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Bill Duke

Bill Duke is a multitalented actor and director with extensive credits in film and television. Most recently, Duke appeared in Brett Ratner's Red Dragon starring Anthony Hopkins, as well as Exit Wounds opposite Steven Seagal, Never Again with Jill Clayburgh, and The Limey opposite Terence Stamp and Peter Fonda. Other select films credits include Payback, Foolish, Susan's Plan, Predator, as well as Commando opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bird on a Wire, American Gigolo and Action Jackson, for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination. He can currently be seen on Fox Network's McG-produced TV series Fastlane.

As a director, Duke made an auspicious debut with the motion picture Rage in Harlem starring Forrest Whitaker. He went on to direct the action-drama Deep Cover starring Laurence Fishburne, the romantic comedy The Cemetery Club starring Ellen Burstyn, the hit film, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit and Hoodlum starring Fishburne, Tim Roth and Andy Garcia. His latest directorial effort is the Showtime movie Deacons of Defense, which reunites him with Whitaker.

Duke's other television directorial credits include the A&E telefilm, The Golden Spiders, City of Angels, Legacy, Cagney & Lacey, Knot's Landing and Miami Vice, to name a few.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Bill Duke Facts

BirthdayFebruary 26, 1943 (80)
BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, USA
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Bill Duke compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Prince Among Slaves
Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit
Dark Girls
Not Easily Broken
Deep Cover
The Professor
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