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Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (/məˈɡlɑːklən/; born February 22, 1959) is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his roles in cult films such as Blue Velvet as Jeffrey Beaumont, The Hidden as Lloyd Gallagher, as Zack Carey in Showgirls and as Paul Atreides in Dune. He has also had prominent roles in television shows including appearing as Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks, Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City, Orson Hodge in Desperate Housewives, The Captain in How I Met Your Mother, and as the Mayor of Portland in Portlandia. Early life 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.

Feb 22, 1959 In Yakima - Washington - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dune 1984-12-14
Latest Project:
Movie Giant Little Ones 2019-03-15
Known For
Poster of Two Blue Balls
Poster of Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers
Poster of See You on the Other Side Dear Friend
Poster of The Number of Completion
Movie Giant Little Ones Ray Winter 2019-03-15
Movie High Flying Bird David Seton 2019-01-27
Movie The House with a Clock in Its Walls Isaac Izard 2018-09-21
Movie A Pot of Boiling Oil Himself 2017-12-20
Movie A Very Lovely Dream: One Week in Twin Peaks Himself 2017-12-20
Movie The Man with the Gray Elevated Hair Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Behind the Red Curtain Himself 2017-12-05
Movie I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Two Blue Balls Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers Himself 2017-12-05
Movie See You on the Other Side Dear Friend Himself 2017-12-05
Movie The Number of Completion Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Blue Velvet Revisited Himself 2016-10-07
Movie Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon Bus Driver (voice) 2016-02-15
Movie Inside Out Dad (voice) 2015-06-09
Movie Riley's First Date? Dad (voice) 2015-11-03
Movie Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Special Agent Dale Cooper 2014-07-29
Movie Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories Himself 2014-05-29
Movie Breathe In Peter Sebeck 2013-01-18
Movie Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Mark Hudson 2011-09-13
Movie Sundance Skippy Himself 2010-01-21
Movie Mao's Last Dancer Charles Foster 2009-10-01
Movie The Smell of Success Jimmy St. James 2009-01-20
Movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Bill Kerr 2008-08-06
Movie Justice League: The New Frontier Superman (voice) 2008-02-26
Movie A Slice of Lynch 2007-10-30
Movie Free Jimmy Marius (voice) 2006-04-21
Movie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Edward Wilde 2004-12-05
Movie Touch of Pink Ghost of Cary Grant 2004-07-16
Movie Northfork Mr. Hope 2003-01-01
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
Movie Hamlet Claudius 2000-05-12
Movie Timecode Bunny Drysdale 2000-03-22
Movie The Spring Dennis Conway 2000-01-16
Movie Route 9 Booth Parker 1998-11-19
Movie Thunder Point Sean Dillon 1998-05-30
Movie One Night Stand Vernon 1997-11-14
Movie Mad Dog Time Jake Parker 1996-11-08
Movie The Trigger Effect Matthew 1996-08-30
Movie The Windsor Protocol Sean Dillon 1996-01-01
Movie Moonshine Highway Jed Muldoon 1996-01-01
Movie Showgirls Zack Carey 1995-09-22
Movie Against the Wall Michael Smith 1994-01-01
Movie Roswell Jesse Marcel 1994-07-31
Movie The Flintstones Cliff Vandercave 1994-05-26
Movie Vault of Horror I Earl Raymond Digs 1994-07-02
Movie The Trial Josef K 1993-06-18
Movie Rich in Love Billy McQueen 1992-10-01
Movie Where the Day Takes You Ted 1992-09-11
Movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Dale Cooper 1992-06-03
Movie The Doors Ray Manzarek 1991-03-01
Movie Don't Tell Her It's Me Trout 1990-09-21
Movie Twin Peaks Special Agent Dale Cooper 1989-12-31
Movie Dream Breakers Bobby O'Connor 1989-09-02
Movie No Frank in Lumberton 1988-01-01
Movie The Hidden Lloyd Gallagher 1987-10-30
Movie Blue Velvet Jeffrey Beaumont 1986-08-01
Movie Dune Paul Atreides 1984-12-14