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Duane Whitaker

Duane Whitaker from Lubbock Texas

Born in Abilene Texas June 23, 1959 as Nathan Duane Whitaker, Jr. Whitaker is a graduate of Monterey High School in Lubbock Texas. He has spent the last 30 years as one of Hollywood's most entertaining actors. Duane  is probably best known for his role as Maynard, the sadistic pawn shop owner in the popular 1994 film Pulp Fiction.

 

Other notable roles include; a racist cop in Tales from the Hood, Boss Man in Feast, The Sheriff in Trailer Park of Terror, Luther in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (which he also co-wrote), Buddy in Dead Letters, Winslow in Broke Sky, Mickey in Cordoba Nights and Dr. Bankhead in The Devil's Rejects. He has also appeared in the feature films Getting Grace, Give Till It Hurts, The Great Illusion, Three from Hell, Halloween II and Lionhead.

 

On television, Whitaker appeared on the Cold Case episode "The Brush Man" and a recurring role in the new FX Series The Bridge as well. Whitaker has also written numerous screenplays including "Stripteaser."

 

Photo courtesy IMDb

 

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Famous Actors from West TexasFamous Celebrities from West Texas
Famous People from Lubbock County TexasMore Lubbock County People

Books about Lubbock County People and Places

Books about Lubbock County People and Places

Amazing People from Taylor County Texas

Famous People from Taylor County TexasAmazing People from Abilene Texas, Taylor county

Books about Taylor County People and Places

Books about Taylor County TexasBooks about Abilene, Tuscola, Tye, Buffalo Gap, Impact, Lawn, Merkel or Trent Texas.

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County