Kyle Chandler

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  • Birth Name: Kyle Martin Chandler
  • Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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Biography

With an athletic frame and soulful eyes, Chandler has spent most of his career playing manly but sensitive TV hunks. Raised on a farm in a small Georgia town, he made his first big impression as an aspiring baseball player on the '40s-era drama Homefront. He enjoyed steady employment on his next series, Early Edition, as a stockbroker who received tomorrow's newspaper in advance. Although he popped up in small film roles over the years, notably as a pompous actor in the 2005 remake of King Kong, Chandler fared best on the small screen, making an explosive impression with his Emmy-nominated guest stint on Grey's Anatomy as a sexy bomb-squad member and following it up with a plum role as a high-school football coach on the drama Friday Night Lights. When he's not acting, he enjoys cooking and riding his motorcycle.

Fast Facts

  • Grew up on a farm in Georgia.
  • Became interested in theater while a student at the University of Georgia.
  • Worked as a bouncer in a Hollywood nightclub before breaking into show business; also sold souvenirs at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.
  • Earned an Outer Critics Circle Award in 1994 for his stage performance in Picnic.
  • Won the 1996 Saturn Award for Best Actor in a Television Series for Early Edition.

Awards

  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Kathryn Kyl Chandler — Wife
  • Sawyer Chandler — Daughter
  • Edward Chandler — Father
  • Sally Chandler — Mother
  • Sydney Chandler — Daughter

College

  • Attended University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Kyle Martin Chandler
  • Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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