Kyle Chandler

Kyle Chandler

Highest Rated: 96% Argo (2012)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

Birthday: Sep 17, 1965

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Kyle Chandler was an Emmy-winning American film and TV actor who was best known for his role as coach Eric Taylor on the critically acclaimed high school football drama "Friday Night Lights" (NBC/The 101 Network, 2006-2011). Born in Buffalo, New York and raised in both suburban Illinois and rural Georgia, Chandler loved playing football as a kid. When his family left Lake Forest, Illinois when he was 11, and moved to a farm in Loganville, Georgia. It was while living in Georgia that Chandler started playing organized football. He went on to play for his high school team at George Walton Academy in Monroe, Georgia for two seasons. Despite that team winning the state championship in 1979, Chandler abruptly quit during his sophomore year to pursue his growing interest in the theater. Chandler participated in his high school theater program, and when it was time to enter college, he enrolled in the drama program at the University of Georgia. Chandler got a rush out of appearing on stage and quickly devoted himself to learning everything he needed to know about acting. Then, during his senior year, with only 7 credits short of earning his bachelor's degree in drama, Chandler dropped out to accept a TV contract with ABC. As part of his contract, which focused on grooming new talent for the network, Chandler began appearing in small parts in made-for-TV movies like "Unconquered" (1989) and "Home Fires Burning" (1989). His first big break came in 1990 when he joined the cast of the Vietnam War-themed drama series "Tour of Duty" (CBS, 1987-1990). Chandler appeared on 8 episodes of the series during its final season in 1990. From there he went on to nab roles in films like "The Color of Evening" (1990) and "Pure Country" (1992), and was also a cast member on the ABC's period drama "Homefront" (ABC, 1991-93). From the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s Chandler appeared almost exclusively on TV. During this period he was a castmember on "Early Edition" (CBS, 1996-2000), "What About Joan?" (ABC, 2001), and "The Lyon's Den" (NBC, 2003). In 2006 Chandler was nominated for an Emmy for his guest starring role on ABC's medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ). 2006 was also the year that Chandler got the break of a lifetime when he joined the cast of "Friday Night Lights" as Coach Eric Taylor. The series, which was based on a 2004 film of the same name, received overwhelmingly positive praise throughout its 5 season run, with some critics going on to call it one of the greatest television shows of all time. For his work on the series, Chandler took home his first Emmy Award. After "Friday Night Lights" ended in 2011, Chandler went on to appear in supporting roles in a number of Oscar-nominated films, most notably "Argo" (2012), "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012), "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013), "Carol" (2015), and "Manchester by the Sea" (2016). In 2015 Chandler returned to TV with a starring turn on the Netflix thriller "Bloodline" (Netflix, 2015-17), which earned him two more Emmy nominations. In 2019, with over 30 years of acting experience under his belt, Chandler appeared on the Hulu mini-series "Catch-22" (Hulu, 2019), which was based on the acclaimed novel of the same name. 2019 was also the year Chandler played the role of Dr. Mark Russell in the blockbuster monster film "Godzilla: King of the Monsters." Chandler went on to reprise his role as Dr. Mark Russell in the 2020 sequel "Godzilla v. Kong."

Highest rated movies

Manchester by the Sea Argo Carol
The Spectacular Now
Zero Dark Thirty
First Man Game Night King Kong




75% 91% Godzilla vs. Kong Mark Russell (Character) $100.4M 2021
49% 26% The Midnight Sky Mitchell (Character) - 2020
42% 83% Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dr. Mark Russell (Character) $110.5M 2019
87% 67% First Man Deke Slayton (Character) $44.8M 2018
85% 77% Game Night Brooks (Character) $69.0M 2018
11% 78% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall The Searcher (Character) - 2017
96% 78% Manchester by the Sea Joe Chandler (Character) $47.7M 2016
94% 74% Carol Harge Aird (Character) $12.7M 2015
80% 83% The Wolf of Wall Street Patrick Denham (Character) $116.9M 2013
No Score Yet 30% The Naughty List Santa (Voice) - 2013
91% 76% The Spectacular Now Tommy (Character) $6.9M 2013
28% 40% Broken City Paul Andrews (Character) $19.7M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vatican Cardinal Thomas Duffy (Character) - 2013
91% 80% Zero Dark Thirty Joseph Bradley (Character) $95.7M 2012
96% 90% Argo Hamilton Jordan (Character) $136.0M 2012
81% 75% Super 8 Deputy Jackson Lamb (Character) $127.0M 2011
45% 14% Morning Businessman (Character) $2.9K 2010
20% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still John Driscoll (Character) $79.4M 2008
51% 76% The Kingdom Francis Manner (Character) $47.5M 2007
84% 50% King Kong Bruce Baxter (Character) $218.1M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Capital City Mac McGinty (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 53% And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Raoul Walsh (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 52% Angel's Dance Tony Greco (Character) - 1998
31% 39% Mulholland Falls Captain (Character) $11.5M 1996
No Score Yet 46% Convict Cowboy Clay Treyton (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleep, Baby, Sleep Peter Walker (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Color of Evening John (Character) - 1994
41% 90% Pure Country Buddy Jackson (Character) $12.5M 1992


64% 60% Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber Bill Gurley (Character) 2022
32% 88% Mayor of Kingstown Mitch McLusky (Character) 2021-2022
96% 66% Star Wars: Visions Mitaka (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016 2018-2020
84% 81% Catch-22 Colonel Cathcart (Character) 2019
62% 74% Bloodline John Rayburn (Character) 2015-2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Coach Doyle (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 93% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011 2014
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Coach Keegan (Guest Voice) 2014
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Coach Eric Taylor (Character) 2006-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
64% 100% The Lyon's Den Unknown (Character) 2003-2005
67% No Score Yet Homefront Jeff Metcalf (Character) 1991-1993 2003
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Jake Evans (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Gary Hobson (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South Charles Main (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty PVT William Griner (Guest Star) 1990