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Bill Duke (I)

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 ... See full bio »

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 2016 American Satan (post-production)
 2015 Beyond the Silence (completed)
District Attorney Adam Stevenson
 2014 Tru Dattt (TV Series) (pre-production)
Bill Duke (2015)
 2016 Restored Me
Officer Brantley
 2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Ed Pastrino
- Heartfelt Passages (2016) ... Ed Pastrino
- Intersecting Lives (2016) ... Ed Pastrino
 2015 Between (TV Series)
Gord's Father
- End of the Rope (2015) ... Gord's Father
 2014 Clipped Wings, They Do Fly
District Attorney Adam Stevenson
 2011/V Engagement (Short)
 2011 Chaos (TV Series)
General Margolis
- Core Fortitude (2011) ... General Margolis
 2010 The Big Bang
 2008 My Own Worst Enemy (TV Series)
Serge Khabako
- Love in All the Wrong Places (2008) ... Serge Khabako
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Grover Boone '05 / '08
 2007 The Boondocks (TV Series)
- Thank You for Not Snitching (2007) ... Detective (voice)
 2007 The Go-Getter
 2006/I Yellow
Miles Emory
 2006 Lost (TV Series)
Warden Harris
- Every Man for Himself (2006) ... Warden Harris
 2006 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
- Black Market (2006) ... Phelan
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
 2002-2003 Fastlane (TV Series)
Capt. Bob Parish
- Iced (2003) ... Capt. Bob Parish
- Simone Says (2003) ... Capt. Bob Parish
- Offense (2003) ... Capt. Bob Parish
- Get Your Mack On (2002) ... Capt. Bob Parish
- Ryde or Die (2002) ... Capt. Bob Parish
 2002 R.U.S./H. (TV Movie)
 2002 Red Dragon
Police Chief
 2002 Love and a Bullet
Mysterious Voice on Phone
 2002 Justice League (TV Series)
- The Brave and the Bold (2002) ... Detective (voice)
 2001 Never Again
 1999 Fever
Detective Glass
 1999 The Limey
Head DEA Agent (uncredited)
 1999 Foolish
Studio Producer
 1999/I Payback
Det. Hicks
 1998 Black Jaq (TV Movie)
Ivor 'Max' Maxwell
 1998 Susan's Plan
Detective Scott
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie)
Blackbird Wills
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Nat King Cole: Loved in Return (1998) ... Narrator
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- Pilot (1994) ... Hitman (uncredited)
 1993 Menace II Society
 1989 Samuel Fuller's Street of No Return
Lieutenant Borel
 1989 American Playhouse (TV Series)
FBI Agent #2
- The Meeting (1989) ... FBI Agent #2
 1987 No Man's Land
 1987 Predator
 1986 Dallas: The Early Years (TV Movie)
Seth Foster
 1985 Commando
 1981 Benson (TV Series)
- The Grass Ain't Greener (1981) ... Mad-Dog
 1980-1981 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Luther Freeman
- Crossroads (1981) ... Luther Freeman
- The Threat (1981) ... Luther Freeman
- Future City (1981) ... Luther Freeman
- Scandal (1981) ... Luther Freeman
- The Old Sister (1980) ... Luther Freeman
 1980 American Gigolo
 1978 Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (TV Movie)
Sgt. Langford
 1978 Love Is Not Enough (TV Movie)
'Happy' Jordan
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
David Pearl
- Angels on the Run (1978) ... David Pearl
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Officer Dryden
- Hutchinson for Murder One (1978) ... Officer Dryden
 1976 Car Wash
Duane - Abdullah
 1976 On the Rocks (TV Series)
- High Noon (1976)
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
- Bad Dude (1976) ... Sylk
 1972-1975 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Sands
- Santiago's America (1975) ... Mr. Sands
- Santiago's Ark (1972) ... Mr. Sands
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Created book "Black Light: The African American Hero" with text by Paul Carter Harrison and an introduction by Danny Glover. Published by Thunder's Mouth PR. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 4½" (1.94 m)

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There are very few things that you do as an actor that are not part of you on some level. I've been able to get a certain freedom, and since I'm an introverted person, it's a way to act out to a certain extent. The profession allows me to be many different kind s of things that I think I don't have the personal courage to be in my personal life. See more »


Was considered for the role of Lt. Al Giardello on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). See more »


Often cast as law enforcement officers: "Red Dragon" (2002), "Exit Wounds" (2001), "Action Jackson" (1988).

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