Bill Duke Net Worth

Bill Duke Net Worth is
$2 Million

Bill Duke Biography

Bill Duke was created as William Henry Duke in the twenty-6th of February in the entire year 1943. Born in NY, has always thought to have born to accomplish something in the entertainment sector. He is a guy of dark ethnicity but is pleased with it. who provides sent him to wait Franklin D. this is why he is so effective today that he provides been known in the market by everyone who provides acknowledged the importance and excellence of his functions. He was created to Ethel Louise and William Henry Duke Sr. He’s a seventy-three-year-outdated actor and director who spent some time working hard in the times starting from his times of youth; Roosevelt SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. It’s been claimed that the existing size of Costs Duke net worthy of is really as much as 2 million dollars. The profession in the field where Costs was most interested acquired currently begun when he made an appearance on the Broadway for the musical known as Ain’t Likely to Die an all natural Death and in addition seized the chance to are a director for several episodes of the tv screen series like Hill Road Blues and Miami Vice. These initial functions that he did established what lengths he would be moving in the near future. With the elevation of six foot and four in ., he provides nailed the functions for the tv screen and has always preserved his impression in where he will go. He made an appearance on Broadway in 1971 in the musical, Ain’t Likely to Die an all natural Death, and directed many episodes of noteworthy 80’s tv series including Hill Road Blues and Miami Vice. Professor Constance Kuhn provides encouraged him to activate in drama, while Professor Howard Winn observed his skill for creative skill and helped him develop it. He’s an motivation about whom people wish to know everything about. Where will Costs Duke net worthy of steams from? The worthy of in addition has increased because he began focusing on his directing abilities and also have directed many theatrical movies and dramas. Costs is single nowadays and does not have any girlfriend, but before he reached age seventy-three, he previously Whoopi Goldberg in his lifestyle. It isn’t clearly found if they dated just or they remained as couple. He being wedded and happy in the partnership was old news, today he loves the achievement that he has obtained, by itself. This actor and director have got lots of leisure time probably because he does not have any one to contact as a wife and will be found to end up being very energetic on Twitter. He provides a lot more than three thousand tweets in his accounts and is accompanied by a lot more than eleven thousand supporters who will need to have learned a whole lot from his articles and learnings. In the film American Gigolo, he provides portrayed the function of a gay guy; To know even more about him, he are available in Wikipedia. He also visited Dutchess Community University and got his guidelines in executing arts and in innovative composing which he founds to have got helped him a whole lot in the profession he thought we would pursue. Costs Duke is mostly called an actor to numerous people however, he in addition has begun his profession as a film director. Therefore, it’s been due mainly to his profession in cinema sector that Costs Duke net worthy of is as high since it is certainly today. In 1980 Costs proved that he is a real general actor by convincingly portraying gay pimp at Paul Schrader’s film American Gigolo. The actor was created in 1943 in NY. In 2000, he directed a movie designed for Television known as “The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery”. When he was learning there, Costs Duke for the very first time made an appearance on stage too, that was in the creation known as “Emperor Jones”. In this creation, he was selected for the leading component. He studied at NY University’s Tisch College of Arts and received a BA in Drama from Boston University. In 1971, Costs Duke debuted on Broadway when he was selected to surface in a musical known as “Ain’t Likely to Die an all natural Death”. In the 1980s, Costs Duke provides directed a few episodes of some displays, such as for example “Miami Vice” and “Hill Street Blues”. Ultimately, his are a director became one of many resources of his fame and in addition of Costs Duke net worthy of. In 1976, Costs Duke got one of is own first major functions in a film known as “Cars Wash”. He’s the CEO and founder of the Duke Mass media Foundation, and is certainly a humanitarian and activist who devotes his period to charity rather than for profit organizations. Nevertheless, additionally it is worth mentioning that Costs Duke became even more interested into directing movies than showing up in them. In 1985 he served simply because a director of a film made for Television called “The Killing Flooring”. In the 1990s, Costs Duke started to are a director of some theatrical films. In the 1990s, he directed a few such films, including “Hoodlum”, “A Rage in Harlem” and “Deep Cover”. In 1993, he proved helpful as a director for just two films, such as for example “Sister Act 2: Back the Habit”, where Whoopi Goldberg made an appearance, and “The Cemetery Golf club”. When he was going to Dutchess Community University, he tasted the artwork of performing and drama. In 2007, he proved helpful as a director of a documentary creation known as “Prince Among Slaves”. Thus, he has turned into a famous director which involvement in addition has increased the entire amount of Costs Duke net worthy of a lot. Costs Duke net worth: Costs Duke can be an American actor and film director who includes a net worthy of of $2 million. But how did he acquire the tiny fortune he provides? William Henry “Costs” Duke, Jr was created in Poughkeepsie, NY on February 26, 1943. When he graduated out of this college, Costs Duke enrolled into Boston University. Bill includes a net worthy of of $2 million, and he deserves the worthy of that is accumulated for he provides invested all his drive and desire for finished . he loved carrying out most. Known for his 6 ft 4½ inches stature and closely shaven mind, he provides appeared in lots of tough guy roles seeing that an actor, including Car Wash, Gigolo, Comm, Actions Jackson, The Limey, o and Predator. Recently he also made an appearance in Bird on a Wire, Payback, and X-Guys: The Last Stand. Furthermore to performing, Duke also directed it movie, The Killing Flooring, in 1985 in addition to a series of movies in the 90s, including A Rage in Harlem, Deep Cover, Hoodium, The Cemetery Golf club, and Sister Act 2: Back the Habit. Four years afterwards, he made an appearance in another film known as “American Gigolo”. Duke is certainly on the Plank of Directors of Educating Youthful Minds after school plan with the objective to help inner town youth in the usa excel in college and life. He’s also extensively associated with the US UNAIDS mission to get rid of AIDS globally. It could be true to state that Bill’s route into movies started when he was their studies at Dutchess Community University. As for your day, Costs Duke net worthy of is approximated at $2 million dollars which sure is not a lot, having at heart how many films he previously made and made an appearance in, and especially having at heart that he is somebody who has paved just how into entertainment business for a lot of people we now call superstars. Plus, Bill is an extremely universal actor who’s equally good doing his thing films (because of his physically imposing body, he is offered this sort of roles most regularly), dramas and comedies. He’s known for his actually imposing body, and his work frequently includes action films in addition to criminal offense and drama, although he in addition has done a few effective comedies. the function gave him an opportunity to explore a different part of his being. He’s married to National Reserve award Finalist, Shelia Moses. He spent some time working in films like American Gigolo, Commando, Predator, The Limey, Actions Jackson, Exit Wounds, X-Men, National Protection and Obtain Rich or Die Tryin’. After graduating from community university the near future millionaire has continuing to build his understanding and broaden horizons at Boston University (that’s where he got additional instruction in drama) NY University’s Tisch College of Arts and afterwards at the AFI Conservatory. In most cases, the skill for different types of artwork, performing and literature, which includes been obvious since he was a kid, is the main way to obtain Bill Duke net worthy of. As a director, Costs can be credited for The Cemetery Golf club, Sister Act 2: Back the Habit, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery and Dark Women. Nearly most critics agreed that Duke’s efficiency was noteworthy, use the theatre didn’t significantly boost his fortune. This is partially because of the fact that his input in to the achievement of the musical was underappreciated, partly because of the inescapable fact that theatre actors usually do not earn just as much as people in Hollywood. Bill’s first significant function in movies was in the film Car Clean. In this film e portrayed youthful and fierce Dark Muslim groundbreaking Abdullah Mohammed Akbar. Each one of these films provides contributed to the entire Bill Duke net worthy of! Despite the fact that the movie had not been an excellent commercial success and didn’t attract mass interest upon its release, ultimately it became a cult film with a little but constant following. Costs Duke is mainly known from drama and actions films, but he in addition has appeared in a few comedies, too. With youthful Richard Gere in the lead, this film became a significant commercial success, grossing a lot more than $22n million domestically with a spending budget of $4.5 million. Today let’s get into information… In 1971 Duke, currently an experienced actor, has made an appearance in a well-known Broadway musical Ain’t Likely to Die a Natural Loss of life. As Duke stands 6,5ft, his body frame suited this function just perfectly.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameBill Duke
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 26, 1943
Height1.93 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television Director
EducationAmerican Film Institute, Boston University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
SpouseShelia P. Moses
ParentsEthel Louise Duke, William Henry Duke Sr.
SiblingsYvonne Duke
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
MoviesPredator, Commando, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Hoodlum, Deep Cover, Dark Girls, Get Rich or Die Tryin', X-Men: The Last Stand, Not Easily Broken, A Rage in Harlem, National Security, Menace II Society, American Gigolo, Payback, Bird on a Wire, Exit Wounds, Action Jackson, The Cemetery Club, Red Dragon, Bad Country, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Henry's Crime, Car Wash, Prince Among Slaves, The Go-Getter, Street of No Return, Deacons for Defense, Always Outnumbered, No Man's Land, Battledogs, Cover, America's Dream, Who Killed Atlanta's Children?, Light Girls, Freaky Deaky, The Big Bang, Never Again, Yellow, A Raisin in the Sun, Fever, Black Jaq, Clipped Wings They Do Fly, The Killing Floor, Engagement
TV ShowsKaren Sisco, Palmerstown, U.S.A.

Interesting Facts

1 Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) is his favorite film.
2 Cousin of Helen Douglas, and Earl Hansen.
3 Uncle of Nola Hampton.
4 Brother of Yvonne Duke.
5 Chairperson of the Radio-TV-Film department at Howard University. [2000]
6 Was considered for the role of Lt. Al Giardello on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993).
7 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992.
8 Directed the sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993). Nearly a decade later, he appeared in Red Dragon (2002) with Harvey Keitel, who played the villain of the original Sister Act (1992).
9 Appeared in two films opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger: first as a villain in Commando (1985) and second as one of Schwarzenegger's jungle commandos in Predator (1987).
10 Frequently collaborates with Laurence Fishburne.
11 He is a mentor to young African Americans trying to make it as actors or directors.


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


1 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.
2 [om being typecast as police officers] Once I figured Hollywood might typecast me as the police officer, I turned to directing. That way, I could wait until an interesting project came along.
3 I've studied different terms of acting, different kinds. However, I could not say that I subscribe to any particular kind of acting. I utilize what I know from real life to create my characters. Acting for me is an opportunity to really live out a number of different lives. To be able to portray those different aspects of yourself sets you free in a lot of ways.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Television: Best Director Deacons for Defense (2003)
1997 Career Achievement Award Acapulco Black Film Festival
1985 Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic The Killing Floor (1984)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Television Documentary Dark Girls (2011) D. Channsin Berry (Director)
2010 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Director Not Easily Broken (2009)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Director - Television Miracle's Boys (2005) Spike Lee

Ernest R. Dickerson

Neema Barnette

LeVar Burton

Kevin Arkadie
1998 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Director Hoodlum (1997)
1992 Tokyo Grand Prix Tokyo International Film Festival Deep Cover (1992)
1991 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival A Rage in Harlem (1991)
1985 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic The Killing Floor (1984)



American Satan 2016 post-production Gabriel
Beyond the Silence 2015 completed District Attorney Adam Stevenson
Restored Me 2016 Officer Brantley
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2016 TV Series Ed Pastrino
Between 2015 TV Series Gord's Father
Bad Country 2014 John Nokes
Clipped Wings, They Do Fly 2014 District Attorney Adam Stevenson
Battledogs 2013 TV Movie President Donald Sheridan
Freaky Deaky 2012 Wendell Robinson
Engagement 2011/V Short
Chaos 2011 TV Series General Margolis
The Big Bang 2010 Drummer
Henry's Crime 2010 Frank
Level 26: Dark Origins 2009 Short Jack Mitchell
My Own Worst Enemy 2008 TV Series Serge Khabako
The Boondocks 2007 TV Series Detective
The Go-Getter 2007 Liquor
Yellow 2006/I Miles Emory
Lost 2006 TV Series Warden Harris
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 Trask
Battlestar Galactica 2006 TV Series Phelan
Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 Levar
Karen Sisco 2003-2004 TV Series Amos Andrews
Fastlane 2002-2003 TV Series Capt. Bob Parish
National Security 2003 Lieutenant Washington
R.U.S./H. 2002 TV Movie
Red Dragon 2002 Police Chief
Love and a Bullet 2002 Mysterious Voice on Phone
Justice League 2002 TV Series Detective
Exit Wounds 2001 Chief Hinges
Never Again 2001 Earl
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? 2000 TV Movie Chirumenga Jenga
Fever 1999 Detective Glass
The Limey 1999 Head DEA Agent (uncredited)
Foolish 1999 Studio Producer
Payback 1999/I Det. Hicks
Black Jaq 1998 TV Movie Ivor 'Max' Maxwell
Susan's Plan 1998 Detective Scott
Always Outnumbered 1998 TV Movie Blackbird Wills
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Narrator
New York Undercover 1994 TV Series Hitman
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 Mr. Johnson
Menace II Society 1993 Detective
Bird on a Wire 1990 Albert Diggs
Samuel Fuller's Street of No Return 1989 Lieutenant Borel
American Playhouse 1989 TV Series FBI Agent #2
Action Jackson 1988 Capt. Earl Armbruster
No Man's Land 1987 Malcolm
Predator 1987 Mac
Dallas: The Early Years 1986 TV Movie Seth Foster
Commando 1985 Cooke
Benson 1981 TV Series Mad-Dog
Palmerstown, U.S.A. 1980-1981 TV Series Luther Freeman
American Gigolo 1980 Leon
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1978 TV Movie Sgt. Langford
Love Is Not Enough 1978 TV Movie 'Happy' Jordan
Charlie's Angels 1978 TV Series David Pearl
Starsky and Hutch 1978 TV Series Officer Dryden
Car Wash 1976 Duane - Abdullah
On the Rocks 1976 TV Series
Kojak 1976 TV Series Sylk
ABC Afterschool Specials 1972-1975 TV Series Mr. Sands


Created Equal 2017 post-production
The Power of One: The Diane Latiker Story Documentary announced
Untitled Joe Louis Project announced
The Blexicans 2015 TV Series
Light Girls 2015 Documentary
Preying for Mercy 2014 TV Movie
Dark Girls 2011 Documentary
Xelerate 2011 Short
Not Easily Broken 2009
Cover 2007
Prince Among Slaves 2007 Documentary recreations director
Miracle's Boys 2005 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
1-800-Missing 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Robbery Homicide Division 2003 TV Series 1 episode
Fastlane 2003 TV Series 1 episode
Deacons for Defense 2003 TV Movie
Strong Medicine 2002 TV Series 1 episode
American Experience 2002 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Angel: One More Road to Cross 2001 Video
Living in the Spirit Revue 2001 Video documentary
City of Angels 2000 TV Series 1 episode
The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery 2000 TV Movie
Hoodlum 1997
America's Dream 1996 TV Movie
New York Undercover 1994 TV Series 1 episode
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993
The Cemetery Club 1993
Deep Cover 1992
A Rage in Harlem 1991
The Outsiders 1990 TV Series 3 episodes
Brewster Place 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Gideon Oliver 1989 TV Series 1 episode
American Playhouse 1984-1989 TV Series 3 episodes
A Man Called Hawk 1989 TV Series 1 episode
Heartbeat 1989 TV Series 1 episode
Tour of Duty 1988 TV Series 1 episode
Miami Vice 1988 TV Series 1 episode
Spenser: For Hire 1988 TV Series 1 episode
Crime Story 1987 TV Series 2 episodes
Knots Landing 1982-1987 TV Series 10 episodes
The Twilight Zone 1987 TV Series 1 episode
Amen 1987 TV Series 1 episode
Starman 1986-1987 TV Series 2 episodes
Flag 1986
Matlock 1986 TV Series 1 episode
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI 1986 TV Movie
Fame 1986 TV Series 1 episode
Hell Town 1985 TV Series 1 episode
MacGruder and Loud 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Berrenger's 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Hill Street Blues 1983-1984 TV Series 2 episodes
Hunter 1984 TV Series 1 episode
Call to Glory 1984 TV Series 1 episode
Maximum Security 1984 TV Series 1 episode
Cagney & Lacey 1983-1984 TV Series 2 episodes
Emerald Point N.A.S. 1983-1984 TV Series 2 episodes
Dallas 1983 TV Series 2 episodes
Falcon Crest 1982 TV Series 6 episodes
Flamingo Road 1982 TV Series 2 episodes


The Power of One: The Diane Latiker Story Documentary executive producer announced
Untitled Joe Louis Project producer announced
Preying for Mercy 2014 TV Movie executive producer
Meeting Gary 2014 Short associate producer
And Then... 2013 Short consulting producer
Brooklyn Gangster: The Story of Jose Lucas 2012 consulting producer
Dark Girls 2011 Documentary executive producer / producer
Xelerate 2011 Short producer
Not Easily Broken 2009 producer
Cover 2007 producer
The Pact 2006 Documentary executive producer
Living in the Spirit Revue 2001 Video documentary co-executive producer
Hoodlum 1997 executive producer
Sweet Potato Ride 1994 Short executive producer


The Blexicans 2015 TV Series
Preying for Mercy 2014 TV Movie
Good Times 1979 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Assistant Director

American Experience 2002 TV Series documentary director of re-creations - 1 episode
Rude 1982 assistant director


Brooklyn Gangster: The Story of Jose Lucas 2012 special thanks
Salvation Road 2010/I Short special thanks
Earshot 2009 special thanks
Free Meal 2009 Short special thanks
El pistolero del diablo 2007 Short grateful acknowledgment
Flat Dog Dreams 2007 Short special thanks
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee 2007 special thanks
Ax 'Em 1992 special thanks


Diversity in Hollywood 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary
Unsung Hollywood 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Movies and Stuff 2016 TV Series Himself
Strokes of Genius 2015 Documentary Himself
Actors Reporter Interviews 2015 TV Series Himself
Exhale 2015 TV Series Himself
Misguided Altruism 2015 Documentary
Celebrity Crime Files 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Zo What? Morning Show 2014 TV Series Himself
TakePart Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Fuller Life 2013 Documentary Himself - Reader (segment "Freelance")
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp 2012 Documentary Himself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Himself
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie 2012 Documentary
Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
The Brian McKnight Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Char·ac·ter: The Interviews 2010 Documentary Himself
Film Hustle 2009 Documentary Himself
On Profiles in Courage 2009 Documentary Himself
Directors on Directing 2009 Documentary Bill Duke
Straight from the Horses Mouth 2009 Video Himself
Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself
11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success 2007 Video Himself
Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Commando: Pure Action 2007 Video documentary Himself
Trailers from Hell 2007 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Himself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roots: Celebrating 25 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Predator: Character Design 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Predator: Classified Action 2001 Video short Himself
Predator: Old Painless 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Predator: The Life Inside 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Predator: The Unseen Arnold 2001 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Frank Capra's American Dream 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee: Director
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1991 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Abdullah
Le Fossoyeur de Films 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary
Payback: Straight Up 2006 Video Detective Hicks

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