William Devane Net Worth

William Devane Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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William Joseph Devane was born on 5 September 1937, in Albany, New York State, USA, of Irish (father) and German and Dutch (mother) descent. He is an actor and television personality, perhaps best known for his appearances in such movies and television shows as “Marathon Man”, “Space Cowboys”, “24”, and “Knots Landing”. During his career, William has been nominated for and has won various awards; some of them include Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and Soap Opera Digest Award. Although Devane is now almost 80 years old, he continues his career and is receiving invitations to play various roles.

If you consider how rich William Devane is, it can be said that sources estimate William’s net worth to be over $5 million. Clearly, the main source of this sum of money is William’s numerous appearances in television shows and movies. In addition to this, Devane has also acted in several plays which have contributed to his net worth.

William Devane Net Worth $5 Million

Devane is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York. William’s career as an actor began in 1967, when he appeared in the television show “Directions”. In addition to this, he was cast in the TV series “N.Y.P.D”, in which he acted until 1969. Although these roles were small they still made William’s net worth grow. In 1974 William received an invitation to appear in the movie called “The Missiles of October”, which helped William gain acclaim and become more noticed. Step by step Devane started receiving more invitations to portray roles; in 1979 William started working on the TV show called “Knots Landing”, in which he had an opportunity to meet such actors as Teri Austin, Alec Baldwin, Stacy Galina, Michele Lee, Tonya Crowe and others. This show became really popular and had a huge impact on the growth of William’s net worth.

In addition to his appearances in various television shows, William has also appeared in numerous movies. Some of them include “Forgotten Sins”, “Testament”, “Space Cowboys”, “Rolling Thunder”, “Exception to the Rule”, “Timestalkers” among many others. All these appearances added significantly to William’s net worth. As mentioned, William still continues his acting career, and he has appeared in such famous recent projects as “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Interstellar”, “24: Live Another Day” and “The Grinder”. Overall, William Devane is one of the most experienced actors in the industry, and he has worked on more than 100 projects. There is no doubt that he is a really talented and respected actor.

If to talk about William’s personal life, it can be said that in 1961 he married Eugenie Devane and together they have two children. All in all, William is one of the most successful actors in movie and television industries. During his career he has gathered numerous fans all over the world who obviously admire his work and his talent. There is also no doubt that many contemporary actors are fans of William’s acting. As Devane has worked in this industry for almost 50 years he really knows all the secrets to success, and is able to share them with his colleagues. Luckily, we can still admire his extraordinary talent.

Full NameWilliam Devane
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 5, 1937
Height1.78 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Actor, Television Director
EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
SpouseEugenie Devane
ChildrenJoshua Devane
ParentsJoseph Devane
SiblingsJoey Devane, Pat Devane
AwardsTV Land Anniversary Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program, Drama or Comedy
MoviesFamily Plot, Rolling Thunder, Space Cowboys, Marathon Man, Hollow Man, Yanks, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Payback, Interstellar, The Missiles of October, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, Monte Walsh, Timestalkers, The River Why, Honky Tonk Freeway, Poor White Trash, Stargate: Continuum, Jesse Ston...
TV ShowsThe Grinder, 24: Live Another Day, Crumbs, The Michael Richards Show, Turks, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, The Monroes, Phenom, Knots Landing, From Here to Eternity, ABC Theatre, Second Chance
From Here to Eternity (1980)$100,000 per episode
1[on working with Vanessa Redgrave in Yanks (1979)] It's been a terrific experience working with somebody as good as she is. An incredible actress. I'm in there with a really high-powered dame, you know. You cut back and forth and Vanessa is incredible. Incredible! She'd survive with Marlon Brando and no woman ever has, except maybe Eva Marie Saint at the beginning.
2[on Robert Redford] I can't stand around like Redford. I'm not that narcissistic. Not that photogenic, either.
1Admits that he only did Poor White Trash (2000) for the money.
2When "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" debuted off-Broadway at the Mercer Arts Center as a stage play in 1971, he originated the role of Randall P. McMurphy.
3Best-known for political roles, largely because of his Kennedyesque looks and mannerisms. Played the President of the United States in Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Continuum (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and 24 (2001). Also played the Secretary of State in The West Wing (1999).
4He replaced Roy Thinnes in Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (1976) one month into the filming, after the legendary director found out that he was then available because Devane was Hitchcock's first choice for the part. Some long shots in the film are still of Thinnes, but all other footage was re-shot with Devane.
5Appeared with Donald Sutherland in Space Cowboys (2000). He later costarred with Donald's son, Kiefer Sutherland, in 24 (2001).
6Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same weekend in the U.S.: Hollow Man (2000) and Space Cowboys (2000) (August 6, 2000).
7Owned a restaurant, Devane's, that specializes in New York-Italian cuisine. Originally located in Indio, the restaurant expanded to Rancho Mirage, CA. Additional restaurants in La Quinta and Palm Springs were slated for a 2008 opening, but due to the economy, they closed.
8Enjoys horseback riding. Is an avid polo player and has won many awards for it. Is a fly-fisher.


The Grinder2015-2016TV SeriesDean Sanderson Sr.
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise2015TV MovieDr. Dix
24: Live Another Day2014TV SeriesPresident James Heller
50 to 12014Leonard Doc Blach
Bad Turn Worse2013Big Red
The Dark Knight Rises2012President
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt2012TV MovieDr. Dix
Red Clover2012TV MoviePop O'Hara
Revenge2012TV SeriesEdward Grayson
Good Morning, Killer2011TV MovieEverett Morgan Gray
Flag of My Father2011Jake
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost2011TV MovieDr. Dix
The Kane Files: Life of Trial2010Thompson
NCIS2010TV SeriesNicolas Mason
Psych2010TV SeriesFloyd Peters
Notes from the Underbelly2010TV SeriesWalter
Jesse Stone: No Remorse2010TV MovieDr. Dix
King of the Hill2010TV SeriesChuck Garrison
The River Why2010Dutch Hines
The Dealership2009TV MovieFrank Carson
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice2009TV MovieDr. Dix
Chasing the Green2009Victor Gatling
The Least Among You2009Alan Beckett
The Fall2008/IJudge Stanley Seeban
Stargate: Continuum2008VideoPresident Hayes
Jesse Stone: Sea Change2007TV MovieDr. Dix
242005-2007TV SeriesJames Heller
What About Brian2006-2007TV SeriesMichael Davis / Michael O'Hara
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise2006TV MovieDr. Dix
Crumbs2006TV SeriesBilly Crumb
Deceit2004TV MovieGrove McCarthy
Stargate SG-12004TV SeriesPresident Hayes President Henry Hayes
The West Wing2003TV SeriesSecretary of State Lewis Berryhill
The Wind Effect2003Video shortLT Porter
Monte Walsh2003TV MovieCal Brennan
Threat of Exposure2002Col. Weldon
A Christmas Visitor2002TV MovieGeorge Boyajian
The Badge2002The Judge
The X-Files2002TV SeriesGeneral Mark Suveg
Judging Amy2002TV SeriesRichard McCarty
Race to Space2001Roger Thornhill
The Michael Richards Show2000TV SeriesBrady McKay
Hollow Man2000Dr. Kramer
Space Cowboys2000Eugene Davis
The Man Who Used to Be Me2000TV MovieSam
Poor White Trash2000Ron Lake
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story2000TV MovieTom Kincaid
Early Edition1997-1999TV SeriesBernie Hobson
Turks1999TV SeriesSergeant Joseph Turk
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesBenjamin Parker
Timecop1997TV Mini-SeriesDetective John Langdon
Doomsday Rock1997TV MovieDr. Karl Sorenson
Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac1997TV Mini-SeriesGregory Sumner
The Absolute Truth1997TV MovieSen. Emmett Hunter
Exception to the Rule1997Lawrence Kellerman
Forgotten Sins1996TV MovieDr. Richard Ofshe
The Monroes1995TV SeriesJohn Monroe
Detonator II: Night Watch1995TV MovieNick Caldwell
Virus1995TV MovieDr. Harbuck
Falling from the Sky: Flight 1741995TV MovieCapt. Bob Pearson
Frogmen1994TV Movie
Lady in Waiting1994Lt. Barrett
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994TV SeriesAl Capone
For the Love of Nancy1994TV MovieTom
Phenom1993-1994TV SeriesLou Del La Rosa Lou Della Rosa
Rubdown1993TV MovieHarry Orwitz
Knots Landing1983-1993TV SeriesGregory Sumner
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story1993TV MovieDaniel 'Dan' Fields
The President's Child1992TV Movie
Obsessed1992TV MovieEd Bledsoe
Nightmare in Columbia County1991TV MovieSheriff Jim Metts
A Woman Named Jackie1991TV Mini-SeriesBlack Jack Bouvier
Murder C.O.D.1990TV MovieAlex Brandt
Vital Signs1990Dr. Chatham
Chips, the War Dog1990TV MovieCol. Charnley
The Preppie Murder1989TV MovieJack Litman
Hadley's Rebellion1987Coach Ball
Timestalkers1987TV MovieScott McKenzie
With Intent to Kill1984TV MovieAaron Charney
Testament1983Tom Wetherly
Jane Doe1983TV MovieLieutenant William Quinn
Insight1982TV SeriesRoyce
The Other Victim1981TV MovieHarry Langford
Red Flag: The Ultimate Game1981TV MovieMajor Phil Clark
Honky Tonk Freeway1981Mayor Kirby T. Calo
From Here to Eternity1980TV SeriesMaster Sgt. Milt Warden
The Dark1979Roy Warner / Steve Dupree
From Here to Eternity1979TV Mini-SeriesSgt. Milt Warden
Black Beauty1978TV Mini-SeriesJohn Manly
Rolling Thunder1977Major Charles Rane
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training1977Mike Leak
Red Alert1977TV MovieFrank Brolen
Marathon Man1976Janeway
Family Plot1976Arthur Adamson
Fear on Trial1975TV MovieJohn Henry Faulk
Report to the Commissioner1975Asst. D.A. Jackson
The Missiles of October1974TV MoviePresident John F. Kennedy
Judgment: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita1974TV Movie
Shirts/Skins1974TV Movie
The Snoop Sisters1974TV SeriesDavid Prine
Hawaii Five-O1974TV SeriesFallon
Mannix1974TV SeriesAl Kordic
Medical Center1970-1973TV SeriesDr. Ray Waltham
Ironside1972-1973TV SeriesSmiley / Al Chambers
The Bait1973TV MovieEarl Stokey
Crime Club1973TV MovieJack Kilburn
Gunsmoke1973TV SeriesMoss Stratton
Irish Whiskey Rebellion1972Lt. Ashley
Young Dr. Kildare1972TV SeriesOfficer Masters
A Change in the Wind1971as Bill Devane
Lady Liberty1971Jock Fenner
My Old Man's Place1971Jimmy Pilgrim
McCabe & Mrs. Miller1971The Lawyer
The 300 Year Weekend1971Tom
The Pursuit of Happiness1971Pilot
The Interns1970TV SeriesWilliam Hauser
This Town Will Never Be the Same1969TV Movie
N.Y.P.D.1967-1969TV SeriesJohn / William Laney
In the Country1967
Directions1967TV SeriesBoyfriend


Knots Landing1987-1993TV Series written by - 4 episodes
The Million Dollar Rip-Off1976TV Movie based on a screenplay by - as William J. Devane
The 300 Year Weekend1971additional dialogue


Knots Landing1989-1992TV Series 4 episodes


Cowgirl Up2011TV Series thanks - 6 episodes
Celebrating Schlesinger2006Video short special thanks


Home & Family2015TV SeriesHimself
Jack Is Back2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Rolling Thunder'2013Video shortHimself
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Celebrating Schlesinger2006Video shortHimself
Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Gregory Sumner
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Dweezil & Lisa2004TV SeriesHimself
Plotting 'Family Plot'2001Video documentaryHimself
Gaia Symphony II1999DocumentaryVoice over
Hope & Gloria1996TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite Television Dramatic Series
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The Knots Landing Block Party1993TV Special documentaryHimself / Gregory Sumner
Ancient Secrets of the Bible1992TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host & Narrator
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Series
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The Wildest West Show of the Stars1986TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHimself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade1985TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XVII1984TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team Captain
Battle of the Network Stars XVI1984TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team Captain
The 24th Annual International Broadcasting Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Battle of the Network Stars XV1983TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team Captain
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VIII1980TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team
The Merv Griffin Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team

Archive Footage

Revenge: The First Chapter2012TV MovieEdward Grayson
Paybacks Are a Bitch2007Video documentaryHimself
Payback: Straight Up2006VideoFred Carter
Testament at 202003Video documentary shortTom Weatherly
Entertainment Tonight2000TV Series

Won Awards

2009Anniversary AwardTV Land AwardsKnots Landing (1979)
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor: Prime TimeKnots Landing (1979)
1990Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor: Prime TimeKnots Landing (1979)
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Prime TimeKnots Landing (1979)

Nominated Awards

1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain: Prime TimeKnots Landing (1979)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaKnots Landing (1979)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain on a Prime Time SerialKnots Landing (1979)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress/Actor in a Comic Relief Role on a Prime Time SerialKnots Landing (1979)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy SpecialFear on Trial (1975)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Drama or ComedyThe Missiles of October (1974)
1975Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale New Star of the Year

Known for movies

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