Dana Ashbrook

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Dana Ashbrook
Dana Ashbrook 1990 Emmy Awards.jpg
Dana Ashbrook at the 1990 Emmy Awards
Born Dana V. Ashbrook
(1967-05-24) May 24, 1967 (age 49)[1]
San Diego, California, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present

Dana Vernon Ashbrook (born May 24, 1967) is an American actor, perhaps 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.[2]


Personal life[edit]

Ashbrook was born in San Diego, California;[1] his mother, D'Ann (née Paton)[3] is a teacher and his father,Vernon L. ('Buddy') Ashbrook,[4] was a director of the Palomar College drama department.[5] He is the brother of writer Taylor Ashbrook and actress Daphne Ashbrook.


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.[6] Ashbrook will return to his role as Bobby Briggs in the 2017 revival of Twin Peaks.[7]




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