• John Carroll Lynch is an American actor.
• He is best known for his roles as Twisty the Clown in the TV horror-drama series “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and “American Horror Story: Cult”, as Norm • Gunderson in the film “Fargo”, and as John Wayne Gacy in the TV series “American Horror Story”.
• He has been married to actress Brenda Wehle since 1997.
• He has appeared in more than 120 films and TV series.
• His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||August 1, 1963|
|Fact||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.|
- 1 Who is John Carroll Lynch?
- 2 John Carroll Lynch Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Stardom
- 5 Continual Success and “Twisty the Clown”
- 6 John Carroll Lynch Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
- 7 John Carroll Lynch Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
- 8 John Carroll Lynch News, Interests
- 9 General Info
- 10 Family
- 11 Accomplishments
- 12 Social profile links
- 13 Quotes
- 14 Facts
- 15 Pictures
- 16 Movies
- 17 Awards
Who is John Carroll Lynch?
John Carroll Lynch is an American actor, probably best known to the world for his work as a general villain or main killer in TV series and films in which he’s appeared. Some of his most famous roles include the part of Twisty the Clown in the TV horror-drama series “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and “American Horror Story: Cult”, also as Norm Gunderson in the film “Fargo”, among other roles he has had during his career.
John Carroll Lynch Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
John Carroll Lynch was born on the 1st August 1963, in Boulder, Colorado USA; some think that he’s related to David Lynch because of the last name and involvement in show business, but that isn’t the case.
He spent his childhood in Denver, Colorado, where he went to Regis Jesuit High School. After matriculating, he enrolled at The Catholic University of America, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986.
Once he finished his education, John joined the Guthrie Theater company, and for the next eight years, he was the star of many theater productions. Stationed in Minneapolis, Minnesota while with the Guthrie Theater Company, he was also a mentor for the graduate acting program of the University of Minnesota.
In 1993 he made his on-screen debut in a minor role in the film “Grumpy Old Men”, starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret.
John continued with minor roles in films and TV series, appearing in the award-winning romantic-drama film “Beautiful Girls”, and in the TV series “Murder One” (1996), before he was selected for the part of Norm Gunderson in the Academy Award-winning crime-thriller film “Fargo” (1996). He then appeared in a number of minor roles in popular films, including “Volcano” starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche and Gaby Hoffmann, and “A Thousand Acres”, which earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Rise to Stardom
Before the decade ended, John secured the role of Steve Carey in the sitcom “The Drew Carey Show”, appearing in 74 episodes of the highly-acclaimed series before its end in 2004.
With the start of the new millennium, John started being cast in more prominent roles; he starred in the comedy film “Bug” in 2002, was Mayor Garrett Shaw in the TV series “The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire” in 2003, and the same year co-starred in the horror-thriller film “Gothika”, next to Penelope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr. and Halle Berry.
His next popular role was as Varlyn Stroud in the TV series “Carnivale” (2005), and then from 2005 to 2006 played Steve Sharpe in the TV series “Close to Home”. In 2007 he starred as the serial killer Zodiac/ Arthur Leigh Allen in the crime-thriller film “Zodiac”, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr, and Mark Ruffalo.
Now a star, John continued to dominate the screen – he was Captain James Embry in the TV series “K-Ville” (2007-2008), then from 2011 to 2013 he starred as Bud Morris in the TV series “Body of Proof”, and co-starred in the thriller “Shutter Island”.
Continual Success and “Twisty the Clown”
In 2014 John joined the cast of “American Horror Story” as Twisty the Clown, the role that launched him further to stardom. After five episodes, he was picked up for the next season of the popular series, this time as John Wayne Gacy from 2015 to 2016, while in 2019 he was Benjamin Richter/ Mr. Jingles in nine episodes of the acclaimed series.
He also featured in other projects, including the film “The Architect” (2016), co-starring next to Parker Posey and James Frain, while he also starred in the biopic about Ray Kroc, entitled “The Founder” (2016). Two years later he had a popular role in the comedy-drama film “Private Life”, and in 2019 starred with Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, and Kathy Bates in the biopic crime-drama film “The Highwaymen”.
Most recently, John has worked on the TV comedy series “Perfect Harmony” (2019-2020), and currently on the comedy film “Kiss Me Before It Blows Up” (2020), starring Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, and Rivka Michaeli.
Furthermore, John is set to co-star in the historical thriller film “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, next to Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp and Sacha Baron Cohen, scheduled to premier on the 16th October 2020. This is not all to John’s work, as he will also appear in the crime-drama series “The Big Sky”, which in mid-2020 is in pre-production.
In addition to his career on screen, John is also known for his voice-over work, and has lent his voice to characters from the video games “Ace Ventura” (1996) and “Return to Krondor” (1998).
John Carroll Lynch Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
John Carroll Lynch has appeared in more than 120 films and TV series, all of which have contributed to his wealth. According to sources, it has been estimated that John Carroll Lynch’s net worth is as high as $3 million, as of mid- 2020.
John Carroll Lynch is recognized for his height, as he stands at 6ft 3ins, while he weighs 165lbs ~ 75kg. He has black hair though he is going bald, and has brown eyes.
John Carroll Lynch Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
John Carroll Lynch has been married since 1997 to Brenda Wehle, an actress who is 17 years his senior; the couple met while working at the Guthrie Theatre Company. They don’t have children of their own, but John is stepfather to Brenda’s children Emily and Sarah Wehle.
Brenda Wehle was born on the 28th June 1946, and some of her most successful roles include as Dr. Stephanie Rabin in the TV series “Party of Five” (1997-1999), then as Lavernia in the TV comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle” (2001-2002), while recently she featured in the biographical film “Kill Your Darlings” (2013), among numerous other roles.
John Carroll Lynch News, Interests
John is in the news again, and this time thanks to the upcoming series “The Big Sky”, which will air on ABC.
|Full Name||John Carroll Lynch|
|Date Of Birth||August 1, 1963|
|Education||Catholic University of America|
|Movies||Miracles from Heaven, Zodiac, The Invitation, Fargo, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Shutter Island, Gran Torino, Gothika, Hot Pursuit, Face/Off, Love Happens, Bubble Boy, Things We Lost in the Fire, Camp X-Ray, The Founder, Paul, Mercury Rising, The Good Girl, Catch That Kid, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim ...|
|TV Shows||Do No Harm, Body of Proof, K-Ville, Close to Home, Carnivàle, The Drew Carey Show, The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire|
Social profile links
|1||The fear that you come to a show called 'American Horror Story' with is yours. That being said, I'm glad people are afraid, and I hope that I'm contributing to their fear. I'm really not afraid of my own darkness anymore. I'm not afraid of what I'm capable of.|
|2||Two actors who have different motivations and skill sets can work together and be magic. Charles Grodin and Robert DeNiro technically couldn't work more differently, and yet they made 'Midnight Run,' which is a genius comedy.|
|3||As an actor, I've given up judgment of evil, as long as it's human evil - we have to see ourselves for what we really are, and we're capable of horrific things.|
|4||My crazy fear is I'm always afraid my keys are going to fall down a subway grate when I walk over it. I'm afraid they're going to jump out of my pocket and fall down. Isn't that stupid?|
|5||I never think of myself as lumbering, but I guess I am. I forget how huge I am sometimes. I've seen movies where I'm with a group of people, and I'm like, 'God, I'm just so gargantuanly bigger than anyone else there.'|
|6||Evil is important for us to look at, in my opinion, only insofar as it makes us look at our own actions and make us wonder, 'Am I participating in some kind of human evil that I really should stop doing?'|
|7||Psychological horror I've always appreciated, like 'Rosemary's Baby.' The slasher movies and the grotesque movies are the ones that I've really been off for a while.|
|8||'Fargo' was the turnaround for me, in terms of film, because it was a part; it wasn't a line.|
|9||Is fame without purpose and is fame without talent really where we are now? People used to be famous for what they did. Now, they're just famous.|
|10||Breathing is always key in any character. When you have a character with no voice, that makes it even more important.|
|11||You can have the most wonderful motives for what you do, but if what you do harms other people, you're fooling yourself.|
|12||I don't go to horror movies. I walked out of 'The Exorcist,' man.|
|1||Has two step-children.|
|2||Appears in three films with Jake Gyllenhaal: Bubble Boy (2001), The Good Girl (2002) and Zodiac (2007).|
|3||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.|
|4||Was first choice to play Arthur Leigh Allen in Zodiac (2007). David Fincher saw his cold performance in Gothika (2003) and decided to cast him.|
|5||Former member of the Guthrie Theater Acting Company.|
|6||Graduated from The Catholic University of America, B.F.A., Theatre program. He was Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. May 10, 1986.|
|7||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.|
|The Mortuary||2004||Mr. Whitman|
|Catch That Kid||2004||Mr. Hartmann|
|The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire||2003||TV Series||Mayor Garrett Shaw|
|Live from Baghdad||2002||TV Movie||John Holliman|
|Three Days of Rain||2002||Dinner Guest|
|Par 6||2002||Dour O'Dowell|
|The Good Girl||2002||Jack Field, Your Store Manager|
|Rock & Roll Back to School Special||2001||TV Movie|
|Bubble Boy||2001||Mr. Livingston|
|Gideon's Crossing||2001||TV Series||Sonny Green|
|The West Wing||2000||TV Series||Jack|
|The Fugitive||2000||TV Series||Raynor|
|Gone in Sixty Seconds||2000||Impound Manager|
|The Next Best Thing||2000||Abbie's Lawyer|
|Waking the Dead||2000||Father Mileski|
|Tuesdays with Morrie||1999||TV Movie||Walter|
|Family Law||1999||TV Series|
|Anywhere But Here||1999||Jack Irwin|
|Late Last Night||1999||TV Movie||Sgt. Van Wyck|
|Star Trek: Voyager||1999||TV Series||Gerald Moss - Millenium Gate Spokesperson|
|Pushing Tin||1999||Doctor Freeze (uncredited)|
|L.A. Doctors||1999||TV Series|
|The Minus Man||1999||Bartender (uncredited)|
|Return to Krondor||1998||Video Game voice|
|The Naked Man||1998||Driver|
|From the Earth to the Moon||1998||TV Mini-Series||Bob Gilruth|
|Mercury Rising||1998||Martin Lynch|
|The Visitor||1997||TV Series||Joe York|
|The Practice||1997||TV Series||Dr. Robert Larson|
|A Thousand Acres||1997||Ken LaSalle|
|No Strings Attached||1997||Priest|
|Face/Off||1997||Prison Guard Walton|
|Life's Work||1996-1997||TV Series||District Attorney Agee / Crazy Larry|
|Dead Men Can't Dance||1997||Sgt. Plonder|
|Ace Ventura||1996||Video Game||Additional Voices (voice, as John Lynch)|
|A Friend's Betrayal||1996||TV Movie||Mr. Franks|
|Voice from the Grave||1996||TV Movie||Prosecutor O'Gane|
|The Client||1996||TV Series||Frank|
|Beautiful Girls||1996||Frank Womack|
|Murder One||1996||TV Series||Officer Carl Bickley|
|In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice||1995||TV Movie||The Major|
|The Cure||1995||Skipper #1 (as John Lynch)|
|Grumpy Old Men||1993||Moving Man|
|White Orchid||2017||post-production||Sheriff Mann|
|The Founder||2016||completed||Mac McDonald|
|Furst Born||2016||TV Movie completed||Wayne|
|Channel Zero||2017||TV Series||John Sleator|
|Jackie||2016/V||Lyndon Baines Johnson|
|TURN: Washington's Spies||2016||TV Series||James Rivington|
|Miracles from Heaven||2016||Pastor Scott|
|Billions||2016||TV Series||Mr. Gilbert|
|American Horror Story||2014-2016||TV Series||Twisty the Clown John Wayne Gacy|
|The Walking Dead||2015||TV Series||Eastman|
|Ted 2||2015||Tom Jessup|
|Hot Pursuit||2015||Captain Emmett|
|Hoke||2014||TV Movie||Bill Henderson|
|Us & Them||2014||TV Series||Ed|
|Manhattan||2014||TV Series||Daniel Ellis|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||2013-2014||TV Series||Commissioner Ned Dooley / Officer Ned Dooley|
|The Americans||2014||TV Series||Fred|
|House of Lies||2014||TV Series||Gil Selby|
|Camp X-Ray||2014||Colonel Drummond|
|The Money||2014||TV Movie||Robert Harris|
|Do No Harm||2013||TV Series||Will Hayes|
|The Pretty One||2013||Frank|
|The Glades||2010-2012||TV Series||Mike Ogletree|
|Body of Proof||2011-2012||TV Series||Bud Morris|
|Lay the Favorite||2012||Dave Greenberg (as John Caroll Lynch)|
|Crazy, Stupid, Love.||2011||Bernie|
|How to Make It in America||2010||TV Series||Larry|
|Shutter Island||2010||Deputy Warden McPherson|
|Sympathy for Delicious||2010||Evangelist Carroll|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2009||TV Series||Buddy Arnold|
|Monk||2009||TV Series||Kurt Pressman|
|Lie to Me||2009||TV Series||Mr. Reed|
|The Prince of Motor City||2008||TV Movie||Paul Riley|
|Gran Torino||2008||Barber Martin|
|K-Ville||2007-2008||TV Series||Captain James Embry|
|Things We Lost in the Fire||2007||Howard Glassman|
|Big Love||2007||TV Series||Officer Chuck Tuttle|
|Full of It||2007||Mr. Leonard|
|Zodiac||2007||Arthur Leigh Allen|
|Close to Home||2005-2006||TV Series||Steve Sharpe|
|Maybe It's in the Water||2006||Short|
|The PTA||2006||TV Series||Principal|
|Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World||2005||Stewart|
|American Dad!||2005||TV Series||Acl-Lou / Mr. Simms / Monkey|
|Mozart and the Whale||2005||Gregory|
|Carniv||2005||TV Series||Varlyn Stroud|
|The Drew Carey Show||1997-2004||TV Series||Steve Carey|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||2016||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Char·ac·ter: The Interviews||2010||Documentary the producers wish to thank|
|Char·ac·ter||2009||Documentary grateful acknowledgment / the producers wish to thank|
|Brief Interviews with Hideous Men||2009||the producers wish to thank|
|Trust the Man||2005||special thanks|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||2016||TV Series||Himself - Who's That Guy?|
|Talking Dead||2015||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|American Horror Story: Freak Show, Twisty: Behind the Mask of Terror||2015||Video short||Himself|
|Kevin Pollak's Chat Show||2014||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Char·ac·ter: The Interviews||2010||Documentary||Himself|
|Zodiac Deciphered||2008||Video documentary||Himself / Arthur Leigh Allen|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2005||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Gothika: Painting with Fire||2004||Video short||Himself|
|On the Set of 'Gothika'||2004||Video short||Himself|
|Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool||2001||Documentary||Himself|
|CBS Cares||2000||TV Series||Himself|
|2016||Saturn Award||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA||Best Guest Starring Role on Television||The Walking Dead (2010)|
|2016||Gold Derby TV Award||Gold Derby Awards||Drama Guest Actor||The Walking Dead (2010)|
|2015||Gold Derby TV Award||Gold Derby Awards||TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor||American Horror Story (2011)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia