Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (born February 22 1959) is an American actor. He is known for the role of Agent Dale Cooper in the television series Twin Peaks. He has appeared in movies by David Lynch, including Blue Velvet and Dune. MacLachlan won the 1991 Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama" for his work on Twin Peaks. He was also nominated twice for the Emmy Award for his acting on that series.