A native of Colorado, JOHN CARROLL LYNCH (Mac McDonald) spent
the first eight years of his professional career as a member of Minneapolis's
Guthrie Theater Company with roles in over 30 productions. Lynch landed his
first major film role as 'Norm,' Francis McDormand's duckobsessed husband in the
Coen brothers' Academy Award-winning "Fargo." Since then he has worked steadily
in film, television and theater, playing an impressive range of characters --
some lovable, some funny, some terrifying -- doctors, killers, perplexed
fathers, aggravated brothers, frustrated husbands, rich business men, poor
contractors, southerners, northerners, westerners and easterners. If there's one
thing consistent about Lynch's career, it's the extreme diversity of the
characters he plays and wide range he covers - from dry wit to broad comedy, and
from thriller and mystery to melodrama.
With over 50 film credits, Lynch has
been directed by Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Mark Ruffalo,
Miguel Arteta, Mick Jackson and Albert Brooks, among others. Along with these
accomplished artists, John has had the good fortune to work with first-time film
makers as well. John will soon be seen in "Camp X-Ray," "The White Orchid," "The
Architect," and "Shangri-La Suite." He was also recently seen in Karyn Kusama's
thriller "The Invitation," "Hot Pursuit" with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia
Vergara, and Seth Macfarlane's "Ted 2."
On the small screen, Lynch has appeared
in many series regular, recurring and miniseries roles, including "American
Horror Story" as 'Twisty the Clown,' "Manhattan," "The Americans," "House of
Lies," "Carnivale," "Body Of Proof," "KVille," "Big Love," "How to Make it in
America," "From the Earth to the Moon" and David E. Kelley's "Brotherhood of
Poland, NH." For six seasons he played Drew's cross-dressing brother on ABC's
"The Drew Carey Show."
Lynch continues to pursue work in the theater. Most recently he returned to the
Guthrie Theater where he had the lead role of Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's
"A View from the Bridge." Other recent stage appearances include the original
production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Dinner with Friends" at South Coast
Rep, "Under the Blue Sky" at the Geffen, and Beth Henley's world premiere,
"Ridiculous Fraud," at New Jersey's McCarter Theater. Lynch lives in New York
with his wife, actress Brenda Wehle.
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