William Devane

William Devane - Updated Mar 2023

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William Devane is a popular actor from the United States. William Devane is best known for his work in films such as Family Plot, Rolling Thunder, Marathon Man, Space Cowboys, and Payback.

Early Life and Childhood

William Devane was born on September 5, 1939, in the city of Albany, New York, United States. His age is 83 years as of 2023 and his full name is William Joseph Devane.

Similarly, he is American by nationality and Christian by religion. Moreover, he belongs to a mixed ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Virgo.

He was born to a businessman Joseph Devane (father) and a housewife Kate Devane (mother). Likewise, he has two siblings Joey Devane, and Pat Devane.


In terms of his educational background, he has done his schooling at Philip Schuyler High School in Albany, New York. Later, he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1962.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he started his acting career with the New York Shakespeare Festival, where he performed around 15 plays. In 1966, he portrayed Robert F. Kennedy in the off-Broadway spoof MacBird.

He got noticed for his role as President John F. Kennedy in a television Docudrama. He is widely known for his role as Greg Sumner on the television soap opera Knots Landing.

Furthermore, he appeared in many films such as McCabe & Mrs. Miller released in 1971, Family Plot released in 1976, Marathon Man released in 1976, Rolling Thunder released in 1977, and Yanks released in 1979.

Similarly, he was featured in the film Testament released in 1983, Timestalkers released in 1987, and many more. Besides that, in 1994, he appeared as Al Capone in the series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” in one episode titled “That Old Gang of Mine”.

He rose to fame quickly as his acting was loved by many of his fans. Due to his great acting, he won Anniversary Award and Soap Opera Digest Award three times. He has also inspired many ambitious actors, many of whom are now doing well in the field.

In 2004, he appeared as President Henry Hayes in three episodes of Stargate SG-1. Besides that, he has also been involved in other extracurricular activities.

In 2012, he began a repeating role as Grandpa Edward Grayson on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge. In 2014, he had a cameo role as Williams in the film Interstellar. Currently, he is a spokesman for Rosland Capital.

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Caption: William Devane featured in a movie. Source: Wikipedia

Brand Endorsements

William has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, he is not promoting anything or collaborating with any brands. No information is available on the web regarding the products he has supported or not.

Also, he has not disclosed any information about the brands or companies he has endorsed. Moreover, in the coming days, we may see him being associated with some brands and supporting their products.

Awards and Nomination

William was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He won Anniversary Award and Soap Opera Digest Award three times. Similarly, he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards two times, Golden Apple, Golden Globe, Soap Opera Digest Award, and many more.

William Devane – Net Worth 2023

William has an estimated net worth of around $9 million and his annual salary is $250k. Similarly, his source of income is mainly his acting profession. However, his weekly and monthly wages are unknown. He has also worked very hard since childhood to achieve this fame.

Relationship Status

William married Eugenie Devane in 1961. However, he has not revealed anything about how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, it is seen that they both are happy being together at the moment.

They have two sons Joshua Devane who is an actor by profession and their older son Bill Devane who died in an accident. Also, he doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements.

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Caption: William Devane with his wife. Source: Wiki Feed


William has always been concerned with his professional life. However, he hasn’t been associated with rumors or controversies that would hamper his professional career. Also, he avoids the media and engaging in situations that can damage his reputation.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height he is 5 Feet 10 inches tall and weighs 73kg. Similarly, he has a good physique that measures 38-30-37 inches and has beautiful blue eyes and grey hair.

Also, his suitable dress size is 8 and his shoe size is 10(US). Moreover, he follows a solid workout and diet plan and a balanced lifestyle to maintain his body measurements.

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Caption: William Devane giving a pose. Source: Anthony

William Devane – Social Media

William is not available on social media sites. In his days, social media weren’t as popular as now. The only medium of communication was the telephone and letters.

However, in those days people were quite active in socializing with each other. Also, he has a lot of fans so there are some of his fan-created profiles.