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William Devane is a Actor American born on 5 september 1939 at Albany (USA)

William Devane

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Birth name William Joseph Devane
Nationality USA
Birth 5 september 1939 (80 years) at Albany (USA)

William Joseph Devane (born September 5, 1937) is an American film, television and theatre actor, perhaps best known for his role as Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing (1983–1993) and as James Heller on the serial drama 24 (2005–2007, 2014). He is also known for his supporting roles in films such as McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Marathon Man (1976), and Space Cowboys (2000).

Biography

Devane married Eugenie Devane in 1961. They have two children.

Best films

Space Cowboys (2000)
(Actor)
Marathon Man (1976)
(Actor)

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Filmography of William Devane (57 films)

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Truth
Truth (2015)
, 2h5
Directed by James Vanderbilt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about television, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood
Roles Gen. Hodges (voice) (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.3981653.3981653.3981653.3981653.398165
Mary Mapes, producer of the primetime news program 60 Minutes Wednesday, her crew, and eminent CBS national news anchor Dan Rather face accuracy questions following the airing, in the months before the US 2004 presidential election, of a report that President George W. Bush, then seeking re-election, had in the early 1970s received preferential treatment from officials of the Texas Air National Guard. The allegation included concealing Bush's failure to meet even minimal training and performance requirements, and his absence from the Air Guard for most of 1972 following a transfer to the Alabama Air National Guard.
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, William Devane, Gloria Reuben, Luke Perry, Leslie Hope, Al Sapienza
Roles Dr. Dix
Rating71% 3.5919753.5919753.5919753.5919753.591975
Police Chief Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) accepts a position as an unpaid consultant with the Boston Police force, working for Lt. Sydney Greenstreet (Leslie Hope) who gives him case files on several murders. After reviewing the files, Stone takes special interest in one case that involves the fourth victim of a brutal serial killer who slashed and disemboweled his victims while they were still alive. The jailed killer, a man named Richard and known as the "Boston Ripper" (Luke Perry), admits to the first three murders with pride, but maintains he did not commit the fourth murder. After interviewing the killer, Stone concludes that he's a "sick son of a bitch", but does not believe he killed the fourth victim, Mavis Davies.
50 to 1
50 to 1 (2014)
, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Horse sports in film
Actors Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane, Todd Lowe, Eloy Casados
Roles Leonard Doc Blach
Rating63% 3.1986953.1986953.1986953.1986953.198695
A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their undersized thoroughbred racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world's racing elite.
Interstellar, 2h49
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace
Roles NASA Board Member
Rating83% 4.1584654.1584654.1584654.1584654.158465
Crop blight has made growing food on Earth nearly impossible, threatening the existence of humanity. Joe Cooper, a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law Donald, son Tom, and daughter Murphy. Murphy believes her bedroom is haunted by a poltergeist. When the "ghost" creates a pattern of dust on the floor, Cooper realizes an unknown intelligence is using gravity to communicate, and interprets the pattern as geographic coordinates, which Cooper and Murphy follow to a secret NASA installation.
Bad Turn Worse, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Mackenzie Davis, Jeremy Allen White, William Devane, Jon Gries, Logan Huffman, Mark Pellegrino
Roles Big Red
Rating55% 2.7533652.7533652.7533652.7533652.753365
After B. J. steals $20,000, he surprises his best friend, Bobby, and girlfriend, Sue, with an impromptu plan to party together one last time before Bobby and Sue leave rural Texas for college. B. J. later confides in Bobby that he stole he money from Giff, a local mobster who employs them. Giff immediately suspects his Mexican security guard, and Bobby and B. J. arrive at work as Giff savagely beats the man. Concerned that Giff will kill the worker, Bobby confesses to stealing the money, though it does not stop Giff from killing the man. As they dispose of the body for Giff, Bobby expresses regret that the man died, and B. J. berates him for getting them involved. When they can't repay him, Giff forces them to agree to rob a cotton mill owned by Big Red, an infamous mob boss who uses it to launder his funds. Over Bobby's objection, B. J. reveals that Sue was also involved in spending Giff's money, and she is forced to participate in the robbery, too.
The Dark Knight Rises, 2h45
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Roles President
Rating77% 3.8798053.8798053.8798053.8798053.879805
Eight years after Harvey Dent's (Aaron Eckhart) death, the Dent Act grants the Gotham City Police Department powers which nearly eradicate organized crime. Feeling guilty for covering up Dent's crimes, Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) writes a resignation speech confessing the truth but decides not to use it. Batman has disappeared, and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has become a recluse. Cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) obtains Bruce's fingerprints from his home, kidnaps a congressman, then disappears. Selina hands Bruce's fingerprints to Phillip Stryver (Burn Gorman), an assistant to Bruce's business rival John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn), in hope of having her criminal record erased. Stryver double-crosses Selina, but she uses the congressman's stolen phone to alert the police to their location. Gordon and the police arrive to find the congressman, and then pursue Stryver's men into the sewers while Selina flees. A masked militant named Bane (Tom Hardy) captures Gordon. Gordon escapes and is found by John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a once-orphaned patrol officer who has deduced Batman's true identity from their similar backgrounds. Gordon promotes Blake to detective, with Blake reporting directly to him.
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Stephen McHattie, William Sadler
Roles Dr. Dix
Rating70% 3.5469353.5469353.5469353.5469353.546935
Jesse Stone still misses the Paradise, Massachusetts police chief position, which he lost because the current town council president, Carter Hansen (Jeremy Akerman), wanted his son-in-law, William Butler (Jeff Geddis), to have the job. A suspicious police cruiser explosion kills chief Butler and officer DeAngelo (Vito Rezza). Curiously, the former town council president, Hastings "Hasty" Hathaway (Saul Rubinek), appeared to know about the incident before the current town council president was officially notified. Jesse is reinstated as "temp chief" by Hansen and uncovers apparent (but unproved) police corruption involving Butler. Jesse discovers a possible clue: the characters "2AH10" written on the April 24 page of Butler's desk calendar.
Leprechaun's Revenge, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Actors Billy Zane, William Devane, Courtney Halverson, Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis, Azure Parsons
Roles Pop O'Hara
Rating43% 2.170082.170082.170082.170082.17008
Set in the fictional town of Irish Channel,Massachusetts the movie follows Karen O'Hara (Courtney Halverson), a young woman that is largely unaware of the town's true bloody past. About sixty-six years ago a horrific massacre devastated the town and since that time, the town decided to forgo any St. Patrick's Day festivities. The town managed to temporarily rid themselves of the killer, a bloodthirsty leprechaun, by sending it to another dimension by way of an old book. However Karen accidentally sets the monster free one day while she is hunting. The leprechaun immediately sets about killing several people, but Karen's father Sheriff Conor O'Hara (Billy Zane) is unwilling to believe Pop O'Hara's (William Devane) claims that the murders are perpetuated by a supposedly mythical being.
Good Morning, Killer, 1h30
Directed by Maggie Greenwald
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Catherine Bell, Cole Hauser, Titus Welliver, Suleka Mathew, Ryan McDonald, Adrian Holmes
Roles Everett Morgan Gray
Rating52% 2.6251452.6251452.6251452.6251452.625145
L'agent du FBI Ana Grey est sur les traces d'un kidnappeur.
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost, 1h30
Directed by Dick Lowry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, William Devane, Gloria Reuben, Stephen McHattie
Roles Dr. Dix
Rating70% 3.5442653.5442653.5442653.5442653.544265
After being replaced as the chief of police in Paradise, Massachusetts by the town council president's son-in-law, William Butler (Jeff Geddis), Jesse Stone is still without a full-time job (though he vows to one day be reinstated). Nevertheless, he continues to find ways to pursue investigations into two separate murders: one involves a friend with whom he had lost contact, and the other has him working as a consulting investigator for the Massachusetts State Police Homicide Division on a case involving a robbery and murder suspect. Both Jesse and his friend, State Police Captain Healy (Stephen McHattie), have doubts as to the robbery/murder suspect's guilt. All the while, Jesse deals with tensions between Butler, who expects him to give up his "concealed carry" gun permit, but who is informed, by Rose Gammon (Kathy Baker), that as a retired (not fired) police officer that he has a federally mandated right to "concealed carry" for life. His problems with his ex-wife, and drinking issues are still present.
The River Why
Directed by Matthew Leutwyler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Dallas Roberts, William Devane, William Hurt
Rating58% 2.9009252.9009252.9009252.9009252.900925
The River Why is an adaptation of the 1983 Sierra Club novel by David James Duncan. The coming-of-age tale centers on a young man named Augustine "Gus" Orviston (Zach Gilford) and his quest for an elusive rainbow trout, which is a metaphor for the man's internal search for self-knowledge. Amber Heard plays his love interest, a tomboy fly-fisher named Eddy. It starts out with Gus, a discontented city-dweller, fresh out of school. Living with his father, a man who literally has a bible on fly-fishing and his mother, a just as avid non-fly fisherman, Gus and his rather quiet little brother, deal with a lot of heated debates from his parents. They also hear the story of how both parents fishing for the same prized Rainbow Trout led to them falling in love constantly. After a day in the city where Gus catches a glimpse of the tom-boy Eddy at a fishing demonstration, he ends the night storming out and burning the prized family trout after a heated argument with his parents. Feeling it is time for a change, Gus drives out to the best fishing grounds he can find and obtains an old shack to stay in. He wakes up the next morning with one goal: fish all day and every day. This works out quite well for Gus as he also manages to get extra food from the sociable neighbors and their band of children who trade him fresh produce for the occasional fishing lesson. Everything is working well for Gus until he comes across a dead fisherman upriver. Unsure of what to do, Gus loads him into his boat and drags him and a water-filled boat back to land. Although the exhausted Gus is fine physically, he is in an emotional turmoil. Although he is living an idyllic lifestyle and has complete freedom, he feels empty and confused. Although Gus, like the majority of humans had faced and known about death before, this was his first awakening to it. Gus is unsure of what to do until he meets a philosophic man, Titus, who talks to him about other goals and philosophies in life. Although Gus is still having a relatively hard time, he manages to start to rebuild himself emotionally. One day, while walking along the river-bank, he sees Eddy skinny-dipping and fishing. Amazed at the sight, but wanting to be decent, Gus quickly puts down his things and runs the other way. He whistles to signify he is coming, giving Eddy the chance to cover up. He and Eddy manage to lead a very awkward conversation with Gus not knowing what to say, and Eddy seeing his things and leaving. Gus keeps her fish and fishing pole until she can get it back and walks home pleasantly surprised. The next day, he helps a rather terrible fisherman and newspaper editor catch his fish. This man is so impressed that he writes an intriguing article about mysterious fisherman, Augustine (Gus) Orviston. Gus also has him include his personal information so Eddy can come get her stuff. Gus is starting to get a lot of fame and fortune from people coming to visit and get fishing advice from this "amazing Augustine." Gus is doing better keeping busy, but he is still having a hard time making sense of everything. Then, Eddy comes back. Gus lets her stay at his house, but this quickly leads to them discovering their feelings for each other. Although this is a rather innocent relationship, it is also believable to have in "real life." This culminates to Eddy catching a rainbow trout to Gus's disbelief, but telling him that it is his job to tire the trout out and catch it. Gus spends all night catching this fish, and showing an amazing level of passion while he does so. But, when Gus catches the fish, he decides to let it go. He then finds Eddy and they consummate their relationship. And although he displays a truly inspiring level of passion for fishing, he shows even more care and devotion to Eddy, which she returns wholeheartedly. A few days later, Eddy wanders off while Gus is fixing the house. Gus follows her soon after and finds her fishing with his family. The story culminates with Gus forgiving his parents and finding what he was searching for all along; happiness and purpose. The "River Why" can be seen as a philosophic outlook on life. Although Gus was originally searching for solitude in fishing with his grand prize as the rainbow trout, he ends up letting the rainbow trout go for what life is pushing him towards; his own family and life. This may not have been what he originally wanted, but it led him to true happiness. And in a way, we all have our own goals or "rainbow trout," but sometimes life may push us another way, and that other way could be to true happiness. And true happiness is the real rainbow trout we are all looking for.
Jesse Stone: No Remorse, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, William Sadler, Krista Allen
Roles Dr. Dix
Rating72% 3.6445953.6445953.6445953.6445953.644595
The film begins with the shooting murder of a young man at night as he opens his car door in a parking garage. Jesse Stone is introduced who, after his suspension as chief of police, has sunk into seclusion and alcoholism. Ordered not to communicate with his former subordinates while on suspension, he has been out of touch with everyone. Eventually his colleague Rose, an officer, becomes concerned and asks Stone's friend Captain Healy, the State Police Homicide Commander, to check in on him. Healy is recovering from gunshot wounds and supposed to be on medical leave but, as he tells Stone, he’s taking his leave at his office. Healy finds Stone disheveled, drunk, and despondent. Shortly after Healy arrives, Stone receives a phone call from his ex-wife Jenn, so Healy leaves. Jenn tells Jesse that she needs to talk because she and Elliot had a fight. Angered, Jesse tells Jenn that they shouldn’t speak anymore, and rips out the phone. Later he buys a cell phone, which Rose helps him program. He gives the number only to her and a few others. Jesse and Rose are becoming close.
The Least Among You, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lauren Holly, Louis Gossett Jr., William Devane, Cory Hardrict, Siena Goines, Carter MacIntyre
Roles Alan Beckett
Rating49% 2.46072.46072.46072.46072.4607
In the opening minutes of the film, Richard Kelly (played by Cedric Sanders), is behind bars, having been arrested during the infamous Watts Riots for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Though he maintains that he is innocent, Kelly is convicted. At his sentencing he is presented with a choice between serving jail time and serving probation for one year as a student at an all-white Christian theological seminary.
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Leslie Hope, Stephen McHattie, William Sadler
Roles Dr. Dix
Rating71% 3.597073.597073.597073.597073.59707
State Police Captain Healy is attacked but is saved by Jesse, who is able to get off a couple shots at the unknown assailant despite also being wounded. At the hospital, Healy reveals to Jesse that he was spying on his nephew, who may be sleeping with his saxophone instructor. Jesse begins investigating the shooting despite protests from the Paradise town council. The town council members feel that the police department is already spread too thin, and they and Internal Affairs are concerned about six shooting incidents Jesse has been involved in. They also don’t like that Jesse ran Officer D'Angelo out of the department because he didn’t like him. The town council liked him very much because he wrote three times as many parking tickets as the other officers, and manned the speed trap into the town, bringing in substantial revenue for Paradise. Jesse refuses to have the speed trap manned, because he feels it is unethical, and cuts down the tree that blocks the speed limit sign so the speed trap won’t work anymore.
Stargate: Continuum, 1h34
Directed by Martin Wood
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black, Richard Dean Anderson
Roles President Henry Hayes
Rating74% 3.74643.74643.74643.74643.7464
SG-1 and Jack O'Neill attend a Tok'ra extraction ceremony for Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords. Ba'al claims, however, that he is merely the last clone and that the real Ba'al has a fail-safe plan. The real Ba'al travels back in time to 1939 Earth and massacres the crew of the Achilles, the ship carrying the Stargate to the United States; the captain lives long enough to drop the bomb Ba'al left overboard and keep the ship from being destroyed. In the present, people and objects start disappearing, including Vala Mal Doran and Teal'c. Jack is killed by the clone, but Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson and Cameron Mitchell reach the Stargate. They are surprised to emerge inside the derelict Achilles, which has drifted to the Arctic — Ba'al's actions have created a timeline in which the Stargate Program never happened. After escaping from the sinking Achilles, they are rescued by a team led by Colonel Jack O'Neill. Although General Landry believes their story (after intensive interrogation), they are denied permission to change the timeline. In the alternate timeline, Daniel is still trying to convince people about his theories of the pyramids, Carter died in a space shuttle accident and Mitchell does not exist at all because his grandfather was the Achilles captain. The three are separated and given new lives to lead.