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Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan widely known for his portrayal of Dale Cooper in the TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017), and its prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). He is also known for his film roles including cult films such as Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), The Hidden (1987), and Showgirls (1995). He has also had prominent roles in other television shows including appearing as Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City (2000–2002), Orson Hodge in Desperate Housewives (2006–2012), The Captain in How I Met Your Mother (2010–2014), the Mayor of Portland in Portlandia (2011–2018), and as Calvin Zabo in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2015). MacLachlan was born in Yakima, Washington. His mother, Catherine (née Stone), was a public relations director, and his father, Kent Alan MacLachlan, was a stockbroker and lawyer. He has Scottish, Cornish and German ancestry. He has two younger brothers named Craig and Kent, both of whom live in the Pacific Northwest. MacLachlan graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1977. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1982 and, shortly afterward, moved to Hollywood, California to pursue his career.

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Feb 22, 1959 In Yakima, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie Welcome Home: Mary Reber and the Twin Peaks Palmer House 2021-03-10
Known For
Poster of Welcome Home: Mary Reber and the Twin Peaks Palmer House
Poster of The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Poster of Inside Out
Poster of The Flintstones
Movie Welcome Home: Mary Reber and the Twin Peaks Palmer House Unknown 2021-03-10
Movie Capone Dr. Karlock 2020-07-10
Movie Tesla Thomas Edison 2020-08-14
Movie I Know Catherine, The Log Lady Himself 2020-12-31
Series Atlantic Crossing President Franklin D. Roosevelt 2020-10-25
Movie High Flying Bird David Seton 2019-01-27
Movie Giant Little Ones Ray Winter 2019-03-15
Movie You Don't Nomi Himself (archive footage) 2019-04-27
Movie Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage Jeffrey Beaumont 2019-05-28
Movie The Staggering Girl Matteo / Bruno / Angelo 2019-05-17
Series Carol's Second Act Dr. Stephen Frost 2019-09-26
Series Explained Narrator - Himself 2018-05-23
Movie The House with a Clock in Its Walls Isaac Izard 2018-09-15
Movie The Man with the Gray Elevated Hair Himself 2017-12-05
Movie I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Behind the Red Curtain Himself 2017-12-05
Movie A Pot of Boiling Oil Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Two Blue Balls Himself 2017-12-05
Movie A Very Lovely Dream: One Week in Twin Peaks Himself 2017-12-20
Movie Impressions: A Journey Behind The Scenes Of Twin Peaks Unknown 2017-12-05
Movie See You on the Other Side Dear Friend Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Tell It Martin himself 2017-12-05
Movie The Number of Completion Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon Bus Driver (voice) 2016-02-15
Movie Blue Velvet Revisited Himself 2016-10-07
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Unknown 2015-09-08
Movie Inside Out Dad (voice) 2015-06-09
Movie Riley's First Date? Dad (voice) 2015-11-03
Series Believe Roman Skouras 2014-03-10
Movie Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Special Agent Dale Cooper 2014-07-16
Movie Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories Himself 2014-05-29
Movie Breathe In Peter Sebeck 2013-01-18
Series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cal 2013-09-24
Series Gravity Falls Bus Driver (voice) 2012-06-15
Series Made in Jersey Donovan Stark 2012-09-28
Series Portlandia Mayor 2011-01-21
Movie Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage Jeffrey Beaumont 2011-11-08
Movie Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Mark Hudson 2011-09-13
Movie The Smell of Success Jimmy St. James 2009-01-20
Movie Mao's Last Dancer Charles Foster 2009-10-01
Movie Justice League: The New Frontier Superman (voice) 2008-02-26
Movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Bill Kerr (uncredited) 2008-08-06
Movie A Slice of Lynch Unknown 2007-10-30
Series In Justice David Swain 2006-01-01
Movie Free Jimmy Marius (voice) 2006-04-21
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie Mysterious Island Cyrus 2005-09-17
Series Mysterious Island Cyrus 2005-09-17
Series How I Met Your Mother George Van Smoot 2005-09-19
Movie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Edward Wilde 2004-07-12
Movie Touch of Pink Ghost of Cary Grant 2004-07-16
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Desperate Housewives Orson Hodge 2004-10-03
Movie Impressions of Dune Unknown 2003-03-28
Movie Northfork Mr. Hope 2003-07-11
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie Mysteries of Love Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Miranda Nailor 2002-01-18
Movie Perfume Business Manager 2001-04-08
Movie Xchange Fisk / Toffler 2 2001-01-19
Movie Me Without You Daniel 2001-11-01
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie The Spring Dennis Conway 2000-01-16
Movie Timecode Bunny Drysdale 2000-03-22
Movie Hamlet Claudius 2000-05-12
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Brett Morton/ Andrew Raines 1999-09-20
Movie Thunder Point Sean Dillon 1998-05-30
Movie Route 9 Booth Parker 1998-11-19
Movie One Night Stand Vernon 1997-11-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Moonshine Highway Jed Muldoon 1996-01-01
Movie The Windsor Protocol Sean Dillon 1996-01-01
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The Trigger Effect Matthew 1996-08-30
Movie Mad Dog Time Jake Parker 1996-11-08
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie Showgirls Zack Carey 1995-09-22
Movie The Flintstones Cliff Vandercave 1994-05-26
Movie Against the Wall Michael Smith 1994-01-01
Movie Vault of Horror I Earl Raymond Digs 1994-07-02
Movie Roswell Jesse Marcel 1994-07-31
Movie The Trial Josef K 1993-06-18
Movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Dale Cooper 1992-06-03
Movie Rich in Love Billy McQueen 1992-10-01
Movie Where the Day Takes You Ted 1992-09-11
Movie The Doors Ray Manzarek 1991-03-01
Series Twin Peaks Special Agent Dale Cooper 1990-04-08
Movie Twin Peaks Special Agent Dale Cooper 1990-04-08
Movie Don't Tell Her It's Me Trout 1990-09-21
Movie Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter Himself 1990-12-01
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Dream Breakers Bobby O'Connor 1989-09-02
Movie No Frank in Lumberton Unknown 1988-01-01
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie The Hidden Lloyd Gallagher 1987-10-30
Movie Blue Velvet Jeffrey Beaumont 1986-09-19
Movie Dune Paul Atreides 1984-12-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11