William Devane Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20.Sep.2017
Facts of William Devane
Date of Birth: 1939 , September-5
Age:78 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
NameWilliam Devane
Birth NameWilliam Joseph Devane
FatherJoseph Devane
Birth Place/CityAlbany, New York
ProfessionFilm actor
Net Worth$ 5 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBalad
Weight in KGN/A
Married toEugenie Devane
EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
AwardsSoap Opera Digest Award 1991
SiblingsJoey Devane, Pat Devane
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William Devane is a television and theater actor. He is best recognized for his role as Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera, Knots Landing. He has appeared in several movies in his career.

Early Life, Education, and Career

William Devane was born with his birth name as William Joseph Devane whose birth date is September 5, 1939, and he is busy working in American film as well as television industry also being a theatre actor.

His character as Greg Sumner is still remembered by his fans from all across the world which came across in the year 1983 until the year 1993 within Knots Landing which is a primetime soap opera.

Similarly within 24 in the year of the middle 1983 till 1993 he also got appeared with his character as James Heller which is also the remarkable performance made by him across. William father name is Joseph Devane and he was engaged within Franklin D. Roosevelt’s chauffeur when he was within New York as Governor of the city.

William father belongs from the Irish descent and his mother was falling with the mixed descent of Dutch and German ancestry.

William completed his education from American Academy of Dramatic Arts which is located in New York and started searching for the professional career to get began. William in the very time made guest appearances and also got a chance to present himself with the minor roles in the very early times.

Later on, his role within President John F. Kennedy was the most liked performance of him among the people. Similarly, he also got appeared within John Henry Faulk and his work was challenging being as a blacklisted radio personality during the very time which is the best and remarkable performances made by him across. 

Personal Life

On looking to the other part of his bio, the personal life of William as according to him is very interesting because he had many affairs in his life. He also mentioned he used to plan a date within his small diary with many girlfriends which he made in his college times.

But later he got married to Eugenie Devane in the year 1961 for the long-term partner and proudly mentioning as his spouse. They are the father and mother of 2 children and he has been able to balance is a bit of a career as well as personal life side by side for the healthy time with his family.

William is very optimistic person therefore, his affair stories were the best time of his life and getting committed and being into married life for him was the best decision he ever made as according to him.

Height, Net Worth and Salary

William is with his height 5 feet 10 inches in tall and his body looks healthy as well as well-maintained by him. William is also positive about his bio of salary and net worth which he achieved from his actual career. According to the sources, the present net worth that is achieved by William in the year 2016 is around 5 million American dollars.