Duane has a professional acting career that has been non-stop for over 40 years. The first 20 were almost exclusively stage - including 2 years as an opera singer - and more recently have included film and TV. He is best known for his work in the TV series and subsequent movie Veronica Mars. Duane is an acting coach that is still acting. He is the current AriZoni winner for Actor in a Major Role (2018-19) His work as a director and producer began in 1991 when he founded The Fritz Theatre in San Diego and served as Artistic Director for 18 years. During his tenure there, The Fritz produced over 200 plays, half of them premieres. The Fritz recognized emerging voices in theatre and produced works by writers such as Brad Fraser, Nicky Silver, Maria Irene Fornes and eventual Pulitzer Prize winners Paula Vogel, Donald Margulies and Suzan-Lori Parks. He has also served as Artistic Director of Buzzworks Theatre in Los Angeles and Space 55 in Phoenix. Duane produced several premiers in New York and directed three times at the famed La MaMa Experimental Theatre, The Second City in Hollywood and The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. He has directed highly acclaimed productions of HAIR twice, starring Sara Ramirez (Spamalot, Grey's Anatomy) and Steve Gouveia (Jersey Boys). He has co-starred and toured with Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as Jud Fry in Oklahoma twice, played opposite Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan, appeared with Harold Nicholas in My One and Only, been conducted by Lorin Maazel, danced with Carol Lawrence, and just generally been hanging around theatres since forever. He has won the Drama-Logue Award, ACT Award, Patte Award, Blitz Award, and been nominated for The L.A Critics Association, LA Weekly and Garland Awards (Variety Magazine). He has also played the title role in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim three times. He is Founder of The Actor's WorkHouse and teaches a unique approach to acting in Phoenix and (for the past ten years) at Berridge Programs in Normandy, France. His book "You're Not Really Hamlet and Everybody Knows It - A Philosophy on Acting and Performance" will be available soon.