William Devane



  • Birth Place: Albany, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/05/1937, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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William Devane Fast Facts:
  • Began acting in neighborhood theater in Albany during his high-school years.
  • Gained attention in the 1967 Off-Broadway play MacBird, playing a character inspired by Robert Kennedy.
  • Received Emmy nomination for portraying John F. Kennedy in 1974's The Missiles of October; also played Jacqueline Kennedy's father, "Black Jack" Bouvier, in 1991 TV-movie A Woman Named Jackie.
  • Claimed identification with JFK role cost him parts in the films The Deer Hunter (1978) and Apocalypse Now (1979).
  • Starred in Alfred Hitchcock's final film, Family Plot (1976).
  • Joined Knots Landing in its fifth year and stayed for the remaining 10 seasons.
  • Has a polo facility on his 140-acre ranch.
  • Owns the California restaurant Devane's along with his son.
  • William Devane Relationships:
  • Jake Devane - Son
  • Josh Devane - Son
  • Joseph Devane - Father
  • Eugenie McCabe Devane - Wife
  • Kate Devane - Mother
  • William Devane Awards:
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • American Academy of Dramatic Art, New York, NY (1961)


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