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Kyle MacLachlan

1959-02-22 Yakima, Washington, USA

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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.


Confess, Fletch Horan 2022-09-16
Welcome Home: Mary Reber and the Twin Peaks Palmer House 2021-03-10
Capone Doctor Karlock 2020-06-26
Tesla Thomas Edison 2020-08-14
I Know Catherine, The Log Lady Himself 2020-12-31
You Don't Nomi Himself (archive footage) 2019-04-27
The Staggering Girl Matteo / Bruno / Angelo 2019-05-17
Giant Little Ones Ray Winter 2019-01-03
High Flying Bird David Seton 2019-01-27
The House with a Clock in Its Walls Isaac Izard 2018-09-15
Two Blue Balls Self 2017-12-05
See You on the Other Side Dear Friend Self 2017-12-05
The Number of Completion Self 2017-12-05
Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers Self 2017-12-05
I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun Self 2017-12-05
Behind the Red Curtain Self 2017-12-05
A Pot of Boiling Oil Self 2017-12-05
Twin Peaks: The Phenomenon Self 2017-12-05
The Man with the Gray Elevated Hair Self 2017-12-05
Tell It Martin Self 2017-12-05
A Very Lovely Dream: One Week in Twin Peaks Self 2017-12-20
Blue Velvet Revisited Himself 2016-10-07
Riley's First Date? Dad (voice) 2015-11-03
Inside Out Dad (voice) 2015-06-09
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Special Agent Dale Cooper 2014-07-16
Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories Himself 2014-05-29
Breathe In Peter Sebeck 2013-01-18
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Mark Hudson 2011-09-13
Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage Jeffrey Beaumont 2011-11-08
Mao's Last Dancer Charles Foster 2009-10-01
The Smell of Success Jimmy St. James 2009-01-20
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Bill Kerr (uncredited) 2008-08-06
Justice League: The New Frontier Superman (voice) 2008-02-26
A Slice of Lynch Kale 2007-10-30
Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks 2007-10-30
Slipp Jimmy fri Marius (voice) 2006-04-21
Mysterious Island Cyrus 2005-09-17
Touch of Pink Ghost of Cary Grant 2004-07-16
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Edward Wilde 2004-07-12
Impressions of Dune 2003-03-28
Northfork Mr. Hope 2003-07-11
Reflections on the Phenomenon of Twin Peaks Self 2002-02-26
Mysteries of Love Himself 2002-01-01
Miranda Nailor 2002-01-18
Postcards From The Cast Self 2001-12-18
Perfume Business Manager 2001-04-08
Me Without You Daniel 2001-11-01
An Introduction to David Lynch Self 2001-12-18
Xchange Fisk / Toffler 2 2001-01-19
Hamlet Claudius 2000-05-12
The Spring Dennis Conway 2000-01-16
Timecode Bunny Drysdale 2000-03-22
Route 9 Booth Parker 1998-11-19
Thunder Point Sean Dillon 1998-05-30
The Windsor Protocol Sean Dillon 1998-11-10
One Night Stand Vernon 1997-11-14
Moonshine Highway Jed Muldoon 1996-01-01
The Trigger Effect Matthew 1996-08-30
Mad Dog Time Jake Parker 1996-11-08
Showgirls Zack Carey 1995-09-22
Against the Wall Michael Smith 1994-03-26
The Flintstones Cliff Vandercave 1994-05-26
Vault of Horror I Earl Raymond Digs 1994-07-02
Roswell Jesse Marcel 1994-07-31
The Trial Josef K 1993-06-18
Where the Day Takes You Ted 1992-09-11
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Dale Cooper 1992-06-03
Rich in Love Billy McQueen 1992-10-01
Crazy About the Movies: Dennis Hopper Self 1991-05-17
The Doors Ray Manzarek 1991-03-01
Twin Peaks Special Agent Dale Cooper 1990-04-08
Don't Tell Her It's Me Trout 1990-09-21
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter Himself 1990-12-01
Dream Breakers Bobby O'Connor 1989-09-02
No Frank in Lumberton 1988-01-01
The Hidden Lloyd Gallagher 1987-10-30
Blue Velvet Jeffrey Beaumont 1986-01-01
Dune Paul Atreides 1984-12-14
Pussy Island
Miranda's Victim Warren