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Kyle MacLachlan

Highest Rated:   98% Inside Out (2015)
Lowest Rated:   0% Xchange (2001)
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Birthplace:   Yakima, Washington, USA
Born in 1959, Washington native Kyle MacLachlan, among other things, claims to be a descendent of the legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach. However, unlike his very distant relative, MacLachlan made his mark not in music, but in television and film. After performing in a variety of local theater productions throughout his youth -- and acting out scenes from the popular Hardy Boys fiction series in his even younger years -- MacLachlan made his feature-film debut in director David Lynch's adaptation Dune in 1984. This would mark the first of many collaborations with Lynch; in 1986, Lynch cast MacLachlan as a young man shocked at what lies under a small town's picture-perfect facade in Blue Velvet. A year later, MacLachlan starred as an alien FBI agent in The Hidden, Jack Sholder's 1987 cult hit. MacLachlan, however, wouldn't gain true mainstream notoriety until 1989, when David Lynch called upon the young actor to play another FBI agent; this time, he was Special Agent Dale Cooper, who was sent to a small Washington town to investigate the murder of a young girl in ABC's popular but ultimately short-lived prime-time drama, Twin Peaks. The role would earn him two Emmy nominations for Lead Actor in a Drama Series and pave the way for more silver-screen roles, some of which include Ray Manzarek in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991), villain Cliff Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), and a falsely accused bank clerk in The Trial (1993). MacLachlan offered several relatively well-received starring and supporting performances throughout the mid- to late '90s, and did what he could for his role in Paul Verhoeven's famous 1995 flop, Showgirls.Luckily, the late '90s to early 2000s were much kinder to MacLachlan. In addition to playing another smooth agent in David Koepp's The Trigger Effect (1996), which some critics claimed was his best performance since Blue Velvet, the actor also was cast as King Claudius in Michael Almereyda's adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. However, it was television that once again made MacLachlan a household name, albeit temporarily. In 2000, he joined the cast of HBO's multiple-award-winning series Sex and the City as Charlotte's (Kristin Davis) mama's boy husband, Trey. In 2003, MacLachlan starred in the Bravo network's popular documentary series, The Reality of Reality. Over the coming years, McLachlan wouldenjoy successful arcs on popular TV shows, like How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives, and Portlandia.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
98% Inside Out
  • Dad
$264.4M 2015
55% Breathe In
  • Peter Sebeck (uncredited)
$56.4k 2014
28% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
  • Mark
$0.6M 2012
No Score Yet The Smell of Success
  • Jimmy St. James
2011
55% Mao's Last Dancer
  • Charles Foster
$4.9M 2010
65% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • Bill Kerr
$44.1M 2008
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier
  • Clark Kent/Superman
2008
58% A Slice of Lynch
  • Actor
2007
10% Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)
  • Marius (English language version)
2006
No Score Yet Jules Verne's Mysterious Island
  • Captain Cyrus Smith
2005
No Score Yet The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • Edward Wilde
2004
36% Touch of Pink
  • Cary Grant
$0.2M 2004
56% Northfork
  • Mr. Hope
$1.3M 2003
66% Me Without You
  • Daniel
$55.8k 2002
44% Miranda
  • Nailor
2002
0% Xchange
  • Fisk/Toffler 2
2001
11% Perfume
  • Business Manager
2001
56% Hamlet
  • Claudius
2000
68% Timecode
  • Bunny Drysdale
2000
No Score Yet The Spring
  • Dennis Conway
2000
No Score Yet Route 9
  • Booth Parker
1998
No Score Yet Thunder Point
  • Sean Dillon
1998
28% One Night Stand
  • Vernon
1997
17% Mad Dog Time
  • Jake
1996
75% The Trigger Effect
  • Matt
1996
No Score Yet Moonshine Highway
  • Jed Muldoon
1996
No Score Yet Windsor Protocol
  • Actor
1996
19% Showgirls
  • Zack
1995
No Score Yet Roswell
  • Maj. Jesse Marcel
1994
21% The Flintstones
  • Cliff Vanderclave
1994
No Score Yet Against the Wall
  • Michael Smith
1994
No Score Yet Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up
  • Actor
1994
33% The Trial
  • Josef K.
1993
67% Rich in Love
  • McQueen
1993
80% Where the Day Takes You
  • Ted
1992
61% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me
  • Cooper
1992
54% The Doors
  • Ray Manzarek
1991
No Score Yet Don't Tell Her It's Me
  • Trout
1990
78% The Hidden
  • Lloyd Gallagher
1987
94% Blue Velvet
  • Jeffrey Beaumont
1986
57% Dune
  • Paul Atreides
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Mayor The Mayor
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • The Doctor/Cal The Doctor Cal
  • 2015
  • 2014
36% Believe
2014
  • Skouras
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Le don
2014
  • Skouras
  • 2014
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Josh Josh Perotti
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • The Captain
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
31% Made in Jersey
2012
  • Donovan Stark
  • 2012
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Orson Hodge
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Brett Morton Dr. Brett Morton Andrew Raines
  • 2011
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
95% Twin Peaks
1990
  • Dale Cooper Agent Dale Cooper FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • Actor
  • 1990
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1990

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