Kyle Maclachlan as Dr. Orson Hodge
Born on February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington, Kyle Maclachlan studied at Davis High School. He then attended the University of Washington and after his graduation, relocated to Hollywood, California in order to pursue his acting career.
Some of Maclachlan’s earlier acting projects have been with director David Lynch. He made his film debut in Lynch’s Dune, where he played the part of Paul Atreides, and then appeared as Special Agent Dale Cooper in Lynch’s small screen drama series, Twin Peaks. Maclachlan reprised the role for the 1992 prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which was also directed by Lynch. He also appeared in Lynch’s 1986 film Blue Velvet, where he was cast in the role of Jeffrey Beaumont.
Apart from his extensive body of work with Lynch, Maclachlan also has other numerous productions under his belt, including The Hidden, Don’t Tell Her It’s Me, The Doors, Tales from The Crypt (the series), Where the Day Takes You, The Trial, The Flinstones, Rich In Love, Against the Wall, Roswell
, Showgirls, Moonshine Highway, Windsor Protocol, The Trigger Effect, Mad Dog Time, One Night Stand, XChange, Hamlet, In Justice, The Caretaker and Time Code.
In 2000, he began appearing as a recurring cast member on the popular HBO series, Sex and the City
. He entered the show during its’ third season, giving life to the character Dr. Trey McDougall, first husband of art gallery director Christine York, played by Kristin Davis. From 2006 to 2012, Maclachlan starred as dentist Orson Hodge, second husband of Bree Mason-Hodge, on ABC’s hit drama/comedy series, Desperate Housewives. Later he played Donovan Stark on Made in Jersey, The Captain on How I Met Your Mother, Josh Perotti on The Good Wife, and Mayor in Portlandia. In 2017, he joined Showtime's revival of Twin Peaks to reprise his role as Dale Cooper.