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John Carroll Lynch

Highest Rated:   100% Live from Baghdad (2002)
Lowest Rated:   6% Big Liar on Campus (2007)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
84% The Founder
  • Mac McDonald
$12.8M 2017
No Score Yet Lucky
  • Director
2017
89% The Invitation
  • Pruitt
$0.3M 2016
43% Miracles from Heaven
  • Pastor Scott
2016
7% Hot Pursuit
  • Capt. Emmett
$26.9M 2015
75% Camp X-Ray
  • Colonel Drummond
$10.3k 2014
47% The Pretty One
  • Frank
$11.7k 2014
No Score Yet Highland Park
  • Rory
2013
19% Lay the Favorite
  • Dave Greenberg
$21.5k 2012
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Bernie
$83.3M 2011
53% Hesher
  • Larry
$0.3M 2011
29% Sympathy for Delicious
  • Evangelist Carroll
$13.6k 2011
71% Paul
  • Moses Buggs
$37.4M 2011
68% Shutter Island
  • Dep. Warden McPherson
$125.1M 2010
16% Love Happens
  • Walter
$23.0M 2009
79% 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
$33.0M 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
12% Catch That Kid
  • Mr. Hartmann
$16.6M 2004
14% Gothika
  • Sheriff Ryan
$59.6M 2003
70% Confidence
  • Grant Ashby
$12.2M 2003
81% The Good Girl
  • Jack
$13.8M 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
$101.0M 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
45% 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 YEAR
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
  • Twisty the Clown
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Twisty the Clown
  • 2014
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Actor
  • 2014
96% The Americans
2013
  • Fred Timbrook
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
  • 2013
15% Do No Harm
2013
  • Will Hayes
  • 2013
No Score Yet 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
65% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • Norm
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Buddy Arnold
  • 2009
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Mr. Reed
  • 2009
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Jack Reese
  • 2000
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Gerald Moss
  • 1999
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Franklin
  • 1996

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