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Also Known As: Dana V Ashbrook Died:
Born: May 24, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: actor

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The son of an actress and a college theatre director, Dana Ashbrook had no problem finding inspiration to get into acting. His early career included parts in the television series "Cagney & Lacey" and "Knots Landing," which led to his being cast in such cult horror films as "Return of the Living Dead Part II" and "Waxwork." Ashbrookâ¿¿s breakout role came in 1990, when he portrayed Laura Palmer's boyfriend, Bobby Briggs, in the show "Twin Peaks," a role he reprised in David Lynchâ¿¿s film prequel "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" in 1992. While he continued to be drawn to genre offerings--in 1995, he starred in "W.E.I.R.D. World," a television pilot written and produced by the team responsible for the "Tales from the Crypt" HBO series--he eventually took on a more conventional co-starring role in the television drama "Crisis Center." After appearing in such series as "Dawsonâ¿¿s Creek" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Ashbrook co-starred in the television series "Crash."

The son of an actress and a college theatre director, Dana Ashbrook had no problem finding inspiration to get into acting. His early career included parts in the television series "Cagney & Lacey" and "Knots Landing," which led to his being cast in such cult horror films as "Return of the Living Dead Part II" and "Waxwork." Ashbrookâ¿¿s breakout role came in 1990, when he portrayed Laura Palmer's boyfriend, Bobby Briggs, in the show "Twin Peaks," a role he reprised in David Lynchâ¿¿s film prequel "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" in 1992. While he continued to be drawn to genre offerings--in 1995, he starred in "W.E.I.R.D. World," a television pilot written and produced by the team responsible for the "Tales from the Crypt" HBO series--he eventually took on a more conventional co-starring role in the television drama "Crisis Center." After appearing in such series as "Dawsonâ¿¿s Creek" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Ashbrook co-starred in the television series "Crash."

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Boa (2002) Kelly Mitich
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 Blink of An Eye (1999) Mikey
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 CITYSCRAPES los angeles (1996) Hipster
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 Comfortably Numb (1995) William Best
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 W.E.I.R.D. World (1995) Dylan
8.
 Coriolis Effect, The (1994) Ray
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 Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story (1992) Clyde Barrow
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Signed by sister's agent on strength of high school performance
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TV acting debut on series, "Cagney & Lacey" at age 18
1987:
TV-movie debut, "Just a Regular Kid"
1988:
Feature acting debut, "Return of the Living Dead, Part II"
1990:
Cast as Bobby Briggs on the cult ABC series "Twin Peaks"
1992:
Reprised his TV role in the feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"
1992:
Had title role of Clyde Barrow in the TV-movie "Bonnie and Clyde: The True Story"
1997:
Returned to series TV in "Crisis Center"
2000:
Portrayed Charles Van Doren in an L.A. production of Richard Greenberg's "Night and Her Stars"
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companion:
Marissa Tomei. Actor. Dated in 1997.

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sister:
Daphne Ashbrook. Actor. Born on January 30, 1963.

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