On February 26, 1943 Bill Duke was born in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Bill Duke is a shaven headed, imposing looking African-American actor, director, producer and writer.
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 & LACEYand 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 the very talented Bill Duke 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
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.
Some of Bill Duke's notable credits include -
THE BIG BANG (2011)
HENRY'S CRIME (2010)
THE GO-GETTER - 2007
YELLOW - 2006
GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' - 2005
KAREN SISCO - TV Series - 2003 - 2004
NEVER AGAIN - 2001
BIRD ON A WIRE (1990)
FEVER - 1999
PAYBACK - 1999
HOODLUM - 1997
SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT - 1993
STREET OF NO RETURN - 1989
ACTION JACKSON - 1988
COMMANDO - 1985
FALCON CREST - TV Series - 1981 - 1982
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
1-800-MISSING (TV SERIES) (2004)
ROBBERY HOMICIDE DIVISION (TV SERIES) (2003)
FASTLANE (TV SERIES) (2003)
STRONG MEDICINE (TV SERIES) (2002)
CITY OF ANGELS (TV SERIES) (2000)
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)