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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
1Friend 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.
2Studied acting with Harry Mastrogeorge.
3Friend of Robert Bauer, with whom he co-starred in Twin Peaks (1990), and Kimmy Robertson.
4Uncle of Paton Ashbrook.
5Created with Robert Bauer a film company called Bauerbrook Films.
6Wrote 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.
7Got his SAG card when he appeared in the 1986 episode of Cagney & Lacey (1981).
8Graduated high school in 1985.
9Brother of writer Taylor Ashbrook and actress Daphne Ashbrook.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harmless2018pre-productionLt. Dean Redman
Restraint2018completedJeff Burroughs
Getting Grace2017post-productionRon
Twin Peaks2017TV SeriesBobby Briggs Deputy Bobby Briggs
Chicago P.D.2017TV SeriesMark Scalise
Rosewood2017TV SeriesJeff Groves
Kensho at the Bedfellow2017Scott
Hitler's Folly2016Josh
The Opposite Sex2014Gary
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces2014Bobby Briggs
Late Phases2014Westmark
Psych2010-2014TV SeriesJackson Hale Bob Barker
Hostages2013TV SeriesVictor
Blue Bloods2013TV SeriesTommy Banks
The Aggression Scale2012Lloyd
Lightweight2011ShortRich
White Collar2011TV SeriesThomas Carlisle
Darkmatter2010ShortRogaski
Crash2009TV SeriesJimmy
The Kill Point2007TV SeriesTony
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesPaddy Kendall
Deadwood2006TV SeriesHearst Goon
Inner Balance2005ShortMike
The Division2004TV SeriesCarl
Dawson's Creek2002-2003TV SeriesRich Rinaldi
Python 22002VideoDwight Stoddard
Angels Don't Sleep Here2002Michael / Jessie Daniels
The Last Place on Earth2002Rob Baskin
Puzzled2001Ryan
New Alcatraz2001Kelly Mitich
Charmed2001TV SeriesT.J.
Jack & Jill2001TV SeriesFrank, Desperate Single Guy at Wedding
The Pretender2000TV SeriesCam Larsen
Blink of an Eye1999Mikey
Interstate 51998Seth
Welcome to Paradox1998TV SeriesFederal Police Marshal Stu Clemens
Crisis Center1997TV SeriesOff. Gary McDermott
The Outer Limits1996TV SeriesCain
Comfortably Numb1995William Best
W.E.I.R.D. World1995TV MovieDylan Bledsoe
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles1994Hipster
Golden Gate1994TV MovieRudi Venera
The Coriolis Effect1994ShortRay
Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story1993TV MovieMarc
Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story1992Clyde Barrow
Jack's Place1992TV SeriesJoe Riley
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me1992Bobby Briggs
The Hidden Room1991TV SeriesMatt
Twin Peaks1990-1991TV SeriesBobby Briggs
The Willies1990Tough Dude
Ghost Dad1990Tony Ricker
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat1989Jack
Girlfriend from Hell1989Chaser
She's Out of Control1989Joey
A Place to Hide1988
21 Jump Street1988TV SeriesMark Stevens
Waxwork1988Tony
Return of the Living Dead II1988Tom Essex
ABC Afterschool Specials1987TV SeriesBrian
Knots Landing1987TV SeriesTeen
Cagney & Lacey1986TV SeriesKevin Slade
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!1978Boy on Boat (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Head Case2007TV Series written by - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America2017TV SeriesHimself
EW Reunites2017TV Series documentaryHimself - Bobby Briggs
Head Case2007TV SeriesHimself
Reflections on the Phenomenon of 'Twin Peaks'2002Video documentary shortHimself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Donahue1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1990TV SeriesHimself / Bobby Briggs

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charmed2003TV SeriesT.J.
Entertainment Tonight1992TV SeriesBobby Briggs
Twin Peaks/Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes1990TV Movie documentaryBobby Briggs

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesThe Hidden Room (1991)


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