Kyle Chandler Biography |
  • Kyle Chandler Biography

    Born: September 17, 1965 in Buffalo, New York, USA

    Constantly delivering memorable performances, Kyle Chandler has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.

    Chandler is most widely known for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on “Friday Night Lights,” which wrapped its final season in 2011 to both critical and popular acclaim. For his final season as Coach, Chandler was awarded with the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor. The NBC/DirecTV drama is based on Peter Berg’s feature film of the same name, which focuses on a Texas high school football team and the struggles they face together, on and off the field.

    Chandler can currently be seen in Argo, a dramatic thriller both directed by and starring Ben Affleck. The film centers on a CIA specialist who works to free six Americans who are hiding in the home of a Canadian ambassador and also stars Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, and John Goodman. Chandler recently wrapped production on Allen Hughes’ Broken City in which he stars alongside Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Broken City is scheduled for release in early 2013.

    Chandler’s additional film credits include J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s Super 8,  The Day the Earth Stood Still co-starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, the thriller The Kingdom with Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner, the box-office hit King Kong, Mulholland Falls, Angel’s Dance, Pure Country, and The Color of Evening.

    Chandler’s additional television credits include a memorable performance on the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” which garnered him an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Performance in a Drama Series,” “The Lyons Den,” “Homefront,” “Early Edition,” “What About Joan,” “Starring Pancho Villa as Himself” and “China Beach.”

    On Broadway, Chandler appeared as Hal Carter in Picnic opposite Ashley Judd.

    A drama graduate from the University of Georgia, Chandler currently lives in Texas with his wife and two daughters.

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