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Dana Ashbrook

Dana Ashbrook

Actor
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Countries United States of America
Occupations Actor Stage actor Television actor
A.K.A. Dana Vernon Ashbrook
Gender male
Birth May 24, 1967 (San Diego, San Diego County, California, U.S.A.)
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Dana Vernon Ashbrook (born May 24, 1967) is an American actor, best known for playing Bobby Briggs on the cult TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017) and its 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

Biography

Personal life

Ashbrook was born in San Diego, California; his mother, D'Ann (née Paton) is a teacher and his father,Vernon L. ('Buddy') Ashbrook, was a director of the Palomar College drama department. He is the brother of writer Taylor Ashbrook and actress Daphne Ashbrook.

Ashbrook married artist Kate Rogal on August 15, 2015 in a private ceremony in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Career

After Twin Peaks went off the air, Ashbrook portrayed Clyde Barrow in the 1992 TV film, Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story alongside Tracey Needham. He starred in the 1995 science fiction TV pilot W.E.I.R.D. World, written and produced by the makers of the Tales from the Crypt TV show. In 1997, he won the starring role of Gary McDermott on the short-lived TV series Crisis Center.

He also starred in the films She's Out of Control (1989), Comfortably Numb (1995), The Last Place On Earth (2002) and Python II (2002). He played the recurring role of Rich Rinaldi on the TV series Dawson's Creek (2002–2003).

Ashbrook has appeared on The WB's Charmed in the 2001 episode "Just Harried", on NBC's The Pretender in the 2000 episode "Rules of Engagement", on The Outer Limits in the 1996 episode "Resurrection", and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the 2007 episode "Haystack".

In 2009, Ashbrook joined the cast of the series Crash for the regular part of Jimmy.

In 2010, he reunited with some of the cast of Twin Peaks on the comedy-tribute episode of Psych, titled Dual Spires.

He starred in 2012 with Ray Wise and Derek Mears in the Steven C. Miller psycho-thriller The Aggression Scale. Ashbrook will return to his role as Bobby Briggs in the 2017 revival of Twin Peaks.

Filmography

  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
  • Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
  • Waxwork (1988)
  • She's Out of Control (1989)
  • Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990)
  • Ghost Dad (1990)
  • Girlfriend from Hell (1990)
  • The Willies (1991)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
  • Cityscrapes: Los Angeles (1994)
  • The Coriolis Effect (1994)
  • Comfortably Numb (1995)
  • Interstate 5 (1998)
  • Blink of an Eye aka Urban Jungle (1999)
  • Puzzled (2001)
  • Angels Don't Sleep Here (2001)
  • The Last Place on Earth (2002)
  • New Alcatraz (2002)
  • The Aggression Scale (2012)
  • Late Phases (2014)
  • Restraint (2015)
  • Hitler's Folly (2016)

Television

  • Cagney & Lacey (1 episode, 1986)
  • Knots Landing (2 episodes, 1987)
  • ABC Afterschool Special (1 episode, 1987)
  • 21 Jump Street (1 episode, 1988)
  • Twin Peaks (27 episodes, 1990–1991)
  • The Hidden Room (1 episode, 1991)
  • Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story (1992)
  • Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story (1993)
  • Golden Gate (1994)
  • W.E.I.R.D. World (1995)
  • The Outer Limits (episode: "Resurrection", 1996)
  • Crisis Center (5 episodes, 1997)
  • Welcome to Paradox (1 episode, 1998)
  • The Pretender (1 episode, 2000)
  • Jack & Jill (1 episode, 2001)
  • Charmed (1 episode, 2001)
  • Python II (2002)
  • Dawson's Creek (9 episodes, 2002–2003)
  • The Division (1 episode, 2004)
  • Deadwood (1 episode, 2006)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode, 2007)
  • The Kill Point (6 episodes, 2007)
  • Crash (2009)
  • Psych (Twin Peaks homage: Dual Spires, 2010)
  • White Collar (1 episode, 2011)
  • Blue Bloods (1 episode, 2013)
  • Hostages (2 episodes, 2013)
  • Twin Peaks (2017)
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