Eric Da Re (born March 3, 1965) is an American actor who is primarily famous for playing the notorious criminal Leo Johnson on the cult TV show, and its prequel, Twin Peaks . Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 
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Eric Da Re was born in
Los Angeles, California, United States. He is the son of the late actor Aldo Ray, and is of Italian descent. His mother is Johanna Ray, an award-winning casting director (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Showgirls), who did casting for Twin Peaks.
Da Re's first role was in the TV movie
in 1987, which was directed by Into the Homeland Lesli Linka Glatter, who would later go on to direct Da Re in the show that brought him fame, Twin Peaks. After a few more roles in TV movies he landed the role of Leo Johnson in the 1990 cult classic  Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch. Da Re went on to work with Lynch again as a casting assistant for (1990), as Leo Johnson in the Wild at Heart prequel, Twin Peaks (1992) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and as a property buyer for  (1997). Lost Highway
In 1992 he was Bernie in
, Critters 4 fourth film of the  . He also had roles in the Critters series Paul Verhoeven film (1997) Starship Troopers and in  (2002). Ted Bundy
He is sometimes credited as Eric Da Re, Eric DaRae or Eric Dare.
Horace Mann elementary and Beverly Hills High School with fellow actor Nicolas Cage.
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