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Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Lynch shortly after he turned 21. That... See full bio »

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Twin Peaks Writer
(1989-1991)
(2001)
Inland Empire Writer
(2006)

Filmography

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  Unrecorded Night (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes) (announced)
- Episode #1.13 ... (creator)
- Episode #1.9 ... (creator)
- Episode #1.12 ... (creator)
- Episode #1.8 ... (creator)
- Episode #1.11 ... (creator)
 2005-2021 Weather Report (TV Series) (creator - 152 episodes)
- 10/16/21 (2021) ... (creator)
- 6/6/21 (2021) ... (creator)
- 6/5/21 (2021) ... (creator)
- 6/4/21 (2021) ... (creator)
- 6/3/21 (2021) ... (creator)
 2020 What Is David Working on Today? (TV Series) (creator - 17 episodes)
- Wall Sconce (2020) ... (creator)
- Sculpture (2020) ... (creator)
- Dowel (2020) ... (creator)
- JAR FINAL (2020) ... (creator)
- Thinking (2020) ... (creator)
 2020 Today's Number Is... (TV Series) (creator)
 2020 The Adventures of Alan R. (Short)
 2020 Fire (PoZar) (Short)
 2018 Ant Head (Short)
 2017 What Did Jack Do? (Short) (written by)
  Twin Peaks (TV Series) (creator - 18 episodes, 2017) (written by - 18 episodes, 2017)
- Part 18 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part 17 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part 16 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part 15 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part 14 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2017 David Lynch's Comic-Con Message (Video short) (writer)
 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (based on the series written by - uncredited) / (written by - uncredited)
 2012 Meditation, Creativity, Peace (Documentary)
 2012 Memory Film (Short)
 2011 David Lynch: I Have a Radio (Music Video short) (uncredited)
 2011 The 3 Rs (Short)
 2010 Lady Blue Shanghai (Short) (story)
 2008 Hollyshorts Greeting (Documentary short)
 2008 Twin Peaks Festival Greeting (Documentary short)
 2007 Ballerina (Short)
 2007 David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (Documentary short)
 2007 Out Yonder (Video short)
 2007 More Things That Happened (Video)
 2007 Boat (Video short)
 2006 Inland Empire (written by)
 2004 BlueBob Egg (Short)
 2002 Bees (Documentary short)
 2002 Coyote (Documentary short)
 2002 Dead Mouse with Ants (Documentary short)
 2002 Does That Hurt You? (Documentary short)
 2002 DumbLand (TV Mini Series short)
 2002 Factory Mask (Short)
 2002 Laura Palmer (Short) (uncredited)
 2002 Rabbits (Short)
 2002 The Pig Walks (Short)
 2002 The Short Films of David Lynch (Video documentary)
 2002 Darkened Room (Short)
 2001 Head with Hammer (Short)
 2001 Mulholland Drive (written by)
 1999 Mulholland Dr. (TV Movie)
 1998 Parisienne People by David Lynch (Video short) (by)
 1997 Lost Highway (written by)
 1993 Hotel Room (TV Mini Series) (creator - 3 episodes)
- Tricks (1993) ... (creator)
- Getting Rid of Robert (1993) ... (creator)
- Blackout (1993) ... (creator)
  On the Air (TV Series) (creator - 7 episodes, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992) (written by - 1 episode, 1992)
- Episode #1.7 (1992) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... (creator)
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (television series Twin Peaks) / (written by)
  Twin Peaks (TV Series) (showrunner - 30 episodes, 1989 - 1991) (created by - 29 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (written by - 3 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (story by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode #2.21 (1991) ... (creator) / (showrunner)
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... (creator) / (showrunner)
- Episode #2.20 (1991) ... (creator) / (showrunner)
- Episode #2.19 (1991) ... (creator) / (showrunner)
- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... (creator) / (showrunner)
 1990 Wild at Heart (screenplay)
 1988 The French as Seen by... (TV Mini Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) ... (writer)
- Les Gaulois (1988) ... (writer)
 1986 Blue Velvet (screenplay)
 1984 Dune (screenplay)
 1980 The Elephant Man (screenplay)
 1977 Eraserhead (written by)
 1974 The Amputee (Short)
 1970 The Grandmother (Short)
 1969 The Alphabet (Short) (written by)
 1967 Absurd Encounter with Fear (Short) (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed commercial for Unipath Diagnostics Clearblue Easy One-Minute at-Home Pregnancy Test, 1997 See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 24 Interviews | 40 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

David L. | David Linchevatelis

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Emily Stofle  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Jennifer Lynch | See more »

Parents:

Lynch, Edwina | Lynch, Donald Walton

Relatives:

Lynch, John (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I was driving through Central Park with Kyle MacLachlan and on the radio came Crying by Roy Orbison. I started listening to this song and I'm thinking only of Blue Velvet (1986) and I'm thinking this song could appear in the film. Once we were filming in Virginia, I ask for Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits and I hear In Dreams and boom! An explosion goes off in my head. And I think, "This is it." ... See more »

Trivia:

Lynch is one of the few directors who has directed films that have received all five modern MPAA ratings: G (The Straight Story), PG (The Elephant Man), PG-13 (Dune), R (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and Inland Empire) and NC-17 (Wild at Heart). In the last case, the film was edited down to an R rating following its premiere at the Cannes Film ... See more »

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Many of his films examine the dark side of American suburbia. See more »

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