Birth Name: William deVry
Birth Place: Montreal, Canada
William deVry Simard was born in Montreal, Quebec. Wil comes from an accomplished family. His father was a gifted college athlete. His maternal grandmother held 26 world records in track and field. His great-grandfather Herman A. DeVry founded the DeVry University.
Wil, an only child, was a world traveler as a young boy, even living in Guinea, Africa for a time, before moving to Florida with his mother at the age of 19. He dreamed of being a baseball player but that changed after taking acting classes in college.
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His career started with a role on the TV series SeaQuest 2032. The following year, deVry scored a role in the movie Once in a Blue Moon. Wil began adding to his resume, such credits included The Sentinel, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Volcano: Fire on the Mountain, Viper, Dead Man’s Gun, Convictions, I Know What You Did, The Long Way Home and Nash Bridges.
In 1996, deVry landed a recurring roles on The Outer Limits, Nothing Too Good For a Cowboy and The First Wave. In 1998, Wil joined the cast of Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict. A year later, he joined the casts of Beggars and Choosers and Stargate SG-1.
He managed to continue to book guest appearances and movie roles despite his schedule with such projects as So Weird, Dream Storm, Dead in a Heartbeat, Port Charles, The Twilight Zone and Wildfire 7: The Inferno. In 2003, Wil booked the role of the villain fans loved to hate, Michael Cambias on All My Children.
After his stint ended in 2004, deVry booked TV movies Double Cross, Three Weeks, Three Kids and A Killer Among Us, and he joined the cast of Godiva’s, InSecurity and Nikita, while juggling the role of Storm Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Other roles he tackled during this period included In Return, Transporter the Series, Castle, NCIS, Cedar Cove and The Outsider. 2013 turned into another busy year for deVry when he joined the cast of three separate shows: Beauty and the Beast, Hemlock Grove and General Hospital.
Currently reprising the role of Julian Jerome on GH, Wil continues to live out his dream of acting. When he isn’t working, deVry divides his time in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Florida with his lady love Rebecca Staab.
- April 20, 1968 — Birthdate
- Is an only child and named after his maternal grandfather.
- His mother, Diane, is the grand-daughter of Herman DeVry founder of the DeVry Institute.
- William is is ambidextrous.
- Grew up in Florida.
- Dreamed of playing professional baseball before being smitten with the acting bug.
- Herman A. deVry — Great-grandfather
- William deVry — Grandfather
- Diane Simard — Mother
- Rebecca Staab — Partner
William deVry wanted to be a professional baseball player, but a friend challenged him to take an acting class for fun and he was hooked.
He has been working steady since his debut on SeaQuest 2032, adding credits like Nash Bridges, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Earth: Final Conflict, Stargate SG-1, Port Charles, All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, Beauty and the Beast, Hemlock Grove, Castle and NCIS.
Actor (12 Credits)
General Hospital (TV Show)13924 — 2017
13923 — 2017
13922 — 2017 Derek Wells/Julian Jerome 2017
Cedar Cove (TV Show)
Resolutions and Revelations — 2014
Stand and Deliver — 2014
NCIS (TV Show)
Kill Chain — 2014Commander Stone 2014
Castle (TV Show)
The Lives of Others — 2013Dan Renner 2013
Nikita (TV Show)
Clean Sweep — 20122012
Killer Among Us (TV Show)Officer Drake
InSecurity (TV Show)
I Spy Peter — 2011
The Spy, the Friend and Her Lover — 2011
Agent Ex — 2011
The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Show)
The Bold and the Beautiful — 2009
The Bold and the Beautiful — 2008
The Bold and the Beautiful — 2008
The Twilight Zone (TV Show)
Time Lapse; Dead Man's Eyes — 2002
Dead Man's Eyes — 2002
Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict (TV Show)
Limbo — 2000
One Taelon Avenue — 2000
Crossfire — 1999
First Wave (TV Show)
The Decision — 1999Karl 1999
The Outer Limits (TV Show)The Origin of Species — 1998 Ben 1998
Appearing (4 Credits)
Who Shot The Daytime Soap? (TV Show)
The Hollywood Christmas Parade (TV Show)
Cribs (TV Show)
Pacific Pads — 20102010
MTV Cribs (TV Show)
MTV Cribs — 20082008
Guest (1 Credits)
Soap Talk (TV Show)
Soap Talk — 20032003