William Devane, an American actor of film, television, and theatre, has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Devane, born on September 5, 1939, in Albany, New York, graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1962.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Devane started his professional acting career at the New York Shakespeare Festival, where he acted in 15 plays. In 1966, he portrayed Robert F. Kennedy in the off-Broadway satire “MacBird!”. From 1967 to 1969, Devane appeared in three episodes of the police drama television series “N.Y.P.D.”
Television Career in the 70s and 80s
Devane appeared on many television series and in television films throughout the 70s. One of his most notable roles during the decade was in the 1974 television film “The Missiles of October,” in which he portrayed President John F. Kennedy. In 1983, he began playing politician Greg Sumner in the fifth season of the primetime soap opera “Knots Landing,” which continued through the show’s end in 1993.
Television Career in the 90s and 2000s
Devane had a number of main, recurring, and guest-starring roles throughout the 90s and 2000s. In 2005, he played James Heller on the action drama series “24”; he later reprised the role in the 2014 limited-run sequel “24: Live Another Day.” In 2015, Devane had a main role on the short-lived legal comedy series “The Grinder.”
Devane had his breakthrough year on the big screen in 1971, when he appeared in five films, including “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” and “Family Plot” in 1976, Alfred Hitchcock’s final movie. In 2012, Devane had a notable supporting role as the President of the United States in Christopher Nolan’s superhero sequel “The Dark Knight Rises.” Subsequently, he was in “Bad Turn Worse” and “50 to 1,” and reunited with Nolan for the science-fiction film “Interstellar.”
Despite his extensive acting credits, Devane’s estimated net worth is $5 million, which is lower compared to other Hollywood actors like Bruce Greenwood and Kim Kardashian, who have net worths of $13 million and $350 million, respectively. However, Devane’s contributions to the film and television industry have made him a beloved actor with a long-lasting legacy.