamin Parker
- Sandcastles (1997) ... Benjamin Parker
 1997 Timecop (TV Mini-Series)
Detective John Langdon
- The Heist (1997) ... Detective John Langdon
 1997 Doomsday Rock (TV Movie)
Dr. Karl Sorenson
 1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (TV Mini-Series)
Gregory Sumner
- Part 2 (1997) ... Gregory Sumner
- Part 1 (1997) ... Gregory Sumner
 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 The Monroes (TV Series)
John Monroe
- Bottom's Up (1995) ... John Monroe
- Emission Control (1995) ... John Monroe
- Educating Billy (1995) ... John Monroe
- Triple Cross (1995) ... John Monroe
- Pilot Episode (1995) ... John Monroe
 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 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Al Capone
- That Old Gang of Mine (1994) ... Al Capone
 1994 For the Love of Nancy (TV Movie)
Tom
 1993-1994 Phenom (TV Series)
Lou Del La Rosa / Lou Della Rosa
- Strictly Lunchroom (1994) ... Lou Del La Rosa (uncredited)
- Just a Family of Doolans Sittin' Around Talkin' (1994) ... Lou Del La Rosa (uncredited)
- It's a Wonderful Mid-Life Crisis (1994) ... Lou Del La Rosa (uncredited)
- Angela's Fifteen Minutes (1994) ... Lou Del La Rosa
- Dianne's Young Buck (1994) ... Lou Del La Rosa (uncredited)
 1993 Rubdown (TV Movie)
Harry Orwitz
 1983-1993 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Gregory Sumner
- Just Like Old Times: Part 2 (1993) ... Gregory Sumner
- Just Like Old Times: Part 1 (1993) ... Gregory Sumner
- Day of the Assassin (1993) ... Gregory Sumner
- My Kingdom for a Horse (1993) ... Gregory Sumner
- Hints and Evasions (1993) ... Gregory Sumner (credit only)
 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
 1991 A Woman Named Jackie (TV Mini-Series)
Black Jack Bouvier
- The Bouvier Years (1991) ... Black Jack Bouvier
- The Kennedy Years (1991) ... Black Jack Bouvier
- The Onassis Years (1991) ... Black Jack Bouvier
 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)
Royce
- 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
 1980 From Here to Eternity (TV Series)
Master Sgt. Milt Warden
- Revenge (1980) ... Master Sgt. Milt Warden
- Aftermath (1980) ... Master Sgt. Milt Warden
- Secrets (1980) ... Master Sgt. Milt Warden
- Homecoming (1980) ... Master Sgt. Milt Warden
- Crossroads (1980) ... Master Sgt. Milt Warden
 1979 Yanks
John
 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 Rolling Thunder
Major Charles Rane
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie)
Frank Brolen
 1976 Marathon Man
Janeway
 1976 Family Plot
Arthur Adamson
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
John Henry Faulk
 1975 Report to the Commissioner
Asst. D.A. Jackson
 1974 The Missiles of October (TV Movie)
President John F. Kennedy
 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)
Fallon
- 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
- Ghetto Clinic (1970) ... Dr. Ray Waltham
 1972-1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Smiley / Al Chambers
- Downhill All the Way (1973) ... Smiley
- Riddle Me Death (1972) ... Al Chambers
 1973 The Bait (TV Movie)
Earl Stokey
 1973 Crime Club (TV Movie)
Kilburn
 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
 1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller
The Lawyer
 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)
Boyfriend
- Woman of the World (1967) ... Boyfriend
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Alternate Names:

William De Vane | Bill Devane | William J. Devane

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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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 »

Trivia:

Appeared with Donald Sutherland in Space Cowboys (2000). He later costarred with Donald's son, Kiefer Sutherland, in 24 (2001). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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