John Carroll Lynch (born August 1, 1963) is an American actor, known for his role as Drew Carey's cross-dressing brother on The Drew Carey Show, and for his role as Norm, the unassuming husband of Margie Gunderson (Frances McDormand) in Fargo. Lynch played homicide detective Bud Morris in the medical drama Body of Proof, which premiered on ABC in March 2011.
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 series was cancelled after only a few episodes. He also had a recurring role in the HBO series Carnivàle, playing escaped convict Varlyn Stroud. Lynch appeared as a district attorney in the CBS series Close to Home and as NASA official Bob Gilruth in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. Lynch appeared in films such as Gothika (2003), Gran Torino (2008), Shutter Island (2010), Love Happens (2009), and in a major role as lead suspect Arthur Leigh Allen in David Fincher's acclaimed thriller Zodiac (2007). In 2014, Lynch received critical acclaim and public attention for his role as Twisty the Clown in American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Life and career
Lynch was born August 1, 1963, in Boulder, Colorado. He was raised in Denver. In 1996, he received critical acclaim for his role as Marge Gunderson's simple husband Norm Gunderson in Fargo.
Lynch appears as Colonel James Drummond in the Sundance Film Festival drama Camp X-Ray, starring Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi. The film was released by IFC Films on October 17, 2014.