Who is Lochlyn Munro?
A producer, talented singer, and an actor with over 250 credits to his name, known particularly for his collaborations with the Wayans family, and his ability to do both drama and comedy movies, Richard Laughlain Lochlyn Munro was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 12 February 1966, in Lac La Hache, British Columbia, Canada; he holds Canadian nationality, although he comes from a family of English, Scottish and Swiss descent.
Lochlyn is perhaps known best for his roles in films such as “Scary Movie”, “White Chicks”, and “Unforgiven”, among others, while to the television audience, best remembered for his role as Hal Cooper in the series “Riverdale”.
Early life and education
He was raised in Lac La Hache by his parents, alongside his siblings, however, since Lochlyn is quite secretive when it comes to his family, he hasn’t shared their names and occupations, but once spoke about his childhood, saying that his family was middle-class, but that they struggled financially from time to time.
He had an interest in hockey from an early age, and dreamed of becoming a professional player, however, his dream ended after a serious sports injury. When a teenager, he discovered his musical talent, and focused on playing and singing.
He attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1984, he didn’t enroll at college but began attending acting classes, and studying improvisational comedy and drama with professionals such as the late Susan Elizabeth Strasberg, while he played in various clubs across Canada to provide for himself.
Lochlyn launched his acting career performing in theatre, and soon started auditioning to pursue his career as a television and movie actor.
Roles in series
He made his television debut in 1987, portraying Vince Ingersol in the series “21 Jump Street”, followed by his roles in “Danger Bay” in 1989 and “Wiseguy” in ‘90, and then guest-starred in several series, before he was cast to play Jason in “Northwood”, from 1991 until ’94.
In the following years, he portrayed McKinney in “Hawkeye”, and was seen as Agent Andrew Forbes in “Two” before his role as Lt. Andrew ‘X-Men’ Buxton in “JAG”, which came in 1999. The same year, he was cast to play Jack Sheridan and his twin brother Jeff in “Charmed”, which caused speculation that Lochlyn has a twin brother in the real life.
The early 2000s saw him in series “The Outer Limits”, “The Dead Zone”, “Monk”, “Las Vegas” and “Smallville”, among others, mostly guest-starring in an episode or two, which continued through the decade until 2012, when he was cast to play Mark Simms in “True Justice”, followed by his appearances in “The Transporter”, “Longmire”, “Bones”, and “Chicago Med”.
Concurrently with his role as Hal Cooper in “Riverdale”, from 2017 until 2021, Lochlyn guest-starred in numerous series, including “Beyond”, “Supernatural”, “The Murders”, and “The Good Doctor”, while his most recent television role was his portrayal of Detective Larry Fitzgibbon in “Peacemaker”, in 2022.
Roles in movies
Lochlyn made his big-screen debut as a Bartender in the 1990 movie “Cadence”, followed by his roles in “Sylvan Lake Summer”, “Run”, and 1993’s “Unforgiven”, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, also Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman in this western drama, which won four Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gene Hackman), in.
In the following years, Lochlyn was seen starring in “Needful Things”, “Digger”, “Wagons East”, and “Downhill Willie”, while the late ‘90s saw him in “High Voltage”, “A Murder of Crows”, and “2 Extra Days”.
In 2000, he was cast to play Officer Richardsen in “Screwed”, before his role as Greg in “Scary Movie”, which was the start of his collaboration with the Wayans family, and it seems that this year was generally successful for Lochlyn, since he also starred in “Duets”, “Blacktop”, “Dracula 2000” and “Spin Cycle”. Then in the following year he continued on in “Camouflage”, “Knight Club”, “Chilly Dogs”, “PC and the Web”, “Dying on the Edge” and “Criminal Mastermind”.
In 2002 came his roles in “Pressure”, “Rock My World” and “Heart of America”, followed in 2003 by appearances in “A Guy Thing”, “Net Games” and “Freddy vs. Jason”, followed by his roles in “The Wild Guys” and “White Chicks” – another Wayans’ family movie – in 2004.
From 2005 until 2015, Lochlyn starred in “Dirty Love”, “Little Man”, “Toxic”, “Loaded”, “Let the Game Begin”, “The Chicago 8”, “The Package”, and “Tomorrowland”, to mention just his most notable roles among many others, since the list of his appearances is too long to enumerate.
Some of his notable roles later in the decade were in movies such as “Last Night in Suburbia”, “Frat Pack”, “The Predator”, “Spiral”, “Recon”, “Dead Voices” and “Apex”, while his most recent role was his portrayal of Leland in “Roads of Ithriyah” in 2022.
Love life and marriage
Lochlyn hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies concerning his love life, since he prefers to keep his personal matters away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t spoken about his previous relationships before he met his future wife, Sharon, who is only known as the wife of this famous actor.
The two married on 14 June 1997, and they are still together; they have two children, Magdalen and Hudson. Sharon shares Lochlyn’s wish to keep their private life away from the public eye, thus not much is known about their children, and he rarely posts photos of them on his social media accounts.
It is known that the family of four lives in Vancouver, Canada, but because of his job, Lochlyn often spends time in their house in Los Angeles, California USA.
What is he doing now?
Although he already has an impressive number of roles both in movies and series, Lochlyn is still very active, and in the following year, his fans will see his performance in new movies entitled “When Time Got Louder” and “Dying for Chocolate: A Curious Caterer Mystery”, while he has completed the filming of another three movies, “Risk for Honor”, “Dweller”, and “Margaux”, and there are two in post-production, entitled “Invasions” and “Residue”, release dates for which are still unrevealed.
Age, height, and net worth
Lochlyn’s age is 56, with light brown hair and blue eyes; he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs), and is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall.
After you’ve found out how many roles this Canadian actor has had, you may think that he earned an imposing amount of money through his career, however, according to sources, as of early 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million, although it’s known that for his performance in the movie “White Chicks”, his contract was around $400,000.