Duane is best known for his performance as “Maynard” the sadistic pawn owner in Pulp Fiction. He has appeared in over forty feature films. Some of his favorites include Lionhead, Broke Sky, Dead Letters, and Eddie Presley (in which he also wrote the screenplay).
Recent television credits include, The Bridge, Justified, Cold Case and Rush Hour.
No stranger to the horror genre, he has been seen in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, Feast, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, From Dusk Till Dawn: Texas Blood Money (co-screenplay as well), Trailer Park of Terror, Children of the Corn: Genesis, The Devil’s Rejects, Albino Farm and Tales From The Hood.
Duane also has four produced screenplays (that he admits to), including, Stripteaser and Together and Alone which he also directed.
Beyond his work on the big and small screens, he is a produced a Playwright. His plays have been produced in Los Angeles as well as New York. Duane has also been teaching an on-camera acting workshop for over a decade.
Whitaker received the honor of the American Cinematheque hosting a screening of his two most personal films, Eddie Presley and Together and Alone at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.