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Edward Bunker

Edward Bunker

  • Born on
    • December 31st, 1933
  • Died on
    • July 19th, 2005
Edward Heward Bunker (December 31, 1933 – July 19, 2005) was an American author of crime fiction, a screenwriter, convicted felon and an actor. He wrote numerous books, some of which have been adapted into films. He wrote the scripts for - and acted in - Straight Time (1978) (adapted from his debut novel No Beast So Fierce), Runaway Train (1985) and Animal Factory (2000) (adapted from his sophomore novel of the same name). He also played a minor role in Reservoir Dogs (1992). He began running away from home when he was five years old, and developed a pattern of criminal behavior, earning his first conviction when he was 14, leading to a cycle of incarceration, parole, re-offending and further jail time. He was convicted of bank robbery, drug dealing, extortion, armed robbery, and forgery. Bunker was released from prison for the last time in 1975, after which he focused on his career as a writer and actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Edward Bunker, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (15 Credits)

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2005The Longest Yard as Skitchy Rivers
200213 Moons as Hoodlum #1
2000Animal Factory as Buzzard
1993Last Light as Chess Player
1993Best of the Best II as Spotlight Operator
1992Reservoir Dogs as Mr. Blue
1989Tango & Cash as Capt. Holmes
1989Best of the Best as Stan
1989Relentless as Cardoza
1988Miracle Mile as Nightwatchman
1987Shy People as Chuck
1987The Running Man as Lenny
1986Slow Burn as George
1985Runaway Train as Jonah
1978Straight Time as Mickey

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