William Devane

William Devane

William Joseph Devane (born September 5, 1937) is an American film, television and theater actor, known for his role as Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing and as James Heller on the Fox serial drama 24, the role he reprised in Live Another Day. He is also known for his supporting roles in films such as McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Family Plot), Marathon Man, Rolling Thunder and Space Cowboys. Devane began his acting career with the New York Shakespeare Festival where he performed in 15 plays. In 1966, Devane portrayed Robert F. Kennedy in the Off-Broadway spoof MacBird. He gained acclaim for his role as President John F. Kennedy in a television docudrama about the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Missiles of October, and again when he played blacklisted radio personality John Henry Faulk in the Emmy Award-winning TV movie Fear on Trial. He is widely known for his ten years as the ambitious and hardnosed politician-turned-corporate titan Greg Sumner on Knots Landing. In 1994, Devane appeared as Al Capone in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in an episode entitled "That Old Gang of Mine". He also had a recurring role on the CBS show Early Edition as the lead character's father. Devane appeared in the films McCabe & Mrs. Miller; Lady Liberty; Family Plot; Marathon Man; Rolling Thunder; Yanks; Testament; Timestalkers; Forgotten Sins; Exception to the Rule; Payback; Hollow Man and Space Cowboys. 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. Devane appeared in several scenes with Martin Sheen; they also appeared together as President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, respectively, 30 years earlier in The Missiles of October. In 2005, he joined the cast of 24 as Secretary of Defense James Heller for seasons 4, 5 and 6.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Albany, New York, USA
    Birthday
    9/5/1939
Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder
6.9
A Christmas Visitor
A Christmas Visitor
5.5
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
5.9
Timestalkers
Timestalkers
5.3
In the Country
In the Country
6
Freefall: Flight 174
Freefall: Flight 174
5.6
The Missiles of October
The Missiles of October
7.5
The Dark
The Dark
4.5
Red Alert
Red Alert
4
Forgotten Sins
2
Nightmare in Columbia County
6
The Man Who Used to Be Me
The Man Who Used to Be Me
5.3
Ancient Secrets of the Bible
0
The Irish Whiskey Rebellion
The Irish Whiskey Rebellion
3
The 300-Year Weekend
The 300-Year Weekend
2
The Other Victim
The Other Victim
0
The Dealership
0
Flag of My Father
Flag of My Father
6
Obsessed
Obsessed
6.2
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story
5.4
Fear on Trial
9
Hadley's Rebellion
Hadley's Rebellion
6
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise
6.6
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story
4.1
Testament
Testament
6.4
The President's Child
The President's Child
0
Virus
Virus
4.6
Jane Doe
Jane Doe
6
Murder C.O.D.
Murder C.O.D.
6.8
The Kane Files: Life of Trial
The Kane Files: Life of Trial
5.1
Night Watch
Night Watch
4.5
Red Clover
Red Clover
5.2
50 to 1
50 to 1
6.4
Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty
5.4
The Bait
The Bait
6.4
Threat of Exposure
Threat of Exposure
5.3
Plotting 'Family Plot'
Plotting 'Family Plot'
6.2
My Old Man's Place
My Old Man's Place
6.8
The Absolute Truth
The Absolute Truth
5
The Badge
The Badge
6.1
Marathon Man
Marathon Man
7.2
Yanks
Yanks
6
Family Plot
Family Plot
6.7
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
7.2
The Least Among You
5
Lady in Waiting
Lady in Waiting
3.6
Doomsday Rock
4.7
Exception to the Rule
Exception to the Rule
4.7
Bad Turn Worse
Bad Turn Worse
5.5
Crime Club
Crime Club
0
Chips, the War Dog
Chips, the War Dog
8.5
Good Morning, Killer
Good Morning, Killer
5.3
Rubdown
Rubdown
1
The Fall
The Fall
0
Deceit
Deceit
3.7
Space Cowboys
Space Cowboys
6.4
For the Love of Nancy
For the Love of Nancy
6.7
The Preppie Murder
The Preppie Murder
6
Payback
Payback
6.8
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost
6.5
Hollow Man
Hollow Man
5.9
The Pursuit of Happiness
The Pursuit of Happiness
6.3
With Intent to Kill
With Intent to Kill
0
Red Flag: The Ultimate Game
Red Flag: The Ultimate Game
4
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
4.9
Jesse Stone: No Remorse
Jesse Stone: No Remorse
6.8
The River Why
The River Why
5.4
Stargate: Continuum
Stargate: Continuum
7.1
Report to the Commissioner
Report to the Commissioner
7.1
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt
6.9
Poor White Trash
Poor White Trash
4.2
Jesse Stone: Sea Change
Jesse Stone: Sea Change
7
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
6.9
Interstellar
Interstellar
8.4
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
6.9
Race to Space
Race to Space
5.9
Honky Tonk Freeway
Honky Tonk Freeway
5.1
Monte Walsh
Monte Walsh
6.1
Truth
Truth
6.6
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises
7.8
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