Kyle MacLachlan

22 Feb 1959


Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (/məˈɡlɑːklən/; born February 22, 1959) is an Americanactor. MacLachlan is best known for his roles in cult films such as Blue Velvet as Jeffrey Beaumont, The Hidden as Lloyd Gallagher, as Zack Carey in Showgirls and as Paul Atreides in Dune. He has also had prominent roles in television shows including appearing as Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks, Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City, Orson Hodge in Desperate Housewives, The Captain in How I Met Your Mother, and as the Mayor of Portland in Portlandia.

Early life

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.


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Filmography (44 titles)

(movie, 2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Karlock)
(movie, 2020)
Role: Actor (as Thomas Edison)
(movie, 2019)
···The Staggering Girl
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Matteo · Bruno · Angelo)
(movie, 2019)
···Giant Little Ones
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ray Winter)
(movie, 2019)
···High Flying Bird
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as David Seton)
Genre: Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Isaac Izard)
(movie, 2015)
···Riley's First Date?
Genre: Family, Animation
Role: Actor
(movie, 2015)
···Inside Out
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Dad (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···The Missing Pieces
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Special Agent Dale Cooper · Sheriff Cable)
(movie, 2013)
···Breathe In
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Peter Sebeck)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mark)
(movie, 2009)
···Mao's Last Dancer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charles Foster)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Bill Kerr)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Superman (voice))
(movie, 2005)
···Mysterious Island
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Cyrus)
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Edward Wilde)
(movie, 2004)
···Touch of Pink
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ghost of Cary Grant)
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nailor)
(movie, 2001)
···Me Without You
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Fisk · Toffler 2)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Claudius)
(movie, 2000)
···The Spring
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dennis Conway)
(movie, 1998)
···Route 9
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Booth Parker)
(movie, 1998)
···The Invisible Man
Role: Actor (as Jack Griffin)
(movie, 1998)
···Thunder Point
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sean Dillon)
(movie, 1997)
···One Night Stand
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Vernon)
(movie, 1996)
···Mad Dog Time
Genre: Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jake Parker)
(movie, 1996)
···Moonshine Highway
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jed Muldoon)
(movie, 1996)
···The Trigger Effect
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Matthew)
(movie, 1996)
···Windsor Protocol
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sean Dillon)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Zack Carey)
(movie, 1994)
···The Flintstones
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Cliff Vandercave)
(movie, 1994)
···Against the Wall
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Michael Smith)
(movie, 1994)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jesse Marcel)
(movie, 1994)
···Vault of Horror I
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor
(movie, 1993)
···The Trial
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Josef K)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dale Cooper)
(movie, 1992)
···Rich in Love
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Billy McQueen)
(movie, 1991)
···The Doors
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ray Manzarek)
(movie, 1990)
···Don't Tell Her It's Me
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Trout)
(movie, 1989)
···Twin Peaks
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Special Agent Dale Cooper)
(movie, 1987)
···The Hidden
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Lloyd Gallagher)
(movie, 1986)
···Blue Velvet
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jeffrey Beaumont)
(movie, 1984)
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Paul Atreides)