'Knots Landing': This Is William Devane Today

William Devane at the UK premiere of 24: Live Another Day, London, 2014

5. August 2019 - 10:40 Uhr / Laura Pérez

You probably remember him as "Greg Summer" in the 1983 American soap opera Knots Landing, but William Devane has been working on different productions since the 1960's and has portrayed several political characters. 

William Devane is the actor who portrayed "Greg Summer" in 269 episodes of the American prime time television soap opera Knots Landing from 1983 to 1993. He was born in 1939 in Albany, New York, and started his acting career with the New York Shakespeare Festival where he performed in 15 plays. He is also known for portraying Robert F. Kennedy in the 1967 Off-Broadway satire MacBirdand other political roles.

Joan Van Ark, Donna Mills, Ted Schackleford, William DeVane, Kevin Dobson, and Michelle Lee from the television soap opera Knots Landing 

What has William Devane done since Knots Landing ended?

William Devane's professional career includes appearances in more than 40 films and more than 50 television shows. Since Knots Landing ended in 1993, he has continued to play some political roles. He guest-starred as the Secretary of State in The West Wing in 2004, and in 2005 he joined the cast of 24 as Secretary of Defense.

William Devane: Starred in Revenge

His most recent work is his appearance in the soap opera Revenge where he had a recurring role as "Grandpa Edward." In 2012 he played the role of the President of the United States in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight RisesTwo years later, in 2014, he appeared in the science fiction film Interstellar, and in 2015 he was part of the regular cast of the comedy television series The Grinder.

William Devane at the FOX portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour, Beverly Hills, California

A bit more about Knots Landing star William Devane

He is a polo player and enjoys horseback riding

He once owned an American-Italian restaurant called Devane's

He was in two movies that were released on the same weekend: Space Cowboys and Hollow Man

The reason why he often plays political roles is because of his Kennedyesque looks and mannerisms

He has been married since 1961. He and his wife, Eugenie Devane have two sons, one of them is also an actor

William Devane and his wife Eugenie at the premiere of Monte Walsh, Burbank, California, 2003