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Bill Duke Bio, Age, Ethnicity, Career, Net Worth, Height, Married

Bill Duke

Bill Duke: Biography in Details

Who is Bill Duke?

Bill Duke is an American actor, director, producer, and writer known for performing in action and crime drama films. Furthermore, he recently appeared in a documentary film, In Search of Tomorrow.

Bill Duke: Birth Facts, Early Life

Bill Duke was born on February 26, 1943, in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. His birthname is William Henry Duke Jr.

He was born to William Henry Duke Sr. and Ethel Louise. Bill grew up with his sister named Yvonne Duke. He is close to his niece Nola Hampton, who appeared in the ‘Unsung Hollywood television documentary series.

He is of American nationality and of Afro-American ethnicity.

As per academics, Bill Duke graduated from ‘Franklin D. Roosevelt High School’ in Hyde Park and later went to ‘Dutchess Community College’ in Poughkeepsie. He learned performing arts and creative writing at the college.

Bill Duke attended ‘Boston University’ in Massachusetts after graduating from ‘Dutchess Community College,’ where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in drama.

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Bill Duke went on to study performing arts at places like the ‘AFI Conservatory’ and the ‘Tisch School of Arts’.

Bill Duke: Career, Professional Life

Bill Duke started his career with a small role on Broadway in 1971 when he became part of a musical titled ‘Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death.’

Since then, he has landed roles in over 80 movies and tv series, most notably in films like American Gigolo, No Man’s Land, Bird on a Wire, Menace II Society, Exit Wounds, Payback, X-Men: The Last Stand, Mandy, Dallas: The Early Years, Always Outnumbered, and Battledogs.

Some of the tv series Bill Duke has acted in are ABC Afterschool Specials, Palmerstown, U.S.A., Fastlane, Karen Sisco, Cold Case, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Black Lightning, Ghost Tape, and The Oval.

Moreover, Bill Duke has directed episodes of numerous television series such as Cagney & Lacey, Dallas, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, The Twilight Zone, Deep Cover, A Rage in Harlem, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, and American Playhouse.

Besides acting in films, he is also a mentor to young promising Afro-American actors or directors.

Awards and Nominations

Bill Duke has received various honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, the NAACP’s Special Award for Exceptional Achievement, the SCLC’s Drum Major for Justice Film Award, and the Cable Ace Award. Duke was also named to the National Endowment for the Humanities by President Bill Clinton.

Bill Duke: Salary, Net Worth, Income

Of all his illustrious career, Bill Duke has earned a hefty amount of income. He has an estimated net worth of over $4 Million.

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Rumors and Controversies

There are no rumors or controversies about him yet.

Bill Duke: Body Stats, Hair and Eye Color

Bill Duke stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 90 kilograms. Likewise, he has a clean-shaved head and a black color eye.

Social Media Platforms

Bill Duke is active on social media profiles such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He has over 70k followers on Instagram, around 36k followers on Facebook, and over 42.8k followers on Twitter.

Bill Duke’s Birthday Dates

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2024 February Monday
2025 February Wednesday
2026 February Thursday
2027 February Friday
2028 February Saturday

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