Kyle MacLachlan



Place of birth:

Yakima - Washington - USA:


Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959) 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.

Film Credits

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

TV Series Credits

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