| Character actor|
| David Coleman Dukes|
June 6, 1945 (1945-06-06) San Francisco, California
October 9, 2000, Lakewood, Washington, United States
Carol Muske-Dukes (m. 1983–2000), Caroline McKenzie (m. 1965–1975)
A Journey Back Home: The Story of the Johnson-Brinson Project & Break Away, Down Girl
Shawn Dukes, Annie Muske-Dukes
Rose Red, Rawhead Rex, Gods and Monsters, The Winds of War, Date with an Angel
Carol Muske‑Dukes, Tom McLoughlin, Dan Curtis, Stanley R Jaffe, Brian Gibson
David Dukes Wikipedia
David Coleman Dukes (June 6, 1945 – October 9, 2000) was an American character actor. He had a long career in films, appearing in 35. Dukes starred in the mini-series The Winds of War and War and Remembrance in the 1980s, and he was a frequent television guest star. Later in life, Dukes had recurring roles on shows such as Pauly, Sisters and Dawson's Creek.
Dukes was born in San Francisco, California, the son of a highway patrolman. Dukes had a son Shawn by his first wife Carolyn McKenzie and a daughter Annie by his second wife Carol Muske.
David Dukes was the eldest of four boys: David, James, Robert and Joe Paul. He married his first wife while a student at the College of Marin on October 9, 1965. Their son Shawn David Dukes was born on March 31, 1966.
Dukes' film career included 35 movies. Throughout his career, he was a television guest star, notably as the man who attempted to rape Edith Bunker on All in the Family and as a blind bully on Three's Company. During the 1980s, Dukes appeared in the dual miniseries The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. He received an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor for his role in The Josephine Baker Story (1991) and appeared as Arthur Miller in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996). He was a regular in the first season of Sisters, playing the transvestite husband of oldest sister, Alex (Swoosie Kurtz). Dukes' role became a recurring character in subsequent seasons. On Dawson's Creek, he had the recurring role of Mr. McPhee, father to Jack (Kerr Smith) and Andie (Meredith Monroe) from the second through fourth seasons.
Dukes had considerable stage experience, first appearing on Broadway in 1971. He later appeared in a revival of Molière's The School for Wives. Dukes' theatrical roles included as Dracula, Doctor Frankenstein, and Antonio Salieri in the original production of Amadeus, replacing Ian McKellen. He also replaced John Lithgow in the original production of David Henry Hwang's play M. Butterfly, and he received a Tony nomination in 1980 for best featured actor in a play for Bent.
David Dukes recorded several audiobooks, most notably Isaac Asimov's unabridged Prelude to Foundation.
Dukes died of a heart attack in Spanaway, Washington while on location shooting the Stephen King mini-series Rose Red. His widow Carol Dukes' experiences with the medical examiner's office in Pierce County, Washington were so frustrating that she publicly spoke against the office's lack of cooperation. The ME's office would not let her see her husband's body, did not inform her of her rights or honor some of the rights she did try to exercise, and failed to detect evidence of a previous heart attack during his autopsy.
Dukes is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.The Strawberry Statement (1970) as Guard
The Wild Party (1975) as James Morrison
A Fire in the Sky (1978) as David Allan
A Little Romance (1979) as George de Marco
Mayflower: A Pilgrim Adventure (1979) as Capt. Myles Standish
The First Deadly Sin (1980) as Daniel Blank
Only When I Laugh (1981) as David Lowe
Without a Trace (1983) as Graham Selky
Madame in Manhattan (1984) as Himself
Rawhead Rex (1986) as Howard Hallenbeck
The Men's Club (1986) as Phillip, Professor
Catch the Heat (1987) as Waldo Tarr
Date with an Angel (1987) as Ed Winston
See You in the Morning (1989) as Peter Goodwin
Killer Instinct (1989) as Bo Petersen
The Handmaid's Tale (1990) as Doctor (cameo)
Under Surveillance (1991) as Actor
The Josephine Baker Story (TV film) (1991) as Jo Boullion
Me and the Kid (1993) as Victor Feldman
Fled (1996) as D.A. Chris Paine
Last Stand at Saber River (1997) as Edward Janroe
Tinseltown (1997) as Jake
Gods and Monsters (1998) as David Lewis
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998) as Spencer Dane Sr.
Goosed (1999) as Steffon Stevens
Tick Tock (2000) as Holden Avery
Alex in Wonder (2001) as Joseph Bloomfield (filmed in 1999)
Beacon Hill (TV series) (1975), 13 episodes as Robert Lassiter
The Jeffersons (1976) in episode "George and the President" as Cal Roberts
One Day at a Time (1976) The Maestro, in season 2, episode 26 as Byron de Veer
All in the Family (1977) in two-part episodes "Edith's 50th Birthday" as Lambert
Three's Company (1978) in episode "Jack's Navy Pal" as Jim Walsh
79 Park Avenue (1977 miniseries) as Mike Koshiko
How the West Was Won in episode "L'Affaire Riel" (1979 miniseries) as Louis Riel
The Winds of War (1983 miniseries) as Leslie Slote
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984 TV movie) as Gooper (Brother Man)
George Washington (1984 miniseries) as George William Fairfax
Kane & Abel (1985 miniseries) as David Osbourne
War and Remembrance (1988 miniseries) as Leslie Slote
Spies (1993 TV movie) as Robert Prescott
The Love Letter (1998 TV movie) as Everett Reagle
Dawson's Creek (1999–2000) in seven episodes as Mr. McPhee
Sliders (1999) in episode "Roads Taken" as Thomas Michael Mallory
Diagnosis: Murder in season 4, episode 13 "In Defense of Murder" (1996) as Darren Worthy
Rose Red (TV film) (2002) as Professor Carl Miller (filmed in 2000)
Barney Miller (1977) in episode "Corporation" as Brad Laneer
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov