William Henry Duke, Jr.

Bill Duke was born on 26 February 1943 in Poughkeepsie, New York. As an actor, director, producer and screenwriter he has done many roles and directed many films and reality shows. Most of his roles are of bad guy, and he rarely appeared in a comedy movie.

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Biography and early life

Bill Duke is the son of Ethel Louise Duke and William Henry Duke, Sr. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. Bill Duke started his journey of acting in New York where he has done movies and TV shows. He has to face several difficulties in the choice of roles because of his height and his dark complexion. He’s always been considered as a bad guy in movies.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Bill Duke in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bill Duke’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 26 February 1943. Though, he is 6’3” in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 79kg in Kilograms.


Bill Duke has completed his high school from Roosevelt high school and later he got admission in Dutchess community college where he learnt acting and drama. To improve his skills he decided to do BA in drama and arts from Boston university.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Bill Duke is a successful American actor who is famous for his bad guy stuff. Bill Dukes wife name is Shelia P. Moses. She is an African by origin. She writes books and has been nominated for National Book Award. The couple has two child’s one boy (William) and girl (Ethel) respectively. Bill Duke has a sister too. He is quite active on social media having accounts on Twitter, Instagram and even Facebook with followers around the globe.

Is Bill Duke gay?

Bill Duke is a married to his beautiful wife and they both have 2 children together, he is also enjoying his married life with his wife and both his children very privately. He has also stated anywhere for being a gay. This clearly depicts that he is not a gay.

Professional Career

He started his acting career in 1971 and has got his first movie in 1976. In 1979, he directed and produced his first film. Standing 6 feet tall and black in colour with shaved head his looks were really deadly in early days. He has done movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger which made him even more tough guy. His acting career has only shown him rough and tough but its not the same.

He has directed a lot of movies and reality shows.


He has received numerous awards and recognitions in his career till now. Some of them are reflected below

  • Lifetime achievement award of American film institute
  • NAACP’S special award

He has also been called by President for National Endowment of Humanities.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bill Duke in 2021

As of 2021, It is estimated that the net worth of Bill Duke is around $4 million. He has acquired all his net worth with a lot of hard work and patience. He is also very much dedicated and sincere towards his work.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

He’s a great humanitarian who does a lot of charity. His efforts to bring African American into Hollywood is appreciable. His Duke media foundation brings hope to the hopeless and helps others fulfill their dreams.

We can say Bill Duke is a great actor and director but not only that he is a great human being too. His roles in movies are impressive and as a director and producer his written movies and reality shows are great too. He has done some wonderful jobs, as an artist and as a human being.


Facts of Bill Duke

  • Gender Male
  • full nameBill Duke
  • birthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth February 26, 1943
  • Age 79 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 9
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionJewish
  • net worth$4 million
  • professionActor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
  • weightIn Kilograms – 79 kg, In Pounds – 174 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 193 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6’3”
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolRoosevelt high school

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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