An American film, TV as well as theatre actor William Devane is perhaps mostly known for portraying the role as Greg Sumner on a prime-time soap opera known as Knots Landing from 1983 till 1993 and as James Heller on serial drama 24 from 2005 till 2007 and in 2014. In addition to that, William is also known for supporting roles in the movies such as Marathon Man in 1976, McCabe & Mrs. Miller in 1971 and Space Cowboys in 2000. He has been active in the acting field since 1967 and from that time, he has succeed a lot and garnered a huge number of fans following.
William is the native of Albany, New York, United States. He came into this world on 5th September of the year 1939 which has now made him reach at the age of 76. Although he is known by the name WIlliam Devane, as a child, he was named as William Joseph Devane. He is a tall guy with the height of five feet and ten inches that is 1.78 m. He is the son of Joseph Devane who had been the chauffeur of Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was the Governor of New York. His mother had Dutch and German ancestry whereas his father is of Irish descent. He went to get his education from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts located in New York and got graduated from there.
William played the role as Robert F. Kennedy in 1966 in Off-Broadway spoof MacBird. He came into the lime light after he played as President John F. Kennedy in the TV movie about a Cuban Missile Crisis, The Missiles of October in 1974. He again gained notoriety when he played as blacklisted radio personality John Henry Faulk in an Emmy Award winning TV movie called Fear on Trial in 1975. He is mostly known for his ten years as villainous Greg Sumner on Knots Landing. In 1994, William made his appearance as Al Capone in Lois & Clark: the new adventures of superman in an episode titled as That Old Gang of Mine. He had also a recurring role on CBS show known as Early Edition as the father of the lead character.
William has also made his appearance in the movies The Dark, Yanks, Payback, Family Plot, Testament, Poor White Trash, The Badge, Vital Signs, Obsessed, Marathon Man, Rolling Thunder, La mortadella, The 300 Year Weekend, Race to Space, Hollow Man, 50 to 1, Bad Turn Worse, The River Why, Chasing the Green, Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, The Fall and many more. At present, he is the part of a regular cast of the sitcom called The Grinder.
Prior to that, William has already got married. He is married to his wife named Eugenie Devane. The pair tied their knot with each other in 1961 and since their marriage, they have been together and are living their happy married life. William is a very hard working person and is dedicated towards his work. He has got the estimated net worth of $5 million. Besides that, as he is active in various social networking media, for more details regarding his bio, he can also get connected through his Instagram and Twitter account.