Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959) is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his roles in cult films such as Blue Velvet as Jeffrey Beaumont, The Hidden as Lloyd Gallagher, as Zack Carey in Showgirls and as Paul Atreides in Dune. He has also had prominent roles in television shows including appearing as Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks, Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City, Orson Hodge in Desperate Housewives, The Captain in How I Met Your Mother, and as the Mayor of Portland in Portlandia.
1. I REALLY FIGHT FOR MY PRIVACY.
2. HAMLET IS A LITTLE DAUNTING.
3. HOLLYWOOD IS NOT GOOD WHEN IT COMES TO AGE.
4. MY WORKOUT IS MY MEDITATION.
5. THE DIFFERENCE WITH DOING A PLAY IS THAT YOU ARE IN CONTROL. IN FILM YOU ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE DIRECTOR AND THE EDITOR AND THE PRODUCER.
6. THE MONMOUTH COFFEE SHOP IS THE BEST PLACE IN LONDON.
7. THE NICE THING ABOUT NEW YORK IS THAT YOU’RE FINALLY ABLE TO WEAR THOSE WINTER CLOTHES THAT HAVE BEEN SITTING IN YOUR CLOSET IN MOTHBALLS.
8. I’D LIKE TO DO MORE SHAKESPEARE. I’D LIKE TO DO IAGO IN OTHELLO. I LOOK SO BENIGN. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE THAT BLACK EVIL COME OUT OF MY SOUL.