MacLachlan, Kyle

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MacLachlan, Kyle Gender: M
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan
born on 22 February 1959 at 15:04 (= 3:04 PM )
Place Yakima, Washington, 46n36, 120w30
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°35' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°14 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 06°13'

Kyle MacLachlan
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0


American actor best known for his role as Dale Cooper in the television series 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, who claims to be a direct descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach on his mother’s side, was born and raised in Yakima, Washington along with his two younger brothers. As a boy, he avidly read the Hardy Boys adventure series and acted out all the parts. He attended the University of Washington where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in 1982. After gaining some experience in the theater, the steely-eyed actor with the jutting jaw made his film debut in Dune (1984).

He was cast as the eccentric FBI agent in the critically acclaimed television series Twin Peaks in 1990 and received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award for his performance. In 1993, MacLachlan began his directing career with an episode of Tales from the Crypt.

He has guest-starred on various television shows, 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), and Calvin Johnson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2015).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Lipton, Peggy (born 30 August 1946). Notes: Co-stars on "Twin Peaks"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Nance, Jack (born 21 December 1943). Notes: Co-stars on "Twin Peaks"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Tamblyn, Russ (born 30 December 1934). Notes: Co-stars on "Twin Peaks"
  • lover relationship with Dern, Laura (born 10 February 1967)
  • role played of/by Edison, Thomas (born 11 February 1847). Notes: 2020 film "Tesla"
  • role played of/by Grant, Cary (born 18 January 1904). Notes: 2004 film "Touch of Pink"
  • role played of/by Manzarek, Ray (born 12 February 1939). Notes: 1991 film "The Doors"
  • role played of/by Roosevelt, Franklin D. (born 30 January 1882). Notes: 2020 TV miniseries "Atlantic Crossing"
  • role played of/by Warren, Earl (born 19 March 1891). Notes: Film "Miranda's Victim"


  • Social : End a program of study 1982 (Bachelor degree in Fine Arts)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1984 ("Dune")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1986 ("Blue Velvet")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 ("Twin Peaks")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1993 (Directed and episode of "Tales From the Crypt")

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes Michael Tierney from him 9/1990.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Scottish, Cornish and German ancestry)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of three)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Twin Peaks")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Golden Globe)