Lenny Von Dohlen, the veteran character actor who performed a solitary orchid keeper on David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks, is lifeless at 64. The Hollywood Reporter notes that he handed away after an extended sickness on Tuesday, July fifth.
Von Dohlen had a present for awkward, delicate souls. His first starring function got here in 1984’s Electrical Goals, as a lonely architect who finds himself in a love triangle with a sentient laptop and his neighbor, Madeline. The movie has earned a cult following over time, and it loved a surge of recognition in 2013, when Spike Jonze’s Her explored comparable themes.
Lots of these character’s qualities could possibly be seen in Harold Smith, the agoraphobic gardener who appeared in Season 2 of David Lynch and Twin Peaks. Smith had recognized the sufferer on the coronary heart of the thriller, and even possessed her diary. With heartbreaking readability, Von Dohlen explored craving, grief, anxiousness, and self-destruction, earlier than returning within the sequence’ prequel-sequel, Twin Peaks: Hearth Stroll with Me.
Von Dohlen additionally starred in tv initiatives together with Kent State, Thirtysomething, Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Pretender, and CSI Miami. In movie, he anchored initiatives comparable to Billy Galvin, Below the Biltmore Clock, Blind Imaginative and prescient, Jennifer 8, and Leaving Regular, and he performed one of many unhealthy guys in Residence Alone III.