John Carroll Lynch


Date Of Birth

August 1, 1963


American actor John Carroll Lynch was born on August 1, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado. He was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he was educated at the University of Minnesota. There, he found his passion for acting and actively participated in theater productions. He later graduated with a degree in fine arts from The Catholic University of America/Hartke Theatre Acting program and moved around the country, performing on stage.

John Lynch began his career in the 1990s with roles in Grumpy Old Men, The Cure, Frasier, The Practice, The Visitor and Star Trek: Voyager. Some of the films he was known for include Mercury Rising, Anywhere But Here, and the TV movie Tuesdays with Morrie. He rose to fame for playing the unassuming husband in the 1996 film Fargo, as well as for portraying the cross-dressing brother of Drew Carey in The Drew Carey Show. During the 2000s, he made appearances in Waking the Dead, The Next Best Thing, Gone in Sixty Seconds and on episodes of The Fugitive and The West Wing. After a role in Gideon’s Crossing, Lynch was cast in the 2001 film Bubble Boy. This was followed by performances in The Good Girl, Bug, Par 6, Live from Baghdad, Confidence and Three Days of Rain.

In the fall of 2003, he starred in the CBS series The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire as Major Garrett Shaw. The next year, he was in the family action film Catch That Kid, and soon joined the HBO series Carnivale as Varlyn Stroud. He also voiced a character in the animated show American Dad!, as well as starred in the film Mozart and the Whale. From 2005 to 2006, Lynch portrayed Steve Sharpe in the CBS series Close to Home, and got roles in films like Zodiac and Full of It. Afterwards, he was seen on the HBO series Big Love, and joined the cast of the FOX show K-Ville as Captain James Embry. His next movie roles were in Gran Torino in 2008 and Shutter Island in 2009, before he was cast as a regular on ABC’s fall series Body of Proof. Later he appeared on Do No Harm, The Americans and Manhattan. In 2014, he became part of the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show as Twisty.

Place of Birth

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Birth Name

John Carroll Lynch




2014 American Horror Story (TV Series)
2014 Manhattan (TV Series)
2013-2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
2014 The Americans (TV Series)
2014 House of Lies (TV Series)
2014 Camp X-Ray
2014 The Money (TV Movie)
2013 Do No Harm (TV Series)
2013 The Pretty One
2013 Highland Park
2010-2012 The Glades (TV Series)
2011-2012 Body of Proof (TV Series)
2012 Lay the Favorite
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
2011 Paul
2010 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
2010 Shutter Island
2010 Sympathy for Delicious
2010 Hesher
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
2009 Monk (TV Series)
2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
2009 Love Happens
2008 The Prince of Motor City (TV Movie)
2008 Gran Torino
2007-2008 K-Ville (TV Series)
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire
2007 Big Love (TV Series)
2007 Zodiac
2007 Full of It
2005-2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
2006 Maybe It's in the Water (Short)
2006 The PTA (TV Series)
2005 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
2005 American Dad! (TV Series)
2005 Mozart and the Whale
2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
1997-2004 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
2004 Details (Short)
2004 The Mortuary
2004 Catch That Kid
2003 Gothika
2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series)
2003 Confidence
2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie)
2002 Three Days of Rain
2002 Par 6
2002 Bug
2002 The Good Girl
2001 Rock & Roll Back to School Special (TV Movie)
2001 Bubble Boy
2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
2000 The Fugitive (TV Series)
2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
2000 The Next Best Thing
2000 Waking the Dead
1999 Tuesdays with Morrie (TV Movie)
1999 Family Law (TV Series)
1999 Anywhere But Here
1999 Freak Weather
1999 Late Last Night (TV Movie)
1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
1999 Pushing Tin
1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
1999 The Minus Man
1998 Return to Krondor (Video Game) (voice)
1998 The Naked Man
1998 Restaurant
1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
1998 Mercury Rising
1997 The Visitor (TV Series)
1997 The Practice (TV Series)
1997 A Thousand Acres
1997 No Strings Attached
1997 Face/Off
1996-1997 Life's Work (TV Series)
1997 Volcano
1997 Dead Men Can't Dance
1996 Ace Ventura (Video Game)
1996 Feeling Minnesota
1996 The Fan
1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie)
1996 A Friend's Betrayal (TV Movie)
1996 Voice from the Grave (TV Movie)
1996 The Client (TV Series)
1996 Fargo
1996 Frasier (TV Series)
1996 Beautiful Girls
1996 Murder One (TV Series)
1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (TV Movie)
1995 The Cure
1993 Grumpy Old Men

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