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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.


Welcome Home: Mary Reber and the Twin Peaks Palmer House 2021-03-10
Capone Dr. Karlock 2020-06-26
Tesla Thomas Edison 2020-08-14
I Know Catherine, The Log Lady Himself 2020-12-31
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
You Don't Nomi Himself (archive footage) 2019-04-27
The House with a Clock in Its Walls Isaac Izard 2018-09-15
See You on the Other Side Dear Friend Self 2017-12-05
The Number of Completion Self 2017-12-05
Two Blue Balls Self 2017-12-05
Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers Self 2017-12-05
A Pot of Boiling Oil 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
Behind the Red Curtain Self 2017-12-05
I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun Self 2017-12-05
Blue Velvet Revisited Himself 2016-10-07
Inside Out Dad (voice) 2015-06-09
Riley's First Date? Dad (voice) 2015-11-03
Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories Himself 2014-05-29
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Special Agent Dale Cooper 2014-07-16
Breathe In Peter Sebeck 2013-01-18
Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage Jeffrey Beaumont 2011-11-08
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Mark Hudson 2011-09-13
The Smell of Success Jimmy St. James 2009-01-20
Mao's Last Dancer Charles Foster 2009-10-01
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 2007-10-30
Slipp Jimmy fri Marius (voice) 2006-04-21
Mysterious Island Cyrus 2005-09-17
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Edward Wilde 2004-07-12
Touch of Pink Ghost of Cary Grant 2004-07-16
Northfork Mr. Hope 2003-07-11
Impressions of Dune 2003-03-28
Miranda Nailor 2002-01-18
Mysteries of Love Himself 2002-01-01
Me Without You Daniel 2001-11-01
Perfume Business Manager 2001-04-08
Xchange Fisk / Toffler 2 2001-01-19
The Spring Dennis Conway 2000-01-16
Timecode Bunny Drysdale 2000-03-22
Hamlet Claudius 2000-05-12
Route 9 Booth Parker 1998-11-19
Thunder Point Sean Dillon 1998-05-30
One Night Stand Vernon 1997-11-14
Mad Dog Time Jake Parker 1996-11-08
The Trigger Effect Matthew 1996-08-30
Moonshine Highway Jed Muldoon 1996-01-01
The Windsor Protocol Sean Dillon 1996-01-01
Showgirls Zack Carey 1995-09-22
The Flintstones Cliff Vandercave 1994-05-26
Vault of Horror I Earl Raymond Digs 1994-07-02
Against the Wall Michael Smith 1994-01-01
Roswell Jesse Marcel 1994-07-31
The Trial Josef K 1993-06-18
Rich in Love Billy McQueen 1992-10-01
Where the Day Takes You Ted 1992-09-11
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Dale Cooper 1992-06-03
The Doors Ray Manzarek 1991-03-01
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter Himself 1990-12-01
Don't Tell Her It's Me Trout 1990-09-21
Dream Breakers Bobby O'Connor 1989-09-02
Twin Peaks Special Agent Dale Cooper 1989-09-28
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