John Carroll Lynch

Highest Rated: 97% Lucky (2017)
Birthday: Aug 1, 1963
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Character actor John Carroll Lynch first gained notice for his performance as Frances McDormand's sweet and supportive husband in the Coen brother's critically acclaimed Fargo. He subsequently appeared on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show as the title character's cross-dressing brother. The role was initially a recurring one, but Lynch was eventually added as a full-time cast member. Along the way, he also popped up in a number of small roles in large films like 1997's Volcano and 2000's Gone in 60 Seconds.Following the cancellation of The Drew Carey Show, Lynch switched gears from comedy to drama, but stayed on the small screen, taking a role on HBO's bleak and bizarre Carnivàle. That stint was followed by a season on the CBS legal drama Close to Home. And in 2007, he was cast alongside Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser in Fox's post-Hurricane Katrina cop show K-Ville. That same year, he could be seen on the big-screen in David Fincher's Zodiac. Lynch would remain an active perormer for years to come, appearing in movies like Shutter Island and Crazy, Stupid, Love, as well as starring on TV shows like Body of Proof.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
57% The Highwaymen Lee Simmons 2019
No Score Yet Estrada Sem Lei Actor 2019
64% Anything Early Landry 2018
No Score Yet The White Orchid Sheriff Mann 2018
97% Lucky Director $1M 2017
82% The Founder Mac McDonald $12.8M 2017
No Score Yet Lucky Director 2017
88% The Invitation Pruitt $0.3M 2016
44% Miracles from Heaven Pastor Scott 2016
46% Ted 2 Tom Jessup $63.9M 2015
7% Hot Pursuit Capt. Emmett $26.9M 2015
75% Camp X-Ray Colonel Drummond $10.3K 2014
50% The Pretty One Frank $11.7K 2014
No Score Yet Highland Park Rory 2013
18% Lay the Favorite Dave Greenberg $21.5K 2012
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. Bernie $83.4M 2011
53% Hesher Larry $0.4M 2011
31% Sympathy for Delicious Evangelist Carroll $13.6K 2011
71% Paul Moses Buggs $37.4M 2011
68% Shutter Island Dep. Warden McPherson $125.1M 2010
17% Love Happens Walter $23M 2009
80% Gran Torino Barber Martin $148.1M 2009
65% Things We Lost in the Fire Howard Glassman $3.3M 2007
6% Big Liar on Campus Mr. Leonard 2007
89% Zodiac Arthur Leigh Allen $33.1M 2007
42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Stuart $0.8M 2006
No Score Yet Mozart and the Whale Gregory 2005
50% Freak Weather Ed 2005
13% Catch That Kid Mr. Hartmann $16.6M 2004
14% Gothika Sheriff Ryan $59.6M 2003
69% Confidence Grant Ashby $12.2M 2003
82% The Good Girl Jack $13.8M 2002
No Score Yet Bug Wallace Gregory 2002
88% Live from Baghdad John Holliman 2002
30% Bubble Boy Mr. Livingston 2001
No Score Yet Bug Actor 2001
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) Impound Manager $101M 2000
64% Anywhere but Here Jack Irwin 2000
51% Waking the Dead Father Mileski 2000
19% The Next Best Thing Abbie's Lawyer 2000
77% Restaurant John English 2000
71% Tuesdays With Morrie Walter 1999
No Score Yet Late Last Night Sgt. Van Wyck 1999
48% Pushing Tin Dr. Freeze (uncredited) 1999
20% The Naked Man Actor 1998
17% Mercury Rising Martin Lynch 1998
24% A Thousand Acres Ken LaSalle 1997
92% Face/Off Prison Guard Walton 1997
50% Volcano Stan Olber 1997
No Score Yet Dead Men Can't Dance Sgt. Plonder 1997
14% Feeling Minnesota Cop 1996
34% The Fan Shopkeeper 1996
93% Fargo Norm Gunderson 1996
79% Beautiful Girls Frank Womack 1996
45% The Cure Skipper No. 1 1995
No Score Yet No Strings Attached (The Last Obsession) Priest 1995
63% Grumpy Old Men Moving Man 1993
91% Metropolitan Allen Green 1990

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Crawford
2018
Owen
  • 2018
80% One Dollar
2018
Bud Carl
  • 2018
93% Channel Zero
2016-2018
John Sleator
  • 2017
No Score Yet Channel Zero: No-End House
2017
John Sleator
  • 2017
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
Twisty the Clown
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
76% American Horror Story
2012
Twisty the Clown
  • 2014
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
  • 2014
96% The Americans
2013-2018
Fred Timbrook
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2013
15% Do No Harm
2013
Will Hayes
  • 2013
76% Body of Proof
2011-2013
Det. Bud Morris Detective Bud Morris
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Hotel
2015
John Wayne Gacy
  • 2011
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
Norm
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Buddy Arnold
  • 2009
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Mr. Reed
  • 2009
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • 2009
47% K-Ville
2007
Capt. James Embry
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Close to Home
2005-2007
Steve Sharpe
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2005
53% Carnivàle
2003-2005
Varlyn Stroud
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Steve Roger Carey Steve Carey
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Steve Carey
  • 2001
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Jack Reese
  • 2000
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Gerald Moss
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Larson
  • 1997
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Franklin
  • 1996

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