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Twin Peaks Actors Who Have Passed On

Mr. Reindeer

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In light of the passing of Julee Cruise, I thought it might be good to resurrect Jerry Horne's thread from the dugpa boards, memorializing those actors and other onscreen performers we have lost.

Brian Straub (Einar Thorson) (7/26/1959-11/22/1991)

Hank Worden (The Waiter) (7/23/1901-12/06/1992)

Royal Dano (Judge Clinton Sternwood) (11/16/1922-5/15/1994)

John Boylan (Mayor Dwayne Milford) (1/31/1912-11/16/1994)

Frank Silva (Bob) (10/31/1950-9/13/1995) (dedication: Part 2)

Ed Wright (Dell Mibbler) (1/25/1906-12/10/1995)

Jack Nance (Pete Martell) (12/21/1943-12/30/1996) (dedication: Part 17)

Rodney Harvey (Biker Scotty – Pilot) (7/31/1967-4/11/1998)

Mae Williams (“Real” Mrs. Tremond – Episode 16) (5/14/1921-1/19/1999)

Jane Greer (Vivian Smythe) (9/09/1924-8/24/2001)

Ron Taylor (Coach Wingate) (10/16/1952-1/16/2002)

Royce D. Applegate (Father Clarence) (12/25/1939-1/01/2003)

Dan O’Herlihy (Andrew Packard) (5/01/1919-2/17/2005)

James Booth (Ernie “The Professor” Niles) (12/19/1927-8/11/2005)

David Jaurequi (Guitarist in the Power & the Glory – Fire Walk with Me) (7/02/1955-7/03/2006)

Tony Jay (Dougie Milford) (2/02/1933-8/13/2006)

Calvin Lockhart (The Electrician – Fire Walk with Me) (10/18/1934-3/29/2007)

Don S. Davis (Major Garland Briggs) (8/04/1942-6/29/2008) (dedication: Part 3)

Marjorie Nelson (Janice Hogan – Pilot) (11/02/1923-2/12/2010)

Eve Brent (Theodora Ridgely – Episode 6) (9/11/1929-8/27/2011)

Frances Bay (Mrs. Tremond) (1/23/1919-9/15/2011)

“The Legendary” James V. “Jimmy” Scott (Red Room Singer – Episode 29) (7/17/1925-6/12/2014)

Marvin Rosand (Toad Senior) (5/06/1936-9/21/2015) (dedication: Part 5)

Catherine E. Coulson (Margaret Lanterman – The Log Lady) (10/22/1943-9/28/2015) (dedications: Part 1 for Catherine Coulson and Part 15 for Margaret Lanterman)

Ritch Brinkley (ADA Daryl Lodwick) (3/18/1944-11/05/2015)

David Bowie (Special Agent Phillip Jeffries) (1/08/1947-1/10/2016) (dedication: Part 14)

Tony Burton (Colonel Calvin Reilly – Episode 19) (3/23/1937-2/25/2016)

Don Calfa (Assistant Principal Greege – Episode 17) (12/03/1939-12/01/2016)

Miguel Ferrer (Agent Albert Rosenfield) (2/07/1955-1/19/2017) (dedication: Part 3)

Warren Frost (Dr. William Hayward) (6/05/1925-2/17/2017) (dedication: Part 7)

Michael Parks (Jean Renault) (4/24/1940-5/09/2017)

Harry Dean Stanton (Carl Rodd) (7/14/1926-9/15/2017)

Brent Briscoe (Detective Dave Macklay) (5/21/1961-10/18/2017)

Diane Caldwell (Julie Duvic – Pilot) (1/06/1948-3/29/2018)

Pamela Gidley (Teresa Banks – Fire Walk with Me) (6/11/1965-4/16/2018)

Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings) (8/30/1946-5/11/2019)

Linda Porter (Lady Slot-Addict) (1/31/1933-9/25/2019)

Robert Forster (Sheriff Frank Truman) (7/13/1941-10/11/2019)

Arnie Stenseth (Sven Jorgenson – Pilot) (6/02/1937-2/07/2020)

Galyn Görg (Nancy O’Reilly) (7/15/1964-7/14/2020)

Clark Middleton (Charlie) (4/13/1957-10/04/2020)

David L. Lander (Tim Pinkle) (6/22/1947-12/04/2020)

Walter Olkewicz (Jacques Renault, Jean-Michele Renault) (5/14/1948-4/06/2021)

Clarence Williams III (Special Agent Roger Hardy) (8/21/1939-6/04/2021)

Rick Aiello (Deputy Cliff Howard – Fire Walk with Me) (9/21/1955-7/26/2021)

Gavan O’Herlihy (Mountie Preston King) (7/29/1951-9/15/2021)

Willie Garson (Heavy Metal Roadie – Episode 27) (2/20/1964-9/21/2021)

Gary Bullock (Sheriff Cable – Fire Walk with Me) (7/19/1941-4/11/2022)

Kenneth Welsh (Windom Earle) (3/20/1942-5/05/2022)

Julee Cruise (Roadhouse Singer/Herself) (12/01/1956-6/09/2022)

Lenny Von Dohlen (Harold Smith) (12/22/1958-7/05/2022)

David Warner (Thomas Eckhardt) (7/29/1941-7/24/2022)

Al Strobel (Phillip Michael Gerard / Mike / The One-Armed Man) (?/??/1939-12/02/2022)

Annette McCarthy (Evelyn Marsh) (4/12/1958-1/06/2023)
 
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Tulpa

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David Warner has died. He played Thomas Eckhardt in Twin Peaks and had a prolific acting career spanning television, cinema, radio, and animation.

He would have turned 81 this coming Friday.

 

Mr. Reindeer

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Aw man. That’s a tough one for me. A great fun actor, never afraid to chew the scenery in the best way possible. He did so much with so little on TP, and in many other great character roles.
 

Rigpa

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Ahhh….the first film that turned me on to David Warner was a 1966 film called Morgan. He played a working class artist who descends into a fantasy world and performs crazy stunts in an effort to win back his wife, played by Vanessa Redgrave. I still can see in my mind him riding a motorcycle wearing a gorilla suit in flames…wild movie. It was nominated at Cannes that year. Redgrave won best actress. And of course who can forget his turn as Picard’s Cardassian torturer in two episodes of TNG. So many great roles.
 

Stavrogyn

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And of course who can forget his turn as Picard’s Cardassian torturer in two episodes of TNG. So many great roles.
That was him?! I didn't recognize him. I guess I could be forgiven, though, considering Cardassian makeup... Memorable episodes, but not Patrick Stewart's finest moment, in my opinion.

I keep counting Star Trek appearances of Twin Peaks alumni (there are many, I should probably make a list), but I completely missed this one.

Rest in peace.
 

Dom

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Certain shows seem to be more unlucky than others: Twin Peaks lost a lot of castmembers (to be expected in a way: someone who was my age - 47 - in 1990 would be 79 now, which scares the Hell out of me!!!
Babylon 5 is another one that has suffered heavy losses. Meanwhile, William Shatner and George Takei are still duking it out 53 years after Star Trek season three ended! ;)
 

Mr. Reindeer

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Certain shows seem to be more unlucky than others: Twin Peaks lost a lot of castmembers (to be expected in a way: someone who was my age - 47 - in 1990 would be 79 now, which scares the Hell out of me!!!
Babylon 5 is another one that has suffered heavy losses. Meanwhile, William Shatner and George Takei are still duking it out 53 years after Star Trek season three ended! ;)
What’s kind of fascinating is actually how FEW of the major cast members passed away between the long gap between the original run and The Return. Silva, Nance and Don Davis are really the only major ones we lost in that period (I suppose you could also include Hank Worden, John Boylan and Dan O’Herlihy, but those were inevitable given their advanced ages). Then, basically as soon as The Return started shooting, we began to lose so many key cast members. We were so fortunate that the show was shot at that exact moment in time to get final curtain calls for Coulson, Warren Frost, Ferrer, Lipton, Stanton, etc. etc.
 

Dom

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What’s kind of fascinating is actually how FEW of the major cast members passed away between the long gap between the original run and The Return. Silva, Nance and Don Davis are really the only major ones we lost in that period (I suppose you could also include Hank Worden, John Boylan and Dan O’Herlihy, but those were inevitable given their advanced ages). Then, basically as soon as The Return started shooting, we began to lose so many key cast members. We were so fortunate that the show was shot at that exact moment in time to get final curtain calls for Coulson, Warren Frost, Ferrer, Lipton, Stanton, etc. etc.
Indeed! Can you imagine if the pre-production delays had dragged on another year? The series would have become lost in rewrite hell!
 

Stavrogyn

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Indeed! Can you imagine if the pre-production delays had dragged on another year? The series would have become lost in rewrite hell!
It's a shame that David Bowie wasn't able to appear... If only the production started earlier.

When you think of it - especially if you take into consideration the large gap between Fire Walk with Me and The Return - the airing of the last episodes of The Return and the start of the Covid-19 pandemic were just a little bit more than two years apart. We're lucky we got any new Twin Peaks at all.
 

Stavrogyn

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Annette McCarthy (Evelyn Marsh) has sadly passed away. A real shame.
That's a shame... Even though that storyline is somewhat unpopular and controversial, I never had any issues with the character she played, and certainly not with her as an actress. She was beautiful and mysterious, even a bit menacing, just as if she came out of a classic film noir.
 

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James Marshall said:
Annette McCarthy left us. It was so great working with her. She brought life to a plotline that was unappealing. Condolences to her family.

 

sneakydave

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That's a shame... Even though that storyline is somewhat unpopular and controversial, I never had any issues with the character she played, and certainly not with her as an actress. She was beautiful and mysterious, even a bit menacing, just as if she came out of a classic film noir.
Oh definitely no issues with her acting performance. A fine portrayal of a femme fatale. The plot always just felt out of place. From what I read she handled folks reactions to the plot line with a good sense of humour.
 

Jasper

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season 2 GIF by Twin Peaks on Showtime


Rest in peace. Far too young.

I remember when someone edited the James/Evelyn storyline into a standalone film, which, sadly, has since been deleted for copyright violation. I watched it due to the sheer strangeness and audacity of the endeavor, and because of the bizarre parallels between this storyline and the second half of Lost Highway. I was surprised to find that it actually improved the material. Part of the problem with James/Evelyn storyline was that it had its own heavy film noir sensibility, which didn't match that of Twin Peaks, and furthermore, the storyline had nothing to do with anything going on in the town whatsoever, so every time that we switched over there, it was quite jarring, and upset the TP immersion.

On a related note, as I've said before, Badalamenti's James and Evelyn theme is superb.

 
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