John Carroll Lynch
|John Carroll Lynch|
Lynch in 2016
August 1, 1963 |
Boulder, Colorado, US
|Alma mater||The Catholic University of America|
|Spouse(s)||Brenda Wehle (m. 1997)|
John Carroll Lynch (born August 1, 1963) is an American actor and director. He first gained notice for his role as Norm Gunderson in Fargo. He is also known for his television work on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show as the title character's cross-dressing brother, Steve Carey, as well as on American Horror Story: Freak Show as Twisty the Clown. His films include Face/Off, Gran Torino, Shutter Island, Ted 2, The Invitation, and Zodiac. Most recently, he portrayed McDonald's co-founder Maurice "Mac" McDonald in The Founder.
Lynch was born August 1, 1963, in Boulder, Colorado. He attended Regis Jesuit High School in Denver. He studied theater at The Catholic University of America, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986.
Lynch made his feature film debut in Grumpy Old Men (1993). He gained notice starring as Norm Gunderson in the Coen brothers' film Fargo (1996). His other notable films are Face/Off (1997), Bubble Boy (2001), Gothika (2003), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), Gran Torino (2008), Shutter Island (2010), Paul (2011) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011). He portrayed Arthur Leigh Allen in Zodiac (2007) and the first establisher of McDonald's, Mac McDonald, in The Founder (2016).
Lynch has an extensive career in television. He appeared in ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show as the title character's cross-dressing brother, Steve Carey. He has also been a regular cast member on series such as Close to Home, Carnivàle, Body of Proof and Seasons 4 and 5 of American Horror Story.
Lynch has been married to actress Brenda Wehle since 1997.
|1993||Grumpy Old Men||Moving Man|
|1995||The Cure||Skipper #1||Credited as John Lynch|
|1996||Beautiful Girls||Frank Womack|
|1997||Face/Off||Prison Guard Walton|
|1998||Mercury Rising||Martin Lynch|
|1998||The Naked Man||Sticks' Driver|
|1999||Anywhere but Here||Jack Irwin|
|1999||Pushing Tin||Doctor Freeze|
|2000||Gone in 60 Seconds||Impound Manager||Uncredited|
|2001||Bubble Boy||Mr. Livingston|
|2002||The Good Girl||Jack Field|
|2002||Three Days of Rain||Dinner Guest|
|2004||Catch That Kid||Mr. Hartmunn|
|2005||Mozart and the Whale||Gregory|
|2005||Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World||Stewart|
|2007||Full of It||Mr. Leonard|
|2007||Zodiac||Arthur Leigh Allen|
|2007||Things We Lost in the Fire||Howard Glassman|
|2008||Gran Torino||Barber Martin|
|2010||Sympathy for Delicious||Evangelist Carroll|
|2010||Shutter Island||Deputy Warden McPherson|
|2011||Crazy, Stupid, Love.||Bernie Riley|
|2012||Lay the Favorite||Dave Greenberg|
|2013||The Pretty One||Frank|
|2014||Camp X-Ray||Col. James Drummond|
|2015||Hot Pursuit||Captain Emmett|
|2015||Ted 2||Tom Jessup|
|2016||Miracles from Heaven||Pastor Scott|
|2016||Jackie||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|2016||The Founder||Mac McDonald|
|1996||Frasier||Actor playing Franklin||Episode: "The Show Where Diane Comes Back"|
|1996||Murder One||Officer Carl Bickley||Episode: "Chapter Thirteen"|
|1996||The Client||Frank||Episode: "Damn Yankees"|
|1996||Voice from the Grave||Prosecutor O'Gane||Television film|
|1996||A Friend's Betrayal||Mr. Franks||Television film|
|1996, 1997||Life's Work||District Attorney Agee / Crazy Larry||2 episodes|
|1997–2004||The Drew Carey Show||Steve Carey||72 episodes|
|1997||The Practice||Dr. Robert Larson||Episode: "Search and Seizure"|
|1997||The Visitor||Joe York||Episode: "Going Home"|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Robert R. Gilruth||2 episodes|
|1999||Star Trek: Voyager||Gerald Moss||Episode: "11:59"|
|1999||Late Last Night||Sgt. Van Wyck||Television film|
|1999||Tuesdays with Morrie||Walter Moran||Television film|
|2000||The Fugitive||Raynor||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2000||The West Wing||Jack||Episode: "Galileo"|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Sonny Green||Episode: "The Race"|
|2002||Live from Baghdad||John Holliman||Television film|
|2003||The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire||Mayor Garrett Shaw||7 episodes|
|2005–2006||Close to Home||Steve Sharpe||21 episodes|
|2005||Carnivàle||Varlyn Stroud||12 episodes|
|2005||American Dad!||Mr. Simms (voice)||Episode: "Stannie Get Your Gun"|
|2007–2008||K-Ville||Captain James Embry||11 episodes|
|2007||Big Love||Officer Chuck Tuttle||2 episodes|
|2009||Lie to Me||Mr. Reed||Episode: "Truth or Consequences"|
|2009||Monk||Kurt Pressman||Episode: "Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk"|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Buddy Arnold||Episode: "Bloodsport"|
|2010–2012||The Glades||Mike Ogletree||2 episodes|
|2010||How to Make It in America||Larry||Episode: "Keep on Truck'n"|
|2011–2013||Body of Proof||Bud Morris||26 episodes|
|2013||Do No Harm||Will Hayes||10 episodes|
|2013–2014||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Ned Dooley||2 episodes|
|2014||House of Lies||Gil Selby||2 episodes|
|2014||The Americans||Fred||6 episodes|
|2014||Manhattan||Daniel Ellis||2 episodes|
|2014–2015||American Horror Story: Freak Show||Twisty the Clown||5 episodes|
|2014||Us & Them||Ed||Episode: "Coeds & Carburetors"|
|2015–2016||American Horror Story: Hotel||John Wayne Gacy||2 episodes|
|2015||The Walking Dead||Eastman||Episode: "Here's Not Here"|
|2016–2017||Turn: Washington's Spies||James Rivington||6 episodes|
|2016||Billions||Mr. Gilbert||Episode: "The Punch"|
|2017||Channel Zero: The No-End House||John Sleator||Main role; 6 episodes|
|2017||American Horror Story: Cult||Twisty the Clown||Upcoming series|
Awards and nominations
|2016||42nd Saturn Awards||Best Guest Starring Role on Television||The Walking Dead||Nominated|||
|2017||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Invitation||Pending|||
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- "John Carroll Lynch lands juicy role in 'Freak Show'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- "John Carroll Lynch". Guthrie Theater. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- "Brenda Wehle Biography ((?)-)". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
- Bryant, Jacob (February 24, 2016). "‘Star Wars,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Lead Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
- "Never mind Oscar, here’s the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!". FANGORIA®. Retrieved 14 February 2017.