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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 such as Blue Velvet as Jeffrey Beaumont, The Hidden as Lloyd Gallagher, as Zack Carey in Showgirls and as Paul Atreides in Dune. He has also had prominent roles in television shows including appearing as Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks, Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City, Orson Hodge in Desperate Housewives, The Captain in How I Met Your Mother, and as the Mayor of Portland in Portlandia.
MacLachlan is a Golden Globe Award-winning and two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor.
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.
In 1993, Kyle met model Linda Evangelista on a fashion shoot for Barney's and the two began dating. Evangelista separated from her husband, Elite executive Gerald Marie. The two appeared in further fashion spreads in Vogue magazine. Around 1998 or 1999, the two were supposedly engaged. The couple split up however, when Evangelista met French soccer star Fabien Barthez and she became pregnant by him.
MacLachlan married Desiree Gruber, an executive producer of Project Runway, in 2002; their son, Callum Lyon MacLachlan, was born July 26, 2008, in Los Angeles. MacLachlan lives in Manhattan with his family.
The couple have two small dogs (a Jack Russell terrier and a Yorkie/Chihuahua mixed breed) and out of "probably too much affection" have created a website about their dogs as well as a TV series popular on YouTube.
A dedicated wine lover, Kyle is partners with vintner Eric Dunham in Pursued by Bear, a winery in Washington's Columbia Valley. The name, suggested over dinner by Fred Savage, comes from a stage direction ("Exit, pursued by a bear") in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
Eisenhower High School, Yakima, WA (1977)
BFA, University of Washington (1982)
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Kyle Merritt MacLachlan
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959) is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his roles in cult films such as two of David Lynch's films: Paul Atreides in Dune (1984) and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986). McLachlan's other film roles include Lloyd Gallagher in the science fiction action film The Hidden (1987), Ray Manzarek in The Doors (1991), Clifford Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), and the voice of Riley's dad in Inside Out (2015). He has also had prominent roles in television shows including appearing as Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and its subsequent film continuation Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), 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–present), and Calvin Zabo in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2015).
Kent Alan MacLachlan
Craig MacLachlan, Kent MacLachlan
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Management 360, Celebrity Talent International
(1997) Appeared in a print ad, for Donna Karan clothing, with Linda Evangelista (1997)., (1991) TV Commercial (directed by David Lynch) for Georgia Coffee (1991 Japan)., (1996) TV Commercials for Vodophone Mobile telephones., (1992) Print ad (with Linda Evangelista) for Donna Karan Clothing (1992)., TV commercial for Ruffles (1991), Print ad for Skyy vodka (2004), (November 2013) TV commercial and TV interview for/on CBS "CBS News Sunday Morning" (1979).
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