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Kyle Chandler

Highest Rated:   96% Argo (2012)
Lowest Rated:   17% Sidney Hall (2017)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet Game Night
  • Brooks
2018
17% Sidney Hall
  • The Searcher
2017
95% 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
77% The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Agent Patrick Denham
$91.4M 2013
92% The Spectacular Now
  • Thomas Keely
2013
28% Broken City
  • Paul Andrews
$19.6M 2013
92% Zero Dark Thirty
  • Joseph Bradley
$95.8M 2013
No Score Yet The Naughty List
  • Actor
2013
96% Argo
  • Hamilton Jordan
$136.1M 2012
82% 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
38% Pure Country
  • Jackson
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
52% Bloodline
2015
  • John Rayburn
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
72% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Dylan Dylan Young
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
  • Eric Taylor Coach Eric Taylor
  • Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

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