William Devane

William Devane

Highest Rated: 92% Family Plot (1976)

Lowest Rated: 28% Hollow Man (2000)

Birthday: Sep 5, 1939

Birthplace: Not Available

AADA alumnus William Devane first came to the attention of critics while working with the New York Shakespeare Festival. In the angry off-Broadway satire MacBird (1967), Devane played the first of many sharkish young men on the make. His entree into films came by way of the 16-millimeter In Country (1969), after which he alternated between icewater villainy (Hitchcock's Family Plot [1976]) and unexpected heroics (Rolling Thunder [1977]). Much of Devane's best work was seen on television: his marked resemblance to the Kennedy clan has served him well as JFK in TV's The Missiles of October (1974) and the Teddy-like patriarch in the 1995 series The Monroes; and he brought just the right blend of aggression, indignation and confusion to his portrayal of blacklisted TV personality John Henry Faulk in Fear on Trial (1977). Devane has also starred as Sgt. Mike Warden on the TV-series version of From Here to Eternity (1979) and duplicitous state senator Gregory Sumner in Knot's Landing . In the following decades, Devane would continue to appear on both the large and small screens, most notably on What About Brian? and 24, as well as movies like Payback and Space Cowboys.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise Dr. Dix 2015
80% Bad Turn Worse Big Red 2014
72% Interstellar Williams $158.8M 2014
29% 50 to 1 Leonard "Doc" Blach $1.1M 2014
No Score Yet La mortadella (Lady Liberty) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Red Clover Pop O'Hara 2013
No Score Yet Leprechaun's Revenge Actor 2012
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Dr. Dix 2012
No Score Yet Flag Of My Father Jake 2011
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Dr. Dix 2011
No Score Yet The River Why Dutch Hines 2010
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: No Remorse Dr. Dix 2010
No Score Yet The Kane Files: Life Of Trial Thompson 2010
No Score Yet The Fall Judge Seeban 2009
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Dr. Dix 2009
No Score Yet Chasing the Green Victor Gatling 2009
No Score Yet The Least Among You Alan Beckett 2009
No Score Yet Stargate: Continuum President Henry Hayes 2008
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Sea Change Dr. Dix 2007
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Dr. Dix 2006
No Score Yet Payback: Straight Up Carter 2006
No Score Yet Freefall Flight 174 Actor 2005
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Cal Brennan 2003
No Score Yet The Wind Effect Actor 2003
No Score Yet A Christmas Visitor George Boyajian 2002
No Score Yet Threat of Exposure Actor 2002
33% The Badge Judge 2002
No Score Yet Control Col. Weldon 2002
71% Race to Space Richard Thornhill 2001
60% Poor White Trash Ron Lake 2000
28% Hollow Man Dr. Howard Kramer $72.1M 2000
78% Space Cowboys Eugene Davis 2000
No Score Yet Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story Tom Kincaid 2000
54% Payback Carter 1999
No Score Yet Doomsday Rock (Cosmic Shock) Prof. Carl Sorensen 1997
No Score Yet Exception to the Rule Lawrence Kellerman 1997
No Score Yet Alistair MacLean's Night Watch Nick Caldwell 1995
No Score Yet Virus Dr. Ralph Harbuck 1995
No Score Yet Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (Freefall: Flight 174) Capt. Bob Pearson 1995
No Score Yet Freefall Flight 174 Bob Pearson 1995
No Score Yet For the Love of Nancy Tom 1994
No Score Yet Lady in Waiting Lieutenant 1994
No Score Yet Formula for Death Dr. Ralph Harbuck 1994
No Score Yet Rubdown Actor 1993
No Score Yet Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story Dan Fields 1993
No Score Yet Les Secrets professionnels du Dr Apfelglück (The Professional Secrets of Dr. Apfelgluck) Actor 1992
No Score Yet Obsessed Ed Bledsoe 1992
No Score Yet The President's Child Elliot McSwain 1992
No Score Yet Victim of Beauty Actor 1991
No Score Yet Murder C.O.D. Alex Brandt 1990
50% Vital Signs Dr. Chatham 1990
No Score Yet Chips, the War Dog Colonel Chamley 1990
No Score Yet The Preppie Murder Jack Litman 1989
No Score Yet Timestalkers (Time Stalkers) Scott McKenzie 1987
No Score Yet Urge to Kill Actor 1984
No Score Yet Hadley's Rebellion Coach Ball 1984
80% Testament Tom Wetherly 1983
No Score Yet Jane Doe Actor 1983
No Score Yet Red Flag - The Ultimate Game Maj. Phil Clark 1981
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Freeway Mayor Kirby T. Calo 1981
78% Yanks John 1979
No Score Yet The Dark Roy Warner / Steve Dupree 1979
86% Rolling Thunder Major Charles Rane 1977
50% The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training Mike Leak 1977
No Score Yet Red Alert Frank Brolen 1977
80% Marathon Man Janeway 1976
No Score Yet The Million Dollar Rip-Off Screenwriter 1976
No Score Yet Deceit Grove McCarthy 1976
92% Family Plot Adamson 1976
No Score Yet Report to the Commissioner Assistant District Attorney Jackson 1975
83% The Missiles of October President Kennedy 1974
87% McCabe & Mrs. Miller Lawyer 1971
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness Pilot 1971
No Score Yet My Old Man's Place Jimmy Pilgrim 1971
No Score Yet The 300 Year Weekend Screenwriter Tom 1971
No Score Yet The Haunted House of Horror, (Horror House) Actor 1970
No Score Yet In the Country Actor 1967


93% The Grinder
Dean Sanderson Sr. 2016
75% 24: Live Another Day
James Heller 2014
69% Revenge
"Grandpa" Grayson Grandpa Grayson 2012
No Score Yet King of the Hill
Voice 2010
No Score Yet NCIS
Nicolas Mason 2010
89% Psych
Peters 2010
86% 24
James Heller 2010
No Score Yet What About Brian
Michael Davis 2007
33% Crumbs
Billy Crumb 2006
75% The West Wing
Secretary of State Berryhill 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Richard McCarty 2002
74% The X-Files
General Mark Suveg 2002
0% The Michael Richards Show
Brady McKay 2000
No Score Yet Early Edition
Bernie Hobson 1999
43% Turks
Sgt. Joseph Turk 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Benjamin 1997
29% The Monroes
John Monroe 1995
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Al Capone 1994
No Score Yet Knots Landing
Gregory Sumner 1993
No Score Yet Ironside
Smiley Chambers 1973
50% Phenom
Lou Del La Rosa
No Score Yet Revenge
"Grandpa" Grayson Opa Grayson


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