Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: February 22, 1959

Age: 65 years old

Birth Place: Yakima, Washington

Partners: Linda Evangelista, Laura Dern, Lara Flynn Boyle

Plucked from obscurity, clean-cut Kyle MacLachlan became a movie star overnight when he landed the lead in the epic space opera "Dune" (1984), but the film's disastrous critical reception nearly consigned him to the role of "has been" just as quickly. Luckily for MacLachlan, he had a guardian angel in David Lynch, the visionary director who had cast him in the adaptation of the classic science fiction novel. Lynch would give MacLachlan the starring role in his next film, "Blue Velvet" (1986) and a lead role on the surrealistic television series "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91). The former would eventually be regarded as a cinematic masterpiece, while the latter became an instant sensation during its first season. Big box office success, however, continued to elude MacLachlan with overlooked vehicles like the sci-fi thriller "The Hidden" (1987) and Oliver Stone's Jim Morrison biopic "The Doors" (1991), as well as co-starring in the laughing stock that was "Showgirls" (1995), which later developed a rabid cult following. MacLachlan would make a modest return to notoriety on television with recurring parts as the wealthy, impotent husband of Charlotte York on "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), and later on Marc Cherry's campy "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-12). While MacLachlan became known as a respected working actor, continuing to appear in film and episodic television, a sense of unfinished business remained for years, until Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost announced "Twin Peaks: The Return" (Showtime 2017), a complex and at times divisive "movie in 18 parts" that featured MacLachlan in multiple roles associated with his signature character of FBI special agent Dale Cooper.

Credits

Fallout

Actor
Series
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Movie
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Guest Star
Series
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93%

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Actor
Warren
Movie
2023

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Howard Baskin
Series
2022
33%

Confess, FletchStream

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Ronald Horan
Movie
2022
86%

Stand Up to Cancer

Self
Show
2021

Atlantic CrossingStream

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Miniseries
2020
88%

Capone

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Karlock
Movie
2020

Tesla

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Thomas Edison
Movie
2020

Carol's Second ActStream

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Dr. Stephen Frost
Series
2019
50%

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

Carol's Second Act: Extras

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

High Flying Bird

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David Seton
Movie
2019

The Staggering Girl

Actor
Matteo / Bruno / Angelo
Movie
2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Explained

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2018

Couch Surfing

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2018

The House With a Clock in Its WallsStream

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Isaac Izard
Movie
2018
65%

Giant Little Ones

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Ray Winter
Movie
2018

Twin PeaksStream

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Dale Cooper
Series
2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

Today's Take

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2016

Celebrity PageStream

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News
2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Red Nose Day

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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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2015

Inside OutStream

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Riley's Father
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2015
98%

Riley's First Date?

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Dad
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2015

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2014

Believe

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Skouras
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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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Talk
2014

Portlandia: Extras

Actor
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2014

Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

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FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper
Movie
2014

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Stream

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2013
95%

The Social

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2013

Made in JerseyStream

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Donovan Stark
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2012
33%

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2011

PortlandiaStream

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2011
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Mark
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2011

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2010

The Talk

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2010

The Good WifeStream

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Josh Perotti
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2009
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Mao's Last Dancer

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Charles Foster
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2009

The Smell of Success

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Jimmy St. James
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2009

Justice League: The New Frontier

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Superman
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2008

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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2007

The Better Show

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2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

In Justice

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David Swain
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2006

Free Jimmy

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2006

How I Met Your MotherStream

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The Captain
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2005
84%

Jules Verne's Mysterious Island

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2005

Mysterious Island

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2005

Desperate HousewivesStream

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Orson Hodge
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2004
72%

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Orson Hodge
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InnerVIEWS With Ernie Manouse

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2004

Un Soupçon de rose

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Cary Grant
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2004

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

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Edward Wilde
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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Talk
2003

Northfork

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Mr. Hope
Movie
2003

Miranda

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Nailor
Movie
2002

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

Me Without You

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Daniel
Movie
2001

Perfume

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Business Manager
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2001

The Spring

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Dennis Conway
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2000

HamletStream

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Claudius
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2000
58%

Timecode

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2000

XChange

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James Fisk 2/Stuart Toffler 2
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2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

Guest Star
Dr. Brett Morton
Series
1999
78%

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

Guest
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1999

Sex and the CityStream

Actor
Trey MacDougal
Series
1998
70%

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Trey MacDougal
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70%

Route 9

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Booth Parker
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1998

The View

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1997

One Night Stand

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Vernon
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1997

Moonshine Highway

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Jed Muldoon
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1996

The Trigger Effect

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Matthew
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1996

Mad Dog Time

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Jake Parker
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1996

Thunder Point

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Sean Dillon
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1996

The Windsor Protocol

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Sean Dillon
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1996

The Conversation

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ShowgirlsStream

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Zack Carey
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1995
23%

Against the Wall

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Michael Smith
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1994

The FlintstonesStream

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Cliff Vandercave
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23%

Roswell

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Jesse Marcel
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1994

The Trial

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Josef K.
Movie
1993

Where the Day Takes You

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Ted
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1992

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

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Special Agent Dale Cooper
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El Misterio de Twin Peaks

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Rich in Love

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Billy McQueen
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The DoorsStream

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Ray Manzarek
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56%

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Special Agent Dale Cooper
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77%

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1990

Busco Novia

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1990

Twin Peaks

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Special Agent Dale Cooper
Movie
1990

Don't Tell Her It's MeStream

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1990

Tales From the Crypt

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82%

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82%

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1989

La Amenaza Oculta

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The Hidden

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Blue VelvetStream

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1986
95%

DuneStream

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1984
44%

CBS News Sunday Morning

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1979

Good Morning America

Guest
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1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

Today

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1952

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