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Bill Duke

Film Director / Actor / Television Director / Playwright | * 02/26/1943 (78) | Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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William Henry Duke Jr. (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor and film director. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke works primarily in the action and crime drama genres often as a character related to law enforcement. Frequently a character actor, he has starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando and Predator, and has appeared in films like American Gigolo, No Man's Land, Bird on a Wire, Menace II Society, Exit Wounds, Payback, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Mandy. In television, he ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Action

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Movies with Bill Duke as Actor(44)

as himself2021 In Search of Tomorrow
as Spence2019 High Flying Bird
as Senior Guard James2019 Hollow Point
as Caruthers2018 Mandy
as Gabriel2017 American Satan
as Officer Brantley2016 Restored Me
as John Nokes2014 Bad Country
as Himself - Reader (segment "Freelance")2013 A Fuller Life
as President Donald Sheridan2013 Battledogs
as Wendell Robinson2012 Freaky Deaky
as Drummer2011 The Big Bang
as Frank2010 Henry's Crime
as Miles Emory2006 Yellow
as Detective Hicks2006 Payback: Straight Up
as Lieutenant Washington2003 National Security
as Mysterious Voice on Phone2002 Love and a Bullet
as Police Chief2002 Red Dragon
as Earl2001 Never Again
as Chief Hinges2001 Exit Wounds
as Det. Hicks1999 Payback
as Head DEA Agent (uncredited)1999 The Limey
as Detective Glass1999 Fever
as Detective Scott1998 Susan's Plan
as Blackbird Wills1998 Always Outnumbered
as Detective1993 Menace II Society
as Albert1990 Bird on a Wire
as Lieutenant Borel1989 Street of No Return
as Capt. Earl Armbruster1988 Action Jackson
as Malcolm1987 No Man's Land
as Mac Eliot1987 Predator
as Seth Foster1986 Dallas: The Early Years
as Cooke1985 Commando
as Leon James1980 American Gigolo
as Wash Guy - Duane or Abdullah1976 Car Wash

TV Shows/Series with Bill Duke as Actor(12)

as Agent Percy Odell2018 Black Lightning
2004 Lost
as Phelan2004 Battlestar Galactica
as Amos Andrews2003 Karen Sisco
1973 Kojak

Movies with Bill Duke as Crew(23)

Directing/Director2017 Created Equal
Directing/Director2015 Light Girls
Directing/Director2014 Preying for Mercy
Production/Executive Producer2014 Preying for Mercy
Directing/Director2011 Dark Girls
Directing/Director2009 Not Easily Broken
Production/Producer2009 Not Easily Broken
Directing/Director2008 Prince Among Slaves
Directing/Director2007 Cover
Directing/Director2003 Deacons for Defense
Directing/Director2002 Partners of the Heart
Directing/Director2001 DMX: Angel
Directing/Director1997 Hoodlum
Directing/Director1996 America's Dream
Directing/Director1993 The Cemetery Club
Directing/Director1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Directing/Director1992 Deep Cover
Directing/Director1991 A Rage in Harlem
Directing/Director1989 The Meeting
Directing/Director1989 A Raisin in the Sun
Directing/Director1986 Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI
Directing/Director1984 The Killing Floor

TV Shows/Series with Bill Duke as Crew(29)

Directing/Director2005 Miracle's Boys
Directing/Director2002 Robbery Homicide Division
Directing/Director2002 Fastlane
Directing/Director2001 A Nero Wolfe Mystery
Directing/Director2000 Strong Medicine
Directing/Director1998 Legacy
Directing/Director1994 New York Undercover
Directing/Director1989 Gideon Oliver
Directing/Director1988 HeartBeat
Directing/Director1987 Tour of Duty
Directing/Director1986 Matlock
Directing/Director1986 Amen
Directing/Director1986 Crime Story
Directing/Director1986 Starman
Directing/Director1985 Hell Town
Directing/Director1985 Spenser: For Hire
Directing/Director1985 Berrenger's
Directing/Director1985 The Twilight Zone
Directing/Director1984 Hunter
Directing/Director1984 Maximum Security
Directing/Director1984 Miami Vice
Directing/Director1983 Emerald Point N.A.S.
Directing/Director1982 Fame
Directing/Director1982 Cagney & Lacey
Directing/Director1981 Hill Street Blues
Directing/Director1981 Falcon Crest
Directing/Director1980 Flamingo Road
Directing/Director1979 Knots Landing
Directing/Director1978 Dallas

Additional Information

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Full Name: Bill Duke
Born: Friday, 02/26 1943 (February) in Poughkeepsie (current age: 78 years + 70 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Boston University, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Boston University College of Fine Arts, Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School
Bill Duke frequently works together with these people:
Alan Fudge (10x, Actor)
James Hong (9x, Actor)
Al Ruscio (9x, Actor)
Michael Cavanaugh (8x, Actor)
Edward James Olmos (7x, Actor)
Richard Romanus (7x, Actor)
Brian Helgeland (7x, Crew)
Henry G. Sanders (7x, Actor)
Michael Delano (7x, Actor)
Richard Herd (7x, Actor)
Jack Bannon (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1588, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/26/2021