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      John Carroll Lynch

      John Carroll Lynch

      Highest Rated: 97% Lucky (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 6% Full of It (2007)

      Birthday: Aug 1, 1963

      Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, USA

      John Carroll Lynch has one of those recognizable faces you've seen in countless movies and TV shows, but whose name you can never quite remember. After landing a small role in 1993's over-the-hill comedy "Grumpy Old Men," Lynch appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows. He also worked with some of the most revered directors of his generation, including Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Joel and Ethan Coen, and David Fincher. A character actor known for playing everything from convicts on the run ("Carnivale" HBO 2003-05), to loveable cross-dressers, as he did for several seasons on "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC 1995-2004), Lynch's most famous role came in 1996 when he starred as the timid, unassertive husband of Frances McDormand's character in the Coen Brothers' Academy Award-winning crime drama "Fargo." His memorable appearances in such acclaimed films as "Zodiac" (2007), "Shutter Island" (2010) and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." (2011) ensured that his work will be watched for decades to come, even if audiences have a difficult time remembering his name.

      Highest rated movies

      Private Life Fargo Face/Off The Invitation Zodiac The Trial of the Chicago 7 Jackie
      The Good Girl

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      John Carroll Lynch American Horror Story, John Carroll Lynch, 10/05/2011, ©FX BUBBLE BOY, John Carroll Lynch, 2001 NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, Cynthia Stevenson, John Carroll Lynch, 2006, (c) New Line LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, John Carroll Lynch, Albert Brooks, 2006, ©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, Duncan Bravo, Sheetal Sheth, Jon Tenney, John Carroll Lynch, 2006, ©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, Albert Brooks, Sheetal Sheth, John Carroll Lynch, 2006, ©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, Sheetal Sheth, Jon Tenny, John Carrol Lynch, 2006, ©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett FARGO, Frances McDormand, John Carroll Lynch, 1996 ZODIAC, Elias Koteas, Anthony Edwards, Mark Ruffalo, John Carroll Lynch, 2007. ©Paramount LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, John Carroll Lynch, 2006, ©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, Jon Tenny, John Carrol Lynch, 2006, ©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett LOVE HAPPENS, from left: John Carroll Lynch, Aaron Eckhart, 2009. Ph: Kimberly French/©Focus Features LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, Jon Tenney, John Carroll Lynch, Albert Brooks, 2006, ©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett The Walking Dead, John Carroll Lynch, 'Here's Not Here', Season 6, Ep. #4, 11/01/2015, ©AMC JACKIE, from second left, Max Casella, Beth Grant, John Carroll Lynch, Natalie Portman, 2016. ph: Bruno Calvo. TM & copyright ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved HOT PURSUIT, from left: John Carroll Lynch, Reese Witherspoon, 2015. ph: Sam Emerson/©Warner Bros. Pictues HOT PURSUIT, John Carroll Lynch, 2015. ph: Sam Emerson/©Warner Bros. Pictues HOT PURSUIT, John Carroll Lynch, 2015. ph: Sam Emerson/©Warner Bros. Pictues THE FOUNDER, FROM LEFT: JOHN CARROLL LYNCH, NICK OFFERMAN, 2016. PH: DANIEL MCFADDEN/© THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Babes Unknown (Character) - 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaw Posse Carson (Character) - 2024
      89% 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 David Dellinger (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 83% Kiss Me Kosher Ron Shalev (Character) - 2020
      58% 76% The Highwaymen Lee Simmons (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 45% The White Orchid Sheriff Mann (Character) - 2018
      94% 79% Private Life Charlie (Character) - 2018
      65% 74% Anything Early Landry (Character) $18.1K 2017
      97% 81% Lucky Director $955.7K 2017
      88% 60% Jackie Lyndon B. Johnson (Character) $14.0M 2016
      81% 82% The Founder Mac McDonald (Character) $12.8M 2016
      45% 80% Miracles From Heaven Pastor Scott (Character) $61.7M 2016
      90% 69% The Invitation Pruitt (Character) $231.7K 2015
      45% 50% Ted 2 Tom Jessup (Character) $81.3M 2015
      8% 35% Hot Pursuit Captain Emmett (Character) $34.6M 2015
      74% 63% Camp X-Ray Col. Drummond (Character) $9.8K 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Highland Park Rory (Character) - 2013
      50% 46% The Pretty One Frank (Character) $11.2K 2013
      18% 19% Lay the Favorite Dave Greenberg (Character) $21.0K 2012
      79% 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. Bernie Riley (Character) $84.3M 2011
      70% 62% Paul Moses Buggs (Character) $37.4M 2011
      31% 39% Sympathy for Delicious Healer (Character) $13.1K 2010
      55% 61% Hesher Larry (Character) $382.9K 2010
      69% 77% Shutter Island Deputy Warden McPherson (Character) $128.0M 2010
      16% 37% Love Happens Walter (Character) $22.9M 2009
      81% 90% Gran Torino Barber Martin (Character) $148.1M 2008
      65% 73% Things We Lost in the Fire Howard Glassman (Character) $3.2M 2007
      6% 45% Full of It Mr. Leonard (Character) $11.4K 2007
      90% 77% Zodiac Arthur Leigh Allen (Character) $33.0M 2007
      No Score Yet 80% Mozart & the Whale Gregory (Character) - 2005
      43% 27% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Stuart (Character) $887.4K 2005
      13% 47% Catch That Kid Mr. Hartmann (Character) $16.7M 2004
      15% 45% Gothika Sheriff Ryan (Character) $59.6M 2003
      78% 84% Live From Baghdad John Holliman (Character) - 2002
      82% 59% The Good Girl Jack Field, Your Store Manager (Character) $14.0M 2002
      No Score Yet 77% Bug Wallace Gregory (Character) - 2002
      31% 48% Bubble Boy Mr. Livingston (Character) $5.0M 2001
      71% 84% Tuesdays With Morrie Walter (Character) - 1999
      50% No Score Yet Freak Weather Ed (Character) - 1999
      21% 40% Mercury Rising Martin Lynch (Character) $32.9M 1998
      77% 42% Restaurant John English (Character) $52.6K 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Strings Attached Priest (Character) - 1998
      93% 82% Face/Off Prison Guard Walton (Character) $112.3M 1997
      24% 42% A Thousand Acres Ken LaSalle (Character) $7.9M 1997
      49% 32% Volcano Stan Olber (Character) $47.5M 1997
      94% 92% Fargo Norm Gunderson (Character) $24.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 25% A Friend's Betrayal Mr. Franks (Character) - 1996

      TV

      Credit
      66% 48% American Horror Stories Larry Bitterman (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 47% Big Sky Rick Legarski (Character) 2020-2021
      77% 68% American Horror Story Mr. Jingles/Benjamin Richter (Character),
      Twisty the Clown (Guest Star)
      2014-2016 2019
      62% 77% Perfect Harmony Pastor Magnus (Guest Star) 2019
      80% 96% One Dollar Bud Carl (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crawford Owen (Character) 2018
      83% 57% The Handmaid's Tale Dan (Guest Star) 2018
      93% 85% Channel Zero John Sleator (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
      81% 92% TURN: Washington's Spies James Rivington (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      96% 94% The Americans Fred (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 84% House of Lies Gil Selby (Guest Star) 2014
      76% 61% Body of Proof Detective Bud Morris (Character) 2011-2012
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      91% 89% Monk Kurt Pressman (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Mr. Reed (Guest Star) 2009
      42% No Score Yet K-Ville Captain James Embry (Character) 2007
      80% 83% Big Love Officer Chuck Tuttle (Guest Star) 2007
      65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Character) 2005-2006
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Acl-Lou/Mr. Simms/Monkey (Guest Voice) 2005
      No Score Yet 87% Carnivàle Varlyn Stroud (Character) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Steve Carey (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1997-2004
      44% No Score Yet The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Mayor Garrett Shaw (Character) 2003
      81% 95% The West Wing Jack (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      76% 78% Star Trek: Voyager Gerald Moss (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Visitor Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life's Work Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      95% 94% Frasier Franklin (Guest Star) 1996
      91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996