Kyle MacLachlan

1959 - Today

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Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (; né McLachlan, February 22, 1959) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), as well as roles in two of David Lynch's films: Paul Atreides in Dune (1984) and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986). MacLachlan's other film roles include Lloyd Gallagher in The Hidden (1987), Ray Manzarek in The Doors (1991), Cliff Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), Zack Carey in Showgirls (1995), and the voice of Riley's father in Inside Out (2015). He has had prominent roles in 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) and How I Met Your Father (2022), the Mayor of Portland in Portlandia (2011–2018), Calvin Johnson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kyle MacLachlan has received more than 7,001,731 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Kyle MacLachlan is the 606th most popular actor (up from 835th in 2019), the 1,112th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,556th in 2019) and the 298th most popular Actor.

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Among actors, Kyle MacLachlan ranks 606 out of 9,996Before him are Claudette Colbert, Milena Dravić, Emmy Göring, Richard Barthelmess, Tim Roth, and Maria Schneider. After him are Jonathan Banks, Carmen Maura, David Hasselhoff, Carrie-Anne Moss, Totò, and Gong Li.

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Among people born in 1959, Kyle MacLachlan ranks 19Before him are Ken Watanabe, Magic Johnson, Hugh Laurie, Bernd Schuster, Maurizio Sarri, and Sarah, Duchess of York. After him are Robert Knepper, Tupou VI, Val Kilmer, Luciano Spalletti, Alberto Fernández, and John McEnroe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kyle MacLachlan ranks 1,112 out of 18,182Before him are Harry Dean Stanton (1926), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Richard Barthelmess (1895), David Scott (1932), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), and Bob Kane (1915). After him are Jonathan Banks (1947), Vint Cerf (1943), Jill Biden (1951), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), Robert Aldrich (1918), and David Hasselhoff (1952).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kyle MacLachlan ranks 298Before him are Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Tom Berenger (1949), Brooke Shields (1965), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), and Richard Barthelmess (1895). After him are Jonathan Banks (1947), David Hasselhoff (1952), Mr. T (1952), Robert Knepper (1959), Lance Henriksen (1940), and Marcheline Bertrand (1950).

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