Duane Whitaker (born June 23, 1959) is a American actor who is probably best known for his role in Quentin Tarantino's popular 1994 film Pulp Fiction as Maynard, the sadistic pawn shop owner. He wrote and portrayed the title role in Eddie Presley (based on his own successful stage play). Whitaker also wrote, directed and appeared in Together and Alone. Other notable roles include; a racist cop in Tales from the Hood, Luther in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (which he also co-wrote), Boss Man in Feast, The Sheriff in Trailer Park of Terror and Dr. Bankhead in The Devil's Rejects.

On March 31, 2010, American Cinematheque hosted a screening of Eddie Presley and "Together and Alone" at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. Duane has also spent nearly a decade teaching Film Acting classes in Los Angeles.

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