William Joseph Devane is an American actor. He appeared as the President of the United States in The Dark Knight Rises and as Williams, a NASA board member, in Interstellar.

Devane graduated from New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later made his Broadway debut in poorly received "The Watering Place", with a more successful performance in "the Chinese and Dr. Fish" in 1970. Devane's sole Broadway directorial effort, the Vietnam War drama "G. R. Point," lasted for 32 performances in 1979 and brought Michael Jeter a 1979 Theatre World Award.

Devane's more notable television roles include President John F. Kennedy in the The Missiles of October (1974), a 1973 telefilm about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and major roles in Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (1976) and John Schlesinger's Marathon Man (1976). He has subsequently appeared in The West Wing (1999), 24 (2001), and Stargate SG-1 (1997). He became best known for his role as Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing (1983–1993).

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As the President of the United States

Selected filmography Edit

  • Interstellar (2014)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Space Cowboys (2000)
  • Exception to the Rule (1997)
  • Hadley's Rebellion (1987)
  • Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
  • Yanks (1979)
  • Marathon Man (1976)
  • The Family Plot (1976)
  • The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)
  • In the Country (1967)

Television appearances Edit

  • 24: Live Another Day (2014)
  • 24 (2005-2007)
  • What About Brian (2006-2007)
  • Crumbs (2006)
  • Stargate SG-1 (2004)
  • The West Wing (2003)
  • The X-Files (2002)
  • Early Edition (1997-1999)
  • Turks (1999)
  • Knots Landing (1983-1993)
  • From Here to Eternity (1979-1980)
  • Black Beauty (1978)
  • The Missiles of October (1974)
  • N.Y.P.D. (1967–1969)

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