MacLachlan, Kyle 1959- (Kyle Maclachlan)

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MacLachlan, Kyle 1959- (Kyle Maclachlan)


Full name, Kyle Merritt MacLachlan; born February 22, 1959, in Yakima, WA; father, a lawyer and stockbroker; mother, a public relations director; married Desiree Gruber (a producer and publicist), April 20, 2002; children: Callum Lyon. Education: University of Washington, B.F.A. (cum laude), theatre, 1982; studied voice and music. Avocational Interests: Photography, golf, Italian cooking, coffee, reading, gardening, music, basketball.


Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor. Playmakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, NC, guest artist; appeared in advertisements. MacLachlan's photography has been featured in exhibitions and on the Internet; participated in golf tournaments.


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a television series—drama, 1990, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actor in a drama series, 1990 and 1991, and Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding actor: prime time, 1991 and 1992, all for Twin Peaks; TV Prize, Aftonbladet TV Prize, best foreign TV personality—male, 1992; Genie Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2004, for Touch of Pink; MacLachlan's Twin Peaks character of FBI special agent Dale Cooper was named one of the 100 greatest television characters on a program broadcast on Bravo, 2004; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor on television, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2005, for The Librarian: Quest for the Spear; Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 2007 and 2008, both for Desperate Housewives.


Television Appearances; Series:

FBI special agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks (also known as Northwest Passage), ABC, 1990-91.

Trey MacDougal, Sex and the City (also known as Sex & the City, Sex and the Big City, O sexo e a cidade, Seks i grad, Sex og singelliv, Sexo en la ciudad, Sexo en Nueva York, Sinkkuelaemaeae, and Szex es New York), HBO, 2000-2002.

David Swain, In Justice, ABC, 2006.

Orson Hodge, Desperate Housewives (also known as Beautes desespereees, Desperate housewives—I segreti di Wisteria Lane, Desupareto na tsuma tachi, Esposas desesperadas, Frustrerte fruer, Gotowe na wszystko, Kucanice, Meeleheitel koduperenaised, Mujeres desesperadas, Noikokyres se apognosi, Szueletett felesegek, and Taeydelliset naiset), ABC, 2006—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, The 100 Greatest Movie Stars, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Narrator, The Reality of Reality, Bravo, 2003.

Himself, The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (also known as The 100 Greatest Scary Moments from Film, TV, Advertising and Pop), Channel 4, c. 2003.

FBI special agent Dale Cooper, 100 Greatest TV Characters, Bravo, 2004.

Captain Cyrus Smith, Mysterious Island, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Himself, The 50 Greatest Television Dramas (also known as The 50 Greatest TV Dramas), Channel 4, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Father Bobby O'Connor, Dream Breakers (also known as In Evil's Grasp and The O'Connors), CBS, 1989.

Major Jesse Marcel, Roswell (also known as Incident at Roswell and Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up), Showtime, 1994.

Michael Smith, Against the Wall (also known as Attica! Attica! and Attica: Line of Fire), HBO, 1994.

Jed Muldoon, Moonshine Highway (also known as Highway to Hell), Showtime, 1996.

Sean Dillon, Thunder Point (also known as Jack Higgins "Thunder Point"), The Movie Channel, 1996.

Sean Dillon, Windsor Protocol (also known as Jack Higgins "Windsor Protocol"), The Movie Channel, 1996.

Booth Parker, Route 9, HBO, 1998.

Dennis Conway, The Spring, NBC, 2000.

Edward Wilde, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, TNT, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Making of "Dune," 1984.

Cohost, Red Hot and Blue, ABC, 1990.

Himself, Twin Peaks and Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes, ABC, 1990.

Vault of Horror I (program edited from "Abra Cadaver," "Carrion Death," and "None but the Lonely Heart," all episodes of Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1994.

Himself, The Making of "Showgirls" (also known as Showgirls: Behind the Scenes), 1995.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) FBI special agent Dale Cooper, Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch, 1998.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (also known as Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special), NBC, 1999.

(In archive footage) Brilliant but Cancelled, Trio, 2002.

Himself, InStyle Greatest Celebrity Weddings, VH1, 2004.

Himself and Trey MacDougal, Sex and the City: A Farewell, HBO, 2004.

Himself and in archive footage, La noche desesperada, Television Espanola (TVE, Spain), 2007.

Narrator, Lost Survivor Guide, ABC, 2007.

Narrator, Lost: The Answers, ABC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992.

The 22nd Annual Genesis Awards, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Narrator, "Insanity on Trial," The American Experience, PBS, 1990.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1990.

Earl Raymond Diggs, "Carrion Death," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1991.

"Dennis Hopper," Crazy about the Movies (also known as Crazy about the Movies: Dennis Hopper), Cinemax, 1991.

Himself, Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 1992, 2006.

Himself, Live and Kicking, BBC, 1995.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998, 2001.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Laura Dern, Lifetime, 1999.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2000.

Himself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2000.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2000, 2002.

Himself, The Daily Show (also known as A Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition, Jon Stewart, Ha-Daily Show, and I satira tou Jon Stewart), Comedy Central, 2000, 2003.

Himself, L.A. Pool Party (also known as LA Pool Party), BBC, 2001.

Himself, Richard & Judy, Channel 4, 2001, 2007.

Himself, Breakfast with Frost, BBC, 2002.

Himself, The Frank Skinner Show, Independent Television (England), 2002.

Himself, V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002, 2003.

Himself, "The Films of David Lynch," The Directors, Encore, 2003.

Dr. Brett Morton, "Conscience," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2004.

Himself, McEnroe, CNBC, 2004.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005, 2006.

(As Kyle Maclachlan) Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2006.

Himself, Martha, syndicated, 2006.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2006.

Himself, eTalk Daily (also known as eTalk and e-Talk Daily), CTV (Canada), 2006, 2007.

Himself, Live with Regis & Kelly, syndicated, 2006, multiple episodes in 2007, 2008.

Himself, "Frost and Pegg's Perfect Night In," Perfect Night In, Channel 4, 2007.

(Uncredited) Himself, Deadline, Independent Television 2 (England), 2007.

Himself, TMZ on TV, syndicated, 2007.

Himself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, multiple episodes in 2008.

Appeared in other programs, including an appearance as a corrupt Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent, Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

FBI special agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks (also known as Northwest Passage), ABC, 1990.

Harry Caul, The Conversation, NBC, 1995.

Jack Griffin, The Invisible Man, Fox, 1998.

Jo, CBS, 2002.

David Swain, In Justice, ABC, 2006.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, "As Ye Sow," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1993.

Film Appearances:

Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides, Dune, Universal, 1984.

Jeffrey Beaumont, Blue Velvet, Di Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Lloyd Gallagher, The Hidden, New Line Cinema/Heron Communications, 1987.

Trout, Don't Tell Her It's Me (also known as The Boyfriend School), Hemdale Releasing, 1990.

Ray Manzarek, The Doors, TriStar, 1991.

FBI special agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Fire Walk with Me, Teresa Banks and the Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer, and Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Ted, Where the Day Takes You, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Billy McQueen, Rich in Love, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993.

Josef K., The Trial, Angelika Films, 1993.

Cliff Vandercave, The Flintstones, Universal, 1994.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Lloyd Gallagher, The Hidden II (also known as Hidden 2, The Hidden 2, and The Hidden II: The Spawning), New Line Cinema, 1994.

Zack Carey, Showgirls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Jake Parker, Mad Dog Time (also known as Trigger Happy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Matthew, The Trigger Effect, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Vernon, One Night Stand, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Bunny Drysdale, Timecode, Screen Gems, 2000.

Claudius, Hamlet, Miramax, 2000.

Fisk and Toffler 2, Xchange, Trimark Pictures, 2000.

Business manager, Perfume (also known as Dress to Kill), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Daniel, Me without You (also known as Meine beste Freundin), 2001.

Nailor, Miranda, Channel Four Films/Minerva Pictures, 2002.

Mr. Hope, Northfolk, Paramount Classics, 2003.

Spirit of Cary Grant, Touch of Pink, Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.

(English version) Voice of Marius, Free Jimmy (animated; also known as Slipp Jimmy fri), Cinema Mondo, 2006, BreakThru Films, 2007.

Theatre workshop director, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Warner Bros., 2008.

Voice of Clark Kent/Superman, Justice League: The New Frontier (animated), Warner Home Video, 2008.

Jimmy St. James, Manure, Prohibition Pictures, 2009.

Li Cunxin's lawyer, Mao's Last Dancer, c. 2009 (some sources cite 2010).

Stage Appearances:

Bob Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, 1974.

Eugene Gant, Look Homeward, Angel, Flat Rock Playhouse, 1978.

Beverly Carlton, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall, PA, 1980.

Dick, Dames at Sea (musical), Millbrook Playhouse, 1980.

James, Shenandoah (musical), Millbrook Playhouse, 1980.

Jan Warwick, The Unexpected Guest, Millbrook Playhouse, 1980.

Torchie, Macbeth, PATP, 1980.

Octavius, Julius Caesar, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Angus Bowmer Theatre, Ashland, OR, 1982.

Romeo, Romeo & Juliet, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Elizabethan Theatre, Ashland, OR, 1982.

Damis, Tartuffe, Empty Space Theatre, Seattle, WA, c. 1982.

Mark Dolson, Mass Appeal, Tacoma Actors Guild, Tacoma, WA, 1984.

Terrence Beebe, The Palace of Amateurs, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Jack, On an Average Day, Comedy Theatre, London, 2002.

Aston, The Caretaker, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2003-2004.

Performer, Henry V, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Capitol Theatre, Yakima, WA, 2007.

Narrator, Abraham Lincoln Tribute, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Capitol Theatre, 2009.



(Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers, 1998.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock, 1999.

Himself, Mysteries of Love (documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Reflections on the Phenomenon of "Twin Peaks" (short documentary), New Line Home Video, 2002.

(Uncredited) Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides, Deleted "Dune" (short documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 2006.

Himself, Secrets from Another Place: Creating "Twin Peaks" (documentary), 2007.

Himself, A Slice of Lynch (short documentary), 2007.

Video Games:

Voice of Donald Love, Grand Theft Auto 3 (also known as GTA3 and Grand Theft Auto 3), Rockstar Games, 2001.


"Diane …" The Twin Peaks Tapes of the Agent Cooper, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1991.


Nonfiction; with Others:

(Contributor) Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Aubery, Mark Donnelly, and Chrissy Donnelly, Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul, Second Round: 101 More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links, HCI, 2002.



Cosmopolitan, November, 1992.

Entertainment Weekly, July 21, 2000, p. 65.

GQ, August, 1992, p. 132.

Mademoiselle, May, 1990, p. 248; September, 1990.

Marketing, February 7, 1991, p. 5.

Parade, August 1, 2004, p. 18.

People Weekly, August 26, 1996, p. 41; August 17, 1998, p. 60; June 1, 2001, p. 26.

Rolling Stone, October 4, 1990, p. 75; June 30, 1994, p. 63.

TV Guide, May 8, 2006, p. 26.

US, May 14, 1990.

USA Today, April 12, 1990.

Washington Post, May 23, 1990, p. B1.


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