What Are They Up To? Close to Home's John Carroll Lynch
What Are They Up To? Close to Home's John Carroll Lynch
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
John Carroll Lynch was known as Steve Sharpe on Close to Home, a legal drama that follows a female lawyer as she struggles to balance her family life and career as a criminal prosecutor in Indianapolis.  He portrayed the role of Steve Sharpe and was mainly exposed during the first season of the series.  His character worked as a County Prosecutor who was the boss of Maureen Scofield and lead character Annabeth Chase.  After 21 episodes, he left the show and was replaced by Assistant District Attorney James Conlon (David James Elliott) during the second and final season of the series.

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After playing a lawyer on Close to Home, John Carroll Lynch took on a parental role in the comedy Full of It.  He starred as Mr. Leonard, the father of main character Sam Leonard (Ryan Pinkston). The plot followed a high school senior as he struggles to fit in a new town by making up elaborate stories to impress everyone.

Most recently, John Carroll Lynch was featured in the film Zodiac.  Based on the books of Robert Graysmith, the crime thriller centered on a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco with a series of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s.  Lynch portrayed Arthur Leigh Allen, along with Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Graysmith and Robert Downey Jr. as Paul Avery.

Coming up this fall is the FOX television pilot K-Ville, in which the former Close to Home actor stars as Captain James Embry.  Set in New Orleans two years after Katrina, the drama series revolves around a group of cops as they try to rebuild their city, which is still in chaos. Leading the series are Anthony Anderson as Martin Boulet and Cole Hauser as Trevor Cobb.

Next, Lynch joins Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro and David Duchovny in the movie Things We Lost in the Fire.  The drama centers on a recent widow who gradually copes up with her loss with the help of her husband’s troubled best friend.  The movie is directed by Susanne Bier and is scheduled to hit the theaters on October 26.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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