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Yakima, Washington, United States
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Agent Cooper on Twin Peaks
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Kyle MacLachlan is an actor who has brought indelible charm and a quirky sophistication to some of film and television`s most memorable roles.
He has recently joined the cast of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, playing Dr. Orson Hodge, a charming dentist with a hidden agenda. Last season he could be seen on IN JUSTICE for ABC, playing David Swain the enigmatic head of an investigation agency specializing in solving cases of the wrongly convicted.
On the small screen he starred in Hallmark`s treatment of Jules Verne`s classic MYSTERIOUS ISLAND with co-stars Patrick Stewart and Gabrielle Anwar.
MacLachlan is perhaps best known for his performance as FBI Agent `Dale Cooper` in David Lynch`s ground breaking series TWIN PEAKS, for which MacLachlan received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. MacLachlan also starred for two seasons on HBO`s highly successful comedy series SEX AND THE CITY, as Charlotte`s `ideal man,` Dr. Trey MacDougal.
He recently played `the spirit of Cary Grant` in Sony Pctures Classics` TOUCH OF PINK. The New York Times praised MacLachlan`s performance in this charming romantic comedy: "The real touch of class in `Touch of Pink` ... is Kyle MacLachlan`s dead-on impersonation of Cary Grant ... dropping pallid witticisms in Grant`s signature staccato style with just the right accent, Mr. MacLachlan finds an easy balance between affectionate imitation and amusing parody."
This past December, MacLachlan returned to television in the limited adventure series, THE LIBRARIAN: QUEST FOR THE SPEAR, as charming bad guy Edward Wilde. Produced by Dean Devlin for TNT and co-starring Noah Wyle and Bob Newhart.
In the Fall of 2003, he made his Broadway debut as `Aston` in Harold Pinter`s THE CARETAKER, starring with Patrick Stewart and Aidan Gillen. Directed by David Jones for the Roundabout Theatre Company, the play was nominated for Best Revival of a Play by the Outer Critics Circle. MacLachlan made his London stage debut in the Fall of 2002 in ON AN AVERAGE DAY on the West End, starring with Woody Harrelson. The story revolves around troubled brothers who reunite with explosive consequences. Directed by John Crowley, the play returned MacLachlan to his theater roots after a 14-year absence.
MacLachlan made his feature film debut in the futuristic drama DUNE, directed by David Lynch. This was followed by his second collaboration with Lynch in the uniquely disturbing film, BLUE VELVET.
He starred alongside Ethan Hawke in Miramax`s HAMLET (2000). Directed by Michael Almeryeda. This modernized version transplanted the Bard`s setting to Manhatten with MacLachlan portraying Claudius, Hamlet`s stepfather, in a cast that included Bill Murray, Julia Stiles and Sam Shepard.
MacLachlan was also featured in Mike Figgis`s experimental TIMECODE, which was the first film of its kind--shot with four digital cameras simultaneously in one continuous 93-minute take. MacLachlan also worked with Figgis in the film ONE NIGHT STAND with Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey, Jr.
He portrayed legendary keyboardist Ray Manzarek in THE DOORS directed by Oliver Stone and starring Val Kilmer and Meg Ryan; and starred as Josef K in Kafka`s THE TRIAL, adapted by Harold Pinter and featuring Anthony Hopkins.
Other work includes THE TRIGGER EFFECT, co-starring Elizabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney; THE FLINTSTONES, produced by Steven Spielberg; Paul Verhoeven`s controversial cult classic, SHOWGIRLS; and Bruce Beresford`s RICH IN LOVE, with Albert Finney and Jill Clayburg, produced by Richard and Lili Zanuck.
He starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in HBO`s award-winning film, AGAINST THE WALL, the story of the 1971 Attica prison riots, which was directed by the late John Frankenheimer, and in the Showtime original film ROSWELL, based on the infamous story of an alleged UFO sighting in 1947 near Roswell, New Mexico.
MacLachlan made his directorial debut in 1993 with an episode of the darkly comic HBO hit series, TALES FROM THE CRYPT.
He currently resides in New York with his wife, Desiree and their two dogs Mookie and Sam, who happen to have their own website www.mookieandsam.com. Check it out!
Eisenhower High School, Yakima, WA (1977)
BFA, University of Washington (1982)
www.kylemaclachlan.com, aclassapart.org, www.mookieandsam.com
Full Name at Birth
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan
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Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (; born February 22, 1959) is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his roles in cult films Blue Velvet as Jeffrey Beaumont, Showgirls as Zack Carey, as Paul Atreides in Dune, and Ray Manzarek in the Oliver Stone film The Doors. His television series roles include Orson Hodge on ABC's Desperate Housewives from 2006 to 2012, Trey MacDougal on HBO's Sex and the City, Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks and as the mayor of Portland in Portlandia.
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