John Carroll Lynch

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John Carroll Lynch
Born (1963-08-01) August 1, 1963 (age 50)
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

John Carroll Lynch (born August 1, 1963) is an American actor,[1] known for his role as Drew Carey's cross-dressing brother on The Drew Carey Show,[1] and for his role as Norm, the unassuming husband of Margie Gunderson (Frances McDormand) in Fargo.[1] Lynch played (from Season 1–2) homicide Detective Bud Morris in the medical drama television series Body of Proof, which premiered on ABC in March 2011.[2][3]

In the fall of 2003, he starred in the CBS show The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, with Randy Quaid, Chris Penn, Mare Winningham, Elizabeth McGovern, and Ann Cusack. The show was cancelled after only a few episodes. He also had a recurring role in the HBO show Carnivàle, playing escaped convict Varlyn Stroud. Lynch appeared as a district attorney in the CBS series Close to Home and as NASA official Bob Gilruth in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. Lynch appeared in the thrillers Gothika (2003) and Zodiac (2007).[1]

Life and career[edit]

Lynch was born August 1, 1963, in Boulder, Colorado. He was raised in Denver. In 1996, he received critical acclaim for his role as Marge Gunderson's simple husband Norm Gunderson in Fargo.

In the fall of 2003, he starred in the CBS show The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, with Randy Quaid, Chris Penn, Mare Winningham, Elizabeth McGovern, and Ann Cusack. The show was cancelled after only a few episodes. He also had a recurring role in the HBO show Carnivàle, playing escaped convict Varlyn Stroud. Lynch appeared as a district attorney in the CBS series Close to Home and as NASA official Bob Gilruth in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. Lynch appeared in the thrillers Gothika (2003) and Zodiac (2007).

He was also in FOX's police drama series K-Ville as New Orleans Police Captain James Embry.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Grumpy Old Men Moving Man
1996 Beautiful Girls Frank Womack
Fargo Norm Gunderson
Feeling Minnesota Cop
Life's Work Crazy Larry
Frasier Dr Franklin Crean 1 episode : The Show Where Diane Comes Back (3.14)
1997 Volcano Stan Olber
Face/Off Prison Guard Walton
1998 Mercury Rising Martin Lynch
The Naked Man Sticks' Driver
1999 Anywhere but Here Jack Irwin
Pushing Tin Doctor Freeze
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Impound Manager Uncredited
2001 Bubble Boy Mr. Livingston
2002 The Good Girl Jack Field
Bug Wallace Gregory
2003 Gothika Sheriff Ryan
Confidence Leon Ashby
2004 Catch That Kid Mr. Hartmunn
2005 Mozart and the Whale Gregory
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Stewart
2005-06 Close to Home Steve Sharpe Main cast
2007 Full of It Mr. Leonard
Zodiac Arthur Leigh Allen
Things We Lost in the Fire Howard Glassman
2008 Gran Torino Barber Martin
2009 Shutter Island Deputy Warden McPherson
Love Happens Walter
2010 The Glades Mike Ogletree
2011 Paul Moses Buggs
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Bernie Riley
2011-2013 Body of Proof Bud Morris Main cast
2013 Do No Harm Will Hayes
2013 The Pretty One
2014 The Americans Fred Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "John Carroll Lynch". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "ABC Adds "Body of Proof," "Off the Map" to Roster". The Futon Critic. May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bud Morris (John Carroll Lynch) Bio". n.d. Retrieved Jan 7, 2012. 

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