Actor O. L. Duke

Orville Lewis Duke (August 12, 1953 – September 10, 2004) was an American stage, television and film actor.

He was a member of the renowned Actors Studio and was the interim Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) from 2002 to 2004. In keeping with the tradition of the NEC, Duke helped young Black actors hone their skills by sharing his work experiences and teaching classes using the method acting technique.

Duke died in a car crash in New York City, on September 10, 2004. He was on his way home after performing in an off-Broadway play, when a car cut him off on the West Side Highway. His vehicle jumped a divider and struck an oncoming car.


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Seize the Day Funeral Home Attendant Uncredited
1987 Tomorrow’s a Killer Eddie K.
1989 The Luckiest Man in the World ‘Ace’
1990 The White Girl Nicky
1990 The Return of Superfly Change Maker
1991 The Five Heartbeats Monroe
1992 Malcolm X Pete
1993 Sugar Hill ‘Tutty’
1995 The Keeper Baker
1998 Lulu on the Bridge Paramedic #2
2001 Piñero Paul
2002 The Other Brother Londel
2002 Antwone Fisher Uncle Duke
2003 Out of Time Detective Bronze
2004 Coalition Walter (final film role)

External Links

Actor O. L. Duke – Wikipedia

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