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SpouseKaren Landry, Lorraine M Smith
FactLives in Los Angeles with his two daughters, Amelia and Elizabeth.

Chris Mulkey is an American actor, best known for his roles in Captain Phillips, First Blood and Twin Peaks.

Born in 1948 in New York City, Chris Mulkey was raised in a family of actors. His father, Robert, was a stage actor and his mother, Dorothy, an actress and singer. Chris has two older sisters, both of whom are also in the entertainment industry.

Chris began his career as a child actor, appearing in various stage productions. He made his film debut in 1967 with a small role in The Graduate. He then went on to appear in a number of films and television shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including The Waltons, Magnum, P.I. and Knots Landing.

In 1992, Chris landed the role of Hank Jennings in the cult television series Twin Peaks. He played the role for two seasons and reprised it in the 2017 revival.

In recent years, Chris has appeared in a number of films, including Captain Phillips (2013), Interstellar (2014) and The Revenant (2015). He also had a recurring role on the television series Nashville (2012-2018).

Chris Mulkey is married to actress Linda Purl. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NameChris Mulkey
Height1.85 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter
EducationUniversity of Minnesota


SpouseKaren Landry, Lorraine M Smith
ChildrenAmelia Mulkey, Elizabeth Mulkey


NominationsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
MoviesCaptain Phillips, First Blood, Whiplash, The Purge, D-War, Broken Trail, Cloverfield, The Hidden, 48 Hrs., Mysterious Skin, Dreamscape, Patti Rocks, Gas Food Lodging, The Surface, Any Day Now, Broken Arrow, Rain Man, The Fan, Weapons of Mass Distraction, Little Chenier, Timerider: The Adventure of L...
TV ShowsBroken Trail, Bakersfield P.D., Arresting Behavior, Twin Peaks, Beauty and the Beast

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1He appeared in the music video to Supertramp's Brother Where You Bound (1985). The video, in which Mulkey plays a renegade defense technician, was controversial due to its (then) perceived graphic depiction of violence. Coincidentally, it was the longest song Supertramp ever recorded clocking in at 16 and a half minutes.
2Appeared in the movie, Any Day Now (2012), which dealt with bigotry against gays in the 70s. Also starred in the television show, Any Day Now (1998-2002), which addressed racial prejudice in the 60s.
3Currently recording an album. Release date is unconfirmed. [August 2005]
4Lives in Los Angeles with his two daughters, Amelia and Elizabeth.




Legends2014TV SeriesAdviser to the President
Halt and Catch Fire2014TV SeriesGary
The Living2014Howard
Last Weekend2014Malcolm Green
Grimm2014TV SeriesBart
The Identical2014William Hemsley (Older)
Whiplash2014Uncle Frank
The Jersey Devil2014/IGod
Captain Phillips2013John Cronan
The Levenger Tapes2013Stackman
Bare Knuckles2013Al the boxing trainer
The Purge2013/IMr. Halverson
Decoding Annie Parker2013Ralph Parker
Sanitarium2013Father (segment "Monsters are Real")
The Mentalist2013TV SeriesTom Crayhew
Spinning Dry2012Jackie
Franklin & Bash2012TV SeriesCaptain N. Goepp
Femme Fatales2012TV SeriesBendix Darby
Knife Fight2012Roger Fillmore
Any Day Now2012DA Wilson
The Pony Man2012/IShortSkip
Blue Highway2011ShortTom
Finding Hope2011ShortRev. Dobbins
Texas Toast2011ShortHenry
Collapse2011Robert Morgan
Boardwalk Empire2010-2011TV SeriesBoss Frank Hague
Vampire Mob2010-2011TV SeriesMarty Five
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003-2011TV SeriesMaurice Gallows / Mr. Young
Against the Wall2011TV SeriesCarl Scott
The Glades2011TV SeriesFrank Morgan
Bad Actress2011Bernie Pillage
Justified2011TV SeriesWalt McCready
Castle2010TV SeriesWilbur Pittorino
Outlaw2010TV SeriesDetective Hank Darby
Flowers for Norma2010ShortFlower Vendor
Saving Grace2007-2010TV SeriesDoug Norman
Human Target2010TV SeriesDetective Al Jenkins
Breathe2009/IIIShortLt. Bossville Jones
Dark Moon Rising2009John
Law & Order2009TV SeriesJudge Robert Maxen
Solly's Wisdom2009TV SeriesWillis
In Plain Sight2009TV SeriesKarl Hogeland
242009TV SeriesDoug Knowles
The Perfect Game2009Lucky Haskins
The Sacrifice2009/IShortRev. Dobbins
CSI: NY2008TV SeriesBernie Benton
NCIS2008TV SeriesNavy Captain Richard Owens
Mr. Vinegar and the Curse2008ShortIrate Man
Shark2008TV SeriesSheriff Griffin
A Teacher's Crime2008TV MovieBill Rander
Criminal Minds2008TV SeriesSheriff Britt Hallum
Older Than America2008Paul Gunderson
Knight Rider2008TV SeriesSheriff Ramsey
Cloverfield2008Lt. Col. Graff
Fire Line2008Short
Luck of the Draw2007ShortCharles
Universal Groove2007The Agent
Friday Night Lights2007TV SeriesCoach Bill McGregor
Dragon Wars: D-War2007Agent Frank Pinsky
I Tried2007Strank
Smith2007TV SeriesDonny
Cold Case2007TV SeriesPat Hall
Nanking2007Mills McCallum
Sleeper Cell2006TV SeriesBob Bob - Interrogator
One Night with You2006Detective Brown
Unknown2006Detective James Curtis
The Curiosity of Chance2006Sir
Little Chenier2006Sheriff Kline Lebauve
Lost2006TV SeriesMike
Broken Trail2006TV Mini-SeriesBig Ears
Love and Debate2006Austin
Wasted2006Father Collins
North Country2005Earl Slangley
Mysterious Skin2004Mr. Lackey
Touching Evil2004TV SeriesMartin Akins
JAG2003TV SeriesMaj. Phelps
The Commission2003Witness (scenes deleted)
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesLeonard Murphy
Manhood2003Travel Agent
Boomtown2002TV SeriesKevin Van Horn
American Girl2002John Grubb
Any Day Now1998-2002TV SeriesColliar Sims
Slow Burn2000VideoJacob McTeague
Things Left Unsaid2000Short
Batman Beyond1999-2000TV SeriesShriek Walter Shreeve
Jimmy Zip1999Rick Conesco
Requiem for Murder1999Richard Poe
Sugar Town1999Aaron
The Last Tzaddik1998ShortDad
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesMike
Twist of Fate1998Lennox
The Cowboy and the Movie Star1998TV MovieSheriff (uncredited)
Bulworth1998Cop #2
Michael Hayes1998TV SeriesBecker
Touched by an Angel1998TV SeriesErskine Hughes
Big Business1997
Walker, Texas Ranger1997TV SeriesForeman Cox
Wing Commander: Prophecy1997Video GameCol. Jacob 'Hawk' Manley
Sub Down1997VideoCommander Kirsch
Weapons of Mass Distraction1997TV MovieJerry Pascoe
Leaving L.A.1997TV Series
Behind Enemy Lines1997Jones
Full Moon Rising1996Dirk Jaspers
Amanda1996Caleb Farnsworth
Foxfire1996Dan Goldman
The Fan1996Tim
Broken Arrow1996Major Hunt
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom1996Video GameCol. Jacob 'Hawk' Manley
Dead Cold1995VideoEric
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge1995TV Movie uncredited
Blossom1995TV SeriesDan
Texas Justice1995TV MovieLanny Shelton
Murder, She Wrote1990-1994TV SeriesAl Wallace / Joey Freeman
Grace Under Fire1994TV SeriesKurt Ross
Nowhere to Hide1994TV MovieJonathan Blake
Bakersfield P.D.1993-1994TV SeriesDenny Boyer
Ghost in the Machine1993Bram Wlaker
Bound and Gagged: A Love Story1993Steve
The Switch1993TV MovieBill
Deadbolt1992TV MovieJordan
The Silencer1992George
Arresting Behavior1992TV SeriesOfficer Pete Walsh
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel1992TV MovieCharlie White
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesRichard Foley
Gas, Food Lodging1992Raymond
Write to Kill1991VideoJamie Sanford
Runaway Father1991TV MovieRichard
K-90001991TV MovieEddie Monroe
Ambition1991/IMan in Bookstore
Thirtysomething1991TV SeriesGeorge
Twin Peaks1990-1991TV SeriesHank Jennings
Angel of Death1990TV MovieMatt
Rainbow Drive1990TV MovieIra Rosenberg
Hometown Boy Makes Good1990TV MovieAl Swearinger
Vietnam War Story: The Last Days1989Griffin (segment "Dirty Work")
A Peaceable Kingdom1989TV SeriesMax Hall
Roe vs. Wade1989TV MovieRon Weddington
Rain Man1988voice
Tricks of the Trade1988TV MovieLt. Stryker
From Hollywood to Deadwood1988Nick Detroit
Heartbreak Hotel1988Steve Ayres
In Dangerous Company1988Chris
Jack's Back1988Scott Morofsky
Under the Gun1988Larry
Patti Rocks1988Billy Regis
Beauty and the Beast1987TV SeriesDanny Yates
Matlock1987TV SeriesBones Jennings
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains1987TV MovieBurn's Chicago Lawyer
The Hidden1987Jack DeVries
Deadly Care1987TV MovieRichard Halloran
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1987TV SeriesSylvia's Ex-Boyfriend
The Twilight Zone1987TV SeriesRay Dobson (segment "The Junction")
Quiet Cool1986Red
Sex Education1986ShortReverend (credit only)
Magnum, P.I.1985TV SeriesTony, the 'Repo Man'
Remington Steele1985TV SeriesRhodes
Supertramp: Brother Where You Bound1985Video short
The Dukes of Hazzard1983-1985TV SeriesSharp / Billy Ray
Auto-Olympia1984Video shortTorch Runner
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann1982Daniels
48 Hrs.1982Second Cop
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesBlaine Thomas
First Blood1982Ward
Dangerous Company1982TV MovieJeremy Blake
Private Benjamin1981TV SeriesGlickman
The Killing of Randy Webster1981TV MovieSonny Manse
All Night Long1981Russell Monk
CHiPs1981TV SeriesDave
Act of Love1980TV MovieNurse Watkins
The Long Riders1980Vernon Biggs
Here's Boomer1980TV Series
The White Shadow1980TV SeriesIlya
The Waltons1980TV SeriesRoller
A Rumor of War1980TV Mini-SeriesRadio Man
Charlie's Angels1979TV SeriesReggie Martin
Sunnyside1979Reggie Flynn
Time Express1979TV Series
Eight Is Enough1979TV Series
The Boss' Son1978Fred
Barnaby Jones1978TV SeriesCurt Davis
M*A*S*H1978TV SeriesSoldier
Baretta1977TV SeriesDealer / Joshua
Deadbeat1977Cullen Garrett
Loose Ends1976Billy Regis
It Happened Again Last Night2018Short completedWilliam
Mad Families2017post-productionTommy
Above Suspicion2017completedTodd Eason
D.O.A. Blood River2017post-production
Quality Problems2017completedClyde
Bruno and Naomi's Blind Date2016post-productionAgent Riley
Dr. Del2016TV MovieCharley
Timeless2016TV SeriesFrank Hamer
Message from the King2016Leary
Rush Hour2016TV SeriesElliot Vaughn
Killer Waves2016Micky Barrels
Car Dogs2016Malcolm Chamberlain
Call Me King2016Angelo
Agent Carter2016TV SeriesUncle Bud
CSI: Cyber2016TV SeriesMayor Cavanaugh
Medicine Men2016Sheriff Linton Jones
Slumber2016/IDr. Ballard
Truth2015Maurice Udell
Impastor2015TV SeriesRoger Kerry
The Spoils Before Dying2015TV Mini-SeriesEd Nestly
The Best Driver in the County2015ShortJoe
Battle Creek2015TV SeriesHenry Briggs
Scandal2015TV SeriesChief Conners
Fallen Cards2014TV SeriesJonathan Archer (2014)
Scorpion2014TV SeriesRonny
The Surface2014/IKelly


Blue Highway2011Short producer
Flowers for Norma2010Short associate producer
Dark Moon Rising2009co-producer
The Block2008Short associate producer


The Block2008Short written by
Fire Line2008Short written by
Patti Rocks1988writer


Fire Line2008Short


The Block2008Short

Music Department

The Block2008Short musician

Sound Department

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills1989custom looping


Bare Knuckles2013performer: "Voodoo Walking"


The Slaughter Rule2002personal thanks


Cheeseheads: The Documentary2015DocumentaryHimself
Capturing Captain Phillips2014Video documentaryHimself
Eye on Entertainment2010TV SeriesHimself
The John Kerwin Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Journey Into the Unknown2007Video documentaryHimself
Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Screen2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Twin Peaks/Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes1990TV Movie documentaryHank Jennings


Won Awards

2010Lifesaver Achievement AwardAtlantic City Cinefest
2009Angel Film AwardMonaco International Film FestivalBest Supporting Male Actor, Short FilmThe Sacrifice (2009)
2009Angel Film AwardMonaco International Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThe Sacrifice (2009)
2007Copper Wing AwardPhoenix Film FestivalBest Ensemble ActingLittle Chenier (2006)

Nominated Awards

2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalMini-Series - Best Performance by an ActorBroken Trail (2006)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadPatti Rocks (1988)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayPatti Rocks (1988)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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