William Devane Biography


William Devane

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Birth Name: William Devane
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age: 80 Years
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Soap Opera Digest Awards winner for Outstanding Lead Actor, William Devane is an actor from United States who has acted in all three formats of acting. He is mainly popular in the world for starring the role of Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. Talented and sedulous William was born as William Joseph Devane in Albany, New York, United States of America to Joseph (Joe) Devane. His father once served as the Governor of New York. He is an American and is of Irish, Dutch and German descent.

In 1961, William got married to Eugenie Devane. It is also said that they had romantic love affairs for several months before getting married. As a married couple, they have been parents twice. They are still married.

In 1966, William appeared in the Off-Broadway spoof MacBird starring the role of Robert F. Kennedy. The following year, he appeared in his debut movie, In the Country. That year, he also appeared in the television series, N.Y.P.D... In 1971, he appeared in the movie McCabe & Mrs. Miller portraying the role of Clement Samuels, Esq and for this role he was critically acclaimed. His breakthrough role came in 1983 when he began playing the role of Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. For his role in From Here to Eternity, he earned the salary of $100,000 per episode. His net worth is said to be around $5 million.

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Born in Albany, New York, United States

1937 5th of September

Talented and sedulous William was born as William Joseph Devane in Albany, New York, United States of America to Joseph (Joe) Devane. His father once served as the Governor of New York. He is an American and is of Irish, Dutch and German descent.

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Married to Eugenie Devane

1961

In 1961, William got married to Eugenie Devane. It is also said that they had romantic love affairs for several months before getting married. As a married couple, they have been parents twice. They are still married.

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Began his acting career

1966

In 1966, William appeared in the Off-Broadway spoof MacBird starring the role of Robert F. Kennedy. The following year, he appeared in his debut movie, In the Country. That year, he also appeared in the television series, N.Y.P.D.

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Appeared in the movie, McCabe & Mrs Miller

1971

In 1971, he appeared in the movie McCabe & Mrs. Miller portraying the role of Clement Samuels, Esq and for this role he was critically acclaimed. However, he just played minor role in this movie. That year, he appeared in five different movies.

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Appeared on the primetime soap opera, Knots Landing

1983

His breakthrough role came in 1983 when he began playing the role of Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. He appeared in this soap opera for about a decade. For his role in From Here to Eternity, he earned the salary of $100,000 per episode.

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Won Soap Opera Digest Awards

1989

In 1986, for starring his role in the television series Knots Landing, he got his first nomination in Soap Opera Digest Awards. He was honored with this award three years later in 1989. That year, he won this award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Prime Time.

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Won TV Land Awards

2009

Till now he has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also been honored with several of them. In 2009, he got his one and only nomination in TV Land Awards and he was also honored with this award that year.

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