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List of Kyle MacLachlan Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. Blue Velvet (1986)
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3
Blue Velvet
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3

Named after Bobby Vinton’s song, Blue Velvet, is a neo-noir thriller by American filmmaker David Keith Lynch. It starts when a college student, who is in town visiting his ailing father, finds a human ear severed and thrown in a field. What follows, is his journey to try and uncover the mystery and getting involved with an enticing lounge singer.

Role:
Jeffrey Beaumont
Directed By:
3. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
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2
Mao's Last Dancer
PG
12
2

Mao’s Last Dancer is a romantic musical drama film which tells the story of Li Cunxin, an eleven year old who is taken from his family in rural China to Beijing. He eventually manages to become one of China’s best dancers.

Starring:
Bruce Greenwood, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Christopher Kirby, Chi Cao
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
4. Dune (1984)
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2
Dune
PG-13
15
2

In a distant future, the Emperor gives noble Duke Leto Atreides control of desert planet Arrakis, the only source of extremely valuable spice melange required for interstellar travel. However, realizing that the hidden agenda was to destroy his house in a clash with their archenemies—the Harkonnens—Leto's son, Paul, organizes an uprising with the native Fremens.

Starring:
Directed By:
5. The Doors (1991)
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2
The Doors
R
12
2

Although it is a biographical film about the popular rock band The Doors, it emphasizes especially on the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison.  Its follows the band’s story from its inception in 1965, when Morrison was a student at UCLA, to his untimely death in 1971, in course of which it chronicles the band’s rise in popularity, his drug experimentation and abuse and ultimate fall. 

Role:
Ray Manzarek
Directed By:
6. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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2
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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13
2

FBI agent, Chet Desmond, disappears mysteriously while investigating the murder of Teresa Banks of Deerfield. One year later, in the neighboring town of Twin Peaks, Laura Palmer who leads a troubled life as a drug addict, is brutally murdered. Can the events of the last seven days of her life preceding her murder throw any light on the identity of the killer? 

Directed By:
7. Giant Little Ones (2019)
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3
Giant Little Ones
R
12
3
Starring:
Maria Bello, Darren Mann, Josh Wiggins, Taylor Hickson
Directed By:
Keith Behrman
8. The Hidden (1987)
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2
The Hidden
R
11
2

The Hidden is a science fiction horror film which revolves around a cop and an FBI agent who team up to find out why common people are suddenly committing violent crimes. Soon, it seems that it could be due to an alien parasite.

Role:
Lloyd Gallagher
Starring:
Danny Trejo, Clu Gulager, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian
Directed By:
Jack Sholder
9. Me Without You (2001)
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2
Me Without You
R
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2
Starring:
Allan Corduner, Trudie Styler, Ella Jones, Anna Popplewell
Directed By:
Sandra Goldbacher
11. Touch of Pink (2004)
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2
Touch of Pink
R
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2
Role:
Spirit of Cary Grant
Starring:
Brian George, Kris Holden-Ried, Jimi Mistry, Veena Sood
Directed By:
Ian Iqbal Rashid
12. Breathe In (2013)
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2
Breathe In
R
10
2

Breathe In is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a musician Keith Reynolds, who develops a unique bond with a young foreign exchange student named Sophie.

Starring:
Matthew Daddario, Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Mackenzie Davis, Amy Ryan
Directed By:
Drake Doremus
13. Northfork (2003)
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2
Northfork
PG-13
10
2
Starring:
Daryl Hannah, Anthony Edwards, James Woods, Nick Nolte, Ben Foster, Claire Forlani, Clark Gregg
Directed By:
Michael Polish
14. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
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2
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
PG
10
2

Lewis is a ten-year-old who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house. Soon, he learns that his uncle Jonathan and his neighbor, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. He soon tries to help his uncle in locating a clock which has the power to bring about the end of the world.

Role:
Isaac Izard
Starring:
Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic
Directed By:
15. Timecode (2000)
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2
Timecode
R
10
2

This romantic drama film takes us to the lives of various characters in and around a film production office. A young actress is trying to score a screen test from her secret boyfriend Alex, a noted director. Meanwhile, Alex is already married, and his wife is discussing about a divorce with her therapist.  

Starring:
Salma Hayek, Holly Hunter, Leslie Mann, Laurie Metcalf, Danny Huston, Xander Berkeley, Saffron Burrows
Directed By:
Mike Figgis
16. High Flying Bird (2018)
10
2
High Flying Bird
TV-MA
10
2
Starring:
Caleb McLaughlin, Michelle Ang, Farah Bala, André Holland
Directed By:
17. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
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3
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
PG-13
10
3

Four young women, Tibby, Bridget, Lena and Carmen, are best friends and as they separate they decide that they will stay in touch with a shared pair of jeans. However, as their lives take completely different paths, they realize that it will take more than this pair of jeans to stay in touch.

Starring:
Blake Lively, Lucy Hale, Adrienne Bailon, America Ferrera, Blythe Danner, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn
Directed By:
Sanaa Hamri
18. Hamlet (2000)
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2
Hamlet
R
10
2

Based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, this suspense drama film tells the story of Hamlet, a young filmmaker, who learns that the person behind his father’s death is none other than Claudius, his uncle, who is also now his step-father. When Claudius learns about Hamlet’s plan for revenge, he tries to use Ophelia, the girl Hamlet is in love with.

Role:
Claudius
Starring:
Paula Malcomson, Sam Shepard, Ethan Hawke, Liev Schreiber, Casey Affleck, Julia Stiles, Bill Murray
Directed By:
Michael Almereyda
19. The Trial (1993)
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2
The Trial
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Josef K.
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Alfred Molina, Jean Stapleton, Jason Robards, Juliet Stevenson, Polly Walker
Directed By:
David Hugh Jones
20. The Boyfriend School (1990)
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2
The Boyfriend School
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Trout
Starring:
Steve Guttenberg, Shelley Long, Jami Gertz, Mädchen Amick
Directed By:
Malcolm Mowbray
21. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)
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3
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
R
10
3

Diane is a lawyer in New York City, who is devastated after learning that her husband is looking for a divorce. Therefore, along with her two kids, she ventures to upstate New York to stay with her hippie mother. While her kids start gaining a new perspective on life, Diane herself gets close to a man named Jude.

Role:
Mark Hudson
Starring:
Jane Fonda, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elizabeth Olsen, Katharine McPhee, Catherine Keener, Joseph Dunn
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
22. One Night Stand (1997)
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2
One Night Stand
R
9
2

One Night Stand is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a commercial director in Los-Angeles, who finds himself attracted to a married woman named Karen. After spending a night together with her, he eventually returns to his wife and his children, but their paths cross again after one year, when Max returns to New York to visit his dying friend Charlie.

Role:
Vernon
Starring:
Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, John Ratzenberger, Robert Downey Jr., Ming-Na Wen
Directed By:
Mike Figgis
23. The Trigger Effect (1996)
9
2
The Trigger Effect
R
9
2
Role:
Matthew
Starring:
Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T. Jones, Bill Smitrovich
Directed By:
David Koepp
24. Xchange (2001)
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2
Xchange
R
9
2
Role:
Fisk / Toffler 2 (as Kyle Maclachlan)
Starring:
Stephen Baldwin, Kim Coates, Pascale Bussières, Tom Rack
Directed By:
Allan Moyle
25. Mad Dog Time (1996)
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2
Mad Dog Time
R
9
2
Starring:
Angie Everhart, Gabriel Byrne, Jeff Goldblum, Rob Reiner, Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Pryor, Burt Reynolds
Directed By:
Larry Bishop
26. Miranda (2002)
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2
Miranda
R
9
2
Role:
Nailor
Starring:
John Hurt, Christina Ricci, Julian Rhind-Tutt, John Simm
Directed By:
Marc Munden
27. The Smell of Success (2009)
9
2
The Smell of Success
PG-13
9
2
Role:
Jimmy St. James
Starring:
Ed Helms, Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Bauchau, Téa Leoni, Mark Polish
Directed By:
Michael Polish
28. Tesla (2020)
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2
Tesla
PG-13
8
2

Tesla is a biographical drama film which revolves around the story of Nikola Tesla, the inventor and engineer who is known for his contributions towards the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. The film shows how his methods were disregarded by Thomas Edison, who doesn’t want to pay him for his invention either. The film also shows us the various struggles that he faced in order to achieve his dreams of revolutionizing the electrical system.

Role:
Thomas Edison
Starring:
Ethan Hawke
29. Capone (2020)
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2
Capone
R
8
2
Starring:
Tom Hardy, Noel Fisher, Matt Dillon, Al Sapienza, Linda Cardellini
Directed By:
Josh Trank
30. The Flintstones (1994)
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2
The Flintstones
PG
8
2

The live-action adaptation of the beloved cartoon franchise finds the dim-witted but good-hearted Fred Flintstone promoted to his company’s vice president post after his best friend, Barney, replaces Fred’s test score with his own. But Fred’s good fortune turns sour when he unwittingly becomes involved in his boss Cliff Vandercave’s villainous schemes. 

Role:
Cliff Vandercave
Starring:
John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Halle Berry, Rosie O'Donnell, Sam Raimi, Jay Leno, Elizabeth Taylor
Directed By:
Brian Levant
31. Showgirls (1995)
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3
Showgirls
NC-17
8
3

Nomi, a street smart drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with a dream of becoming a top showgirl. Starting her career at a seedy strip club, she later gets introduced to a marquee dancer of a top hotel through her roommate, Molly. The story then goes on to depict how she fights her way up and realizes her dream. However, it does really make her happy.   

Role:
Zack Carey
Starring:
Elizabeth Berkley, Robert Davi, Glenn Plummer, Gina Gershon
Directed By:
Paul Verhoeven
32. Muppets vs. Goldman Sachs (2012)
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2
Muppets vs. Goldman Sachs
11
2
Starring:
Neal McDonough, Luke Barnett, Stephen Kramer Glickman, John Mawson
Directed By:
Alex Fernie
33. Rich in Love (1992)
10
2
Rich in Love
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Billy McQueen
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Albert Finney, Ethan Hawke, Piper Laurie
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
34. Perfume (2001)
6
1
Perfume
R
6
1
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Troy Garity, Jared Harris, Carmen Electra, Mariska Hargitay, Leslie Mann, Jeff Goldblum
Directed By:
Michael Rymer

TV Movie(s)

1. Against the Wall (1994)
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2
Against the Wall
R
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2
Role:
Michael Smith
Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, Anne Heche, Danny Trejo, Harry Dean Stanton, Clarence Williams III, Frederic Forrest
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer
2. Roswell (1994)
10
2
Roswell
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Jesse Marcel
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Bob Gunton, Xander Berkeley, Dwight Yoakam
Directed By:
Jeremy Kagan
3. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
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2
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
10
2
Role:
Edward Wilde
Starring:
Bob Newhart, Noah Wyle, Kelly Hu, Jane Curtin
Directed By:
Peter Winther
4. Mysterious Island (2005)
7
1
Mysterious Island
7
1
Role:
Cyrus
Starring:
Gabrielle Anwar, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Stewart, Jason Durr, Danielle Calvert
Directed By:
Russell Mulcahy
5. The Doctor (2011)
14
3
The Doctor
14
3
Role:
Jason
Starring:
Eva Amurri, Eva Amurri Martino, Christine Lahti, Lorraine Toussaint, Scott Foley
Directed By:
David Nutter
6. Jo (2002)
11
2
Jo
11
2
Starring:
Andie MacDowell, Rhoda Griffis, Kathleen Chalfant, Manny Perez
Directed By:
Mike Newell
7. Vault of Horror I (1994)
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2
Vault of Horror I
11
2
Starring:
Tony Goldwyn, Tom Hanks, Beau Bridges, George DelHoyo, Henry Gibson
Directed By:
Tom Hanks, Steven E. de Souza, Stephen Hopkins
8. Dream Breakers (1989)
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2
Dream Breakers
10
2
Role:
Bobby O'Connor
Starring:
Hal Linden, Robert Loggia, Charles Cioffi, D.W. Moffett
Directed By:
Stuart Millar
9. Route 9 (1998)
10
2
Route 9
R
10
2
Role:
Booth Parker
Starring:
Peter Coyote, Amy Locane, Miguel Sandoval, Wade Williams
Directed By:
David Mackay
10. The Invisible Man (1998)
10
2
The Invisible Man
10
2
Role:
Jack Griffin
Starring:
Dylan Baker, Dan Moran, Stanton Barrett, Sheryl Chambers
Directed By:
John Patterson
11. Moonshine Highway (1996)
9
2
Moonshine Highway
R
9
2
Role:
Jed Muldoon
Starring:
David Cronenberg, Randy Quaid, Gary Farmer, Maria del Mar, Alex Carter
Directed By:
Andy Armstrong
12. The Spring (2000)
9
2
The Spring
PG-13
9
2
Role:
Dennis Conway
Starring:
Alison Eastwood, George Eads, Joseph Cross, Aaron Pearl
Directed By:
David Jackson
13. Windsor Protocol (1997)
8
2
Windsor Protocol
R
8
2
Role:
Sean Dillon
Starring:
Alan Thicke, John Colicos, Chris Wiggins, Macha Grenon
Directed By:
George Mihalka
14. Thunder Point (1998)
8
2
Thunder Point
R
8
2
Role:
Sean Dillon
Starring:
Alan Thicke, Chris Wiggins, Cedric Smith, Jean LeClerc
Directed By:
George Mihalka

Animation(s)

Gravity Falls (2012)
Gravity Falls
TV-Y7
Starring:
John Oliver, Jason Ritter, Louis C.K., Corey Burton, Chris Parnell, Tara Strong, Jennifer Coolidge
Directed By:
Aaron Springer, John Aoshima, Stephen Sandoval, Joe Pitt, Matt Braly
Inside Out (2015)
Inside Out
PG
Plot:

11-year-old Riley had a happy life led by her basic emotion of Joy, but Sadness takes over after her family moves to a new city. Following a power struggle between the two emotions, both get sucked out of the headquarters along with her core memories. With Anger, Fear, and Disgust in control, Riley's life turns into a nightmare.

Starring:
Frank Oz, Bill Hader, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, John Ratzenberger, Phyllis Smith
Directed By:
Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
Riley's First Date? (2015)
Riley's First Date?
G
Role:
Dad (voice)
Starring:
Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Pete Docter, Ben Cox
Directed By:
Josh Cooley
American Dad! (2005)
American Dad!
TV-14
Starring:
Corey Stoll, Naya Rivera, Lyndsy Fonseca, Nathan Fillion, Carl Reiner, Donald Faison, Tori Spelling
Directed By:
Ron Hughart, Brent Woods, Anthony Lioi, Rodney Clouden, Pam Cooke
Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Justice League: The New Frontier
PG-13
Plot:

Justice League: The New Frontier is an animated superhero film which takes us to the 1950s, when mankind is threatened by a mysterious entity due to their capacity of violence. A new generation of superheroes must now join forces to stop this mysterious force, but the government seems to be an obstacle in their mission.

Starring:
Keith David, Brooke Shields, Lucy Lawless, Neil Patrick Harris, Jeremy Sisto, David Boreanaz, Kyra Sedgwick
Directed By:
Dave Bullock
Slipp Jimmy fri (2006)
Slipp Jimmy fri
Plot:

This animated black comedy film revolves around several groups of people as they try to find a drug-addicted elephant in the Norwegian wilderness.

Role:
Marius (voice)
Starring:
David Tennant, Mark Gatiss, Woody Harrelson, Douglas Henshall, Simon Pegg, Phil Daniels, Jay Simpson
Directed By:
Christopher Nielsen

TV Shows and Videos

Twin Peaks (1990)
Twin Peaks
TV-14
Role:
Special Agent Dale Cooper (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Starring:
David Duchovny, Molly Shannon, Billy Zane, Carel Struycken, Tony Jay, Peggy Lipton, Miguel Ferrer
Directed By:
Tim Hunter, Diane Keaton, Todd Holland, Lesli Linka Glatter, David Lynch
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Grand Theft Auto III (2001)
Grand Theft Auto III
M
Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Russell Simmons, Frank Vincent, Michael Madsen
Twin Peaks (2017)
Twin Peaks
TV-MA
Role:
Dale Cooper / ... (18 episodes, 2017)
Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Cera, Jim Belushi, Monica Bellucci, Francesca Eastwood
Directed By:
David Lynch
American Experience (1988)
American Experience
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Courtney B. Vance, Christopher Plummer, Werner Klemperer, Stanley Tucci, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Stuhlbarg
Directed By:
David Grubin, Stephen Ives, Barak Goodman, Ric Burns, Adriana Bosch
How I Met Your Mother (2005)
How I Met Your Mother
TV-14
Starring:
Ralph Macchio, Michael York, Mandy Moore, Megan Mullally, Nicole Scherzinger, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Morrison
Directed By:
Neil Patrick Harris, Pamela Fryman, Rob Greenberg, Michael J. Shea
The Good Wife (2009)
The Good Wife
TV-14
Starring:
Gillian Jacobs, Mamie Gummer, Gary Cole, Victor Garber, Corbin Bleu, Amy Irving, Nathan Lane
Directed By:
Rosemary Rodriguez, Michael Zinberg, Brooke Kennedy, James Whitmore Jr., Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Ben Gazzara, Ethan Cutkosky, Norman Reedus, Veronica Cartwright, Aidan Quinn, Richard Lewis
Directed By:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Tales from the Crypt
Starring:
John Stamos, Timothy Dalton, Tia Carrere, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Arquette, Elizabeth McGovern
Directed By:
Russell Mulcahy, Elliot Silverstein, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Donner, Tom Holland
Portlandia (2011)
Portlandia
TV-14
Role:
Mayor / ... (24 episodes, 2011-2018)
Starring:
Justin Long, Andy Samberg, Juliette Lewis, Zoë Kravitz, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis
Directed By:
Steve Buscemi, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Benz, Daniel Gray Longino, Carrie Brownstein
In Justice (2006)
In Justice
Role:
David Swain (13 episodes, 2006)
Starring:
Marin Hinkle, Bianca Kajlich, Marisol Nichols, Jason O'Mara, Constance Zimmer
Directed By:
Paul Holahan
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
TV-PG
Starring:
Patrick Warburton, Patton Oswalt, Edward James Olmos, Cobie Smulders, Drea de Matteo, Chloe Bennet, Bill Paxton
Directed By:
Vincent Misiano, Michael Zinberg, David Straiton, Bobby Roth, Milan Cheylov
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Desperate Housewives
TV-14
Starring:
Helena Mattsson, Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch, Tahj Mowry, Lynn Redgrave, Julie Benz, Brian Austin Green
Directed By:
David Grossman, Larry Shaw, David Warren, Arlene Sanford, Bethany Rooney
Believe (2014)
Believe
TV-14
Role:
Dr. Roman Skouras (13 episodes, 2014)
Starring:
Rami Malek, Delroy Lindo, Jamie Chung, Ato Essandoh
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón, Eric Stoltz
Atlantic Crossing (2020)
Atlantic Crossing
TV-14
Role:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sex and the City (1998)
Sex and the City
TV-14
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Geri Halliwell, Bridget Moynahan, Lecy Goranson, Vince Vaughn, Alan Cumming, Alanis Morissette
Directed By:
Michael Patrick King, Allen Coulter, Michael Engler, Michael Spiller, Alan Taylor
Made in Jersey (2012)
Made in Jersey
Role:
Donovan Stark (8 episodes, 2012)
Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Stephanie March, Erin Cummings, Felix Solis
Directed By:
Eric Stoltz

Kyle MacLachlan Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Twin Peaks Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1991