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      Bill Duke

      Bill Duke

      Highest Rated: 92% The Killing Floor (1984)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Feb 26, 1943

      Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

      Black performer-director-writer whose work ranges from primetime TV and film to theater and literature. Duke began his film acting career in Michael Schultz's boisterous comedy "Car Wash" (1976), shortly after he started writing for the TV series "Good Times." A prolific TV director with scores of primetime episodes to his credit, including "Knots Landing," "Falcon Crest," "Hill Street Blues," "Spenser: For Hire," "A Man Called Hawk," "City of Angels," "New York Undercover" and the miniseries "Miracle's Boys," he won acclaim for his award-winning PBS film "The Killing Floor" (1984), about WWI stockyard workers, and "The Meeting" (1989), about a hypothetical encounter between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

      Highest rated movies

      No Sudden Move High Flying Bird Mandy Car Wash Menace II Society Predator American Gigolo Red Dragon

      Photos

      Bill Duke CAR WASH, Ivan Dixon, Bill Duke, 1976 CAR WASH, Bill Duke (l), Richard Brestoff, Ivan Dixon, 1976 BIRD ON A WIRE, from left: David Carradine, Bill Duke, 1990, © Universal CAR WASH, Bill Duke, Richard Brestoff, Ivan Dixon, Antonio Fargas, 1976 HIGH FLYING BIRD, FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR STEVEN SODERBERGH, BILL DUKE, ANDRE HOLLAND, ON SET, 2019. PH: JOSEPH MALLOCH/© NETFLIX HIGH FLYING BIRD, FROM LEFT: BILL DUKE, ANDRE HOLLAND, DIRECTOR STEVEN SODERBERGH, CALEB MCLAUGHLIN, ON SET, 2019. PH: JOSEPH MALLOCH/© NETFLIX NO MAN'S LAND, D.B. Sweeney, Bill Duke, 1987. PREDATOR, Jesse Ventura, Bill Duke, 1987. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. RAGE IN HARLEM, A, director Bill Duke, Forest Whitaker on set, 1991, (c)Miramax Films RED DRAGON, Bill Duke, 2002, (c) Universal BIRD ON A WIRE, from left: Bill Duke, Mel Gibson, 1990, © Universal AMERICAN GIGOLO, Richard Gere, Bill Duke, 1980 PREDATOR, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, 1987, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DARK GIRLS, directors Bill Duke, D. Channsin Berry, on set, 2011. DARK GIRLS, directors D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke, on set, 2011. DEEP COVER, Victoria Dillard, Laurence Fishburne, Director Bill Duke, 1992. NOT EASILY BROKEN, from left: Taraji P. Henson, director Bill Duke, on set, 2009. ©Sony Pictures NOT EASILY BROKEN, Morris Chestnut (left), Taraji P. Henson (second from left, sitting), director Bill Duke (standing, left), T.D. Jakes (center, back), on set, 2009. ©Sony Pictures PREDATOR, Shane Black, Sonny Landham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Chaves, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, 1987. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved..

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Premonition Donald Carter (Character) - 2023
      92% 59% No Sudden Move Aldrick Watkins (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vandal Harold (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of The Last Action Heroes Self - 2019
      No Score Yet 17% Hollow Point Senior Guard James (Character) - 2019
      91% 50% High Flying Bird Spencer (Character) - 2019
      91% 67% Mandy Caruthers (Character) $1.2M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Created Equal Director - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Restored Me Officer Brantley (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Preying for Mercy Director - 2015
      No Score Yet 41% Bad Country Nokes (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 18% Battledogs President Donald Sheridan (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 86% Freaky Deaky Wendell (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 77% Dark Girls Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie Unknown (Character) - 2011
      19% 25% The Big Bang Drummer (Character) - 2010
      43% 25% Henry's Crime Frank (Character) $101.9K 2010
      31% 67% Not Easily Broken Director,
      Producer
      $10.6M 2009
      0% 79% Cover Director,
      Producer
      $62.2K 2007
      No Score Yet 91% Prince Among Slaves Director - 2006
      No Score Yet 83% Yellow Miles Emory (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pact Executive Producer - 2006
      17% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Levar (Character) $31.0M 2005
      No Score Yet 89% Deacons for Defense Director - 2003
      11% 45% National Security Lieutenant Washington (Character) $35.8M 2003
      69% 74% Red Dragon Police Chief (Character) $92.9M 2002
      31% 65% Never Again Earl (Character) $295.5K 2001
      33% 45% Exit Wounds Chief Hinges (Character) $51.8M 2001
      No Score Yet 64% Who Killed Atlanta's Children? Chirumenga Jenga (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery Director - 2000
      57% 34% Fever Det. Glass (Character) $4.1K 1999
      0% 67% Foolish Studio Producer (Character) $6.0M 1999
      56% 69% Payback Det. Hicks (Character) $81.5M 1999
      No Score Yet 21% Susan's Plan Detective Scott (Character) - 1998
      43% 65% Hoodlum Director,
      Executive Producer
      $23.5M 1997
      No Score Yet 83% Frank Capra's American Dream Unknown (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 88% America's Dream Director - 1996
      18% 61% Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Director $57.0M 1993
      84% 93% Menace II Society Detective (Character) $27.7M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet World Beat Self - 1993
      57% 30% The Cemetery Club Director $5.6M 1992
      87% 77% Deep Cover Director $16.6M 1992
      68% 52% A Rage in Harlem Director $8.8M 1991
      25% 41% Bird on a Wire Eugene Sorenson (Character) $68.8M 1990
      No Score Yet 71% Street of No Return Lieutenant Borel (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meeting Director - 1989
      19% 35% Action Jackson Capt. Earl Armbruster (Character) $19.6M 1988
      50% 61% No Man's Land Malcolm (Character) $1.1M 1987
      80% 87% Predator Mac (Character) $54.4M 1987
      No Score Yet 86% Dallas: The Early Years Seth Foster (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Johnnie Gibson Story Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flag Director - 1986
      67% 68% Commando Cooke (Character) $34.9M 1985
      92% 100% The Killing Floor Director - 1984
      72% 50% American Gigolo Leon (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Palmerstown, U.S.A. Luther Freeman (Character) - 1980
      86% 60% Car Wash Duane (Abdullah) (Character) - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      92% 50% Black Lightning Agent Odell (Guest Star) 2018-2019
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      47% No Score Yet CHAOS Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2009
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      86% 90% Lost Warden Harris (Guest Star) 2006
      95% 94% Battlestar Galactica Phelan (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle's Boys Director 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 1-800-Missing Director 2004
      95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Character) 2003-2004
      47% No Score Yet Fastlane Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      2002-2003
      57% No Score Yet Legacy Director 1998
      100% No Score Yet Brewster Place Director 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Director 1988
      71% 85% Miami Vice Director 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Director 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Director 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey Director 1983-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Palmerstown Luther Freeman (Character) 1980-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Sylk (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Times Writer