Kyle Chandler

Actor
After being discovered by an ABC scout during a talent search, Emmy-winning actor Kyle Chandler went on to capture the attention of audiences as Jeff Metcalf, the wannabe baseball player pining after his brother's ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1965 in Buffalo, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

The Color of Evening 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Naughty List 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

Paul Andrews (Actor)

Morning 2013 (Movie)

Businessman (Actor)

The Spectacular Now 2013 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Agent Patrick Denham (Actor)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

Hamilton Jordan (Actor)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

Joseph Bradley (Actor)

Friday Night Lights 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

Jackson Lamb (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008 (Movie)

John Driscoll (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Kingdom 2007 (Movie)

Francis Manner (Actor)

King Kong 2005 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

The Lyon's Den 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

What About Joan 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angel's Dance 1999 (Movie)

Tony Greco (Actor)

Farm Aid 97 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mulholland Falls 1996 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Pure Country 1992 (Movie)

Buddy Jackson (Actor)

Unconquered 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Convict Cowboy (TV Show)

Actor

Home Fires Burning (TV Show)

Actor

Sleep, Baby, Sleep (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After being discovered by an ABC scout during a talent search, Emmy-winning actor Kyle Chandler went on to capture the attention of audiences as Jeff Metcalf, the wannabe baseball player pining after his brother's fiancée on the 1940s-era drama series, "Homefront" (ABC, 1991-93). Following his Broadway debut in "Picnic" (1994) and a small role in "Mulholland Falls" (1996), Chandler followed up with yet another endearing performance on the offbeat fantasy drama series, "Early Edition" (CBS, 1996-2001). The versatile utility player would go on to portray a wide variety of roles in films and on television, ranging from a co-starring role opposite Joan Cusack on the short-lived sitcom "What About Joan?" (ABC, 2001-02), to Peter Jackson's epic big screen remake of "King Kong" (2005). But it was his supporting turn as a morally conflicted high school football coach constantly forced to choose between winning games and doing what is right on the gritty drama series "Friday Night Lights" (NBC/DirecTV, 2006-2011) that put him on the map. Despite critical praise and a loyal audience, the series struggled in the ratings and courted cancellation on several occasions. Regardless of the series' ups and downs, Chandler enjoyed success and recognition that endeared him to a new generation of fans and set him up for a promising film career.

Relationships

Edward Chandler

Father

Sally Chandler

Mother

Sawyer Chandler

Daughter
Mother, Kathryn Chandler

Sydney Chandler

Daughter
Mother, Kathryn Chandler

Brian Chandler

Brother

Kathryn Kyl Chandler

Wife
Married 1995

EDUCATION

George Walton Academy

Monroe , Georgia

University of Georgia

Athens , Georgia

Milestones

2015

Returned to television with leading role in Netflix's crime thriller "Bloodline."

2013

Featured as a straitlaced FBI agent in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

2013

Cast alongside Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in crime drama "Broken City"

2012

Played the head C.I.A operative in Pakistan in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2012

Cast in political thriller "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series

2011

Starred in the J. J. Abrams directed and Steven Spielberg produced sci-fi thriller "Super 8"

2008

Appeared in remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

2007

Joined ensemble cast in Peter Berg's action drama "The Kingdom"

2006

Delivered breakthrough performance as team coach Eric Taylor on acclaimed drama series "Friday Night Lights" (NBC); earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2010)

2006

Earned an Emmy nomination for his role as a bomb squad leader on a multi-part episode of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

2005

Played Bruce Baxter in Peter Jackson's "King Kong," a remake of the 1933 classic

2003

Cast in HBO original movie "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself"

2000

Returned to series TV as Cusack's love interest on ABC's "What About Joan"

2000

Made TV directorial debut on an episode of "Early Edition"

1996

Played a man who had the ability to change future disasters on CBS series "Early Edition"

1996

Landed small role in "Mulholland Falls"

1994

Broadway debut, co-starred with Ashley Judd in the Roundabout theater production of "Picnic"

1992

Made feature film debut as the ambitious boyfriend of Lesley Ann Warren in "Pure Country"

1991

First role as a series regular, playing baseball player Jeff Metcalf on ABC's "Homefront"

1990

Played supporting role of Pvt. William Griner on Vietnam-era drama "Tour of Duty" (CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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"When you get a new show or you get a nice role, all of a sudden you're the buzz. But when that show's over and you're not working or doing anything, all of a sudden there's no buzz. So I play like there's not buzz, like it's temporary. Besides, my friends don't let me get out of hand. My family doesn't either." – Chandler quoted in USA Today, Nov. 1, 1996

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"I've never pictured myself as 'the hunk.' It's not like me at all, and at first, it was very off-putting for me. All my friends still laugh when they read about me as some sort of hunk." – Chandler quoted in The New York Post, Nov. 21, 1996

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"My wife told me ten years ago, 'Just wait until you get to be forty or forty-five, you're going to have so many different opportunities,'" Chandler recalls. "Those would be the times when I was not working. I'd be out in the yard trying to kill a gopher or something. But she was right." – on his recent success with "Friday Night Lights" to Emmy magazine, Issue No. 3, 2007

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