Robert Davenport (actor)

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Robert Davenport is an American film and television actor[1] best known for originating the role of Johnny Horne in Twin Peaks[2][3][4] and Brian Cochran in The Chocolate War[5], a lead role in Claudia Myers's short movie Short Cut (1999), and playing a soldier in the Disney Channel premiere movie Chips, the War Dog.[6]


He had a short-lived screen career, but appeared in a couple of notable roles in the late 1980s.[7][8][9]

He is best known for originating the role of Johnny Horne,[9] the mentally challenged son of Benjamin Horne and brother of Audrey Horne, in Twin Peaks.[3][10][11] He was the first of three actors to portray the character[10][12] and originated the role by appearing in David Lynch's acclaimed feature-length Pilot,[13] also known as Northwest Passage[14] (which was released on video as a movie with an extended ending in Europe).[3] He was replaced by Robert Bauer in the original series and later Erik Rondell in the revival.[15][16]

In addition to Twin Peaks, he is also known for playing Brian Cochran[17] in Keith Gordon's acclaimed movie The Chocolate War (1988),[18][19] based on Robert Cormier's novel of the same name.[17][20][5]

He was one of the two lead roles in Claudia Myers's romantic comedy short movie Short Cut (1999), and played a soldier in the Disney Channel premiere movie Chips, the War Dog (1990).[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Chocolate War Brian Cochran
1999 Short Cut David Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Twin Peaks Johnny Horne Episode: "Pilot"
1990 Chips, the War Dog Dog Bath Soldier Television film


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  12. Morris, Bruce B. (1997). Prime Time Network Serials: Episode Guides, Casts, and Credits for 37 Continuing Television Dramas, 1964-1993. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-0164-2. Search this book on Logo.png
  13. Bushman, David; Smith, Arthur (2016-05-01). Twin Peaks FAQ: All That's Left to Know About a Place Both Wonderful and Strange. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4950-6389-3. Search this book on Logo.png
  14. Weldon, Michael (1996). The Psychotronic Video Guide. Titan Books. ISBN 978-1-85286-770-6. Search this book on Logo.png
  15. Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew; Spooner, Catherine (2015-11-17). Return to Twin Peaks: New Approaches to Materiality, Theory, and Genre on Television. Springer. ISBN 978-1-137-55695-0. Search this book on Logo.png
  16. "Think out loud with an exposition-heavy Twin Peaks". TV Club. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Campbell, Patricia J. (1989). Presenting Robert Cormier. G.K. Hall. ISBN 978-0-8057-8212-7. Search this book on Logo.png
  18. Films and Filming. Hansom Books. 1990. Search this book on Logo.png
  19. The Film Journal. Pubsun Corporation. 1989. Search this book on Logo.png
  20. "MOVIE REVIEW : Probing the Darkness in 'The Chocolate War'". Los Angeles Times. 1988-11-23. Retrieved 2021-02-05. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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