Peaks Performance: Already a cult fave following Swamp Thing and Robocop, Wise gained small-screen immortality as Laura Palmer’s stricken dad, Leland. Grieving parent or genuine nutjob? We’re not saying.
Damn Fine Career... or Wrapped in Plastic? A regular presence on the small-screen, Wise is one of those actors who crops in everything: 24, The West Wing, Mad Men. But his edgy persona was best used in Reaper, where he got to play a character even weirder than the denizens of Twin Peaks: The Devil.