DeVeren Bookwalter

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DeVeren Bookwalter
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DeVeren Bookwalter as Bobby Maxwell in The Enforcer
Born (1939-09-08)September 8, 1939
Brookville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died July 23, 1987(1987-07-23) (aged 47)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Stomach cancer
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1963-1984
Spouse(s) Ruth Kidder (?-1987; his death); 1 child
Children County Wilder Bookwalter<[1]

DeVeren Bookwalter (September 8, 1939  – July 23, 1987) was a theatre actor and director who became 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]

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]



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 as well as in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale. His film appearances include Andy Warhol's Blow Job (1964), 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.[citation needed]


Bookwalter died on July 23, 1987 of stomach cancer, aged 47,[1] at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, leaving behind his wife, actress Ruth Kidder, and their son, County Wilder Bookwalter.


Year Title Role Notes
1971 The Omega Man Family Member #1
1973 Magnum Force naked man on bed snorting cocaine with prostitute Uncredited
1976 The Enforcer Bobby Maxwell
1978 Manhole


  1. ^ a b c d "DeVeren Bookwalter obituary". The New York Times. 1987-07-31. Retrieved 2010-05-01.

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