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William Devane as James Heller
|Portrayed by||William Devane|
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James Heller is a fictional character from the TV series 24, played by William Devane. 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American action Drama Television series. William Devane (born September 5, 1937) is an American film and television Actor. William Devane (born September 5, 1937) is an American film and television Actor. Season Four, also known as Day 4 of the television series 24 premiered on January 9 2005 and aired its season finale on May 23 2005 Season Five, also known as Day 5 of the television series 24 premiered on January 15 2006 and aired its season finale on May 22 2006 Season Six, also known as Day 6, of the television series 24 premiered on Sunday January 14 2007 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American action Drama Television series. William Devane (born September 5, 1937) is an American film and television Actor.
Heller received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Yale University. Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems A loyal public servant for several years, he served in the Army as a pilot and air defense artillery officer, obtaining the rank of Captain, and became a reservist upon his retirement from active duty. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. Anti-aircraft warfare, or air defense, is any method of engaging hostile military Aircraft in defence of ground objectives, ground or naval forces The United States Army Reserve is the federal reserve force of the United States Army. After a stint as CEO of Anderson Aerospace, he served as a Congressman and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the Commission to Assess National Security Policy. The US House Committee on Armed Services, commonly known as the House Armed Services Committee, is a Standing committee of the United States House of Representatives He was also director of the President's Economic Stabilization Program. Heller was appointed Secretary of Defense under President John Keeler and retained this position under President Charles Logan. The United States Secretary of Defense ( SECDEF) is the head of the U Charles Logan is a Fictional character played by Gregory Itzin in the television series 24. Heller is the father of his senior policy analyst, Audrey Raines. Audrey Louise Raines is a Fictional character played by actress Kim Raver on the television show 24. He was widowed. His son Richard frequently participates in anti-government/anti-corporate protests, much to his father's chagrin. Heller refers to his son's ideology as "6th Grade Michael Moore logic. An ideology is a set of beliefs aims and Ideas especially in politics Michael Francis Moore (born April 23 1954 is an Academy Award -winning American filmmaker author and liberal Political commentator. "
Before season 4, Heller hired Jack Bauer as a special advisor following his dismissal from CTU. Jack Bauer is the Protagonist of the United States Television series 24, in which he has trained and worked in various capacities During that day, Heller and his daughter are kidnapped by a terrorist group, which planned to broadcast his execution over the internet. They were rescued by Jack, and Heller coordinated CTU's pursuit of terrorist leader Habib Marwan. After spending several hours directing operations in CTU-Los Angeles, he is eventually transferred to Division when the threat escalates. Neither Heller nor his daughter were part of the tight circle that helped fake Jack's death to avoid an international incident with the Chinese.
At the start of season 5, Heller is attending a summit in Japan. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. While on his private jet on the return trip, Audrey telephoned him and told him that it was urgent that he redirect the plane to land in Los Angeles. Jack meets him at Van Nuys Airport to give him evidence implicating President Logan in the death of David Palmer. Van Nuys Airport is a public Airport located in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley section of the city limits of Los Angeles, California After hearing the recording, Heller feels the best course of action is to personally meet with Logan and try to quietly force his resignation. He leaves the recording with one of his security officers and orders Jack and Audrey to be kept in custody until he returns. After he leaves, Christopher Henderson locates Jack at the Van Nuys airport and forces him to surrender the recording while holding Audrey at gunpoint. Heller's plan backfires when Logan, notified by Henderson that the tape has been recovered, informs Vice President Hal Gardner that he is forcing Heller's resignation because of his unsubstantiated allegation that he was complicit in Palmer's death. After Henderson is captured by Jack, Henderson reveals he has his men on standby to kill Heller. The men have orders to kill Heller if Henderson does not make contact with them every fifteen minutes. Jack calls Heller to ask him if any of Henderson's men are visible, and Heller informs him that a man from a hovering helicopter has a laser sight on him. History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. There are many scientific military medical and commercial laser applications which have been developed since the invention of the laser in the 1958 Jack is insistent on letting Henderson go to save Heller. Heller, however, asks Jack's forgiveness for not trusting him earlier, and wasn't going to let his life get in the way. On the phone, Heller speaks his last words, "Tell Audrey I love her. " He then hangs up, and in a suicidal gesture, drives his car off the cliff into a lake. His car is last seen impacting the water of the lake. It appears Heller resigned himself to committing suicide. Henderson goads Audrey by noting the possibility that Heller could have escaped from the car and survived. As he could have no possible knowledge of what actually happened this was presumably a trick by Henderson to encourage Audrey to leave him, enabling him to escape.
In the episode 3:00AM-4:00AM it was revealed that Heller indeed survived the crash and was in intensive care.
Heller returns in Day 6 at 1:56 AM after he learns of his daughter's condition. Season Six, also known as Day 6, of the television series 24 premiered on Sunday January 14 2007 When he sees what state she is in, he tells Jack Bauer to stay away from her. Jack Bauer is the Protagonist of the United States Television series 24, in which he has trained and worked in various capacities "You’re cursed, Jack,” Heller says, “Everything you touch, one way or another, ends up dead. " After telling Jack about never going near Audrey, he threatens to file a legal restraining order to make sure that Jack will never see her. An injunction is an Equitable remedy in the form of a Court order, whereby a party is required to do or interact with in certain ways all right or to refrain from Nadia Yassir tells Jack in 2:00AM-3:00AM that Heller moved Audrey to a civilian hospital. Nadia Yassir is a Fictional character from the TV series 24 played by Marisol Nichols.
In the closing minutes of Day 6, Bauer arrives at Heller's beach house, holding Heller at gunpoint and demanding to know why Heller didn't try to get him out of China. Heller insists that he did, but those efforts met with failure. Jack tells him that he did not try hard enough, and decided to leave Jack as an "acceptable loss. " Jack also says that Heller doesn't blame him for Audrey's condition but the fact that Audrey would not give up on Jack regardless of what he told her. Heller admits Jack is right, and he deserves better, but Jack is not interested. Additionally, Bauer demands to know where Audrey is, and Heller refuses, which enrages Bauer further. Heller calmly lets Bauer know that no matter how badly Bauer wants to regain his life, he will be drawn back into "the game". He also tells him: "If my daughter goes with you, she will pay the price just like your wife did!" Jack becomes infuriated even more with Heller and threatens to kill him, but Heller then implores Bauer to let Audrey go for her sake. After a few moments with Audrey, Bauer agrees with Heller, and painfully bids Audrey goodbye for the last time.