Bill Duke

Bill Duke

actor, director, producer

Bill Duke was born on Feb 26, 1943 in USA. Bill Duke's big-screen debut came with Car Wash directed by Michael Schultz in 1976, strarring Duane / Abdullah. Bill Duke is known for The Vandal directed by Eddie Alcazar, Bill Duke stars as Harold and Maurice Compte as Doctor X. Bill Duke has got 7 awards and 8 nominations so far. The most recent award Bill Duke achieved is Action on Film International Film Festival, USA. The upcoming new movie Bill Duke plays is Bad Country which will be released on May 01, 2022.

Duke Media Entertainment, led by actor, director, producer, writer and humanitarian, Bill Duke, is dedicated to bringing quality Edutainment to audiences around the globe. Formerly Yagya Productions, Duke Media has successfully produced critically acclaimed film and television content for more than 30 years. Additionally, Duke Media is in process of expanding the brand to involve itself in the development of new media technologies, i.e. cellphone apps, games, and virtual world experiences. Since the early 70s, Bill Duke along with industry veterans Michael Shultz and Gordon Parks, have long paved the way for African Americans in the industry.Mr. Duke excels in front of and behind the camera. His acting and directing credits are extensive and include stints on such ground breaking television series as Falcon Crest, Fame, Hill Street Blues, Knotts Landing, Dallas, and New York Undercover. His feature credits include Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Get Rich or Die Trying, Deep Cover, Hoodlum, Predator, Menace II Society and Not Easily Broken, to name a few. He has recently completed production on, Blexicans, a new television pilot that takes a comedic look at a mixed race family. His documentaries, Dark Girls and Light Girls, both NAACP Image Award nominees, aired on OWN and were two of the most successful documentaries on the network.Bill Duke's invaluable contributions to the industry have been recognized by both his peers and the entertainment community. Appointed by former President Bill Clinton to the National Endowment of Humanities, he was appointed to the Board of the California State Film Commission by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and he has been honored by the Directors Guild of America with a Lifetime Achievement Tribute.

  • Birthday

    Feb 26, 1943
  • Place of Birth

    Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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Known For


7 wins & 8 nominations

Action on Film International Film Festival, USA
Best Picture
Winner - Action on Film Award
Northeast Film Festival, US
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - Festival Award
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