Dana Ashbrook is an American actor known for such works as the David Lynch show Twin Peaks (1990–1991) and Return of the Living Dead II (1988).
Born in 1967 Dana has had a prolific and distinguished career spanning over four decades. He has been equally successful in both his film and television work.
Dana Ashbrook television career has included such shows as the iconic 1980s Johnny Depp teen drama 21 Jump Street (1987–1991); the David Lynch mind-bending drama Twin Peaks (1990–1991) and the teen melodrama Dawson’s Creek (1998–2003) costarring alongside James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and the Academy Award nominated actress Michelle Williams to cite just a few.
His film resume touts such successes as the Carl Reiner directed film Summer School (1987) with Bruce Campbell and David Carradine; the Roger Corman film Ghost Chase (1988) costarring with Jill Whitlow; the cult favorite horror classic Return of the Living Dead II with Suzanne Snyder and the 1992 film Intruder where he starred with his sister Daphne Ashbrook.
21 Jump Street (1987–1991) (TV series) as Mark Stevens
Waxwork (1988) as Tony
Return of the Living Dead II (1988) as Tom Essex
She’s Out of Control (1989)
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989) as Jack
Girlfriend from Hell (1989) as Chaser
The Joan Rivers Show (1989–1993) (TV series)
Twin Peaks (1990–1991) (TV series) as Bobby Briggs
Ghost Dad (1990) as Tony Ricker
The Willies (1990)
The Hidden Room (1991–1993)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) as Bobby Briggs
Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story (1992)
Jack’s Place (1992– )
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles (1994)
The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Comfortably Numb (1995)
The Pretender (1996–2000)
Crisis Center (1997– )
Charmed (1998–2006) (TV series) as T.J.
Dawson’s Creek (1998–2003) (TV series) as Rich Rinaldi
Welcome to Paradox (1998– ) (TV series)
Interstate 5 (1998) as Seth
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– ) (TV series)
Jack & Jill (1999–2001)
Blink of an Eye (1999) as Mikey
The Division (2001–2004) (TV series)
New Alcatraz (2001)
Angels Don’t Sleep Here (2002)
The Last Place on Earth (2002)
Deadwood (2004–2006) (TV series)
Psych (2006–2014) (TV series)
The Kill Point (2007)
Head Case (2007–2009) (TV series)
Crash (2008– ) (TV series)
White Collar (2009–2014) (TV series)
Blue Bloods (2010– ) (TV series) as Tommy Banks
The Aggression Scale (2012)
Dana Ashbrook Photo Gallery
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.