Carel Struycken (born 30 July 1948) is a Dutch film, television, and stage actor. He is best known for playing the Giant and the Fireman in Twin Peaks, and Mr. Homn in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also appeared in the films Gerald's Game and Doctor Sleep, both based on Stephen King novels and directed by Mike Flanagan.
In 1978, Struycken was "discovered" as an actor at the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles by a woman who had abandoned her car in the middle of the street, calling after him: "We need you for a movie!" The film was Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.