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Dana Ashbrook

Ashbrook's breakthrough into pop-culture awareness was with his intense portrayal of Laura Palmer's hot-tempered, long-haired boyfriend Bobby Briggs in the legendary TV series Twin Peaks and movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which The Washington Post termed a "cogitation on the intersection of Heaven, Hell, and Washington state. The definitive Gold Box DVD of Twin Peaks" recently was released, and a David Lynch album of musical collaborations from the movie is coming out later this year.

The San Diego, California-born actor earned his SAG card on Cagney & Lacey and has appeared in numerous TV series, including The Outer Limits, Crisis Center, Charmed, and Deadwood. He had a recurring starring role in Dawson's Creek as the greedy stockbroker Rich Rinaldi, and most recently was a series regular on The Kill Point as womanizer Tony.

On the big screen, Ashbrook has starred in She's Out of Control, Ghost Dad, Comfortably Numb, Interstate 5, and Angels Don't Sleep Here.

With a particular knack for playing dangerous characters who are often love interests, as he does in season two of Crash, Ashbrook says he finds it more interesting to play the messed-up guys with a colorful past. Ashbrook currently resides in New York City.


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Dana Ashbrook Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayMay 27, 1967 (50)
SignGemini
BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
Waxwork
Return of Living Dead, Part II
Family Favorites: 10-Movie Collection
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks: The Complete Series
4 Movie Marathon: Family Comedy Collection
The Willies
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