Whitaker, Duane 1959–

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Whitaker, Duane 1959–


Born June 23, 1959, in Abilene, TX; raised in Lubbock, TX. Avocational Interests: Reading.

Addresses: Office—Texas Trouble Entertainment, 4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 121, Valley Village, CA 91607.

Career: Actor, producer, and director. Texas Trouble Entertainment (production company), Valley Village, CA, founder (with Patricia Anne Isgate). Held workshops related to the entertainment industry.


Film Appearances:

Norman Perkins, Deadly Dreams, 1988.

Roadrash, Hobgoblins, American Cinema Marketing, 1988.

O'Donnel, Marked for Murder, Highlight Video, 1989.

John, Vice Academy Part 2, 1990.

Kim, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (also known as Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, TCM 3, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3), New Line Cinema, 1990.

Cash, Dark Rider, Action International Pictures, 1991.

Title role, Eddie Presley, Lakia Films, 1992.

Hippie, Through the Walls (short film), Peeping Tom Productions, 1993.

Maynard, Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994, special editions also released.

Reno, Saturday Night Special (also known as The Abduction of Crystal Blue and Deadly Desire), Concorde-New Horizons, 1994.

Scott, Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (also known as The Final Chapter: Puppet Master 5 and Puppet Master 5), Full Moon Entertainment, 1994.

Billy, Tales from the Hood, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

First deputy, Night of the Scarecrow, Republic Entertainment, 1995.

(Uncredited) Patron at Zipper's Clown Palace, Strip-teaser, Concorde-New Horizons, 1995.

Andy Delgado, The Haunted Sea, Concorde Pictures, 1997.

Sergeant, Spoiler, Artist View Entertainment, 1998.

Zevo, Together & Alone, Texas Trouble Entertainment, 1998.

Luther, From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, Amuse Pictures, 1999.

Milo, Tempest Eye, Brymar Pix, 2000.

Rules of Engagement (also known as Rules of Engagement—Die Regeln des Kriges, Les regles d'engagement, and Rules—Sekunden der Entscheidung), Paramount, 2000.

Critter, Doing unto Others (documentary), 2001.

Dale, Out of These Rooms, Ex-Boyfriend Productions, 2002.

Dr. Stevens, Groom Lake (also known as The Visitor), Full Moon Entertainment/Love Lake Productions, 2002.

Mitch, Buttleman (also known as Don't Try This at Home), Buttleman Productions, 2002.

Pinky, The Low Budget Time Machine (short film), Doodle Barnett Productions/Irena Belle Films, 2003.

Sheriff Winslow, Broke Sky, Buzzard Films, 2003.

Dr. Bankhead, The Devil's Rejects (also known as The Devil's Rejects: House of 1000 Corpses 2, House of 1000 Corpses 2, House of 2,000 Corpses, and TDR—The Devil's Rejects), Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Boss man, Feast, The Weinstein Company, c. 2005.

Buddy, Cold Ones, Brightway Productions, 2006.

Carl Johnson, Dirt Nap, Southern Belle Pictures/Texas Trouble Entertainment, 2006.

Burly bum, Urban Decay, 2007.

Film Director:

Together & Alone, Texas Trouble Entertainment, 1998.

Film Producer:

Associate producer, Stripteaser, Concorde-New Horizons, 1995.

Associate producer, Backroad Motel, Backroad Pictures, 2001.

Camp Utopia, Big Wood Productions/Texas Trouble Entertainment, 2002.

Film Editor:

Together & Alone, Texas Trouble Entertainment, 1998.

Television Appearances; Series:

Himself, Project Greenlight 3, Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mechanic, Rich Men, Single Women, ABC, 1990. Potter, Within the Rock, Sci-Fi Channel, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Process server, "The Douglas Fur Ball," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

"Jobless," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1987.

Hard Copy, CBS, 1987.

Man, "Time in a Bottle," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1988.

Drunk, "Jack and Bill," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Maintenance man, "A Little Miracle—December 24, 1962," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

Mike, "Trick or Treat," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Roacher, "Death before Dishonor," Space Rangers, CBS, 1993.

Bar owner, "Little Girl," Medical Investigation (also known as The Cure), NBC, 2004.

Bouncer and Skinny, "Party of Two," I'm with Her, ABC, 2004.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including Buck James, ABC; General Hospital, ABC; 9 to 5 (also known as Nine to Five), syndicated; Private Eye, NBC; Sidekicks, ABC; Sledge Hammer!, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Planet Rules, c. 1995.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Who Killed Orson Welles?, Cassandra Gaylor Theatre, Hollywood, CA. Appeared in various other productions, including The Acting Teacher, Eddie Presley, Mud, The Old Woman Broods, To Cheat a Clown, Vatzlav, Vera Baxter, and Woyzeck.

Stage Work:

Director of plays, including The Shawl, Waterfront Stage, Santa Monica, CA; and Waiting for Mickey, the Third Stage, Burbank, CA.



Eddie Presley (based on his play), Lakia Films, 1992.

Stripteaser, Concorde-New Horizons, 1995.

Together & Alone, Texas Trouble Entertainment, 1998.

(With Scott Spiegel) From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, Amuse Pictures, 1999.

(With Robert Madero) Camp Utopia, Big Wood Productions/Texas Trouble Entertainment, 2002.

Author of other screenplays, including Doyle's Big 5, The Other Kind, and 30 Weight. With Garrett Clancy, wrote Enemy. With Daniel Roebuck and Sam Borowski, wrote Murder a Go-Go. With Lance August, wrote Patriots (also known as True Americans).

Writings for the Stage:

Author of plays, including Seminar, Off-Ramp Theatre, Los Angeles; Waiting for Mickey, the Third Stage, Bur-bank, CA; Who Killed Orson Welles?, Cassandra Gaylor Theatre, Hollywood, CA; and Eddie Presley.


Author of a novel.

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