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DeVeren Bookwalter

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DeVeren Bookwalter
DeVeren Bookwalter as Bobby Maxwell in The Enforcer
Born(1939-09-08)September 8, 1939
DiedJuly 23, 1987(1987-07-23) (aged 47)
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active1963–1984
Spouse(s)Ruth Kidder; 1 child[1]

DeVeren Bookwalter (September 8, 1939  – July 23, 1987) was an American actor and director. He primarily appeared in theater, though he did have several film roles. DeVeren was the first person to win three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for his production, direction, and performance in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Globe Playhouse in 1975.[1][2][3][4]

Bookwalter served as a member of the board of trustees of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, a member of the Actors' Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.[1][5]



Bookwalter appeared in many roles at the Globe in Los Angeles, notably as Feste in Twelfth Night, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet, and Richard III in 1976, as well as video productions of Shakespeare's Richard II and Othello. He performed at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in the 1978 National Shakespeare Festival, in the title role in Henry V and in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale. His film appearances include Andy Warhol's Blow Job (1963), The Omega Man (1971), The Enforcer (1976) as Bobby Maxwell, and the TV movie Evita Perón (1981) co-starring Faye Dunaway, as well as numerous appearances on the soap operas Ryan's Hope and Another World.[6][7][8]


A resident of Manhattan during the late 1980s, Bookwalter died on July 23, 1987, of stomach cancer, aged 47,[1] at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City.[9][10][11]


Year Title Role Notes
1964 Blow Job Recipient
1971 The Omega Man Family Member
1973 Magnum Force naked man on bed snorting cocaine with prostitute Uncredited
1976 The Enforcer Bobby Maxwell
1977 Cover Girls Karl Television film
1978 Manhole
1981 Evita Peron Peron's Aide Television film


  1. ^ a b c d "DeVeren Bookwalter obituary". The New York Times. 1987-07-31. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  2. ^ "Deaths Elsewhere." Escondido, California: Times-Advocate, August 1, 1987, p. 8 (subscription required).
  3. ^ "Obituaries." New York, New York: Newsday, August 2, 1987, p. 35 (subscription required).
  4. ^ "Deaths Elsewhere." Tampa, Florida: The Tampa Tribune, August 1, 1987, p. 144 (subscription required).
  5. ^ "Obituaries," Newsday, August 2, 1987, p. 35.
  6. ^ "Deaths Elsewhere," Times-Advocate, August 1, 1987, p. 8.
  7. ^ "Obituaries," Newsday, August 2, 1987, p. 35.
  8. ^ "Deaths Elsewhere," The Tampa Tribune, August 1, 1987, p. 144.
  9. ^ "Deaths Elsewhere," Times-Advocate, August 1, 1987, p. 8.
  10. ^ "Obituaries," Newsday, August 2, 1987, p. 35.
  11. ^ "Deaths Elsewhere," The Tampa Tribune, August 1, 1987, p. 144.

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