William Devane Age, Son, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Biography

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William Devane is probably one famous American actor whose face cannot be mistaken on the TV screens. He is well versed in all three formats of acting – film, theatre and television. Well, if you don’t know much about him already and you’re probably here to get acquainted with the personality of the actor, you will soon learn about his bio, age, family which entails his wife and son and finally know how much he is really worth financially having been a popular face in giving life to script characters.

Age and Biography of William Devane

William Devane whose full name is William Joseph Devane was born on the 5th day of September in the year 1939 in Albany, New York as the son of Joseph Devane; Franklin D. Roosevelt’s chauffeur when he was Governor of New York. His father was of Irish descent while his mother had a mixed ancestry of Dutch and German. However, both were of white ethnicity and William Devane holds American citizenship.

There are no verifiable details about his educational background or what infancy was like for him. It is generally believed that he had his schooling around Albany while it is known for certain that William Devane graduated in the year 1962 from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.


The veteran thespian launched his career right after graduating from the drama academy albeit he has been acting in local theatres in his Albany neighbourhood. He gained critical acclaim when he acted as President John F. Kennedy in a television documentary drama about the Cuban missile crisis of October 1974. He also won the admiration of movie watchers when he played the role of John Henry Faulk in the movie Fear on Trial which won an Emmy-Award in 1975. Perhaps, you will remember him most as Greg Summer in the primetime soap opera Knots Landing which spanned a total of ten years from 1983 to 1993.

Other TV, movie and film projects which he had worked on include but not limited to – 24 (2001) as the Secretary of State and potential vice presidential nominee, Hollow Man (2000), On The West Wing (1999), Stargate SG-1 (1997) as President Henry Hayes for three episodes. His roles in movies have always been that of top highly placed politicians in the country and it obviously takes a lot of work for anyone to master such roles and deliver effortlessly natural as William Devane does.

Currently, he is reported to be a spokesman for Rosland Capital and has not been doing many films. In the course of his active acting career, he made a lot of money and is known to have invested in a lot of businesses which proved successful. Such ventures include his restaurant which serves mainly Italian cuisines and his over 140 acres ranch scattered as different acres for different ranches used for both business and personal pleasure.

Family: Son, Wife

Despite being so successful in his acting career and other latter-life endeavours, William Devane, unlike other celebrities you know of has not been unsuccessful at allowing the public to invade successfully into his private and family life and consume whatever piece of information they find palatable to gossip with.


Not much is known about William Devane’s family other than him being married to Eugenie Devane in the year 1961. She was his longtime girlfriend. The couple has two sons together but there exists no official and authentic information about who they are and what they are up to recently. It is said that one of the names of his son is Joshua Devane.

Net Worth

Mr Devane has lived a very successful and rewarding life in his active years as an actor. This is not to say he has retired, no. But since we haven’t seen much of him in movies recently, it’s best to write or speak of it in such terms.

His net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. With his several business investments and probably some acting roles that might still be coming to him, you should expect this current estimate to experience an upward movement, all things being equal.

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