David has one son, Shawn and one daughter, Anne.
David attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California.
His father was a highway patrolman.
He is sometimes credited as 'David Coleman Dukes.'
David first appeared on Broadway in 1971.
The final Dawson's Creek episode he appeared in was dedicated to his memory.
David received numerous death threats in 1971 after he played a character who tried to rape Edith Bunker in All in the Family.
David's first TV appearance was in a 1970 episode of The Virginian.
Every year, one third year Theater Arts student working toward a career in stage acting is rewarded the David Dukes Memorial Scholarship.
His wife wrote a book of essays that included rememberances of David.
The Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts mounted an exhibit of David's theater archive in 2003.
In November every year, the David Dukes Invitational Tennis Tournament takes place.
David's first film appearance was in The Strawberry Statement in 1970.
David Dukes was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
David replaced John Lithgow in the original production of the play M. Butterfly.
David received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Josephine Baker Story.
David was in the running to play Gordy LaChance in the film Stand By Me.
David Dukes died while filming mini series Rose Red.
He was married to novelist Carol Muske.
In 1980 he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in the Broadway play Bent.
He died in Lakewood, Washington.
David Dukes: I've never burned to be a star. You have to have enough of a name to get the big parts with the best people.