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Edward Bunker

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.

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Dec 31, 1933 In Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Straight Time 1978-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Venus & Vegas 2010-11-01
Known For
Poster of The Longest Yard
Poster of Family Secrets
Poster of Tango & Cash
Poster of The Running Man
Movie Venus & Vegas Micky the Calc 2010-11-01
Movie Champion Himself 2005-03-12
Movie The Longest Yard Skitchy Rivers 2005-05-27
Movie 13 Moons Hoodlum #1 2002-08-30
Movie Family Secrets Douglas Marley 2001-01-01
Movie Animal Factory Buzzard 2000-08-01
Movie Chameleon Sid Dembo 1996-10-09
Movie Somebody to Love Jimmy 1994-09-27
Movie Best of the Best 2 Spotlight Operator 1993-01-01
Movie Distant Cousins Mr. Benson 1993-05-16
Movie Last Light Chess Player 1993-08-22
Series Fallen Angels Unknown 1993-08-01
Movie Reservoir Dogs Mr. Blue 1992-09-02
Movie Tango & Cash Capt. Holmes 1989-12-22
Movie Relentless Cardoza 1989-08-30
Movie Best of the Best Stan 1989-11-10
Movie Fear Lenny 1988-01-01
Movie Miracle Mile Nightwatchman 1988-05-19
Movie Shy People Chuck 1987-05-14
Movie The Running Man Lenny 1987-11-13
Movie Slow Burn George 1986-06-29
Movie Runaway Train Jonah 1985-11-15
Series Hunter Hitman 1984-09-18
Movie The Long Riders Chadwell 1980-05-16
Movie Straight Time Mickey 1978-03-18