Date Of Birth

February 22, 1959


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. At present, Maclachlan stars as dentist Orson Hodge, second husband of Bree Mason-Hodge, on ABC’s hit drama/comedy series, Desperate Housewives. In discussing his character, Maclachlan said, “He has my sense of humor which is a little on the dry side which works well in the world of ‘Desperate Housewives.’ He likes things tidy and I’m the same way to. He likes a clean glass and I’m down with that also.”

He currently holds residence in New York with his wife, Desiree, and their two dogs, Mookie and Sam.

Place of Birth

Yakima, Washington

Birth Name

Kyle Merritt MacLachlan



Fun Facts

– He is married to Desiree Gruber and they have one child together, a son named Callum Lyon MacLachlan.

– He was educated at Eisenhower High School in Yakima, Washington and later got his degree in Fine Arts at the University of Washington.


1992: Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden – TV Prize – Best Foreign TV Personality – Male
1991: Golden Globe Awards – Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Drama for: “Twin Peaks”


2011: Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding – Mark
2011: Portlandia (TV series) – Mayor
2010-2011: How I Met Your Mother (TV series) – The Captain
2006-2011: Desperate Housewives (TV series) – Orson Hodge
2009: Mao’s Last Dancer – Charles Foster
2009: The Smell of Success – Jimmy St. James
2008: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 – Bill Kerr
2008: Justice League: The New Frontier (video) – Superman (voice)
2006: Free Jimmy – Marius (voice: English version)
2006: In Justice (TV series) – David Swain
2005: Mysterious Island (TV movie) – Cyrus
2004: The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (TV movie) – Edward Wilde
2004: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) – Dr. Brett Morton
2004: Touch of Pink – Spirit of Cary Grant
2003: Northfork – Mr. Hope
2002: Jo (TV movie)
2000-2002: Sex and the City (TV series) – Trey MacDougal
2002: Miranda – Nailor
2001: Grand Theft Auto 3 (Video Game) – Donald Love (voice)
2001: Me Without You – Daniel
2001: Perfume – Business Manager
2001: Xchange – Fisk/Toffler 2
2000: Timecode – Bunny Drysdale
2000: Hamlet – Claudius
2000: The Spring (TV movie) – Dennis Conway
1998: Route 9 (TV movie) – Booth Parker
1998: Thunder Point (TV movie) – Sean Dillon
1998: The Invisible Man (TV movie) – Jack Griffin
1997: One Night Stand – Vernon
1996: Mad Dog Time – Jake Parker
1996: The Trigger Effect – Matthew
1996: Moonshine Highway (TV movie) – Jed Muldoon
1996: Windsor Protocol (TV movie) – Sean Dillon
1995: Showgirls – Zack Carey
1994: Roswell (TV movie) – Jesse Marcel
1994: The Flintstones – Cliff Vandercave
1994: Against the Wall (TV movie) – Michael Smith
1994: Vault of Horror I (TV movie)
1993: The Trial – Josef K.
1992: Rich in Love – Billy McQueen
1992: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – Special Agent Dale Cooper
1992: Where the Day Takes You – Ted
1991: Tales from the Crypt (TV series) – Earl Raymond Digs
1990-1991: Twin Peaks (TV series) – Special Agent Dale Cooper
1991: The Doors – Ray Manzarek
1990: The American Experience (TV series documentary) – Narrator
1990: Don’t Tell Her It’s Me – Trout
1989: Dream Breakers (TV movie) – Bobby O’Connor
1987: The Hidden – Lloyd Gallagher
1986: Blue Velvet – Jeffrey Beaumont
1984: Dune – Paul Atreides


6′ 1/2″ (1.84 m)