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Frank Silva

Frank Silva was a set dresser and sometime actor best known for his disturbing performance as the evil spirit Bob in the TV series Twin Peaks.

Silva had a degree in lighting design from San Francisco State University and worked as a prop master and set decorator on several films including David Lynch's Wild at Heart.

Silva also worked on Lynch's Twin Peaks. According to legend, he was dressing the set of Laura Palmer's bedroom in the pilot episode, when Lynch accidentally caught him on camera when his reflection appeared in a mirror. The image of a long-haired man appearing in a corner of the image gave Lynch a shock. Lynch loved the image so much that he created the character of Bob, a dark spirit who haunts Laura, and cast Silva in the role.

Silva died in 1995.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Frank Silva Facts

BirthdayOctober 31, 1949
BirthplaceSacramento, California, USA
Date of deathSeptember 13, 1995 (age 45)

Selected Filmography

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