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William Devane
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    (September 5, 1940- )
    Best known as Gregory Sumner on 'Knots Landing (1983-93)'
    Acted in 'McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971),' 'The Missiles of October (1974),' 'Family Plot (1976),' 'Marathon Man (1976),' 'The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977),' 'Testament (1983),' 'The Monroes (1995),' 'Turks (1999),' 'Space Cowboys (2000),' 'Hollow Man (2000),' 'The Badge (2002),' '24 (2005)' and 'Crumbs (2006)'
    He is typecast as a politician, military figure or doctor.
    One critic remarked, 'Every show or movie he's in, he plays the same character: William Devane.'
    He appeared in the infamously awful 'The Michael Richards Show.'
    He complained about how 'Knots Landing' was shafted by award shows.
    He was in several editions of 'Battle of the Network Stars.'
    He was the son of a chauffeur.
    He's been married to his wife since 1961.
    He was originally going to be on 'Knots Landing' for eight episodes and ended up on the show for ten years.
    He was in two films that opened the same weekend: 'Hollow Man' and 'Space Cowboys' (2000).
    His 'let them play!' chant from 'Bad News Bears in Breaking Training' was used by angry baseball fans when Bud Selig cut short the tied-up 2002 All-Star Game.
    He enjoys horseback riding.

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