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William Devane Age, Bio, Net Worth, Height, Movies, Wife

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William Devane Age, Bio, Net Worth, Height, Movies, Wife

William Devane Biography

William Joseph Devane was born in Albany NY city on September 5, 1939. He is an American Actor who is Famously known as James Heller on the Fox serial drama 24.


William Devane Profile Overview

Name: William Joseph Devane

Nickname: Billy

Place of birth: Albany, New York, United States

Date of birth: 5 September 1939

Gender: Male

Nationality: American

Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Occupation: Actor

Years active: 1967–present

Family: Kate Devane, Joseph Devane(parents), Eugenie Devane (wife. m. 1961), Joey Devane, Pat Devane (Siblings), Joshua Devane (Children)

Height: 1.78 m/178Cm


Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys.

Another 4 wins & 5 nominations.

Net worth: $5 million approx.

William Devane Early Life And Career

William Joseph Devane was born on September 5, 1939, in Albany, New York, he is the son of Joseph Devane, who was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal chauffeur when he was Governor of New York.

William Devane’s father is of Irish descent and her mother is of Dutch and German ancestry.

Devane graduated from Philip Schuyler High School in Albany, NY, and then from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in 1962.

William finally made his Broadway debut in “The Watering Place” with Shirley Knight, a flop that lasted only one performance. William Gained more success from “The Chinese and Dr. Fish” during the 1970 season, which lasted three weeks. His only Broadway directing effort, the Vietnam war drama “G. R. Point.”, had 32 performances in 1979 and earned Michael Jeter a World Theater Award in 1979.

In 1967 William made his film debut as a revolutionary indie production In the Country and began appearing in television series. He had a small but memorable role as a freelance corporate lawyer in McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) 1971, but what made him famous was his turn to play President John F. Kennedy in The Missiles of October (1974).

a 1973 television series about the Cuban Missile Crisis. He rose to stardom with leading roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot (1976) and John Schlesinger’s Marathon Runner (1976) (both 1976) and The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977), as well as roles in Schlesinger’s Yanks (1979) and the television adaptation of the classic James Jones barracks drama From Here to Eternity (1979). However, all chances of a successful film career were destroyed by the crushing failure of Schlesinger’s comedy Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), one of the major flops at the time. Only grossed 2 million at the box office against a budget of 24 million USD.

Devane turned to nighttime drama, playing cadre Greg Sumner on the nighttime soap opera Knots Landing (1979) for 10 years. Due to his resemblance to President Kennedy( former American president), he was asked to play movie roles as a politician and president, in movies including  The West Wing (1999), and 24 (2001). And Stargate SG-1. (1997).

William Devane Movies/Films


2014:50 to 1, Interstellar

2013:Bad Turn Worse

2012: Red Clover, The Dark Knight Rises

2011: Flag of My Father

2010: The River Why, The Kane Files: Life of Trial

2008: The Fall

2003: The Wind Effect

2001: Race to Space

1999: Payback

1997: Exception to the Rule

1992: Obsessed

1990: Vital Signs

1987: Time stalkers, Hadley’s Rebellion

1983: Testament

1981: Honky Tonk Freeway

1975: Report to the Commissioner

1972: The Irish Whiskey Rebellion

1969: Gunsmith of Williamsburg

1967: In the Country

William Devane Television

2022: Bosch: Legacy (TV series)

2015: Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, The Grinder

2014: 24: Live Another Day

2012: Revenge, Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt

2011: Good Morning, Killer, Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost

2010: NCIS, Psych, King of the Hill, Jesse Stone: No Remorse

2009: Jesse Stone: Thin Ice

2007: Jesse Stone: Sea Change

2006: Crumbs

2004: Stargate SG-1

2003: The West Wing

2002: A Christmas Visitor, Judging Amy, The X-Files

1995: The Monroes, Night Watch, Virus

1973: Gunsmoke

1972: Young Dr. Kildare

1970: Medical Center

1967–1969: N.Y.P.D.


William Devane’s Net Worth

William Devane Net Worth is estimated to be $5 million.

William Devane Age

William Devane was born in the late 30s he is 83 years old as of 2022 September.

William Devane Height

William Devane stands at a height of 178cm/1.78m that is  5′ 10″ .

William Devane wife

William Devane is married to  Eugenie Devane. They have two sons. Joshua Devane was one of them, but Bill Devane, the eldest son, died in a tragic accident.

Eugenie son Joshua Devane, who is still alive, is also an actor. He is known for the following films including; New Adventures of Superman, as Young Gray Summer, Young Detective Time cop.

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