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The following is a list of characters from the television series Twin Peaks , the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me , and the revival. Frank Silva was a set decorator who worked on the pilot episode.
One day, when he was moving furniture in Laura Palmer's bedroom, a woman warned Silva not to get locked in the room. The image of Silva trapped in the room sparked something in Lynch, who then asked Silva if he was an actor.
Silva said yes, and Lynch told him that he had a role in mind for him on the series. Silva accepted, and Lynch shot footage of him behind Laura's bed with no real idea of what he would do with it.
Silva's reflection was accidentally caught in the footage of Sarah Palmer's frightening vision at the end of the pilot. Sarah sees a hand uncovering Laura's heart necklace from the ground, and Silva can be seen in the mirror behind her head. Lynch was made aware of this accident and decided to keep Silva in the scene. To save on money, Lynch intended to cast a local girl from Seattle "just to play a dead girl".
When Lynch shot the home movie that James takes of Donna and Laura, he realized that Lee had something special. MIKE made his appearance in the pilot episode which was only originally intended to be a "kind of homage to The Fugitive. The only thing he was gonna do was be in this elevator and walk out. MIKE's full name, Phillip Michael Gerard , is also a reference to Lieutenant Phillip Gerard, a character in The Fugitive.
Lynch met Michael J. After seeing him in a short film, Lynch wanted to cast the actor in the title role in Ronnie Rocket , but the project ultimately fell through. While editing the alternate ending of the foreign version of the pilot episode, an idea occurred to Lynch on his way home one day: My hands were on the roof and the metal was very hot.
The Red Room scene leapt into my mind. For the rest of the night I thought only about The Red Room. Special Agent Dale Cooper , played by Kyle MacLachlan , is the protagonist of the series. Cooper is an FBI agent who arrives in Twin Peaks in to investigate the brutal murder of popular high-school student Laura Palmer.
He falls in love with the town and gains a great deal of acceptance within the tightly knit community. Cooper displays an array of quirky, sometimes almost childlike mannerisms, such as giving a "thumbs up" when satisfied, sage-like sayings often inspired by his fascination with Tibet , and a distinctive sense of humor, along with his love for cherry pie and "a damn fine cup of coffee.
Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes into a microcassette recorder he carries with him. His investigative techniques go far beyond the FBI's usual ones, including intuitive exercises and analysis of his dreams. He becomes deeply involved with the inhabitants of Twin Peaks, and remains in town after the resolution of the Laura Palmer case, especially once his nemesis and former partner Windom Earle starts menacing the town in order to exploit its supernatural properties.
Albert Rosenfield , played by Miguel Ferrer , is a talented forensic analyst Dale Cooper calls in to assist on the Laura Palmer case. He is also an original member of the Blue Rose Task Force and by , is the only member who has not disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
Rosenfield's abrasive and mocking personality alienates the Twin Peaks sheriff's department relatively quickly; he compares Andy to a dog and repeatedly insults Sheriff Harry S. Truman to the point where Truman punches him. He also fights with Doc Hayward and harshly disparages the local police and medical facilities, showing respect only to his FBI colleagues, at least at first.
He warms up to the townsfolk as the series progresses, going so far as to hug Truman when returning to the town to help with their hunt for Windom Earle , but does not lose his sharp and sardonic manner. A later appearance, and another conflict with Truman, lead to an emotional moment where Rosenfield exposes a pacifist nature seemingly at odds with his acerbic surface persona , to the sheriff's shock.
Albert has a minor role in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me , appearing in the FBI offices with Gordon Cole during the reappearance of Phillip Jeffries. He also appears briefly in The Autobiography of F.
My Life, My Tapes , under the entry recorded on February 4, It is implied that this is Dale Cooper 's and his first meeting. This makes Albert 21 when the two first meet, according to the My Life, My Tapes canon.
He later discloses to Cole that he was apparently contacted by Jeffries, which resulted in the death of an agent stationed in Colombia. Albert later takes part in the investigation of an apparent double homicide, also in South Dakota, after a headless corpse bearing Garland Briggs's fingerprints is found with the severed head of high-school librarian Ruth Davenport. During the investigation, Albert begins to form a relationship with Constance Talbot, the local police department's coroner. Chester Desmond , played by Chris Isaak , is a taciturn Special Agent with the FBI who is called out by his boss, Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole , to investigate the murder of a year-old girl named Teresa Banks, who was found wrapped in plastic.
Desmond is introduced to his new partner, Special Agent Sam Stanley , and receives coded clues in the form of Lil the Dancer. Desmond and Stanley then begin their investigation by driving to a rural town called Deer Meadow. A few days into the investigation, Desmond mysteriously disappears after picking up a ring later seen to be owned by the Man from Another Place. His disappearance is reported to Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole, who then dispatches Special Agent Dale Cooper to pick up where Desmond left off.
Desmond's disappearance is never explained, although Cooper discovers that Desmond's car has been vandalized with the words "LET'S ROCK," the same words spoken by the Man from Another Place when he introduces himself, implying that he was taken to the Black Lodge.
Desmond is briefly mentioned in the series, where he is revealed to have been one of the original members of the Blue Rose Task Force, alongside Cooper, Phillip Jeffries, and Albert Rosenfield. FBI Special Agent Sam Stanley , played by Kiefer Sutherland , assists Special Agent Desmond in the investigation of the murder of Teresa Banks. Gordon Cole mentions that he cracked the Whitman case. He is portrayed as being somewhat stiff and inflexible, in contrast to the laid-back demeanor of Desmond; at one point Desmond manages to make Stanley spill coffee on himself when he asks what time it is noticing that Stanley is holding his cup with his watch hand.
Stanley was mentioned in the series pilot, during the scene in which Agent Cooper is examining Laura Palmer's body.
He speaks into his dictaphone: Fire Walk With Me , Phillip Jeffries , played by David Bowie , suddenly exits an elevator in the Philadelphia FBI office, two years after his disappearance. Jeffries goes on to narrate where he has been since his disappearance. He mentions names and incidents that are unfamiliar to those listening. His words are illustrated by the intrusion of a ghost transmission showing a small group of characters, including The Man From Another Place and BOB , in a series of strange rooms.
Jeffries is frequently mentioned in the series, which reveals that he was the original leader of the Blue Rose Task Force and was involved in the first Blue Rose case, alongside Cole.
Albert Rosenfield also informs Cole that he was contacted by an individual claiming to be Jeffries, which led to the killing of an agent stationed in Colombia. Cole later re-experiences Jeffries' sudden reappearance in a dream and remembers Jeffries' comment about Cooper, implying that Cooper may have been an imposter. Gordon Cole played by David Lynch , and also named for a minor character in Sunset Boulevard  is a Regional Bureau Chief in the FBI and Agent Cooper 's immediate superior.
He is very hard of hearing wearing large hearing aids and thus speaks very loudly. He often misunderstands what is said to him and replies with comically inappropriate responses. The conversation continues as normal, with the issue remaining unsolved. While in Twin Peaks, Cooper and Cole go to the Double R Diner where he is smitten by waitress Shelly Johnson , whom he claims he can hear perfectly well, although it is implied he is merely flirting with Shelly.
Shelly, being ignored by her boyfriend Bobby Briggs at the time, is shocked yet pleased by his attention, and upon his imminent departure they share a kiss, to the chagrin of Bobby, who happens to show up at that moment.
At the beginning of Fire Walk With Me , Cole briefs agents Chester Desmond and Sam Stanley on their assignment to investigate the murder of Teresa Banks. Cole uses a coded language , in the attire and gestures of Lil the Dancer , to inform the agents of what to expect in their investigation.
Cole and Phillip Jeffries investigated the first "blue rose" case, where a woman was killed by another woman who looked exactly like her, and uttered the phrase before her body disappeared. By , Cole has become the FBI Deputy Director, and obtains improved hearing aids, resulting in fewer instances of him misunderstanding others. When at their maximum volume, Cole is able to speak quietly and hold private conversations, although he only occasionally raises the volume of the hearing aids as loud noises hurt his ears.
The three agents later take part in another case in South Dakota when a headless corpse found in the area is found to have Garland Briggs's fingerprints. Denise Bryson , formerly Dennis Bryson , played by David Duchovny , is a transgender DEA agent.
Bryson began wearing women's clothing during a DEA undercover operation and found that it relaxed him. Bryson changed his name to Denise for the purpose of the operation, and retained it afterwards, finding it comfortable.
Bryson comes to Twin Peaks when Dale Cooper is accused by the Mounties and the FBI of misfeasance for his handling of the rescue of Audrey Horne from One Eyed Jacks and the alleged theft of cocaine from an RCMP stakeout. Cooper quickly determines that the "Mountie" accusing him is himself involved in drug dealing with Jean Renault and Hank Jennings. This leads to the standoff at Dead Dog Farm , in which Bryson's "feminine side" allows her to effect the rescue of Agent Cooper.
She also comes to fully embrace her female identity. Tamara Preston , also known by her nickname Tammy , is an FBI agent introduced in the novel The Secret History of Twin Peaks , in which Gordon Cole assigns her to investigate a dossier recovered from Major Garland Briggs.
She makes her first physical appearance in the series, played by Chrysta Bell. Afterward, Preston takes part in investigating an apparent double homicide in South Dakota where the severed head of librarian Ruth Davenport is found with a headless body bearing Garland Briggs's fingerprints, and interrogates murder suspect William Hastings.
Her work earns praise from Cole and Rosenfield, who have her join the Blue Rose Task Force. Diane Evans is Dale Cooper's secretary in the FBI. She is featured in the original series as an unseen character , receiving recordings addressed to her from Cooper that he creates during his investigations. Diane makes her first physical appearance in the series, played by Laura Dern.
Against her wishes, Diane then joins Cole, Albert Rosenfield, and Tamara Preston in investigating a headless body bearing Major Garland Briggs's fingerprints, due to Briggs' connection with Cooper. Cole and Rosenfield learn of Diane's correspondence, but choose to keep her close, and have her deputized during the investigation. Her body promptly disappears after her death and her spirit is destroyed in the Black Lodge.
The tulpa also says that Diane is the estranged half-sister of Janey-E Jones, who married the decoy Cooper replaces in his return to the natural realm. Lil the Dancer Kimberly Anne Cole is seen only in the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Her movements and clothing are code; this is an FBI method devised by Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole to quickly and covertly brief Special Agent Chester Desmond on what to expect during his investigation into the death of Teresa Banks.
Truman played by Michael Ontkean is Twin Peaks' sheriff, who assists Special Agent Dale Cooper in the investigation of the murder of Laura Palmer. Harry is in love with the fragile Josie Packard , and is also one of the Bookhouse Boys.