Kyle Chandler

Birthday: Sep 17, 1965
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Actor Kyle Chandler grew up in Georgia, where he helped take care of the family farm. He eventually went to college at the nearby University of Georgia, where he majored in drama. It was there that a scout from ABC noticed his charm and signed him to a contract with the network. Chandler traveled to L.A., where he started out doing odd jobs but eventually worked his way onto shows like Tour of Duty, Homefront, and What About Joan; TV movies like 1988's Quiet Victory; and feature films such as 1996's Mulholland Falls. The parts steadily became bigger and more numerous, eventually leading to the starring role of Gary Hobson on the TV drama series Early Edition and the role of Bruce Baxter in 2005's King Kong.Chandler also guest-starred in a memorable post-Super Bowl two-parter on the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, playing a bomb squad leader who comes to the hospital when a patient is admitted who has unexploded munitions lodged in his chest, thanks to his attempt to make a homemade bazooka. Chandler's performance was so impressive that he was later nominated for an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Emmy. Following that, he landed the starring role of head coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights, a show based on the movie of the same name, about a small town in Texas where high-school football is among the most important things in life. He would earn rave reviews for his work on the high-school football series, eventually garnering an Emmy nomination in 2010. On the big-screen he could be seen in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, and he was cast as the father in J.J. Abrams Steven Spielberg-inspired sci-fi drama Super 8.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Godzilla vs. Kong Mark Russell 2020
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters Mark Russell 2019
87% First Man Deke Slayton 2018
11% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall The Searcher 2018
84% Game Night Brooks $33.6M 2018
96% Manchester by the Sea Joe Chandler $47.7M 2016
No Score Yet War Journal: The Incredible WWII Escape of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause Actor 2016
94% Carol Harge Aird $8.6M 2015
No Score Yet Gridiron Heroes Actor 2015
79% The Wolf of Wall Street Agent Patrick Denham $91.4M 2013
92% The Spectacular Now Thomas Keely 2013
29% Broken City Paul Andrews $19.7M 2013
91% Zero Dark Thirty Joseph Bradley $95.8M 2013
No Score Yet The Naughty List Actor 2013
96% Argo Hamilton Jordan $136.1M 2012
81% Super 8 Jackson Lamb $127M 2011
No Score Yet Morning Businessman 2010
21% The Day the Earth Stood Still John Driscoll $79.2M 2008
51% The Kingdom Francis Manner $47.5M 2007
84% King Kong Bruce Baxter $218.2M 2005
No Score Yet And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Raoul Walsh 2003
No Score Yet Angel's Dance Tony Greco 1999
30% Mulholland Falls Captain 1996
No Score Yet Convict Cowboy Clay Treyton 1995
41% Pure Country Jackson 1992

TV

CREDIT
87% Catch-22
2019
Colonel Cathcart
  • 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
62% Bloodline
2015-2017
John Rayburn
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Dylan Dylan Young
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
Director Eric Taylor Coach Eric Taylor
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Lyon's Den
2003
Grant Rashton
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Early Edition
1996-2000
Director Gary Hobson
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
67% Homefront
1991-1993
Jeff Metcalf Jeff
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991

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