Rest In Peace, David L. Lander (1947-2020)

The Twin Peaks community mourns the actor we know and love as Tim Pinkle!

Actor David L. Lander passed away on December 4, 2020, due to complications from multiple sclerosis. He was 73.

The name is Pinkle!

Lander was best known for his role as Squiggy on the “Happy Days” spin-off “Laverne & Shirley,” but Twin Peaks fans know and love him as multi-hyphenate Tim Pinkle (Mr. Pinkle), the town’s dance choreographer, home care salesman, pine weasel expert, and taxidermist (together with his brother Tom Pinkle, according to Twin Peaks: An Access Guide to the Town).

David L Lander as Tim Pinkle in Twin Peaks

Shortly after Twin Peaks, David Lynch cast him as the unintelligible director Valdja Gochktch in the short-lived comedy series, On The Air.

David L Lander in David Lynch and Mark Frost's On The Air

Rest in peace, David L. Lander.

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Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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