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Bill Duke: Net Worth, Careers, Achievements and More

Bill Duke is a well-known American actor, director, and producer. In 2004, he received Black Reel Award for Television: Best Director in Deacons for Defense.

Who is Bill Duke?

William Henry Duke Jr., popularly known by his professional name Bill Duke, is an actor, producer, and director in the United States of America. He has been ruling the American film industry for six decades. Duke has acted in the following films- American Gigolo, Never Again, National Security, Get Rich or Die Tryin, The Big Bang, American Satan, X-Men: The Last Stand, High Flying Bird, No Sudden Move, Commando, Predator, and others. The versatile artist has directed and produced two films, Cover and Dark Girls. Duke’s directed hit films like A Rage in Harlem, Deep Cover, America’s Dream, Not Easily Broken, and Created Equal.

For his contribution to the movie industry, the artist has received several recognitions in his career. In 1985, Duke won the Special Jury Prize for The Killing Floor at the Sundance Film Festival. He was honored with the Career Achievement Award at the Acapulco Black Film Festival in 1997. As a director, Duke won four Black Reel Awards in his professional career. In 2016, he received the Showcase award at the Maupintown Film Festival. In the following year, the personality won a Jury Award in the Sunscreen Film Festival, Festival Award at the Northeast Film Festival, and an Action on Film Award at the Action on Film International Film Festival.

Bill Duke Biography – Facts, Childhood, Family Life, Achievements

Quick Bio

Birth NameWilliam Henry Duke Jr.
Birth DateFebruary 26, 1943 (Age 78)
Birth PlacePoughkeepsie, New York, USA
Birth SignPisces
Other NamesBill Duke
Parent(s)William Henry Duke Sr., Ethel Louise Duke
Sibling(s)Yvonne Duke
High SchoolRoosevelt high school
CollegeDutchess community college
ProfessionActor, director, producer
Active Years1961- Present
Height6 feet 3 inches
Weight79 kg
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Spouse(s)Shelia P. Moses
ChildrenEthel and William
Social Media HandlesTwitter


Net worth$4 million


What are the career highlights of Bill Duke?

  • Bill Duke is a popular American actor and director. He started his career in theatre in the 1960s. The actor made his film debut with the 1976 film Car Wash. Duke is mostly known for his appearances in action films in the 1980s. His character portrayal of Cooke in the 1985 film Cooke became very famous. Following the audience’s love, the actor was provided the offer to play the role of Sgt. Mac Eliot in Predator. After that, Duke acted in several films, including No Man’s Land, Action Jackson, Street of No Return, Susan’s Plan, Payback, and Fever. His legacy continued in the 2000s. 
  • Duke made his directorial debut with the 1984 TV drama film The Killing Floor. He has also produced two films- Cover in 2007 and Dark Girls in 2011. Duke’s other-directed films are A Rage in Harlem, released in 1991; Deep Cover 1992, The Cemetery Club in 1993, America’s Dream in 1996. The versatile artist has gained enough respect in his career. Duke has been a member of the California Film Commission of the American Film Institute. He founded the Duke Media Foundation organization to provide a helping hand to aspiring film artists. 

Bill Duke on 'Deep Cover' and Hollywood's gatekeepers - Los Angeles Times

Personal Information

What is Bill Duke’s physical appearance?

Bill Duke is a 78 years old American actor. He has a height of 6.3 feet and a bodyweight of 79 kg. The actor’s eyes are black so is his hair. Duke attended Roosevelt high school and graduated from Dutchess community college. He was born and brought up in Poughkeepsie, New York, the USA, by William Henry Duke Sr. and Ethel Louise Duke.


Is Bill Duke married?

Bill Duke is married to Shelia P. Moses. They are spending a happy married life with two children Ethel and William.

Net worth

What are the income sources of Bill Duke?

Bill Duke is a renowned American actor, director, and producer. His net worth is $4 million.


  • Bill Duke has a sibling named Yvonne Duke.
  • He is 78 years old.
  • Duke has two kids.


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