Edward Bunker Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Edward Bunker (Edward Heward Bunker)

Last Updated: 08 Jan, 2023 | Views: 456

Age: 71

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Actor, Screen Writer

Edward Bunker Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
31 Dec, 1933 (71 Years 06 Months 18 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Los Angeles

Birth Place

Birth Sign


Died on
19 Jul, 2005

Cause of Death

Edward Bunker Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Edward Heward Bunker was a screenwriter, actor, and felon who wrote crime fiction in the United States. He published a lot of books, some of which were turned into movies. He wrote the screenplays for Animal Factory (2000), Runaway Train (1985), and Straight Time (1978), which were all adapted from his first book No Beast So Fierce (Based on his sophomore novel of the same name). Additionally, he had a little part in Reservoir Dogs (1992). When he was five years old, he started to run away from home. He then established a habit of criminal behaviour, which led to his first conviction at the age of fourteen and set off a cycle of incarceration, release, re-offending, and additional jail time.

In 1950: Bunker was given support and encouragement by Louise Fazenda, wife of the producer Hal B Wallis and a star of the silent screen at McKinley Home for Boys.
In 1970: Having been put on a tracking device, Bunker was caught again when the police followed his vehicle to a bank robbery in San Francisco.
In 1973: He published his first novel, No Beast So Fierce, while still incarcerated.
In 1977: With positive reviews, Bunker released his second book, Animal Factory.
In 1985: He was the author of the script for Runaway Train.

Achievements and Awards:
In 1995's crime drama Heat, directed by Michael Mann, Bunker was the inspiration for Jon Voight's character Nate.
He played Bill Chadwell for a brief time in The Long Riders.
The autobiography of Bunker, titled Mr. Blue: Memoirs of a Renegade, was released in 1999.

Unknown Facts:
Bunker also served time in juvenile halls for shoplifting and similar crimes, including Preston Castle in Ione, California, where he encountered hardened criminals.
Bunker was the youngest inmate in San Quentin State Prison when he was 17 years old in 1951.

Edward Bunker Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 184 cm
In Meters 1.84 m
In feet Inches 6'1"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs

Eye Color
Light Brown

Hair Color

Edward Bunker Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Edward N. Bunker

Mother's Name
Sarah Johnston

Jennifer Steele

Brendan Bunker

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