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John Carroll Lynch

John Carroll Lynch was born August 1st, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado. He was raised in Denver Colorado. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. From then, he continued to work in ... See full bio »
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Shutter Island
Shutter Island Deputy Warden McPherson
Gran Torino
Gran Torino Barber Martin
Zodiac Arthur Leigh Allen
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 2017 White Orchid (post-production)
Sheriff Mann
 2016 The Founder (completed)
Mac McDonald
 2016/I The Architect
 2016 Miracles from Heaven
Pastor Scott
 2015 Ted 2
Tom Jessup
 2015/I The Invitation
 2014 Camp X-Ray
Colonel Drummond
 2012 Lay the Favorite
Dave Greenberg (as John Caroll Lynch)
 2011 Paul
Moses Buggs
 2010 Sympathy for Delicious
Evangelist Carroll
 2010 Hesher
 2007 Full of It
Mr. Leonard
 2005 Mozart and the Whale
 2004 The Mortuary
Mr. Whitman
 2004 Catch That Kid
Mr. Hartmann
 2003 Confidence
Grant Ashby
 2002 Three Days of Rain
Dinner Guest
 2002 Par 6
Dour O'Dowell
 2002 Bug
 2002 The Good Girl
Jack Field, Your Store Manager
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Impound Manager
 2000 The Next Best Thing
Abbie's Lawyer
 2000 Waking the Dead
Father Mileski
 1999 Anywhere But Here
Jack Irwin
 1999 Freak Weather
 1999 Pushing Tin
Doctor Freeze (uncredited)
 1999 The Minus Man
Bartender (uncredited)
 1998 Restaurant
John English
 1998 Mercury Rising
Martin Lynch
 1997 A Thousand Acres
Ken LaSalle
 1997 No Strings Attached
 1997 Face/Off
Prison Guard Walton
 1997 Dead Men Can't Dance
Sgt. Plonder
 1996 Feeling Minnesota
 1996 The Fan
 1996 Beautiful Girls
Frank Womack
 1995 The Cure
Skipper #1 (as John Lynch)
 1993 Grumpy Old Men
Moving Man
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: Plays Robert in "Under the Blue Sky" play by David Eldridge (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

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John Caroll Lynch | John Lynch


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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You can have the most wonderful motives for what you do, but if what you do harms other people, you're fooling yourself. See more »


Appears in three films with Jake Gyllenhaal: Bubble Boy (2001), The Good Girl (2002) and Zodiac (2007). See more »

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