All My Children
“Know that success will happen. Don't pray that it will happen. Don't wonder when it will happen. Just know that if you are prepared you will get your chance.” William deVry
Canadian actor William deVry is probably best known for playing Michael Cambias on the ABC soap opera “All My Children” (2003-2004), from which he netted a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2004. He also portrayed Storm Logan in “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Peter McNeil in the Canadian series “InSecurity” (2011). Other TV credits include “Earth: Final Conflict” (1998-2000), “Beggars and Choosers” (2000-2001), “Stargate SG-1” (1999-2002) and “Godiva's” (2006).
DeVry once dated actress Rebecca Staab. He collects art and is a connoisseur of fashion and architecture.
Childhood and Family:
An only child, William deVry Simard was born on April 20, 1968, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. He spent his childhood in many different places, including Africa, and moved to Florida with his mother, Diane, when he was 19 years old. His mother is the granddaughter of Dr. Herman DeVry, who founded DeVry University in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931. Now, William divides his time between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and homes in California and Florida.
As a child, deVry wanted to become a major league baseball player. After taking an acting class in college, he decided to pursue acting as a career.
The Bold and the Beautiful
William deVry made his television acting debut in a 1994 episode of “SeaQuest 2032” called “Daggers.” His first film role arrived a year later in Philip Spink's “Once in a Blue Moon.” DeVry next landed guest roles in television shows like “The Sentinel” (1996), “Poltergeist: The Legacy” (1996), “Viper” (1997), “Dead Man's Gun” (1997) and “Nash Bridges” (1998). In 1996, he appeared as a bartender in an episode of Showtime's “The Outer Limits” called “Inconstant Moon.” He returned to the show in 1997 to play the role of Ben in the episode “Double Helix” and then appeared in the 1998 episode “The Origin of Species.” DeVry also appeared in the television films “Volcano: Fire on the Mountain” (1997), “Convictions” (1997), “I Know What You Did” (1998) and “The Long Way Home” (1998). In 1998, he also landed the recurring role of Joshua Doors on the Canadian series “Earth: Final Conflict,” a role he kept until 2000.
1999 saw the actor portray Leo Porter in two episodes of “Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy,” Ned Malone in two episodes of the syndicated science fiction series “The Lost World” and Karl in two episodes of the Sci-Fi Channel series “First Wave.” He also guest starred in an episode of “Cold Squad” and began his recurring role as Aldwin on the military science fiction series “Stargate SG-1.”
Entering the new millennium, DeVry guest starred as Craig Swenton in an episode of “The Outer Limits” called “Breaking Point” (2000). It was followed by a recurring role on the Showtime series “Beggars and Choosers,” starring Beau Bridges, Justin Carroll, Colin Cunningham and Kaj-Erik Eriksen, to name a few actors. Playing Brent Kallus in the series, he appeared in 5 episodes between 2000 and 2001. Next up for DeVry, he appeared in episodes of “So Weird” (2001), “The Twilight Zone” (2002) and “Port Charles” (2 episodes, 2002). During this period, he also worked on the TV films “Dream Storm” (2001), “Dead in a Heartbeat” (2002) and “Wildfire 7: The Inferno” (2002) and in the direct-to-video “Liebe auf den 2. Blick” (2002).
In 2003, DeVry joined the cast of the ABC long running soap opera “All My Children” in the role of Michael Cambias. For his good acting in the series, he earned a 2004 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. However, he left the show in 2004.
In 2006, DeVry played the recurring role of Garth on the Canadian TV series “Godiva's,” starring Erin Karpluk, Stephen Lobo, Sonja Bennett, Leah Cairns and Noel Fisher, and was cast as Dean Swanson in the television film “Double Cross.” The same year, he also landed the role of Storm Logan on the CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” a role he continued until 2008.
DeVry next costarred with Natalie Lisinska in the Canadian series “InSecurity,” playing Peter McNeil. The show premiered on CBC on January 4, 2011. He also guest starred in an episode of “The Haunting Hour: The Series” called “The Perfect Brother” (2011) and played Brian Norton in the TV film “Three Weeks, Three Kids.”