William Devane

Born Sep 5, 1939

William Joseph Devane is an American film, television and theater actor, perhaps best known for his role as Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing (1983-1993).

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1937 Birth Devane was born in Albany, New York in 1937, the son of Joseph Devane, who had been Franklin D. Roosevelt's chauffeur when he was Governor of New York. … Read More


1961 23 Years Old Devane married Eugenie Devane in 1961. … Read More
1966 28 Years Old In 1966, Devane portrayed Robert F. Kennedy in the Off-Broadway spoof MacBird. … Read More


1994 56 Years Old In 1994, Devane appeared as Al Capone in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in an episode entitled "That Old Gang of Mine". … Read More


2004 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Devane has played members of the Presidential Cabinet on two evening dramas. In 2004, on The West Wing, he guest-starred as the Secretary of State and potential Vice-Presidential nominee. … Read More
2008 70 Years Old In 2008, he starred in Russ Emanuel's "Chasing the Green" alongside Jeremy London, Ryan Hurst, and Robert Picardo. … Read More
2010 72 Years Old In 2010, he appeared in NCIS: "Worst Nightmare" as the grandfather-who-is-not-what-he-appears-to-be, who is actually a former U.S. deep cover special operations agent, of a child kidnapped from Marine Corps Base Quantico.
2012 74 Years Old In 2012, Devane began a recurring role as Grandpa Edward Grayson on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge. … Read More
2014 76 Years Old 1 More Event
Devane reprised his role as James Heller, now President, in the limited-run series 24: Live Another Day, which premiered in May 2014. … Read More
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