I grew up collecting baseball cards, which got me thinking… what if actors had trading cards? IMDb and Wikipedia are great sites, but sometimes you want just the ‘highlights,’ right?
Born: February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington
“I certainly can’t pretend that I didn’t do Showgirls (1995). But I’ve been around for a while now, I’m of a certain age and I’m still doing what I love to do. There’s some good work in there and there’s some work that’s questionable.” – Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan earned a strong cult following thanks to his numerous roles under director David Lynch (Dune, Blue Velvet and “Twin Peaks”). After spending the 90’s in movie roles that kept him in relative obscurity, MacLachlan became a mainstay on several high-profile television shows in the 2000’s, and is now riding a career ‘tidal wave’ that includes a recurring role as ‘Dr. Calvin Zabo’ on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, the voice of ‘Dad’ on Pixar’s upcoming Inside Out, and his return as ‘Special Agent Dale Cooper’ for the newly revived “Twin Peaks”.
Breakout Role (according to the masses): Blue Velvet
Breakout Role (according to Leo Craven): Dune
– While the movie was a ‘bust’, it was a very high-profile bust that catapulted MacLachlan into the Hollywood scene at the very beginning of his career.
Box Office Status: Cult Champion
Next Project to Look Out for: Inside Out (In theaters June 19th)
Most Famous Role (Special Agent Dale Cooper entering the town of Twin Peaks):
Won for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Drama (Golden Globes) in 1991 for “Twin Peaks”
ONE LAST THING:
If you haven’t been watching “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” lately, you’re missing out on some of MacLachlan’s best work. Check out this very well done montage of him playing the fantastic (and unstable) Dr. Calvin Zabo: