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Duke grew up just north of Richmond in rural-ish Mechanicsville Virginia.

The youngest of five kids, young Duke’s favorite pastime was make-believe. Batman, Tarzan, Starsky or Hutch, you name it.  For hours, alone in the backyard (or with a friend; he did have a few friends), he could be found fighting crime and saving the world.


Duke did his first play at the age of 14. From the very first day meeting these strange, over sharing, beautiful nut jobs, he knew he was all in!


An award-winning actor, Duke has appeared in films, television and theatres across the country.  His major television credits include roles in Mindhunter (Netflix, David Fincher), FBI: Most Wanted (CBS, Rose Troche), Hostages with Toni Collette (CBS, Henry Bronchtein), Forever (ABC, John F. Showalter) and Sally Hemings with Sam Neill (CBS, Charles Haid) as Jack Epps. 

An accomplished theatre actor, Duke starred alongside Kerry Butler in the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Clinton (dir: Dan Knechtges).  He starred as George Bailey in numerous productions of Its A Wonderful Life around the country (Goodspeed, Westchester Bway, Orlando Shakespeare).  Some of his  favorites roles include Fun Home (Virginia Rep), Maytag Virgin (Florida Rep) Ace (Signature, Old Globe), Rabbit Hole (Cadence), Doubt (West Va Public), and Next to Normal (Virginia Rep/ Cadence).

He has been seen in numerous national commercials for such brands as American Express, Heineken, Kettle Chips, and Time Warner.

Duke has received multiple Best Actor Awards and nominations from The Richmond Times-Dispatch and Theatre Critics Circle.

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Mindhunter | Netflix | David Fincher

Detective Chambers

Tapawingo | Dylan K. Narang

Mr Henley

FBI:Most Wanted | CBS | Rose Troche

Guest Star

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Let The Right One In | Showtime | Seith Mann


The Watcher | Netflix | Paris Barclay


Hostages | CBS | Henry Bronchtein


Sally Hemings | CBS | Charles Haid

Jack Epps

Forever | ABC | John F. Showalter


A Blaze In The Brooklyn Sky | Short | Henry Winnik 


Martyr of a Forgotten Dream | Short | Benjamin Rummans


Traitors | Short | Robert Moncrieff


Goose Egg | Short | Madeline Leshner, Zach Stone


Ironclads | TBS | Delbert Mann


Wicked Spring | Lionheart Film Works | Kevin R Hershberger


Red Dead Redemption II | Video Game | Rockstar Games

Voice & Motion Capture

Regional Theatre

Wednesday's Child (World Premiere) | Florida Studio Theatre | Kate Alexander


A Wonderful Life | Goodspeed | Michael Pearlman

George Bailey

Maytag Virgin | Florida Rep | Greg Longenhagen

Jack Key

Rabbit Hole | Cadence Theatre | Anna Senechal Johnson 


Fun Home | Cadence Theatre | Chase Kniffen


Next to Normal | Virginia Rep | Chase Kniffen


Doubt | West Virginia Public | Ron Iannone

Father Flynn

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Ace | Signature Theatre | Eric Shaeffer


Ace | The Old Globe | Stafford Arima


Dead Man's Cell Phone | Company of Fools | Denise Simone


White Christmas | Syracuse Stage | Paul Barnes


Sideman | Company of Fools | John Glenn


Das Barbecu | Company of Fools | RL Rowsey


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf | The Production Co | Daniel Moore


The Cocktail Hour | Virginia Rep | Nancy Cates


The Woman in Black | Blue Ridge Theatre Fest | Matt Reeder


Jack and Jill | Virginia Rep | Steve Perigard


Burn This | Virginia Rep | Melissa Johnston


Playing With Fire | Carpenter Science Thtr | Randy Strawderman

Victor Frankenstein

Special Skills/ Other

Swimming, Snow Skiing, Tennis, Horseback Riding, Drivers License, Passport

  • Best Actor award RTCC - Next To Normal - Virginia Repertory Theatre 

  • Best Actor award Richmond Times Dispatch - A Wonderful Life - Theatre Virginia 

  • Best Actor nomination RTCC - Fun Home - Cadence Theatre                                

  • Best Actor nomination  RTCC - Rabbit Hole - Cadence Theatre 

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