Kyle MacLachlan

Biography: Kyle MacLachlan was born on February 22, 1959, in Yakima, Washington, and attended Eisenhower High School in Yakima. In 1982, he was graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Although this talented actor claims to be a descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach on his mother's side, more easily provable is the fact MacLachlan developed his love of drama when reading the Hardy Boys adventures as a child, acting out all the parts as he went along. After theatre experience, Kyle was discovered for films by director David Lynch, who cast the actor as the ingenuous male leads in Dune (1984) and Blue Velvet (1986), with whom he has remained friends. In 1990, Kyle won a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of FBI agent Dale Cooper in the Lynch-created TV series Twin Peaks." Reportedly, he turned down the Charlie Sheen role in Oliver Stone's Platoon. He made his directorial debut with an episode of the made-for-cable anthology Tales from the Crypt.

He and Desiree Gruber were married on April 20, 2002, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Miami, Florida.

His most current role is Orson Hodge, in ABC's Desperate Housewives.

Kyle MacLachlan's Scores

Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 75 Blue Velvet
Lowest Metascore: 16 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
46 Touch of Pink Jul 16, 2004 Spirit Of Cary Grant 8.9
75 Blue Velvet Sep 19, 1986 Jeffrey Beaumont 8.0
62 The Doors Mar 1, 1991 Ray Manzarek 8.0
55 Mao's Last Dancer Aug 20, 2010 Charles Foster 7.8
65 Timecode Apr 28, 2000 Bunny Drysdale 6.7
45 Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Jun 8, 2012 Mark 6.4
16 Showgirls Sep 22, 1995 Zack Carey 5.8
70 Hamlet May 12, 2000 Claudius 5.5
60 Breathe In Mar 28, 2014 Peter Sebeck 5.5
38 The Flintstones May 27, 1994 Cliff Vandercave 4.5