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Birth name Dana V. Ashbrook
Nationality USA
Birth 24 may 1967 (55 years) at San Diego (USA)

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) and its 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.


Personal life
Ashbrook was born in San Diego, California; his mother, D'Ann (née Paton) is a teacher and his father, Vernon L. ('Buddy') Ashbrook, a director of the Palomar College drama department. 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 show Psych. He starred in 2012 with Ray Wise and Derek Mears in the Steven C. Miller psycho-thriller The Aggression Scale. Ashbrook will return to his role as Bobby Briggs in the 2017 reboot of Twin Peaks.

Usually with

David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
Patrika Darbo
Patrika Darbo
(3 films)
James Karen
James Karen
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dana Ashbrook (18 films)

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The Opposite Sex
Directed by Jennifer Finnigan, Jonathan Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mena Suvari, Geoff Stults, Eric Roberts, Kristin Chenoweth, Dana Ashbrook, Kenan Thompson
Roles Gary
Rating45% 2.2674552.2674552.2674552.2674552.267455
Vince (Geoff Stults) is a driven divorce attorney that is unwilling to commit to any one woman. However, when he meets Jane (Mena Suvari) he finds that she's equally driven and is intrigued when the two decide to take on a series of bets.
Late Phases, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Wolves in film, Werewolves in film
Actors Nick Damici, Tina Louise, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Karen Lynn Gorney
Roles Westmark
Rating60% 3.0001453.0001453.0001453.0001453.000145
Ambrose McKinley; a fiercely independent, yet blind Vietnam War veteran and his seeing eye dog German Shepherd are moved into a retirement community at the edge of a forest. Willful and adamant that he can live on his own, he and his son Will are clearly not on the best of terms. He meets three neighbor women; Gloria, Anna and Victoria, who; while at first admiring Ambrose, are quickly put off by his attitude toward them. He meets his neighbor Delores, who shares the duplex with him. That night, during a full moon, something breaks into Delores' kitchen and brutally slashes her to death. Ambrose hears the commotion and is also attacked by a massive werewolf. His dog comes to his defense as Ambrose struggles to find his gun, he manages to deter the creature, but his dog is mortally wounded. The next day, the police find him cradling his dog, and despite the destruction and his claims of the attack, it is shrugged off as a home invasion.
The Aggression Scale, 1h31
Directed by Steven C. Miller
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Ray Wise, Dana Ashbrook, Derek Mears, Fabianne Therese, Lisa Rotondi, Boyd Kestner
Roles Lloyd
Rating58% 2.9478952.9478952.9478952.9478952.947895
When mob boss Bellavance (Ray Wise) discovers that $500,000 of his money is missing, he sends four heavily armed hitmen to send a "loud and messy" message to the suspected thieves' families. But when the killers invade one of the homes, they'll meet the household's emotionally disturbed young son Owen (Ryan Hartwig). Owen has a history of violent behavior, knows how to make lethal booby-traps, and is their equal in his level of aggression.
New Alcatraz, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Prison films, Natural horror films, Films about snakes, Giant monster films, Reptile, Disaster films
Actors Dean Cain, Elizabeth Lackey, Mark Sheppard, Craig Wasson, Grand L. Bush, Dana Ashbrook
Roles Kelly Mitich
Rating34% 1.718081.718081.718081.718081.71808
Paleontologist Robert Trenton (Dean Cain) is called to Northeastern Antarctica near the Indian Ocean to help the FBI build an underground maximum-security military base and prison for the world's most dangerous criminals and terrorists. The prison is dubbed "New Alcatraz" by the staff. While building the prison, the staff accidentally awaken and unleash a prehistoric Boa Constrictor from its 200 million year hibernation. The snake escapes unnoticed until the staff notice a massive hole chewed in the five-foot thick concrete walls. Soon, the staff, and prisoners begin disappearing as they are brutally hunted and eaten by the snake. The FBI agents, Trenton and the rest of the prisoners try to escape, but are hampered as they don't have many weapons. They begin to give up hope as most of the survivors die. However, Trenton manages to kill the snake by kicking it off the helicopter, which it had bitten into, and it is assumed the fall kills the snake.
Python 2
Python 2 (2002)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about snakes, Giant monster films, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors William Zabka, Dana Ashbrook, Simmone Mackinnon, Mike Mitchell, Raycho Stevanov Vasiliev, Hristo Chopov
Roles Dwight Stoddard
Rating29% 1.464981.464981.464981.464981.46498
One of a pair of giant bioengineered pythons with acidic venom and armor-like skin, created by a Russian and American joint military operation led by U.S. Army Colonel Robert Evans Jefferson, Jr. (Marcus Aurelius), escapes into Russia's Ural Mountains. Jefferson and his team go to retrieve it, but the plane carrying the captured bioengineered python is shot down by Chechen rebels, however, russian troops led by Colonel Zubov (Ivaylo Geraskov) arrive, killing the chechens and recapture the bioengineered python, however, they find disaster in a clandestine Russian military base where the creature slaughters soldiers and scientists alike, the only survivor in the Military base is Zubov.
The Coriolis Effect, 33minutes
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jennifer Rubin, Dana Ashbrook, Corinne Bohrer, Quentin Tarantino
Roles Ray
Rating50% 2.5306552.5306552.5306552.5306552.530655
Two young lovers Ray and Suzy are split apart by the revelation of Suzy's one night stand with Ray's best friend, and fellow storm chaser, Stanley. Both friends operate a Toteable Tornado Observatory ("Toto" for short) in a pickup truck. Before Ray and Suzy can resolve their issues, Ray is called away to chase the biggest tornado producing storm to hit Texas in a century along with Stanley. As they race towards the storm, arguing and fighting with each other, they come across a mysterious woman named Ruby, who changes the course of their destiny and scramble their senses and lives.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 2h15
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, David Bowie, Dana Ashbrook, Chris Isaak, Harry Dean Stanton
Roles Bobby Briggs
Rating72% 3.600983.600983.600983.600983.60098
FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole (David Lynch) sends Agents Chester Desmond (Chris Isaak) and Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland) to investigate the mysterious murder of Teresa Banks in the town of Deer Meadow. They receive mysterious clues from Lil the dancer, most of which Desmond later explain to Sam. However he declines to explain the blue rose pinned to Lil's red dress. After difficulty with the local sheriff's department, Desmond and Stanley view Teresa's body at the morgue. They realize that her ring is missing and the letter "T" has been placed under her fingernail. The Agents question the town residents about Teresa, but come up with few clues. Stanley leaves Deer Meadow, while Desmond remains behind. Desmond discovers Teresa's missing ring under a trailer. As he reaches out to it, the screen fades to black.
Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Tracey Needham, Dana Ashbrook, Doug Savant, Betty Buckley, Michael Bowen, Libby Villari
Roles Clyde Barrow
Rating55% 2.759652.759652.759652.759652.75965
Bonnie et Clyde (Bonnie Parker et Clyde Barrow) sont deux criminels américains qui ont perpétré leurs méfaits dans le Sud-Ouest des États-Unis pendant la Grande Dépression. Ils étaient spécialisés dans l'attaque à main armée de banques
The Willies, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Sean Astin, James Karen, Dana Ashbrook, Joshua John Miller, Kathleen Freeman, Ian Fried
Roles Tough Dude
Rating51% 2.5586752.5586752.5586752.5586752.558675
Two brothers, Kyle and Josh, and their cousin, Michael (Sean Astin), gather around a campfire and decide to tell scary stories to one another, each one of which they claim to be absolutely true (in the style of urban legends). In the first ten minutes of the film (even before the opening credits), they tell a series of brief stories:
Ghost Dad
Ghost Dad (1990)
, 1h23
Directed by Sidney Poitier
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Ghost films
Actors Bill Cosby, Denise Nicholas, Ian Bannen, Kimberly Russell, Christine Ebersole, Barry Corbin
Roles Tony Ricker
Rating44% 2.2090252.2090252.2090252.2090252.209025
Elliot Hopper (Bill Cosby) is a workaholic widower who is about to land the deal of a lifetime at work, which he hopes will win him a promotion and a company car. After he forgets his daughter Diane's birthday, he attempts to make it up to her by promising her she can have his car when he secures the deal at work on the coming Thursday. After being persuaded to give the car to his daughter early, Elliot must hail a taxi from work, which is driven by Satanist Curtis Burch (Raynor Scheine), who drives erratically and speeds out of control. Attempting to get the taxi stopped, Elliot announces that he is Satan and commands him to stop the taxi. Shocked to see his "Evil Master", Burch drives off a bridge and into the river.
Ghost Dad
Ghost Dad (1990)
, 1h25
Directed by Sidney Poitier
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Ghost films
Actors Bill Cosby, Ian Bannen, Kimberly Russell, Denise Nicholas, Christine Ebersole, Barry Corbin
Roles Tony Ricker
Rating44% 2.208992.208992.208992.208992.20899
Obsédé par sa carrière professionnelle, Elliot Hopper est très peu présent à la maison pour s'occuper de ses trois enfants au point même qu'Amanda, sa petite dernière, ne connaît sa voix que par le répondeur téléphonique. Chaque fois qu'ils expriment des désirs ou des besoins, Elliot remet au lendemain. Tout bascule lorsqu'Elliot meurt dans accident de taxi conduit par un chauffeur imprudent. Pensant s'en être sorti indemne, Elliot finit par se rendre compte qu'il est devenu un fantôme. Le ciel lui a accordé un délai de trois jours pour régler ses affaires et s'occuper de sa famille. Il revient donc auprès de Diane, Danny et Amanda. Ils sont les seuls à percevoir leur défunt père.
Girlfriend from Hell, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Dana Ashbrook, Liane Curtis, Lezlie Deane, James Daughton, James Karen, Daphna Kastner
Roles Chaser
Rating50% 2.507252.507252.507252.507252.50725
Maggie (Liane Curtis) is a shy high school girl that isn't very good with men. This changes after she's possessed by Satan, who uses Maggie's body to seduce the souls out of various men. Satan is followed by an angelic Chaser (Dana Ashbrook), who is intent on capturing her once and for all.
She's Out of Control, 1h34
Directed by Stan Dragoti
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children
Actors Tony Danza, Ami Dolenz, Catherine Hicks, Wallace Shawn, Dick O'Neill, Derek McGrath
Roles Joey
Rating52% 2.649892.649892.649892.649892.64989
Widower Doug Simpson (Danza) is a radio producer from California who lives with his two daughters, Katie (Dolenz) and Bonnie (Laura Mooney). When his oldest daughter (Katie) turns 15, she suggests to her father that's it's time for her to start looking more grown-up. For the last 14 years, Katie had been wearing dowdy clothes, braces, and thick glasses and hanging around with Richard, her next-door neighbor and long-time boyfriend (who had won Doug's approval); but when Doug leaves on a business trip, Katie transforms herself, along with the help of Doug's fiancée Janet Pearson (Hicks), into a knockout beauty.