Kyle Chandler life and biography

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Kyle Chandler biography

Date of birth : 1965-09-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-19
Credited as : actor, Friday Bight Lights, Emmy Award

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Kyle Chandler is an American film and television actor best known for his roles in the television shows Early Edition as Gary Hobson, Deputy Jackson Lamb in the film Super 8, and as Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011.

Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York, the fourth child of Edward Chandler, a farm owner and cigarette sales representative, and his wife, Sally. He was raised in Loganville, Georgia, and attended George Walton Academy in nearby Monroe. He went on to the University of Georgia, in Athens, where he was a drama major and member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He is married to Kathryn Chandler, a television writer; the couple has two daughters. They live in central Texas.

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. In 2007, he could also be seen in the Jamie Foxx political thriller The Kingdom.

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