John Carroll Lynch

John Carroll Lynch has one of those recognizable faces you've seen in countless movies and TV shows, but whose name you can never quite remember. After landing a small role in 1993's over-the-hill comedy "Grumpy Old ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1963 in Boulder, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

American Horror Story 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ted 2 2015 (Movie)

Tom Jessup (Actor)

Camp X-Ray 2014 (Movie)

Colonel Drummond (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Highland Park 2014 (Movie)

Rory (Actor)

The Americans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Invitation 2014 (Movie)

Pruitt (Actor)

The Pretty One 2014 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The White Orchid 2014 (Movie)

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Body of Proof 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1995 - 2002, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lay the Favorite 2012 (Movie)

Dave Greenberg (Actor)

Murder One 1995 - 2002, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1998 - 2002, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

Hesher 2011 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Paul 2011 (Movie)

Moses Buggs (Actor)

Sympathy for Delicious 2011 (Movie)

Evangelist Carroll (Actor)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

Deputy Warden McPherson (Actor)

Love Happens 2009 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Gran Torino 2008 (Movie)

Barber Martin (Actor)

K-Ville 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Love 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full of It 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Leonard (Actor)

Things We Lost in the Fire 2007 (Movie)

Howard Glassman (Actor)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Arthur Leigh Allen (Actor)

Carnivàle 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Close to Home 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 2006 (Movie)

Stuart (Actor)

Freak Weather 2005 (Movie)

Ed/voice of Jimmy (Actor)

Three Days of Rain 2005 (Movie)

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Catch That Kid 2004 (Movie)

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Mozart and the Whale 2004 (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Confidence 2003 (Movie)

Grant Ashby (Actor)

Gothika 2003 (Movie)

Sheriff Ryan (Actor)

Bug 2002 (Movie)

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The Good Girl 2002 (Movie)

Jack Field, Your Store Manager (Actor)

Par 6 2001 (Movie)

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The Bubble Boy 2001 (Movie)

Mr Livingston (Actor)

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Impound Manager (Actor)

Restaurant 2000 (Movie)

John English (Actor)

The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

Abbie's Lawyer (Actor)

Waking the Dead 2000 (Movie)

Father Mileski (Actor)

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

Jack Irwin (Actor)

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Man 1999 (Movie)

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Mercury Rising 1998 (Movie)

Martin Lynch (Actor)

The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Thousand Acres 1997 (Movie)

Ken LaSalle (Actor)

Dead Men Can't Dance 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Face/Off 1997 (Movie)

Prison Guard Walton (Actor)

Life's Work 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Volcano 1997 (Movie)

Stan Olber (Actor)

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

Frank Womack (Actor)

Fargo 1996 (Movie)

Norm Gunderson (Actor)

Feeling Minnesota 1996 (Movie)

Cop #2 (Actor)

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fan 1996 (Movie)

Shopkeeper (Actor)

Grumpy Old Men 1993 (Movie)

Moving Man (Actor)

A Friend's Betrayal (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

Actor

Tuesdays With Morrie (TV Show)

Actor

Us & Them (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

John Carroll Lynch has one of those recognizable faces you've seen in countless movies and TV shows, but whose name you can never quite remember. After landing a small role in 1993's over-the-hill comedy "Grumpy Old Men," Lynch appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows. He also worked with some of the most revered directors of his generation, including Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Joel and Ethan Coen, and David Fincher. A character actor known for playing everything from convicts on the run ("Carnivale" HBO 2003-05), to loveable cross-dressers, as he did for several seasons on "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC 1995-2004), Lynch's most famous role came in 1996 when he starred as the timid, unassertive husband of Frances McDormand's character in the Coen Brothers' Academy Award-winning crime drama "Fargo." His memorable appearances in such acclaimed films as "Zodiac" (2007), "Shutter Island" (2010) and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." (2011) ensured that his work will be watched for decades to come, even if audiences have a difficult time remembering his name.

EDUCATION

Catholic University of America

1982 - 1986
Graduated magna cum laude

Milestones

2013

Joined the cast of "Do No Harm"

2011

Recurring role on "Body of Proof"

2007

Appeared in David Fincher's "Zodiac"

1997

Recurring role as Drew's cross-dressing brother on "The Drew Carey Show"

1996

Breakout performance in "Fargo"

1993

First on-screen role in "Grumpy Old Men"

Bonus Trivia

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Appeared in three films in 1996 that were set in Minnesota: "Fargo," "Feeling Minnesota" and "Beautiful Girls."

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Has worked with some of the most acclaimed directors of his generation, including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Clint Eastwood, and the Coen Brothers.

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Traveled around the country in a touring theater company throughout the 1980s.

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