William Joseph Devane was born on 5 September 1937, in Albany, New York State, USA, of Irish (father) and German and Dutch (mother) descent. He is an actor and television personality, perhaps best known for his appearances in such movies and television shows as “Marathon Man”, “Space Cowboys”, “24”, and “Knots Landing”. During his career, William has been nominated for and has won various awards; some of them include Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and Soap Opera Digest Award. Although Devane is now almost 80 years old, he continues his career and is receiving invitations to play various roles.
If you consider how rich William Devane is, it can be said that sources estimate William’s net worth to be over $5 million. Clearly, the main source of this sum of money is William’s numerous appearances in television shows and movies. In addition to this, Devane has also acted in several plays which have contributed to his net worth.
William Devane Net Worth $5 Million
Devane is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York. William’s career as an actor began in 1967, when he appeared in the television show “Directions”. In addition to this, he was cast in the TV series “N.Y.P.D”, in which he acted until 1969. Although these roles were small they still made William’s net worth grow. In 1974 William received an invitation to appear in the movie called “The Missiles of October”, which helped William gain acclaim and become more noticed. Step by step Devane started receiving more invitations to portray roles; in 1979 William started working on the TV show called “Knots Landing”, in which he had an opportunity to meet such actors as Teri Austin, Alec Baldwin, Stacy Galina, Michele Lee, Tonya Crowe and others. This show became really popular and had a huge impact on the growth of William’s net worth.
In addition to his appearances in various television shows, William has also appeared in numerous movies. Some of them include “Forgotten Sins”, “Testament”, “Space Cowboys”, “Rolling Thunder”, “Exception to the Rule”, “Timestalkers” among many others. All these appearances added significantly to William’s net worth. As mentioned, William still continues his acting career, and he has appeared in such famous recent projects as “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Interstellar”, “24: Live Another Day” and “The Grinder”. Overall, William Devane is one of the most experienced actors in the industry, and he has worked on more than 100 projects. There is no doubt that he is a really talented and respected actor.
If to talk about William’s personal life, it can be said that in 1961 he married Eugenie Devane and together they have two children. All in all, William is one of the most successful actors in movie and television industries. During his career he has gathered numerous fans all over the world who obviously admire his work and his talent. There is also no doubt that many contemporary actors are fans of William’s acting. As Devane has worked in this industry for almost 50 years he really knows all the secrets to success, and is able to share them with his colleagues. Luckily, we can still admire his extraordinary talent.
He replaced Roy Thinnes in Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (1976) one month into the filming, after the legendary director found out that he was then available because Devane was Hitchcock's first choice for the part. Some long shots in the film are still of Thinnes, but all other footage was re-shot with Devane.
Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same weekend in the U.S.: Hollow Man (2000) and Space Cowboys (2000) (August 6, 2000).
Owned a restaurant, Devane's, that specializes in New York-Italian cuisine. Originally located in Indio, the restaurant expanded to Rancho Mirage, CA. Additional restaurants in La Quinta and Palm Springs were slated for a 2008 opening, but due to the economy, they closed.
Enjoys horseback riding. Is an avid polo player and has won many awards for it. Is a fly-fisher.
[on working with Vanessa Redgrave in Yanks (1979)] It's been a terrific experience working with somebody as good as she is. An incredible actress. I'm in there with a really high-powered dame, you know. You cut back and forth and Vanessa is incredible. Incredible! She'd survive with Marlon Brando and no woman ever has, except maybe Eva Marie Saint at the beginning.
[on Robert Redford] I can't stand around like Redford. I'm not that narcissistic. Not that photogenic, either.