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John Carroll Lynch



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% The Founder
  • Mac McDonald
2017
88% The Invitation
  • Pruitt
2016
46% Ted 2
  • Tom Jessup
2015
7% Hot Pursuit
  • Capt. Emmett
2015
75% Camp X-Ray
  • Colonel Drummond
2014
47% The Pretty One
  • Frank
2014
No Score Yet Highland Park
  • Rory
2013
19% Lay the Favorite
  • Dave Greenberg
2012
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Bernie
2011
53% Hesher
  • Larry
2011
29% Sympathy for Delicious
  • Evangelist Carroll
2011
71% Paul
  • Moses Buggs
2011
68% Shutter Island
  • Dep. Warden McPherson
2010
16% Love Happens
  • Walter
2009
79% Gran Torino
  • Barber Martin
2009
65% Things We Lost in the Fire
  • Howard Glassman
2007
6% Big Liar on Campus
  • Mr. Leonard
2007
89% Zodiac
  • Arthur Leigh Allen
2007
42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
  • Stuart
2006
No Score Yet Mozart and the Whale
  • Gregory
2005
50% Freak Weather
  • Ed
2005
12% Catch That Kid
  • Mr. Hartmann
2004
14% Gothika
  • Sheriff Ryan
2003
70% Confidence
  • Grant Ashby
2003
81% The Good Girl
  • Jack
2002
No Score Yet Bug
  • Wallace Gregory
2002
100% Live from Baghdad
  • John Holliman
2002
30% Bubble Boy
  • Mr. Livingston
2001
No Score Yet Bug
  • Actor
2001
24% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds)
  • Impound Manager
2000
64% Anywhere but Here
  • Jack Irwin
2000
51% Waking the Dead
  • Father Mileski
2000
20% 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
23% A Thousand Acres
  • Ken LaSalle
1997
92% Face/Off
  • Prison Guard Walton
1997
44% Volcano
  • Stan Olber
1997
No Score Yet Dead Men Can't Dance
  • Sgt. Plonder
1997
16% Feeling Minnesota
  • Cop
1996
37% The Fan
  • Shopkeeper
1996
94% 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
65% Grumpy Old Men
  • Moving Man
1993
91% Metropolitan
  • Allen Green
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
15% Do No Harm
2013
  • Will Hayes
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Det. Bud Morris Detective Bud Morris
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Hotel
2015
  • John Wayne Gacy
Monk
2002-2009
  • Actor
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Franklin
  • Guest
65% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • Norm
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Jack Reese
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Gerald Moss
96% The Americans
2013
  • Fred Timbrook
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
  • Twisty the Clown
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Mr. Reed
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Twisty the Clown
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Buddy Arnold
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Actor

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