Fast Facts

  • Raised in Minneapolis, MN, where he was part of the Guthrie Theater Company for many years.
  • Made his film debut in Grumpy Old Men (1993).
  • Known for his performances as Norm Gunderson in Fargo (1996) and the title character's cross-dressing brother on ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show.
  • Lent his voice to the video games Ace Ventura (1996) and Return to Krondor (1998).
  • Has had regular roles on the HBO fantasy series Carnivàle, CBS legal drama Close to Home and Fox cop show K-Ville.
  • Shares his birth date with rapper-actor Coolio.
  • Supports Habitat for Humanity and the St. Bernard Project.


  • Brenda Wehle — Wife


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (BFA in Theater, 1986)

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  • Birth Name: John Carroll Lynch
  • Birth Place: Boulder, CO
  • Profession: Actor

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