Chris Mulkey

Active - 1975 - Present  |   Born - May 3, 1948 in Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller, Crime

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Character actor and screenwriter Chris Mulkey is best remembered for his convincing portrayal of creepy former convict Hank Jennings in David Lynch's innovative television series Twin Peaks. A five-year veteran of the Children's Theatre Company of Minnesota, Mulkey, who had previously studied theater at the University of Minnesota, made his feature film debut in the comedy Loose Ends (1975). He made his screenwriting debut in 1988, with Patti Rocks.

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  • Worked at the Children's Theatre Company in Minnesota.
  • Cowrote the screenplay for Patti Rocks (1987), which starred him and his wife, Karen Landry.
  • Provided the voice of Col. Jacob "Hawk" Manley in the video games Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1996) and Wing Commander: Prophecy (1997).
  • Fronted a number of bands, including Chris Mulkey and the Seekers, the Chris Mulkey Trio and Chris Mulkey and Deluxe.