Eric Da Re
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Eric Da Re (born March 3, 1965) is an American actor who played the notorious criminal Leo Johnson on the TV show Twin Peaks and its prequel film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. He has worked behind the scenes in several other films by Twin Peaks creator David Lynch. He is the son of the actor Aldo Da Re (stage name Aldo Ray) and the casting director Johanna Ray, a frequent Lynch collaborator.
Eric Da Re
Eric Da Re was born in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is the son of the actor Aldo Ray (born Aldo Da Re), and is of Italian descent on his father's side. His mother is Johanna Ray, an award-winning casting director (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Showgirls), who did casting for Twin Peaks.
Da Re's first role was in the TV movie Into the Homeland in 1987, which was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, who would later go on to direct Da Re in the show that brought him fame, Twin Peaks. After a few more roles in TV movies he landed the role of Leo Johnson in the 1990 cult classic Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch. Da Re went on to work with Lynch again as a casting assistant for Wild at Heart (1990), as Leo Johnson in the Twin Peaks prequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and as a property buyer for Lost Highway (1997).
He is sometimes credited as Eric Da Re, Eric DaRae or Eric Dare.
|1987||Into the Homeland||Male Surfer #1||TV Movie|
|1989||Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!||Chris (as Eric Da Re)||Direct-to-video|
|1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me||Leo Johnson|
|1994||Dead Connection||Anthony the Bouncer|
|1995||Number One Fan||Randall McSwain|
|1996||The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson||Apartment Manager (as Eric da Re)|
|1997||The Player||TV Movie|
|1998||Poodle Springs||Guard||TV Movie|
|2000||Lured Innocence||Bartender (as Eric DaRae)|
|2002||Ted Bundy||Male Partygoer (as Eric Dare)|
|1990||The Flash||Tyrone||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1990-1991||Twin Peaks||Leo Johnson||24 episodes (as Eric Da Re)|
|1993||SeaQuest 2032||Maxwell||Episode: "To Be or Not to Be"|
|2000||NieA under 7||Nenji Yoshioka (voice only)||13 episodes|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Leo Johnson||Episode: "Part 17" (archive footage)|