as Duke DePalma
Duane Davis plays Duke DePalma, an ex-cop and former heavyweight boxer
with a short fuse and an intimidating style, in Team Knight
Born in Cleveland and raised in Los Angeles, Davis knew that he wanted
to be an actor by the third grade. In 1987, he landed a part in the
feature film Summer School, starring Mark Harmon and directed by Carl
Reiner. Since then, he has added almost 20 films to his list of
credits including Beetlejuice, Universal Soldier, Necessary Roughness,
Under Siege, The Program, Little Big League, Steal Big, Steal Little,
and The Great White Hype. Most recently, Davis completed the
contoversial An Alan Smithee Film.
Davis' numerous television credits include A Different World, 21 Jump
Street, Dallas, LA Law, Sisters (on which he had a recurring role) and
Dark Skies. He also starred in Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story for
Tribune Entertainment and appeared in the HBO original movie
Davis usually performs his own stunts and is looking forward to doing
so on Team Knight Rider. His athletic skills range from boxing,
kickboxing and martial arts to horseback riding and skiing. Playing
Duke DePalma, a man who's quick with his fists and has a natural skill
with weapons, gives Davis a chance to display his athletic abilities
on a daily basis.
Davis currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
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