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William Devane ACTOR


William Devane was born on September 5th 1939 in Albany, New York with the middle name Joseph.  His father, Joseph Devane was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's personal chauffeur.  Devane attended New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts after high school and then went on to pursue a career as a stage actor.
Some of his early Broadway productions included, "The Watering Place" and "The Chinese Dr. Fish".  He then broke into film roles appearing in, "In the Country" (1967) and the television movie, "The Missiles of October" (1974).
Other more prominent film roles soon followed such as, "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" (1971) starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, "Lady Liberty" (1971), "Family Plot" (1976), "Marathon Man" (1976), "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training" (1977), "Red Alert" (1977), "Yanks" (1979) and then the unsuccessful film, "Honky Tonk Freeway" (1981). 

He then decided to see if he could have better luck working in the television industry and in was soon cast as Greg Sumner in the soap opera, "Knots Landing" a role he held on to for ten years.  Other television roles include, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1994), "Early Edition" (1996-2000), "The West Wing" (1999), "24" (2001) and "NCIS" (2010).
Maintaining his name in Hollywood as a film actor he continued to add more film roles to his resume such as, "Exception to the Rule" (1997), "Payback" (1999), "Hollow Man" (2000), "Space Cowboys" (2000) starring Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Donald Sutherland and Tommie Lee Jones and "Poor White Trash" (2000), "
In addition to his career as an actor, he also owns a restaurant, Devane's that offers Italian cuisine.  He has various locations in Indio, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, California. 
William Devane has married only once to Eugenie Devane in 1961 and they have two children together.   Most recently, Devane was cast on the television series, "Revenge" (2012) with a recurring role as Grandpa Edward Grayson.  He also recently starred in two television movies, "Leprechaun's Revenge" and "Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt" (both 2012) the latter starring Tom Selleck.   


2012   Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt

2012   Leprechaun's Revenge

2012   Revenge 

2011   Good Morning, Killer 

2011   Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost

2011   Flag of My Father 

2010   The Kane Files: Life of Trial

2010   NCIS 

2010   Psych

2010   Notes from the Underbelly

2010   Jesse Stone: No Remorse

2010   King of the Hill

2010   The River Why 

2009   Jesse Stone: Thin Ice 

2009   Chasing the Green 

2009   The Least Among You 

2009   The Dealership 

2008   Stargate: Continuum

2008   The Fall 

2007   Jesse Stone: Sea Change 

2005-2007  24 

2006-2007  What About Brian 

2006   Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise 

2006   Crumbs 

2004   Deceit 

2004   Stargate SG-1 

2003   The West Wing

2003   The Wind Effect 

2003   Monte Walsh

2002   A Christmas Visitor

2002   Threat of Exposure

2002   The Badge 

2002   The X-Files

2002   Judging Amy 

2001   Race to Space 

2000   The Michael Richards Show 

2000   Hollow Man 

2000   Space Cowboys 

2000   The Man Who Used to Be Me

2000   Poor White Trash 

2000   Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story

1997-1999  Early Edition

1999   Turks 

1999   Payback 

1997   Touched by an Angel 

1997   Timecop 

1997   Doomsday Rock 

1997   Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac 

1997   The Absolute Truth 

1997   Exception to the Rule 

1996   Forgotten Sins 

1995   The Monroes

1995   Detonator II: Night Watch 

1995   Virus 

1995   Falling from the Sky: Flight 174

1994   Lady in Waiting 

1994   Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

1994   For the Love of Nancy 

1993-1994  Phenom 

1994   Frogmen

1993   Rubdown 

1983-1993  Knots Landing

1993   Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story 

1992   The President's Child

1992   Obsessed

1991   Nightmare in Columbia County

1991   A Woman Named Jackie 

1990   Murder C.O.D. 

1990   Vital Signs 

1990   Chips, the War Dog 

1989   The Preppie Murder 

1987   Hadley's Rebellion 

1987   Timestalkers 

1984   With Intent to Kill 

1983   Testament 

1983   Jane Doe 

1982   Insight

1981   The Other Victim 

1981   Red Flag: The Ultimate Game 

1981   Honky Tonk Freeway 

1980   From Here to Eternity

1979   Yanks 

1979   The Dark

1979   From Here to Eternity 

1978   Black Beauty 

1977   Rolling Thunder 

1977   The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training

1977   Red Alert 

1976   Marathon Man 

1976   Family Plot 

1975   Fear on Trial 

1975   Report to the Commissioner 

1974   The Missiles of October 

1974   Judgment: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita

1974   Shirts/Skins

1974   The Snoop Sisters 

1974   Hawaii Five-O 

1974   Mannix 

1970-1973  Medical Center 

1972-1973  Ironside 

1973   The Bait 

1973   Crime Club 

1973   Gunsmoke 

1972   Irish Whiskey Rebellion 

1972   Young Dr. Kildare 

1971   Lady Liberty 

1971   My Old Man's Place 

1971   McCabe & Mrs. Miller 

1971   The 300 Year Weekend 

1971   The Pursuit of Happiness

1970   The Interns 

1969   This Town Will Never Be the Same

1967-1969  N.Y.P.D.

1967   Directions

1967   In the Country

Matinee Classics - The West Wing starring Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Dule Hill, Rob Lowe, Joshua Malina, Stockard Channing, Lily Tomlin, Mark Harmon, Hal Holbrook, Edward James Olmos, Tim Matheson, Corbin Bernsen and James Brolin
Matinee Classics - Space Cowboys starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance,Rade Serbedzija, Barbara Babcock, Blair Brown, Jay Leno, Toby Stephens, Eli Craig, John Mallory Asher, Matt McColm, Jon Hamm and Chris Wylde
Matinee Classics - McCabe and Mrs. Miller starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, William Devane, John Schuck, Corey Fischer, Bert Remsen, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Hugh Millais, Jace Van Der Veen, Jackie Crossland, lizabeth Murphy, Carey Lee McKenzie, Thomas Hill, Linda Sorenson, Janet Wright, Maysie Hoy, Linda Kupecek, Jeremy Newson, Jack Riley, Wayne Grace, Robert Fortier, Wayne Robson and Elisabeth Knight

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