Dana Ashbrook

Dana Ashbrook

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Dana Ashbrook is an actor and writer based in America. Dana Ashbrook is most popular for his role,’Bobby Briggs’ in the TV series,’Twin Peak’. Likewise, he has played roles in the documentary, short films, TV series, and big screen like ‘She’s Out of Control’ ,‘Inner Balance’, and ‘Darkmatter’ to name a few.

Early Life

Dana Ashbrook’s full name is Dana Vernon Ashbrook. He was born on May 24, 1967, and has turned 53 years as of now. Dana is originally from the United States of America and his birthplace in San Diego. Ashbrook’s father Vernon L. was a director of the Palomar College drama department while his mother, D’Ann Paton is a teacher, who performs in a local theatre. His parents got divorced later to whom he loves unconditionally and regard his family as a normal, healthy, all-American divorced family.

Ashbrook is an American by nationality while his ethnicity is White Caucasian. His birth sign is Gemini. Furthermore, he is the brother of a writer, Taylor Ashbrook, and actress, Daphne Ashbrook. Dana grew up in Spring Valley, El Cajon, and La Mesa.

Education

Regarding educational background, he had attended Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley. Dana graduated high school in 1985. He studied acting with Harry Mastrogeorge.

Career

Dana is still stealing the limelight with amazing natural acting skills. Initially, Dana’s career in acting commenced when he left a good impression on Danphe’s agent performing a high school play. Dana’s first-ever film debut is an uncredited role of Boy of Boat in Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. After that, he did a few series in the year 1987 like Cagney & Lacey, Days of Our Lives, Knots Landing, and ABD Afterschool Specials.

Talking more about his acting career, he played the role of Tom Essex in the horror film Return of the Living Dead Part II. Alongside Deborah Foreman, he was cast as Tony in another horror movie, Waxwork in the year 1988. Similarly, he appeared as Mark Stevens in one of the episodes of 21 Jump Street in 1988. At the same time, he was doing another movie named, ‘A Place To Hide’. In the year 1989, he played the character of Joey of ‘She’s Out of Control’. Likewise, Dana was offered movies such as Ghost Dad and The Willies in 1990. He was cast as Tony Ricker in the former while he played the role of Tough Dude in the latter.

His major breakthrough was in 1990 when he got the role of ‘Bobby Briggs’ in the TV series ‘Twin Peaks’. Dana’s portrayal of volatile tempered high school athletes with his shaggy hair, soulful appearance, and intense personality was lauded by the audience. His portrayal of volatile tempered high school athletes with his shaggy hair, soulful appearance, and intense personality was lauded by the audience. When the show went off the air, he continued to make appearances in television and film.

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Caption: Dana with his co-actors from Twin Peaks(Source: The New York Times)

Further Career Details

Dana ingeminated Bobby Briggs in the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and also and portrayed Clyde Barrow in the television film, ‘Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story..’ Ashbrook was starred alongside Jennifer Rubin and Quentin Tarantino in the short film ‘The Coriolis Effect’. In the year 1995 science fiction television pilot W.E.I.R.D. World, he was cast as ‘Hipster’. Before guest-starring on the television series, The Outer Limits, he did the role of William Best in ‘Comfortably Numb’.

In the year 1997, he played the role of Off. Gary McDermott in Crisis Center. There was no break in his acting career. Dana was guest stares as Federal Police Marshal Stu Clemes in TV series, ‘Welcome To Paradox’. In the same year, he portrayed the role of Seth in ‘Interstate 5′.

In the year 1997, he played the role of Off. Gary McDermott in Crisis Center. There was no break in his acting career. Dana was guest stares as Federal Police Marshal Stu Clemes in TV series, Welcome To Paradox. In the same year, he portrayed the role of Seth in Interstate 5. In 1999, Ashbrook adapted the role of Mikey in ‘Blink Of an Eye’.

After 2001-Present

He was doing two films, ‘Puzzled’ and ‘Angels Don’t Sleep Here’ along with series, ‘Jack Hill’ and ‘Charmed’ in 2001. He was guest-starred in both of the series. From 2002-2003, Dana was seen as Rich Rinaldi in the recurring role of TV series ‘Dawson’s Creek’. Talking more about his acting career, he did a few short films like ‘Inner Balance’, ‘Darkmatter’, and ‘Lightweight’. His role as ‘Bobby Brings’ was again seen in the sequel ‘Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces’. Before this, he has done some movie, ‘The Opposite Sex’ where he played the role of ‘Gary’.

Similarly, his recurring role om Twin Peaks never failed to astound the audience. He appeared as ‘Deputy Bobby Briggs’ in the TV series ‘Twin Peaks’. Dana was guest-starred as ‘Jeff Grooves’ in ‘Rosewood’. Likewise, he had done two other films in 2017 named ‘Getting Grace’ and ‘Restraint’. Ashbrook appeared on-screen as ‘Ron Christopher’ in the former while he played the role of ‘Jeff Burroughs’ in the latter.

Dana Ashbrook was seen as Ben Pisa in the documentary, named ‘Framing John DeLorean’. In 2019, another on-screen in which he made his appearance was in ‘Insatiable’ and ‘Ice Cream in the Cupboard’. As of now, Dana’s movie ‘Minor Premise’ has recently released on the 26th of August amid lockdown in Canada.

Writer

Dana’s writing career has been overshadowed by his acting career. However, he has established himself as a writer via one of the episodes, ‘Ralph Macchi and Liz Phair’ of the TV series, “Head Case”. Unfortunately, his 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. Hopefully, we can see more writing of Dana Ashbrook in the upcoming days.

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Caption: Dana Ashbrook with David Lynch(Source: Instagram)

Net worth

Writer and actor, Dana has earned a handsome amount of money. As per the other online sources, he earns $100k annually while his net worth is $2M as mentioned. No doubt he is living the best of his life.

Relationship Status

Ashbrook’s sexual orientation is straight and his marital status is married. He exchanged vows with Kate Rogal on August 15, 2015, in a private ceremony in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Furthermore, Dana was romantically involved with Marisa Tomei. Marisa Tomei is an American actress famous for My Cousin Vinny (1992), Untamed Heart (1993), Only You (1994), and  The Wrestler (2008). Unfortunately, the duo parted ways within a year in 1999. As of now, Dana is having a happy conjugal life with Kate Rogal.

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Caption: Wedding photo of Dana and Kate(Source: Twitter)

 

Body Measurements and Social Media

Dashing Ashbrook stands tall with a height of 6 feet and weighs 93 kg. His other body measurements are not recorded but he has an average build. Likewise, his eyes color is blue while his hair is of  Dark Brown color.

Actor Dana has a massive fan following in social media sites like Instagram and Twitter. He owns a verified account with the username @danaashbrook on Instagram. His followers have reached 29.2K followers while his Twitter handles, @DanaAshbrook has 14.8K followers. In comparison to his other social media accounts, his Facebook account, Dana Ashbrook has only 6K followers.