Kyle MacLachlan

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Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan widely known for his portrayal of Dale Cooper in the TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017), and its prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). He is also known for his film roles including cult films such as Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), The Hidden (1987), and Showgirls (1995). He has also had prominent roles in other television shows including appearing as Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City (2000–2002), Orson Hodge in Desperate Housewives (2006–2012), The Captain in How I Met Your Mother (2010–2014), the Mayor of Portland in Portlandia (2011–2018), and as Calvin Zabo in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2015).

MacLachlan was born in Yakima, Washington. His mother, Catherine (née Stone), was a public relations director, and his father, Kent Alan MacLachlan, was a stockbroker and lawyer. He has Scottish, Cornish and German ancestry. He has two younger brothers named Craig and Kent, both of whom live in the Pacific Northwest. MacLachlan graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1977. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1982 and, shortly afterward, moved to Hollywood, California to pursue his career.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1984: Paul Atreides - Dune
1994: Michael Smith - Against the Wall
1987: Lloyd Gallagher - The Hidden
1994: Jesse Marcel - Roswell
2000: Dennis Conway - The Spring
1993: Josef K - The Trial
1996: Sean Dillon - The Windsor Protocol
1996: Matthew - The Trigger Effect
1996: Jed Muldoon - Moonshine Highway
1998: Booth Parker - Route 9
1986: Jeffrey Beaumont - Blue Velvet
2000: Claudius - Hamlet
1995: Zack Carey - Showgirls
2004: Ghost of Cary Grant - Touch of Pink
1998: Sean Dillon - Thunder Point
1989: Special Agent Dale Cooper - Twin Peaks: Northwest Passage
1994: Earl Raymond Digs - Vault of Horror I
1989: Bobby O'Connor - Dream Breakers
2019: Matteo / Bruno / Angelo - The Staggering Girl
2003: Impressions of Dune
1991: Ray Manzarek - The Doors
1997: Vernon - One Night Stand
2002: Nailor - Miranda
1988: No Frank in Lumberton
2014: Himself - Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories
2007: A Slice of Lynch
2017: Himself - A Pot of Boiling Oil
2017: Himself - Behind the Red Curtain
2017: Himself - Two Blue Balls
2017: Himself - I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun
2017: Himself - Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers
2017: Himself - See You on the Other Side Dear Friend
2017: Himself - The Number of Completion
2020: Himself - I Know Catherine, The Log Lady
2020: Thomas Edison - Tesla
2011: Jeffrey Beaumont - Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage
1990: Trout - Don't Tell Her It's Me
2001: Fisk / Toffler 2 - Xchange
2004: Edward Wilde - The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
1992: Billy McQueen - Rich in Love
2006: Marius (voice) - Slipp Jimmy fri
2018: Isaac Izard - The House with a Clock in Its Walls
2017: Himself - A Very Lovely Dream: One Week in Twin Peaks
1994: Cliff Vandercave - The Flintstones
1992: Dale Cooper - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
2008: Superman (voice) - Justice League: The New Frontier
2009: Jimmy St. James - The Smell of Success
2013: Peter Sebeck - Breathe In
2016: Himself - Blue Velvet Revisited
2019: Ray Winter - Giant Little Ones
2011: Mark Hudson - Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
2001: Daniel - Me Without You
2017: himself - Tell It Martin
2005: Cyrus - Mysterious Island
2015: Dad (voice) - Riley's First Date?
2009: Charles Foster - Mao's Last Dancer
1996: Jake Parker - Mad Dog Time
2002: Himself - Mysteries of Love
2015: Dad (voice) - Inside Out
2019: Himself (archive footage) - You Don't Nomi
2020: Dr. Karlock - Capone
1992: Ted - Where the Day Takes You
2019: David Seton - High Flying Bird
2003: Mr. Hope - Northfork
2017: Himself - The Man with the Gray Elevated Hair
2000: Bunny Drysdale - Timecode
2008: Bill Kerr - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
2014: Special Agent Dale Cooper - Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
1990: Himself - Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter
2001: Business Manager - Perfume
2016: Bus Driver (voice) - Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon

TV CREDITS:
2004: The Tony Danza Show
2005: Cyrus - Mysterious Island
2006: The One Show
2004: Desperate Housewives
1983: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
1997: The View
1996: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
1999: Dr. Brett Morton/ Andrew Raines - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2004: Orson Hodge - Desperate Housewives
1989: Tales from the Crypt
2006: David Swain - In Justice
2001: Richard & Judy
2002: V Graham Norton
1995: The Frank Skinner Show
1975: Saturday Night Live
2014: Roman Skouras - Believe
2012: Donovan Stark - Made in Jersey
2013: Skye's Father - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013: The Doctor - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2005: George Van Smoot - How I Met Your Mother
2013: Cal - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2012: Bus Driver (voice) - Gravity Falls
1990: Special Agent Dale Cooper - Twin Peaks
2018: Narrator - Himself - Explained
2011: Mayor - Portlandia
2019: Dr. Stephen Frost - Carol's Second Act
2021: President Franklin D. Roosevelt - Atlantic Crossing
2005: American Dad!