Kyle Chandler

Kyle Chandler

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1965-09-17 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, USA

33 Movies · 20 TV shows

Biography

Kyle Martin Chandler (born September 17, 1965) is an American actor. Making his screen acting debut in a 1988 television film, Chandler's first regular television role was in the ABC drama Homefront (1991–93). This was followed by the lead role of Gary Hobson in the CBS series Early Edition (1996-2000), for which he won a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television. His other television roles include the sitcom What About Joan? (2001) and the legal drama The Lyon's Den (2003), both short-lived, and a well-received guest appearance on the medical drama Grey's Anatomy, for which Chandler received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.Chandler received widespread critical acclaim for his performance as Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights (2006–11); he received numerous award nominations for his portrayal of the character and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 for his performance in the show's final season. Chandler's film work has included notable supporting roles in King Kong (2005), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Super 8 (2011), Argo and Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Carol (2015), Manchester by the Sea (2016) and Game Night and First Man (2018). Chandler's first starring role on television since the conclusion of Friday Night Lights was as Det. John Rayburn in the Netflix thriller Bloodline (2015–17), for which he received his tenth and eleventh Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Personal Life

For nearly 20 years after beginning his acting career in the late 1980s, Chandler lived in Los Angeles. Since 2007, Chandler and his family have lived on a 33-acre spread in Dripping Springs, Texas, southwest of Austin, where they own several dogs and donkeys. Chandler's mother came to live with the family toward the end of her life, when she was living with Alzheimer's disease. She died in 2014.Chandler serves as a volunteer firefighter. He also participates in an annual charity golf tournament at Wolfdancer Golf Club (in Lost Pines, TX) to raise funds for football players who have spinal cord injuries.Chandler has been married to Kathryn Macquarrie since 1995. Chandler met his wife at a dog park in the mid-1990s. They have two daughters, Sydney and Sawyer. Chandler and his daughter Sawyer have been active in trying to end the practice of shark finning.

Early Life

Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York, the fourth child of Edward Chandler, a pharmaceutical sales representative, and his wife, Sally Jeanette (née Meyer), a dog breeder. Chandler has three siblings. His ancestry includes English, Irish and German.Chandler was raised Roman Catholic (although he stopped attending church after his father's death). He grew up in suburban Lake Forest, Illinois, until he was 11 years old, when his family moved to a small farm in Loganville, Georgia. Chandler's mother raised Great Danes for show dogs; he travelled with his parents to dog shows as a child and helped out at their dog boarding kennel.Chandler graduated from George Walton Academy in nearby Monroe, Georgia in 1983. As a freshman at Walton, he was a member of the 1979 state championship football team. He left the team the following year, aged 14, after his father died of a heart attack. He participated in the theatre program at Walton after quitting football.Chandler's widowed mother ran the business, Sheenwater Kennels, to support Chandler and his siblings. She "was highly active with the Great Dane Club of America (GDCA) as a breeder, judge and championship prize winner."After graduating from high school, Chandler attended the University of Georgia, where he was a drama major and member of the class of 1984 Sigma Nu fraternity. In 1988, seven credits short of a bachelor's degree in drama, Chandler dropped out of college to pursue a television deal.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong

7.41
2021
The monster war rages on the surface and deep within our world as the secret realm of the titans known as the hollow earth is revealed.

2020.

1 Movie
The Midnight Sky

The Midnight Sky

6
2020
A scientist in the north is racing to get in touch with a crew of astronauts who are returning home from a mission.

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

6.36
2019
The heroic efforts of the agency Monarch are followed as they face off against a group of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, ...
TV
Catch-22

Catch-22

4.33
2019
Pianosa Island was in World War II. Bombardier John Yossarian tries to fulfill his duty, maintain sanity and return home as soon as possible, but incompetence and bureaucracy constantly stand in his w...

2018.

3 Movies
First Man

First Man

6.36
2018
A look at the life of the man who became the first man to walk on the moon in 1969 and the legendary space mission that led to him.
Game Night

Game Night

5.91
2018
When Max's brother arranges a murder mystery party complete with fake mobsters and federal agents, Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch. When he gets kidnapped, it's supposed to be...
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

2018
Over the course of 12 years, Sidney Hall vanished without a trace after falling in love and writing a book of a generation.

2016.

1 Movie
Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

6.08
2016
Lee had to return home to care for his nephew after his older brother died. He was separated from his family and community because of a tragic past.

2015.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Carol

Carol

6.63
2015
A clerk in a New York department store falls in love with a married woman.
TV
Bloodline

Bloodline

5.67
2015
The demons are hidden in a modern American family. The Florida Keys community includes the Rayburns. When the black sheep son comes home for the 45th anniversary of his parents' hotel, he threatens to...

2013.

6 Movies
Broken City

Broken City

4
2013
Billy Taggart, an ex-cop who was double-crossed and framed by the mayor, is looking for redemption and revenge in a broken city. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise t...
Morning

Morning

2013
An American couple spent five days following the death of their child. There is a daily story of tragedy, loss, acceptance, hope and renewal. Mark and Alice circle each other in grief before coming to...
The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now

6.24
2013
A popular party animal is in a relationship with a person who is not normally associated with partying after waking up on a stranger's lawn. An unexpected romance blossoms between them as he deals wit...
The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

7.35
2013
There is a big case. The basis of the book is Jordan Belfort's memoir.
A Monsterous Holiday

A Monsterous Holiday

2013
Andy wants to be a great inventor, but he is having trouble coming up with a big idea that will win the Science Fair and beat scheming twins April and May. His Dad is trying to get him to join the foo...
The Naughty List

The Naughty List

2013
After two young elves give Santa and the North Pole food poisoning, they have to find a way to save Christmas.

2012.

2 Movies
Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

4.33
2012
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. The team was in May of 2011.
Argo

Argo

6.46
2012
As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist comes up with a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

2011.

2 Movies
Super 8

Super 8

7.8
2011
Kids are making a movie. The friends are filming. The catastrophe was caused by a number of unexplained events. One of the kids is fathered by Jackson Lamb.
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story

The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story

2011
The life of a high school football player changed when he broke his neck. Chris overcame tremendous pain to start an organization that would help other victims and their families. They were called gri...

2008.

1 Movie
The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

5.29
2008
A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change will be on Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have infli...

2007.

1 Movie
The Kingdom

The Kingdom

4
2007
A group of people are from the U.S. The bombing of an American facility in the Middle East is being investigated by government agents.

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Eighth Blunder of the World

The Eighth Blunder of the World

2006
The reel was used in Peter Jackson's King Kong.
TV
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

6.75
2006
High school football is a big deal in the small town of Dillon, Texas.

2005.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
American Dad!

American Dad!

6.34
2005
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...
TV
Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

6.43
2005
The personal and professional lives of doctors are chronicled.
TV
Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken

5.92
2005
A series of pop-culture parodies using stop-motion animation of toys, action figures and dolls. The title character was an ordinary chicken until he was run down by a car and subsequently brought back...
King Kong

King Kong

6.54
2005
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerced his cast and crew to travel to Skull Island, where they encountered Kong, a giant ape who was immediately enamored with the leading lady.

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

2003
In 1914, studios were invited to shoot the actual battles of the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. D.W is a producer. Frank was sent to negotiate a contract with the man.
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
Ellen is the host.
TV
The Lyon's Den

The Lyon's Den

2003
The Lyon's Den is a 2003 television series set in Washington, D.C. The legal drama starred Rob Lowe as a lawyer called Jack Turner, newly appointed as partner of a long-established law firm that, as t...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
What About Joan?

What About Joan?

2001
The life of a high school teacher is dependent on the friendship of two of her best friends.

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...
Angel's Dance

Angel's Dance

1999
A hitman is being asked to kill a woman.

1997.

1 TV show
TV
King of the Hill

King of the Hill

6.33
1997
The life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne, is the subject of an animated series. H...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Early Edition

Early Edition

5
1996
Gary Hobson thinks he may even be losing his mind when tomorrow's newspaper mysteriously arrives today giving him a disconcerting look into the future. What will he do with tomorrow's news?
Mulholland Falls

Mulholland Falls

1996
The murder of a young woman was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

1995.

2 Movies
Convict Cowboy

Convict Cowboy

1995
There is a movie about a rodeo star and a young man in prison.
Sleep, Baby, Sleep

Sleep, Baby, Sleep

1995
A soon-to-be-married woman is distraught when someone kidnaps her baby. Things get even worse when the police accuse her of orchestrating the abduction.

1992.

1 Movie
Pure Country

Pure Country

1992
His shows are similar to rock concerts. He left his concerts to find himself. He pushes on with his search for a real music style as well as a real romance despite being helped and hindered by friends...

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Homefront

Homefront

1991
Homefront is an American television drama series created and produced by Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick in association with Warner Bros. Television for ABC. The show was set in the fictional ...

1990.

1 Movie
The Color of Evening

The Color of Evening

1990
An aging artist seeks his muse and a young lover in the form of a beautiful model.

1989.

2 Movies
Unconquered

Unconquered

1989
State Attorney Flowers was in Alabama. Even if it hurts his family's peace, he is willing to fight racial injustice.
Home Fires Burning

Home Fires Burning

1989
He realized how the war affected Americans when he returned home.

1988.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
TV
China Beach

China Beach

1988
November 1967. There is a country called the U.S. In Danang, Vietnam. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurph...
TV
Freddy's Nightmares

Freddy's Nightmares

6.67
1988
Freddy's Nightmares was an anthology series from October 1988 to March 1990. Each story was introduced by Freddy Krueger. The format used by Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Tales from the Crypt, and The Tw...
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story

Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story

1988
Film that tells the story of Los Gatos (California) high school football coach Charlie Wedemeyer. At 31, onetime football pro Wedemeyer is living the American dream; a winning team, a happy marriage a...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty

6
1987
There are trials in the US. The platoon was in the field during the Vietnam War.

1952.

1 TV show
TV
Today

Today

1952
The American morning television show is called Today. January 14, 1952 is when the program first aired. The first of its kind, the fifth-longest running American television series. It was expanded to ...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Slumberland

Slumberland

It's based on 'Little Nemo In Slumberland'.
TV
Super Pumped

Super Pumped

The business world's core and changed culture are explored in each season of the anthology series. The story of one of Silicon Valley's most destructive companies is told in the first season.
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