William Devane
Actor
William Devane
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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Interview: Writer/Director James Vanderbilt on <i>Truth</i>
Huffington Post - over 1 year
James Vanderbilt is the in-demand writer behind some of the most high-profile releases in Hollywood for more than a decade now, having penned such memorably diverse films as The Losers, Zodiac, and The Rundown. For his directing debut, Truth, the veteran screenwriter chose to dramatize 60 Minutes II's 2004 investigation into President Bush's National Guard service, a story whose aftermath proved so explosive that it led to the resignation/retirement of longtime CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather, who reported the story. The film stars Cate Blanchett as 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes (upon whose memoir the script is based), and movie legend Robert Redford as news legend Rather, and it's imminently watchable thanks to the investigative format and the sterling cast that's been assembled. I recently had a chance to talk Truth with the game Vanderbilt, as well as his work on the two Amazing Spider-Man films and my fondness for White House Down. In addition, we also discussed the state of ...
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JFK assassination continues to haunt America, 50 years on
Yahoo News - over 3 years
The world's fascination with John F Kennedy's assassination, and the events that unfolded afterwards, shows little sign of abating 50 years laterThe Zapruder film of the moment JFK was shot as he rode in a Dallas motorcade with his wife Jackie has been replayed endlessly on television and in films, and hundreds of books have been written purporting to tell the true story of what happened.But the Kennedys were already well ensconced in popular culture before November 1963.First Lady Jackie Kennedy stepped up the celebrity stakes when she gave a personal tour of the White House for a primetime broadcast on Valentine's Day in 1962 - making Jack, Jackie, Caroline and John Jr. familiar faces and household names.And after the assassination, popular culture expressed America's collective grief and examined the disturbance the killing created in the cultural and historical narrative of the nation.Take a look at how JFK took his place in popular culture both before and after one of the most mome ...
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Fox & Goldline: Prospecting for Suckers
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Goldline, a ubiquitous advertiser on FOX News, who has frequently employed FOX News staff and other conservative media personalities as spokespersons, have returned to deceptive advertising practices designed to extricate old people from the money they've hidden in their coffee cans or doomsday bunkers and replace it with gold. Gold that isn't worth what it cost. Let's rewind. In February 2012, the Santa Monica based company, sellers of precious metals, gold &amp; gold coins, was charged with 19 criminal counts and agreed to a 4.5 million dollar settlement with the Santa Monica City attorney over criminal allegations of deceptive business practices. In November of 2012, Goldline was sued by a former employee for allegedly using deceptive tactics to scare the elderly into buying gold coins at a huge markup. With 350 U.S. employees, Goldline was named one of Los Angeles' fastest growing businesses in 2010. That year, Goldline's revenue reached more than 700 million dollars. Since the ...
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'Revenge' Episode 14 Photos: William Devane Guests in 'Perception'
Buddy TV - about 5 years
With <a class="fplink fp-284627" href="/william+devane+1">William Devane</a> on hand to play the senior Grayson, things get a little crazy in "Perception." In an atmosphere of nervous excitement for Emily and Daniel's upcoming engagement party, things quickly start to unravel. Victoria tries to regain the upper hand in her divorce by using Conrad's own father against him. Meanwhile, Jack finds himself more deeply enmeshed in the drama, and the rug gets pulled out from under Charlotte -- and even more so for Emily. "Perception" will air on Wednesday, February 8 at 10pm on ABC.
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Celebrity Birthdays - Springfield News-Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Actor William Devane is 72. Actress Raquel Welch is 71. Singer Al Stewart is 66. Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite (&quot;Cathy&quot;) is 61. Actor Michael Keaton is 60. TV personality-musician Dweezil Zappa is 42. Sept. 6: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 74
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Anne Heche, Judd Hirsch and more join The TNT Mystery Movie Night - TVbytheNumbers
Google News - over 5 years
Anne Heche (Hung), Judd Hirsch (Damages), William Devane (24), Titus Welliver (The Good Wife, Lost) and Suleka Mathew (Hawthorne) have joined the all-star lineup for TNT&#39;s upcoming slate of original movies premiering as part of The TNT Mystery Movie
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Lions' roar silenced: Hart shuts out Franklin County 31-0 - Hartwell Sun
Google News - over 5 years
“We played well,” said HCHS defensive coordinator William DeVane. “We tackled well and pretty much did what we wanted. They (Franklin) had a couple of big runs that didn&#39;t really hurt us. Hats off to the players and the coaches as well
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William Hurt to attend screening of 'The River Why' at Northeast Portland's ... - OregonLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
In the process, he comes in contact with an assortment of eccentric characters who help him in his journey to adulthood, including a philosopher, a reporter (William Devane, &#39;Rolling Thunder&#39;) and a mysterious woman who will change his life forever.&quot;
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YEAR OF THE TIGER: Revisiting Clemson's 1981 national championship season - Charleston Post Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Clemson nose tackle William Devane said that sense of urgency was shared by the players. “Everyone just had a commitment to come to summer school and spend time in the weight room,” Devane said. “After losing the previous year, everyone was just
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Dingle inflict costly defeat on Laune Rangers - The Kerryman
Google News - over 5 years
Pa Sheehan and Mike Frank Russell replied with points for Rangers before William Devane brought the advantage back out to five. A &#39;45 metre effort from Paudie Murphy and a free from Russell left a goal in it at 1-5 to 0-5 before Tony Lyons stopped what
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Ask the Incredible Inman | Trailer 'Trash' - Louisville Courier-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
William Devane is a Vietnam vet who lives in a trailer. Please tell me the name of the movie and if it is on video? — SD, Louisville Dear SD: Oh, yes, that&#39;s “Poor White Trash,” a 2000 movie that also stars, well, not much of anybody else, really
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Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost - DVD Talk
Google News - over 5 years
Down-on-his-heels Jesse has to ask his shrink, Dr. Dix (William Devane), to put his sessions on the cuff, while asking disgraced former councilman and now used car salesman Hasty Hathaway (Saul Rubinek) for the continued loan of a car
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Christian Movie Connect Video Podcast All Geared Up for July 27 Launch - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Her most notable film is &quot;Flag of My Father,&quot; starring John Schneider, GiGi Erneta and William Devane, which won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the 2011 GI Film Festival. For more about CMC and to view the weekly podcast beginning July 27,
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The Kane Files Obtains Foreign Distribution in Japan, Spain and Greece - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The film stars Drew Fuller (Winner of the Best Actor Award at San Diego Film Festival in 2010), Ethan Embry, William Atherton, and William Devane. Nexia Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NXHD), headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a diversified holdings
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New Film To Make NY Premier In Huntington - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
She is devoted to her father, a Vietnam War veteran – played by veteran movie actor William Devane – who has instilled in his daughter the importance of personal sacrifice. Ernata&#39;s association with the Flag of My Father project began with an online
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of William Devane
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 74
    Devane had a cameo role as Williams, part of NASA, in Interstellar, the 2014 film.
    More Details Hide Details Devane is currently a spokesman for Rosland Capital.
    Devane reprised his role as James Heller, now President, in the limited-run series 24: Live Another Day, which premiered in May 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Devane was also part of the regular cast of the sitcom The Grinder.
  • 2012
    Age 72
    In 2012, Devane began a recurring role as Grandpa Edward Grayson on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge.
    More Details Hide Details Devane also played the President of the United States in the Christopher Nolan film The Dark Knight Rises.
  • 2010
    Age 70
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 68
    In 2008, he starred in Russ Emanuel's "Chasing the Green" alongside Jeremy London, Ryan Hurst, and Robert Picardo.
    More Details Hide Details He also appears as former police officer turned psychologist Dr. Dix in the Jesse Stone mystery movies with Tom Selleck.
  • 2004
    Age 64
    In 2004, Devane starred in three episodes of Stargate SG-1 (3 episodes), as President Henry Hayes and appears in the direct-to-DVD movie Stargate: Continuum.
    More Details Hide Details He also starred in the short-lived sitcom Crumbs and as Brian's real estate broker father in What About Brian (2006–07).
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In Season 4 (2005), he joined the cast of 24 as Secretary of Defense James Heller. He also "Special Guest Starred" as Heller in season 5 & 6. On The West Wing, Devane appeared in several scenes with Martin Sheen; they also appeared together as President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy, respectively, 30 years earlier in The Missiles of October (1974).
  • FIFTIES
  • 1994
    Age 54
    In 1994, Devane appeared as Al Capone in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in an episode entitled "That Old Gang of Mine".
    More Details Hide Details He also had a recurring role on the CBS show Early Edition (1996–2000) as lead character's father. Devane appeared in the films McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971); Lady Liberty (1971); Family Plot (1976) directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Marathon Man (1976); Rolling Thunder (1977); Yanks (1979); Testament (1983) with Jane Alexander; Timestalkers (1987) with Lauren Hutton and Klaus Kinski; Forgotten Sins (1996) with John Shea; Exception to the Rule (1997); Payback (1999); Hollow Man and Space Cowboys (2000).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 26
    In 1966, Devane portrayed Robert F. Kennedy in the Off-Broadway spoof MacBird.
    More Details Hide Details He gained acclaim for his role as President John F. Kennedy in a TV movie about the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Missiles of October (1974), and again when he played blacklisted radio personality John Henry Faulk in the Emmy Award-winning TV movie, Fear on Trial (1975). He is widely known for his ten years as the ambitious and hardnosed politician turned corporate titan Greg Sumner on Knots Landing.
  • 1961
    Age 21
    Devane married Eugenie Devane in 1961.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children.
  • OTHER
  • 1937
    Age -3
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His father was of Irish descent and his mother had Dutch and German ancestry. Devane graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
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