William Devane
William Devane
Real Name/Full Name William Joseph Devane
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: William Devane
Birth Place: Albany, New York, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 September 1939
Age/How Old: 84 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Joseph Devane
Mother – Kate Devane
Siblings: Joey Devane, Pat Devane
School: Albany High School
College: American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Eugenie Devane (m. 1961)
Kids/Children Name: Joshua Devane
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $6 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

William Devane is an actor who started his career way back in 1967. He has played numerous roles in films, television shows, and theatres. He is well-known for his role in Knots Landing for ten years. He played the role of Greg Summer. He also appeared on the drama series 24 from 2001-2010, playing James Heller’s role. Some of his other works include Marathon Man, Payback, and Space Cowboys.

Well, how well do you know about William Devane? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about William Devane’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about William Devane to date.

Biography and Early Life

William Devane was born in the small city of Albany, New York, the U.S., on September 5, 1939. His parents were Joseph Devane and Kate Devane who raised him through severe hardships. He has two siblings as well, Pat and Joey Devane. His father worked as a chauffeur of Franklin D Roosevelt when he was serving as the Governor of New York. His family has Irish, Dutch, and German ancestry.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is William Devane in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, William Devane’s age is 84 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 5 September 1939. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167 lbs in Pound and 76kg in Kilograms.


Not much information is available about his school life, but it is believed that he attended Albany High School, located near his residence. The year of his graduation is unknown. William attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated in 1962.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

William Devane With Wife Eugenie Devane
William Devane With Wife Eugenie Devane

William Devane is a married man. He is married to his wife Eugenie Devane for many years. They got married in 1961 when he was still in college. The couple has two sons, of which one is an actor as well. His name is Joshua Devane. The name and details of their other son are not known.

Is William Devane Gay?

No, William Devane is not gay, as he has been married to his wife Eugenie Devane for many decades. They have lived happily together and never had any issues. Also, no record of him being in a relationship with a man is available.

Professional Career

After he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts he immediately got roles to perform in numerous plays with a New York playgroup. This happened in the early 1960s. He got to play the role of then U.S. President John F. Kennedy in a few plays, and also in the TV show The Missiles of October which released in 1974.

He was praised for this role, and he gained some popularity, which got him a role in the Emmy-winning TV movie Fear on Trial. In 1979, he got the leading role in the miniseries From Here to Eternity. Along with his flourishing TV career, he also got many film roles, such as Marathon Man, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and Yanks.

When he started working in the soap opera Knots Landing, his popularity increased even more. The show was one of the longest-running TV dramas in the U.S. The show became so popular that it was broadcasted in other countries as well. In the 1987 TV movie, Timestalkers, he played the lead role and earned positive reviews. In the later years, he started working in more films such as Vital Signs, Exception to the Rule, The Badge, etc.

From 2005, he began portraying James Heller in the TV series 24 and slowly became a recurring character on the show, ending up appearing in a total of 32 episodes. Some of his more recent films include Bad Turns Worse and Interstellar.


William Devane has led a successful career as an actor, which has seen him win many awards. He was first nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Knots Landing. He was nominated for the Emmy Awards twice, for his role in The Missiles of October (1875) and the TV movies Fear on Trial (1976).

For his brilliant performance in Knots Landing, he won three Soap Opera Digest Awards, two of them being the Outstanding Lead Actor. In 2009, he won the TV Land Award for his contribution to Knots Landing.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of William Dave in 2024

William Devane Net Worth
William Devane Net Worth

As of 2024, William Devane has an estimated net worth of $6 Million. He has been in the film and television industry for five decades, so he has amassed a lot of wealth in these years. He has earned some part of his fortune from his many assets all around the world.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • William Devane played a role in the final ever film of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, Family Plot, released in 1979.
  • He appeared in Knots Landing for the first time in the show’s fifth season and stayed for ten seasons.
  • He and his son Joshua own a restaurant in California.

William Devane has earned recognition from all the movie lovers around the world. He has entertained his fans for five decades. His roles in some legendary films and TV shows have certainly made him a legend in the industry.


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