Dana Ashbrook Biography

Birthday: 1967-05-24
Place of Birth: San Diego, California USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Growing up in San Diego, becoming an actor came naturally to Dana Ashbrook. His father is the director of the Palomar College Department of Performing Arts, and his mother is a teacher who performs in local theater. His sisters, Daphne Ashbrook and Taylor Ashbrook, are also working actresses. His own career started while still in his teens, when his sister Daphne's agent saw him performing in a high school play, and he made a good impression. He started out with guest appearances in TV series, and then went on to supporting roles in motion pictures. His big break was in 1990 in winning the role of Bobby Briggs in the offbeat television series "Twin Peaks" (1990). Ashbrook's intense portrayal of the volatile tempered high school athlete with his shaggy hair, soulful appearance, and intense personality made an impression. After the show went off the air the following year, he continued to make appearances in television and film. In 1997, he won a starring role in the series "Crisis Center" (1997), but in spite of its promise, the series only lasted one season. Ashbrook made a comeback in 2002 when he was cast in a recurring role playing the slimy and greedy stockbroker Rich Rinaldi, a character the viewers loved to hate, in the popular teen soap opera "Dawson's Creek" (1998) during the show's final season. In his spare time, he plays basketball and tennis. He is also an accomplished harmonica player.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Twin Peaks Bobby Briggs 1990 Crime
The Kill Point Tony 2007 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Waxwork Tony 1988 Reality Tv
Return of the Living Dead Part II Tom Essex 1988 0
Girlfriend From Hell 1990 Comedy, Fantasy
The Willies Tough Dude 1990 Horror, Comedy
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat 1991 Comedy, Horror
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Bobby Briggs 1992 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Blink of an Eye Mikey 1999 Drama
The Last Place on Earth Rob Baskin 2002 Comedy, Drama
Angels Don't Sleep Here Michael / Jessie Daniels 2002 Thriller
New Alcatraz Kelly Mitich 2002 Action, Horror
The Aggression Scale Lloyd 2012 Action, Crime, Thriller
The Opposite Sex Gary 2014 Comedy
Restraint Jeff Burroughs 2015