|TV/Film character actor John Carroll Lynch plays the part of Steve, Drew's cross-dressing big brother on "The Drew Carey Show".|
|Born:||August 1, 1963|
|Birthplace:||Boulder, CO, U.S.|
|Notable roles:||Roles in TV and film, including Barber Martin in Gran Torino, Twisty in Freak Show & Arthur Leigh Allen in Zodiac|
|Spouse(s):||Brenda Wehle (m. 1997)|
|Appeared on:||The Drew Carey Show|
|Appears as:||Steve Carey, Drew's older brother|
|Episodes appeared in:||73 in Seasons 3-9|
Life and careerEdit
Born in Boulder, Colorado. John was raised in Denver. He first gained notice for his role as Norm Gunderson in Fargo, and he is also known for his work on ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show as the title character's cross-dressing brother, Steve. His films include Face/Off, Gran Torino, Shutter Island, Ted 2, The Invitation, and Zodiac.
In 1996, he received critical acclaim for his role as Marge Gunderson's simple husband Norm in the movie Fargo.
Lynch was a member of the Guthrie Theater company. He starred in several productions, toured with the company and worked there for over eight seasons. In the fall of 2003, he starred in the CBS series The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, with Randy Quaid, Chris Penn, Mare Winningham, Elizabeth McGovern, and Ann Cusack. The show was cancelled after only a few episodes. He also had a recurring role in the HBO show Carnivàle, playing escaped convict Varlyn Stroud. Lynch appeared as a district attorney in the CBS-TV series Close to Home and as NASA official Bob Gilruth in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. He then appeared in the thriller Gothika (2003) and as suspect Arthur Leigh Allen in Zodiac (2007).
He was also in FOX-TV's police drama series K-Ville as New Orleans Police Captain James Embry and had a recurring character arc on FX spy drama The Americans.
Lynch also appeared as "Col. Drummond" in the Sundance Film Festival drama Camp X-Ray starring Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi. The film was scheduled for release by IFC Films in late 2014.
- Lynch has twice played a murderer on a circus-themed series. First on Carnivàle and then on AHS:Freak Show.
- In Freak Show, Lynch plays Twisty the clown, inspired by real-life killer clown John Wayne Gacy. InHotel, he played the ghost of the serial killer/rapist.