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The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement", is how Rich Cohen described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch. MacLachlan was born and raised in Yakima, Washington, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Twin Peaks Dale Cooper / Dougie Jones
(2017)
Dune Paul Atreides
(1984)
Portlandia Mayor / Mayor of Austin / Sean
(2011-2018)
Blue Velvet Jeffrey Beaumont
(1986)

Filmography

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 2022 How I Met Your Father (TV Series)
The Captain
- Timing Is Everything (2022) ... The Captain
- Jay Street (2022) ... The Captain
 2022 Joe vs. Carole (TV Mini Series)
Howard Baskin
- The Florida Problem (2022) ... Howard Baskin
- The Tiger King (2022) ... Howard Baskin
- Sanctuary (2022) ... Howard Baskin
- Survival of the Fittest (2022) ... Howard Baskin
 2020 Atlantic Crossing (TV Series)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- A Queen Returns (2020) ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- The Gift (2020) ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- The Giant Awakes (2020) ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Empty Promises (2020) ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Fires Spread (2020) ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt
 2020 Capone
Doctor Karlock
 2019-2020 Carol's Second Act (TV Series)
Dr. Stephen Frost
- R.I.P. Dr. Herman (2020) ... Dr. Stephen Frost
- Plus Ones (2020) ... Dr. Stephen Frost
- Carol's Crush (2020) ... Dr. Stephen Frost
- Top of the List (2020) ... Dr. Stephen Frost
- Secrets (2020) ... Dr. Stephen Frost
 2020/I Tesla
Thomas Edison
 2019 The Staggering Girl (Short)
Matteo / Bruno / Angelo
 2019 High Flying Bird
David Seton
 2018 Giant Little Ones
Ray Winter
 2011-2018 Portlandia (TV Series)
Mayor / Sean / Mayor of Austin
- Rose Route (2018) ... Mayor / Sean
- Most Pro City (2018) ... Mayor
- Open Relationship (2018) ... Mayor
- Ants (2017) ... Mayor
- Portland Secedes (2017) ... Mayor
 2018 American Dad! (TV Series)
Del
- Paranoid Frandroid (2018) ... Del (voice)
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Dale Cooper / Dougie Jones
- Part 18 (2017) ... Dale Cooper
- Part 17 (2017) ... Dale Cooper
- Part 16 (2017) ... Dale Cooper
- Part 15 (2017) ... Dale Cooper
- Part 14 (2017) ... Dale Cooper
 2016 Gravity Falls (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls (2016) ... Bus Driver (voice)
 2015 Riley's First Date? (Video short)
Dad (voice)
 2015/I Inside Out
Dad (voice)
 2014-2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Calvin Zabo
- S.O.S. Part 1 (2015) ... Calvin Zabo
- S.O.S. Part 2 (2015) ... Calvin Zabo
- Scars (2015) ... Calvin Zabo
- The Dirty Half Dozen (2015) ... Calvin Zabo
- Frenemy of My Enemy (2015) ... Calvin Zabo
 2014 Blue Velvet Lost Footage
Jeffrey Beaumont
 2013-2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Josh Perotti
- Old Spice (2014) ... Josh Perotti
- Shiny Objects (2014) ... Josh Perotti
- Going for the Gold (2013) ... Josh Perotti
- Red Team, Blue Team (2013) ... Josh Perotti
 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper
 2014 Believe (TV Series)
Dr. Roman Skouras
- Perception (2014) ... Dr. Roman Skouras
- Second Chance (2014) ... Dr. Roman Skouras
- Revelation (2014) ... Dr. Roman Skouras
- Collapse (2014) ... Dr. Roman Skouras
- Prodigy (2014) ... Dr. Roman Skouras
 2010-2014 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
The Captain
- Daisy (2014) ... The Captain
- Romeward Bound (2013) ... The Captain
- The Fortress (2013) ... The Captain
- The Ashtray (2013) ... The Captain
- Garbage Island (2011) ... The Captain
 2013 Breathe In
Peter Sebeck (uncredited)
 2012 Made in Jersey (TV Series)
Donovan Stark
- The Farm (2012) ... Donovan Stark
- Ridgewell (2012) ... Donovan Stark
- Wingman (2012) ... Donovan Stark
- Ancient History (2012) ... Donovan Stark
- Payday (2012) ... Donovan Stark
 2012 Muppets vs. Goldman Sachs (Short)
 2006-2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Orson Hodge
- She Needs Me (2012) ... Orson Hodge
- Get Out of My Life (2012) ... Orson Hodge
- Is This What You Call Love? (2012) ... Orson Hodge
- Assassins (2011) ... Orson Hodge
- Remember Paul? (2010) ... Orson Hodge
 2011 The Doctor (TV Movie)
Jason
 2004-2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Andrew Raines / Dr. Brett Morton
- Blood Brothers (2011) ... Andrew Raines
- Conscience (2004) ... Dr. Brett Morton
 2011 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
Mark Hudson
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer
Charles Foster
 2009 The Smell of Success
Jimmy St. James
 2008 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Bill Kerr (uncredited)
 2008 Justice League: The New Frontier (Video)
Superman (voice)
 2006 Free Jimmy
Marius (English version, voice)
 2006 In Justice (TV Series)
David Swain
- Crossing the Line (2006) ... David Swain
- Side Man (2006) ... David Swain
- Lovers (2006) ... David Swain
- Badge of Honor (2006) ... David Swain
- Victims (2006) ... David Swain
 2005 Mysterious Island (TV Movie)
Cyrus
 2004 The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (TV Movie)
Edward Wilde
 2004 Touch of Pink
Spirit of Cary Grant
 2003 Northfork
Mr. Hope
 2002 Jo (TV Movie)
 2000-2002 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Trey MacDougal
- I Heart NY (2002) ... Trey MacDougal
- All That Glitters (2002) ... Trey MacDougal
- The Good Fight (2002) ... Trey MacDougal
- Just Say Yes (2001) ... Trey MacDougal
- Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda (2001) ... Trey MacDougal
 2002 Miranda
Nailor
 2001 Grand Theft Auto III (Video Game)
Donald Love / Chatterbox Guest (voice)
 2001 Me Without You
Daniel
 2001 Perfume
Business Manager
 2001 Xchange
Fisk / Toffler 2 (as Kyle Maclachlan)
 2000 Timecode
Bunny Drysdale
 2000 Hamlet
Claudius
 2000 The Spring (TV Movie)
Dennis Conway
 1998 The Invisible Man (TV Movie)
Jack Griffin
 1998 Route 9 (TV Movie)
Booth Parker
 1998 Thunder Point (TV Movie)
Sean Dillon
 1997 Jack Higgins's the Windsor Protocol (TV Movie)
Sean Dillon
 1997 One Night Stand
Vernon
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Jake Parker
 1996 The Trigger Effect
Matthew
 1996 Moonshine Highway (TV Movie)
Jed Muldoon
 1995 The Conversation (TV Movie)
Harry Caul
 1995 Showgirls
Zack Carey
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
Jesse Marcel
 1994 The Flintstones
Cliff Vandercave
 1994 Against the Wall (TV Movie)
Michael Smith
 1993 Georgia Coffee: Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Special Agent Dale Cooper
- The Rescue (1993) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
- A Mystery of 'G' (1993) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Cherry Pie (1993) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Lost (1993) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
 1993 The Trial
Josef K.
 1992 Rich in Love
Billy McQueen
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Special Agent Dale Cooper
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Earl Raymond Digs
- Carrion Death (1991) ... Earl Raymond Digs
 1989-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Episode #2.21 (1991) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Episode #2.20 (1991) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Episode #2.19 (1991) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
 1991 The Doors
Ray Manzarek
 1990 The Boyfriend School
Trout
 1989 Dream Breakers (TV Movie)
Bobby O'Connor
 1987 The Hidden
Lloyd Gallagher
 1986 Blue Velvet
Jeffrey Beaumont
 1984 Dune
Paul Atreides
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Other Works:

A video called "Muppets vs. Goldman Sachs" on FunnyorDie.com with some of The Muppets and Neal McDonough spoofing public claims by an ex-employee of Goldman Sachs that Goldman Sachs refers to its' clients as Muppets. The video also featured Stephen Glickman, Richard Riehle, John Mawson, Darri Ingolfsson, Adam Lustick, & Luke ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 16 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Kyle Maclachlan | Kairu Makurakuran | Kyle McLachlan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Desiree Gruber  (1 child)

Parents:

Stone, Catherine Louise | McLachlan, Kent Alan
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On Dune (1984)) First film, first big break. It was a book that I loved when I was 15, when I read it for the very first time in '74 or '75, whenever I first came to it. It was kind of a fairytale that it ended up being me, because I was nowhere near Los Angeles when it happened. I was in Seattle, working in the theater, and I'd been out of school for less than a year. Looking back, it was an ... See more »

Trivia:

Kyle has Scottish, English, Cornish, and German ancestry. He has, perhaps jokingly, stated that he could be a direct descendant of composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), through Kyle's maternal great-grandmother, Henrietta Bach. However, Henrietta was descended, through her own patrilineal line, from a man named Johann Christoph Bach, born in Germany in the late 1600s. Thus, Kyle is not a ... See more »

Trademark:

Often plays sneaky and sleazy villains See more »

Nickname:

Kale

Star Sign:

Pisces

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