Edward Bunker, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Edward Bunker

Novelist, screenwriter, actor

Date of Birth: 31-Dec-1933

Place of Birth: Hollywood, California, United States

Date of Death: 19-Jul-2005

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, novelist, drug trafficker, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About 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 was a screenwriter on Straight Time (1978), Runaway Train (1985) and Animal Factory (2000). He started on a criminal career at the very early age of five, and continued on this path throughout the years, returning to prison again and again.
  • He was convicted of bank robbery, drug dealing, extortion, armed robbery, and forgery.
  • A repeating pattern of convictions, paroles, releases and escapes, further crimes and new convictions continued until he was released yet again from prison in 1975, at which point he finally left his criminal days permanently behind.
  • Bunker stayed out of jail thereafter, and instead focused on his career as a writer and actor.
  • In early 1999 he bought a taxi company in Kingston Ontario named Modern Taxi with his long time friend David Whickham.

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