Brent Briscoe, who recently portrayed Detective Dave Macklay in the third season of Twin Peaks, passed away in Los Angeles the morning of October 18, 2017. The 56-year-old actor was surrounded by his father, Carl, his sister, Shelly, and his brother, Kent. The sad news was first shared by a friend on Facebook.
David Lynch first cast Briscoe alongside Robert Forster as Detective Domgaard in Mulholland Drive (2001). In a similar role as a South Dakotan police detective, he starred in 7 “parts” of the new Twin Peaks. The Moberly-born actor hasn’t talked publicly about his experiences on the set, but maybe we’ll see him in some of the behind-the-scenes footage on the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release.
UPDATE: David Lynch issued an official statement on Briscoe’s passing.
I want you to know how much I loved working with Brent. I worked with him on “Mulholland Drive” and “Twin Peaks.” I loved him as an actor and a great person. I’m holding good thoughts for all of you. I will really miss working with Brent again.
Briscoe also appeared as JJ in Parks and Recreation, Jimbo Rooney in Desperate Housewives, Bill Dodge in The Green Mile, and Lou in A Simple Plan, to name just a few of his other nearly 100 TV and movie credits.
— Adele Rene (@AdeleRene) October 20, 2017
— Jim Gleeson (@JimGleeson) October 20, 2017
UPDATE: Year of birth corrected.