Kyle MacLachlan

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Kyle MacLachlan
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Birth name Kyle Merritt MacLachlan
Born February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington, USA
Notable Roles Twin Peaks: Special Agent Dale Cooper
Sex and the City: Trey MacDougal
Desperate Housewives: Orson Hodge
Notable Episodes
Awards Golden Globe (for Twin Peaks)

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Biography

Kyle MacLachlan was born in 1959. His first notable big screen appearance was the movie Dune by David Lynch. His critical breakthrough later came in the movie Blue Velvet by David Lynch. In 1990 he got his TV breakthrough in the role as Special Agent Dale Cooper in the TV series Twin Peaks.

Lately he's been seen in both Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Twin Peaks Dale Cooper 1990-1991, 2017- 1 2 3
Desperate Housewives Orson Hodge 2006–2010 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
In Justice David Swayne 2006 1
Made in Jersey Donovan Stark 2012 1
Believe Skouras 2014 1

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Sex and the City Trey MacDougal 2000–2002 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host 16x01 - Kyle MacLachlan/Sinead O'Connor September 29, 1990
Tales from the Crypt Earl Raymond Digs 3x03 - Carrion Death June 15, 1991
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Brett Morton 6x06 - Conscience November 9, 2004
How I Met Your Mother The Captain 6x08 - Natural History November 8, 2010
How I Met Your Mother The Captain 6x12 - The Mermaid Theory December 6, 2010
How I Met Your Mother The Captain 6x17 - Garbage Island February 21, 2011
The Good Wife Josh Perotti 4x14 - Red Team, Blue Team February 17, 2013
How I Met Your Mother The Captain 8x17 - The Ashtray February 18, 2013
The Good Wife Josh Perotti 4x15 - Going for the Gold March 3, 2013
How I Met Your Mother The Captain 8x19 - The Fortress March 18, 2013
How I Met Your Mother The Captain 8x21 - Romeward Bound April 15, 2013
How I Met Your Mother The Captain 9x20 - Daisy March 10, 2014
The Good Wife Josh Perotti 6x05 - Shiny Objects October 19, 2014
The Good Wife Josh Perotti 6x06 - Old Spice October 26, 2014

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Edward Wilde December 5, 2004 The Librarian

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won: Best Actor – Television Series Drama (1991)
Twin Peaks

Trivia

  • Kyle MacLachlan is said to have walked out of the premiere of the movie Showgirls, where he had a starring role, saying "I thought this was an art movie".