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John Carroll Lynch


John Carroll Lynch was born August 1, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised in Denver. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. From then, he continued to work in theatre around ... See full bio »
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Known For

Shutter Island
Shutter Island Deputy Warden McPherson
(2010)
Gran Torino
Gran Torino Barber Martin
(2008)
Zodiac
Zodiac Arthur Leigh Allen
(2007)
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
(2011)

Filmography

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 2018 Crawford (TV Series) (post-production)
Owen
- Can You Hear Me? (2018) ... Owen
- Who's That Girl? (2018) ... Owen
- I Can't Go to U2 Without You (2018) ... Owen
- Please for Fish (2018) ... Owen
- Manny's Way (2018) ... Owen
 2017 White Orchid (post-production)
Sheriff Mann
 2017 Channel Zero (TV Series)
John Sleator
- The Hollow Girl (2017) ... John Sleator
- The Damage (2017) ... John Sleator
- The Exit (2017) ... John Sleator
- Beware the Cannibals (2017) ... John Sleator
- Nice Neighborhood (2017) ... John Sleator
 2014-2017 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Twisty the Clown / John Wayne Gacy
- Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2017) ... Twisty the Clown
- Election Night (2017) ... Twisty the Clown
- Be Our Guest (2016) ... John Wayne Gacy
- Devil's Night (2015) ... John Wayne Gacy
- Curtain Call (2015) ... Twisty the Clown
 2016-2017 TURN: Washington's Spies (TV Series)
James Rivington
- Washington's Spies (2017) ... James Rivington
- Belly of the Beast (2017) ... James Rivington
- Nightmare (2017) ... James Rivington
- Spyhunter General (2017) ... James Rivington
- Trial and Execution (2016) ... James Rivington
 2017 Anything
Early Landry
 2016 The Founder
Mac McDonald
 2016/V Jackie
Lyndon B Johnson
 2016/I The Architect
Conway
 2016 Miracles from Heaven
Pastor Scott
 2016 Billions (TV Series)
Mr. Gilbert
- The Punch (2016) ... Mr. Gilbert
 2016 Furst Born (TV Movie)
Wayne
 2015 Family Fortune (TV Movie)
Mike
 2015 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Eastman
- Here's Not Here (2015) ... Eastman
 2015 Ted 2
Tom Jessup
 2015 Hot Pursuit
Captain Emmett
 2015/I The Invitation
Pruitt
 2014 Hoke (TV Movie)
Bill Henderson
 2014 Us & Them (TV Series)
Ed
- Coeds & Carburetors (2014) ... Ed
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series)
Daniel Ellis
- The New World (2014) ... Daniel Ellis
- Acceptable Limits (2014) ... Daniel Ellis
 2013-2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Commissioner Ned Dooley / Officer Ned Dooley
- Zach Galifianakis Wears a One-Armed Jacket (2014) ... Commissioner Ned Dooley
- Zoe Saldana Wears a Tan Blouse & Glasses (2013) ... Officer Ned Dooley
 2014 The Americans (TV Series)
Fred
- Echo (2014) ... Fred
- Operation Chronicle (2014) ... Fred
- Stealth (2014) ... Fred
- Martial Eagle (2014) ... Fred
- Cardinal (2014) ... Fred
 2014 House of Lies (TV Series)
Gil Selby
- Boom (2014) ... Gil Selby
- Power(less) (2014) ... Gil Selby
 2014 Camp X-Ray
Colonel Drummond
 2014 The Money (TV Movie)
Robert Harris
 2013 Do No Harm (TV Series)
Will Hayes
- You Made Me Do This (2013) ... Will Hayes
- Mine (2013) ... Will Hayes
- Circadian Rhythms (2013) ... Will Hayes
- The Cookie Jar (2013) ... Will Hayes (credit only)
- Six Feet Deep (2013) ... Will Hayes
 2013 The Pretty One
Frank
 2013 Highland Park
Rory
 2010-2012 The Glades (TV Series)
Mike Ogletree
- Old Times (2012) ... Mike Ogletree
- Pilot (2010) ... Mike Ogletree
 2011-2012 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Bud Morris
- Mind Games (2012) ... Bud Morris
- Going Viral, Part 2 (2012) ... Bud Morris
- Going Viral, Part 1 (2012) ... Bud Morris
- Identity (2012) ... Bud Morris
- Home Invasion (2012) ... Bud Morris
 2012 Lay the Favorite
Dave Greenberg (as John Caroll Lynch)
 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Bernie
 2011 Paul
Moses Buggs
 2010 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
Larry
- Keep on Truck'n (2010) ... Larry (as John Caroll Lynch)
 2010 Shutter Island
Deputy Warden McPherson
 2010 Sympathy for Delicious
Evangelist Carroll
 2010 Hesher
Larry
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Buddy Arnold
- Bloodsport (2009) ... Buddy Arnold
 2009 Monk (TV Series)
Kurt Pressman
- Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk (2009) ... Kurt Pressman
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Mr. Reed
- Truth or Consequences (2009) ... Mr. Reed
 2009 Love Happens
Walter
 2008 The Prince of Motor City (TV Movie)
Paul Riley
 2008 Gran Torino
Barber Martin
 2007-2008 K-Ville (TV Series)
Captain James Embry
- Game Night (2008) ... Captain James Embry
- Ride Along (2007) ... Captain James Embry
- Boulet in a China Shop (2007) ... Captain James Embry
- Flood, Wind, and Fire (2007) ... Captain James Embry
- Melissa (2007) ... Captain James Embry
 2007 Things We Lost in the Fire
Howard Glassman
 2007 Big Love (TV Series)
Officer Chuck Tuttle
- Circle the Wagons (2007) ... Officer Chuck Tuttle
- Dating Game (2007) ... Officer Chuck Tuttle
 2007 Full of It
Mr. Leonard
 2007 Zodiac
Arthur Leigh Allen
 2005-2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
Steve Sharpe
- Hot Grrrl (2006) ... Steve Sharpe
- The Shot (2006) ... Steve Sharpe
- Sex, Toys and Videotape (2006) ... Steve Sharpe
- David and Goliath (2006) ... Steve Sharpe
- Still a Small Town (2006) ... Steve Sharpe
 2006 Maybe It's in the Water (Short)
 2006 The PTA (TV Series)
Principal
 2005 American Dad! (TV Series)
Acl-Lou / Mr. Simms / Monkey
- Stannie Get Your Gun (2005) ... Acl-Lou / Mr. Simms / Monkey (voice)
 2005 Mozart and the Whale
Gregory
 2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Varlyn Stroud
- New Canaan, CA (2005) ... Varlyn Stroud
- Outside New Canaan (2005) ... Varlyn Stroud
- Cheyenne, WY (2005) ... Varlyn Stroud
- Lincoln Highway, UT (2005) ... Varlyn Stroud
- Outskirts, Damascus, NE (2005) ... Varlyn Stroud
 1997-2004 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Steve Carey
- Love, Sri Lankan Style (2004) ... Steve Carey
- Burning Down the House (2004) ... Steve Carey
- Bataan Wedding March (2003) ... Steve Carey
- What's Love Got to Do with It? (2003) ... Steve Carey
- Two Girls for Every Boy (2003) ... Steve Carey
 2004 Details (Short)
Lou
 2004 The Mortuary
Mr. Whitman
 2004 Catch That Kid
Mr. Hartmann
 2003 Gothika
Sheriff Ryan
 2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series)
Mayor Garrett Shaw
- The Song of Poland (2003) ... Mayor Garrett Shaw
- Little Girl Lost (2003) ... Mayor Garrett Shaw
- Sleeping Lions (2003) ... Mayor Garrett Shaw
- Tough Love (2003) ... Mayor Garrett Shaw
- Secrets and Lies (2003) ... Mayor Garrett Shaw
 2003 Confidence
Grant Ashby
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie)
John Holliman
 2002 Three Days of Rain
Dinner Guest
 2002 Par 6
Dour O'Dowell
 2002 Bug
Wallace
 2002 The Good Girl
Jack Field, Your Store Manager
 2001 Bubble Boy
Mr. Livingston
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Sonny Green
- The Race (2001) ... Sonny Green
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Jack
- Galileo (2000) ... Jack
 2000 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Raynor
- Pilot (2000) ... Raynor
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Impound Manager
 2000 The Next Best Thing
Abbie's Lawyer
 2000 Waking the Dead
Father Mileski
 1999 Tuesdays with Morrie (TV Movie)
Walter
 1999 Family Law (TV Series)
- Pilot (1999)
 1999 Anywhere But Here
Jack Irwin
 1999 Freak Weather
Ed
 1999 Late Last Night (TV Movie)
Sgt. Van Wyck
 1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Gerald Moss - Millenium Gate Spokesperson
- 11:59 (1999) ... Gerald Moss - Millenium Gate Spokesperson
 1999 Pushing Tin
Doctor Freeze (uncredited)
 1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
- True Believers (1999)
 1999 The Minus Man
Bartender (uncredited)
 1998 Return to Krondor (Video Game) (voice)
 1998 The Naked Man
Driver
 1998 Restaurant
John English
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Gilruth
- 1968 (1998) ... Bob Gilruth
- Can We Do This? (1998) ... Bob Gilruth
 1998 Mercury Rising
Martin Lynch
 1997 The Visitor (TV Series)
Joe York
- Going Home (1997) ... Joe York
 1997 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Larson
- Search and Seizure (1997) ... Dr. Robert Larson
 1997 A Thousand Acres
Ken LaSalle
 1997 No Strings Attached
Priest
 1997 Face/Off
Prison Guard Walton
 1996-1997 Life's Work (TV Series)
District Attorney Agee / Crazy Larry
- Banquet (1997) ... District Attorney Agee (as John Lynch)
- Boss (1996) ... Crazy Larry
 1997 Dead Men Can't Dance
Sgt. Plonder
 1997 Volcano
Stan Olber
 1996 Ace Ventura (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice, as John Lynch)
 1996 Feeling Minnesota
Cop
 1996 The Fan
Shopkeeper
 1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie)
 1996 A Friend's Betrayal (TV Movie)
Mr. Franks
 1996 Voice from the Grave (TV Movie)
Prosecutor O'Gane
 1996 The Client (TV Series)
Frank
- Damn Yankees (1996) ... Frank
 1996 Fargo
Norm Gunderson
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Franklin
- The Show Where Diane Comes Back (1996) ... Franklin
 1996 Beautiful Girls
Frank Womack
 1996 Murder One (TV Series)
Officer Carl Bickley
- Chapter Thirteen (1996) ... Officer Carl Bickley
 1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (TV Movie)
The Major
 1995 The Cure
Skipper #1 (as John Lynch)
 1993 Grumpy Old Men
Moving Man
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Other Works:

: Plays Robert in "Under the Blue Sky" play by David Eldridge (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Caroll Lynch | John Lynch

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

My crazy fear is I'm always afraid my keys are going to fall down a subway grate when I walk over it. I'm afraid they're going to jump out of my pocket and fall down. Isn't that stupid? See more »

Trivia:

Graduated from The Catholic University of America, B.F.A., Theatre program. He was Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. May 10, 1986. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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