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Bill Duke – MovieActors.com

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Duke in AMERICAN GIGOLO.

About Bill Duke (1943 –)

On February 26, 1943, Bill Duke was born in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Bill Duke is an imposing looking African-American actor, director, producer and writer. One of his trademarks is having a shaved head.

Boston University, New York University's Tisch School of Arts, and at the American Film Institute are the schools where Bill Duke received his training.

Bill Duke's start in television was in the eighties, with TV shows like MIAMI VICE, CAGNEY & LACEY and HILL STREET BLUES.

Additionally, Bill Duke directed several TV movies, in the eighties, such as KILLING FLOOR, and RAISIN IN THE SUN. Bill Duke also starred in action movies such as COMMANDO; (1985) and PREDATOR; (1987).

In the early nineties, he began directing movies like A RAGE IN HARLEM, DEEP COVER, CEMETARY CLUB, and SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT.

Bill Duke is a mentor to young African Americans, trying to break into the film industry. In 2000, Bill Duke was the Chairperson of the Radio-TV-Film Department at Howard University.

Bill Duke continues to divide his time between being in back of the camera or in front. Duke is a very dynamic, stimulating, and creative talent in Hollywood.

Bill Duke's notable movie credits include...

THE BIG BANG (2011)
HENRY'S CRIME (2010)
THE GO-GETTER (2007)
YELLOW (2006)
GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' (2005)
NEVER AGAIN (2001)
FEVER (1999)
PAYBACK (1999)
HOODLUM  (1997)
SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT (1993)
BIRD ON A WIRE (1990)
STREET OF NO RETURN (1989)
ACTION JACKSON (1988)
PREDATOR (1987)
COMMANDO (1985)
AMERICAN GIGOLO (1980)
CAR WASH (1976)
SANTIAGO'S ART TV (1972)

Bill Duke's awards include –

Black Reel Awards – DEACONS FOR DEFENSE (2004)
Sundance Film Festival – THE KILLING FLOOR (1985)

Bill Duke's television credits include...

1-800-MISSING (TV SERIES 2004)
KAREN SISCO TV Series (2003-2004)
ROBBERY HOMICIDE DIVISION (TV SERIES 2003)
FASTLANE (TV SERIES 2003)
STRONG MEDICINE (TV SERIES 2002)
CITY OF ANGELS (TV SERIES 2000)
THE GOLDEN
SPIDERS: A NERO WOLFE MYSTERY (TV MOVIE) (2000)
AMERICA'S DREAM (TV MOVIE) (1996)
NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (TV SERIES 1994)
THE OUTSIDERS (TV SERIES 1990)
FALCON CREST TV Series (1981-1982)


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Bill Duke in AMERICAN GIGOLO - 1980.

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Bill Duke in BIRD ON A WIRE (1990).