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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Kyle MacLachlan Joins Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Critical Role

The veteran film & TV actor joins the hit series' second season!



Since May's season finale of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," fans have pondered the identity of Agent Skye's mysterious father...and while we can't give you a name just yet, we can at least give you a face with official word that veteran film and TV actor Kyle MacLachlan has joined the series in the recurring role!

Kyle MacLachlan

The veteran actor joins Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Skye's father in Season 2 (photo by Getty Images)
Celebrated for his roles as Special Agent Dale Cooper in "Twin Peaks," Jeffrey Beaumont in "Blue Velvet," Trey MacDougal in "Sex and the City," and Orson Hodge in "Desperate Housewives," among many others, fans can expect to see even more of MacLachlan when "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." returns to ABC Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

MacLachlan joins a number of new characters and guest stars on the series' second season, including the previously announced Lucy Lawless (Agent Isabelle Hartley), Reed Diamond (Daniel Whitehall), Nick Blood (Lance Hunter), and Henry Simmons (Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie), alongside the returning cast of Clark Gregg (Director Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent May), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Agent Fitz), and Chloe Bennet (Agent Skye).

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is Executive Produced by Joss Whedon ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot co-writers ("Dollhouse," "Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"); Jeffrey Bell ("Angel," "Alias"); and Jeph Loeb ("Smallville," "Lost," "Heroes").

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.

For more information on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and the other exciting Marvel Television series, stay tuned to Marvel.com.


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They are really adding some solid actors to the cast this season. Can't wait for the season 2 premiere!


Um, honestly, I'd REALLY like to know what's going to come of Agent Tripplet. Whether or not Agent Ward comes back to the team is of big importance, but in his short time on the show, Tripplet has, in my opinion, proven himself quite well and quickly earned the trust of the team. Frankly, I like him. And if Ward DOES come back to the team, they might use that as a dynamic - Ward vs Tripplet even though they're both (potentially, per the writers' decision) on the same team.


I'm guessing Kree, but hubby says no.... I know one thing, I cannot wait for the show to start back up!!!!


But what we really want to know is Kree or Skrull.   (rubs hands together with maniacal glee)


@Rhindon Yes! I think it's kinda weird he wasn't at the AoS SDCC panel. I mean he's a series regular already, right?

nedlilly member

@Rhindon - it is kind of odd how they're not mentioning Tripplet in any of the PR.  Who knows, maybe it's a contractual/union kind of thing with the actors, but it's certainly becoming noticeable.


@dr3dd1ne cant be skrull as fox will start crying and throwing a hissy fit as they own the skrulls because of the new awful FF 


@radioactivespider1 - It might be one of those things that, while he has been cast for multiple episodes, his "rank" hasn't been upgraded yet.
For instance, in the ABC show "Lost", Jack was actually supposed to die in the first episode. But people LOVED his character so he was quickly promoted. So maybe we just need to wait for Tripplet's actor to gain that same recognition.

MARVEL! We want Tripplet promoted!!


@nedlilly - I agree...it's very odd. That of ALL the actors who are getting PR, this ONE actor has a "no PR" clause?