Kyle MacLachlan Biography

Birthday: 1959-02-22
Place of Birth: Yakima, Washington USA
Height: 6' 0½" (1.84 m)
Wiki Biography: The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement," is how Rich Cohen described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch. Born and a raised in Yakima, Washington, MacLachlan graduated from the University of Washington in 1982. The darkly handsome actor made his feature debut when he starred in the big-budget David Lynch adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune (1984), but only enjoyed real success after appearing in a second Lynch project, the moody and perverse classic Blue Velvet (1986). The following year saw MacLachlan appearing as an otherworldly FBI agent in the cult classic sci-fi film The Hidden (1987). This turned out to be a sign of things to come, as MacLachlan soon took on another oddball G-man, Special Agent Dale Cooper, on Lynch's cryptic ABC TV series "Twin Peaks" (1990), perhaps, along with Blue Velvet (1986), his most famous role. MacLachlan's remarkable work as Agent Cooper earned him a Golden Globe award and a pair of Emmy nominations, as well as steady work in television and films, including a part as Ray Manzarek in the Oliver Stone film The Doors (1991) and villain Cliff Vandercave in the live action version of The Flintstones (1994). His career took a hit after he appeared in the infamous flop Showgirls (1995). However, MacLachlan returned to prominence in the early 2000s with a reoccurring role on HBO's "Sex and the City" (1998), as well as a starring role in the TV movie The Spring (2000) (TV) and a turn as Claudius in director Michael Almereyda's version of Hamlet (2000). MacLachlan later took advantage of his resemblance to Cary Grant when he played the classic actor's spirit in Touch of Pink (2004). MacLachlan has remained a popular actor with independent filmmakers, and he has also been a familiar face on television, appearing on the ABC-TV shows "In Justice" (2006) and "Desperate Housewives" (2004).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dune Paul Atreides 1984 Action
Hidden Lloyd Gallagher 1987 Action
Dream Breakers 1989 Drama
Twin Peaks Special Agent Dale Cooper 1990 Crime
Against the Wall Michael Smith 1994 Action
One Night Stand Vernon 1997 Drama
Desperate Housewives Orson Hodge 2004 - Comedy
In Justice David Swain 2006 - 2006 Crime
Justice League: The New Frontier Superman 2008 Animation
Portlandia Mayor 2011 Comedy
Made In Jersey Donovan Stark 2012 Drama
Believe Skouras 2014 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Trial Josef K. 1955
Dune Paul Atreides 1984 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
Miranda Nailor 1985 0
Blue Velvet Jeffrey Beaumont 1986 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The Boyfriend School Trout 1990 Comedy, Romance
The Doors Ray Manzarek 1991 0
Where the Day Takes You 1992
Rich in Love Billy McQueen 1993 Drama
The Trial Josef K. 1993
The Flintstones Cliff Vandercave 1994 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Showgirls Zack Carey 1995 Drama
Windsor Protocol Sean Dillon 1996
Mad Dog Time 1996 0, 0, 0
The Trigger Effect Matthew 1996 Drama, Thriller
One Night Stand Vernon 1997
Timecode 2000
Hamlet Claudius 2000 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Xchange 2001
Touch of Pink Spirit of Cary Grant 2004 Drama, Comedy, Romance
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Edward Wilde 2004 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Slipp Jimmy fri Marius 2006 Animation, Comedy
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Mark 2012 Comedy, Drama
Breathe In Peter Sebeck 2013 Drama