Bill Duke

Actor and Director
Born Feb 26, 1943

William Henry "Bill" Duke, Jr. is an American actor and film director with over 35 years of experience. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's work frequently dwells within the action/crime and drama genres but also includes comedy.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Duke.


1943 Birth Born on February 26, 1943.


1971 28 Years Old After graduation from Dutchess he went on to Boston University for further instruction in drama and for his B.A. After studying at New York University's Tisch School of Arts and the AFI Conservatory, he appeared on Broadway in the 1971 Melvin Van Peebles musical Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death. … Read More


1985 42 Years Old Duke directed the TV movie The Killing Floor in 1985. … Read More


2007 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007 he directed the reenactments in the award-winning, PBS-broadcast documentary Prince Among Slaves produced by Unity Productions Foundation. … Read More
2008 65 Years Old Duke was cast as recurring character Capt. Parish in the action television series/crime drama Fastlane. He made a guest appearance on Baisden After Dark in the episode broadcast on July 18, 2008 and guest-starred on Cold Case as Grover Boone, a corrupt politician, in the 2008 episode "Street Money". … Read More
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