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Bill Duke

Filmmaker & Actor Known for "Commando" and "X-Men: The Last Stand"

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Bill Duke is an acclaimed African American filmmaker, actor, director, producer and writer who received dramatic arts training at Boston University, NYU's Tisch School of Arts and the American Film Institute.

Duke first broke into TV in the early eighties, directing episodes of well-known shows including "Miami Vice," "Cagney & Lacey" and "Hill Street Blues." Additionally, he has directed several movies that received wide critical acclaim, including The Killing Floor, A Raisin in the Sun, Not Easily Broken, Cover, Faces of HIV, Miracles Boys, Deacons for Defense, Deep Cover, A Rage in Harlem and Hoodlum.

As an actor, Duke became known to moviegoers following his appearance in several high-octane action movies of the mid-1980s, including fighting Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando, playing Mac, an unlucky mercenary, in Predator and as a fiery police chief in Action Jackson. More recently, Duke has been in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and American Satan (2017).

Duke is interested in creating films of all genres and lengths that are entertaining, insightful and powerful. Realizing the threats that face young members of the urban community, he created the nonprofit Duke Media Foundation in 2004 to address the issues that threaten the urban communities. He is the founder and CEO of Duke Media, a production company located in Los Angeles, California.

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Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career on Screen and behind the Camera

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Bill Duke

Filmmaker & Actor Known for "Commando" and "X-Men: The Last Stand"

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Bill Duke Biography

Bill Duke is an acclaimed African American filmmaker, actor, director, producer and writer who received dramatic arts training at Boston University, NYU's Tisch School of Arts and the American Film Institute.

Duke first broke into TV in the early eighties, directing episodes of well-known shows including "Miami Vice," "Cagney & Lacey" and "Hill Street Blues." Additionally, he has directed several movies that received wide critical acclaim, including The Killing Floor, A Raisin in the Sun, Not Easily Broken, Cover, Faces of HIV, Miracles Boys, Deacons for Defense, Deep Cover, A Rage in Harlem and Hoodlum.

As an actor, Duke became known to moviegoers following his appearance in several high-octane action movies of the mid-1980s, including fighting Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando, playing Mac, an unlucky mercenary, in Predator and as a fiery police chief in Action Jackson. More recently, Duke has been in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and American Satan (2017).

Duke is interested in creating films of all genres and lengths that are entertaining, insightful and powerful. Realizing the threats that face young members of the urban community, he created the nonprofit Duke Media Foundation in 2004 to address the issues that threaten the urban communities. He is the founder and CEO of Duke Media, a production company located in Los Angeles, California.

Bill Duke Videos

  • Strong Black Legends: Bill Duke | Strong Black Lead | Netflix ...
    Bill Duke speaks about his upbringing in upstate New York and working with Whoopie Goldberg for Sister Act 2.
  • Bill Duke Talks Dark Girl Documentary, Skin Bleaching and ...
  • Bill Duke at 2012 Eye on Black: Salute to Directors

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Bill Duke Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Bill Duke

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  • How to book Bill Duke?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bill Duke for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bill Duke, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bill Duke or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bill Duke?

    Booking fees for Bill Duke, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Duke, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill Duke?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Duke for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Duke for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill Duke or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Duke or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bill Duke is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Duke for your event is available upon request. Bill Duke generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jurnee Smollett, Spike Lee, Angela Bassett, Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Duke for an upcoming event.

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  • Strong Black Legends: Bill Duke | Strong Black Lead | Netflix ...
    Bill Duke speaks about his upbringing in upstate New York and working with Whoopie Goldberg for Sister Act 2.
    Bill Duke Talks Dark Girl Documentary, Skin Bleaching and ...
  • Bill Duke at 2012 Eye on Black: Salute to Directors

Bill Duke Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Bill Duke

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