He starred in the films Car Wash and American Gigolo, and played Mac in Predator. As a television actor, he has appeared in Lost and Cold Case.
He preformed in a variety of Broadway musicals such as Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death.
He directed the movies Hoodlum and A Rage in Harlem.
His parents's names are Ethel Louise Douglas and William Henry Duke Sr. He married Shelia P. Moses.
He directed the movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit with Whoopi Goldberg.