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Dana Ashbrook

Biography

Actor who have played Bobby Briggs for the David Lynch cult strike Twin Peaks. He was created in NORTH PARK, CA. He previously a recurring part on Dawson’s Creek as Affluent Rinaldi. He’s the sibling of Celebrity Trek celebrity Daphne Ashbrook. He caused actor Ray Smart on Twin Peaks, and in the film The Hostility Scale.

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Full Name Dana Ashbrook
Date Of Birth May 24, 1967
Place Of Birth San Diego, CA
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Kate Rogal
Parents Buddy Ashbrook, D'Ann Paton
Siblings Daphne Ashbrook, Taylor Ashbrook
Movies Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Return of the Living Dead Part II, Waxwork, The Aggression Scale, Ghost Dad, Pythons 2, She's Out of Control, The Willies, The Opposite Sex, Hitler's Folly, Girlfriend from Hell, Angels Don't Sleep Here, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story, New Alcatraz, The Coriolis Effect, Comfortably Numb, The Last Place On Earth, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles, W.E.I.R.D. World, Kensho at the Bedfellow, Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story, Puzzled, Blink of an Eye, Kisses in the Dark
TV Shows Crash, The Kill Point, Twin Peaks, Crisis Center
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 Friend of James Roday, who directed him in his 2004 play 'Sustenance'. Ashbrook starred in Roday's favorite show Twin Peaks (1990) and guest-starred in the Psych (2006) episode Roday wrote as an homage to "Twin Peaks". According to Roday, Ashbrook has been instrumental in helping some of the pieces fall in place for the episode.
2 Studied acting with Harry Mastrogeorge.
3 Friend of Robert Bauer, with whom he co-starred in Twin Peaks (1990), and Kimmy Robertson.
4 Uncle of Paton Ashbrook.
5 Created with Robert Bauer a film company called Bauerbrook Films.
6 Wrote a road movie script called "Driven To It" with friend Robert Bauer that David Lynch offered to executive produce (in name only) in order to help them, but Ashbrook and Bauer couldn't get financing for it.
7 Got his SAG card when he appeared in the 1986 episode of Cagney & Lacey (1981).
8 Graduated high school in 1985.
9 Brother of writer Taylor Ashbrook and actress Daphne Ashbrook.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harmless 2018 pre-production Lt. Dean Redman
Restraint 2018 completed Jeff Burroughs
Getting Grace 2017 post-production Ron
Twin Peaks 2017 TV Series Bobby Briggs Deputy Bobby Briggs
Chicago P.D. 2017 TV Series Mark Scalise
Rosewood 2017 TV Series Jeff Groves
Kensho at the Bedfellow 2017 Scott
Hitler's Folly 2016 Josh
The Opposite Sex 2014 Gary
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces 2014 Bobby Briggs
Late Phases 2014 Westmark
Psych 2010-2014 TV Series Jackson Hale Bob Barker
Hostages 2013 TV Series Victor
Blue Bloods 2013 TV Series Tommy Banks
The Aggression Scale 2012 Lloyd
Lightweight 2011 Short Rich
White Collar 2011 TV Series Thomas Carlisle
Darkmatter 2010 Short Rogaski
Crash 2009 TV Series Jimmy
The Kill Point 2007 TV Series Tony
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 TV Series Paddy Kendall
Deadwood 2006 TV Series Hearst Goon
Inner Balance 2005 Short Mike
The Division 2004 TV Series Carl
Dawson's Creek 2002-2003 TV Series Rich Rinaldi
Python 2 2002 Video Dwight Stoddard
Angels Don't Sleep Here 2002 Michael / Jessie Daniels
The Last Place on Earth 2002 Rob Baskin
Puzzled 2001 Ryan
New Alcatraz 2001 Kelly Mitich
Charmed 2001 TV Series T.J.
Jack & Jill 2001 TV Series Frank, Desperate Single Guy at Wedding
The Pretender 2000 TV Series Cam Larsen
Blink of an Eye 1999 Mikey
Interstate 5 1998 Seth
Welcome to Paradox 1998 TV Series Federal Police Marshal Stu Clemens
Crisis Center 1997 TV Series Off. Gary McDermott
The Outer Limits 1996 TV Series Cain
Comfortably Numb 1995 William Best
W.E.I.R.D. World 1995 TV Movie Dylan Bledsoe
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles 1994 Hipster
Golden Gate 1994 TV Movie Rudi Venera
The Coriolis Effect 1994 Short Ray
Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story 1993 TV Movie Marc
Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story 1992 Clyde Barrow
Jack's Place 1992 TV Series Joe Riley
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992 Bobby Briggs
The Hidden Room 1991 TV Series Matt
Twin Peaks 1990-1991 TV Series Bobby Briggs
The Willies 1990 Tough Dude
Ghost Dad 1990 Tony Ricker
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat 1989 Jack
Girlfriend from Hell 1989 Chaser
She's Out of Control 1989 Joey
A Place to Hide 1988
21 Jump Street 1988 TV Series Mark Stevens
Waxwork 1988 Tony
Return of the Living Dead II 1988 Tom Essex
ABC Afterschool Specials 1987 TV Series Brian
Knots Landing 1987 TV Series Teen
Cagney & Lacey 1986 TV Series Kevin Slade
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! 1978 Boy on Boat (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Head Case 2007 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America 2017 TV Series Himself
EW Reunites 2017 TV Series documentary Himself - Bobby Briggs
Head Case 2007 TV Series Himself
Reflections on the Phenomenon of 'Twin Peaks' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
Donahue 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1990 TV Series Himself / Bobby Briggs

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charmed 2003 TV Series T.J.
Entertainment Tonight 1992 TV Series Bobby Briggs
Twin Peaks/Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes 1990 TV Movie documentary Bobby Briggs

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Dramatic Series The Hidden Room (1991)


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