John Carroll Lynch

Biography

Date of Birth 1 August 1963, Boulder, Colorado, USA Height 6' 3" (1.91 m) Mini Biography John Carroll Lynch was born August 1st, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado. He was raised in Denver Colorado. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. From then, he continued to work in theatre around the country, but concentrated mostly on his work at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, acting in many plays from Shakespeare to Shaw to Chekhov. In the early nineties, John was able to find time away from the theatre to work in film, as productions came through Minnesota. In 1996, he received critical acclaim for his role as Marge Gunderson's simple husband Norm Gunderson in Fargo (1996). He went on to make two more films that year, both of which were conveniently set in Minnesota, the acclaimed Beautiful Girls (1996) and Feeling Minnesota (1996). Since then, John's film career has been on an amazing climb. Much like other well respected actors from the theatre, such as John Malkovich and Gary Sinise, he chooses to play very interesting and diverse roles. Spouse Brenda Wehle (1997 - present) Trivia During the 1990s, John was a company member of the world-renowned Guthrie Theater Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as being a mentor for the graduate acting program of the University of Minnesota. Graduated from The Catholic University of America, B.F.A., Theatre program. He was Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. May 10, 1986. Former member of the Guthrie Theater Acting Company. Was first choice to play Arthur Leigh Allen in Zodiac (2007). David Fincher saw his cold performance in The Gothic and decided to cast him. John is an Alumni of Regis Jesuit High School, now located in Aurora, Colorado but he graduated in 1981 when the campus was located in north-west Denver.

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Gran Torino

Barber Martin

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Gothika

Sheriff Ryan

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Camp X-Ray

Colonel Drummond

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Love Happens

Walter

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Catch That Kid

Mr. Hartmann

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The Highwaymen

Lee Simmons

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Bug

Wallace Gregory

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The Naked Man

Sticks' Driver

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Anything

Early Landry

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The Architect

Conway

Starring In
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The Trial of the Chicago 7

David Dellinger

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Kiss Me Before It Blows Up

Ron Shalev

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The Highwaymen

Lee Simmons

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Private Life

Charlie Grimes

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White Orchid

Sheriff Mann

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Anything

Early Landry

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Jackie

Lyndon B Johnson

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The Founder

Mac McDonald

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Miracles from Heaven

Pastor Scott

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The Architect

Conway

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The Invitation

Pruitt

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Ted 2

Tom Jessup

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Hot Pursuit

Captain Emmett

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Camp X-Ray

Colonel Drummond

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Highland Park

Rory

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The Pretty One

Frank

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Lay The Favorite

Dave Greenberg

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Crazy, Stupid, Love

Bernie Riley

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Paul

Moses Buggs

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Shutter Island

Deputy Warden McPherson

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Hesher

Larry

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Sympathy For Delicious

Evangelist Carroll

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Love Happens

Walter

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Gran Torino

Barber Martin

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Things We Lost in the Fire

Howard Glassman

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Zodiac

Arthur Leigh Allen

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Full of It

Mr. Leonard

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Mozart and the Whale

Gregory

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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Stewart

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Catch That Kid

Mr. Hartmann

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Gothika

Sheriff Ryan

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Confidence

Grant Ashby

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Carnivale: The Complete First Season

Varlyn Stroud (12 episodes, 2005)

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Live from Baghdad

John Holliman

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The Good Girl

Jack Field, Your Store Manager

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Bug

Wallace Gregory

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Bubble Boy

Mr. Livingston

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Gone in 60 Seconds

Impound Manager

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The Next Best Thing

Abbie's Lawyer

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Waking the Dead

Father Mileski

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Anywhere But Here

Jack Irwin

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Pushing Tin

Doctor Freeze (uncredited)

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The Minus Man

Bartender (uncredited)

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Tuesdays with Morrie

Walter

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Late Last Night

Sgt. Van Wyck

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Mercury Rising

Martin Lynch

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The Naked Man

Sticks' Driver

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Restaurant

John English

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Thousand Acres, A

Ken LaSalle

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No Strings Attached

Priest

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Face/Off

Prison Guard Walton

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Volcano

Stan Olber

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Im Dschungel Gefangen

Sgt. Plonder

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The Fan

Shopkeeper

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Fargo

Norm Gunderson

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Beautiful Girls

Frank Womack

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Voice from the Grave

Prosecutor O'Gane

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Feeling Minnesota

Cop

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In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice

The Major

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The Cure

Skipper #1 (as John Lynch)

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The Drew Carey: TV Favorites

Steve Carey (64 episodes, 1997-2004)

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Grumpy Old Men

Moving Man

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