Birth Name: William Devane
Birth Place: Albany, New York, USA
Born Sept. 5, 1937 in Albany, NY, he was the son of Joseph Devane, chauffeur to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his tenure as Governor of New York from 1929 to 1932. Acting became his primary interest during high school, when he began acting in neighborhood theater. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Art, he began making the rounds in off-Broadway theater, most notably in the political spoof "MacBird" (1967) which marked his first portrayal of a Kennedy (Robert). That same year, he made his film debut in the 16mm independent production, "In the Country," as a radical who reflects on his life while in hiding. Guest appearances on television soon followed, as did...
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