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Kyle Chandler is a well-known American actor who is most known for his work on television programs such as “Early Edition” and “Friday Night Lights.” His performance in the latter, in which he played the lead, earned him an Emmy. In addition to critical acclaim, the series won several prizes. As a film actor, he rose to prominence for his parts in several successful films. He appeared in the 2005 version of “King Kong,” a well-known epic monster movie. The film was an enormous success and earned three Academy Awards. In addition to ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ ‘Argo,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ he has acted in numerous other films. His most recent work on television is the drama-thriller series ‘Bloodline,’ in which he plays the lead part. The series has received largely favorable reviews. Additionally, Chandler is a volunteer fireman. He participates in an annual golf tournament for a charity that raises money for wounded football players. In addition to his daughter, he is engaged in efforts to abolish the practice of shark finning.

Youth and Early Life

Kyle Chandler was born on September 17, 1965, in Buffalo, New York. His father was a pharmaceutical sales professional and his mother was a dog breeder. He is the youngest of his parents’ four kids. His ancestry is German, English, and Irish.

In 1983, he graduated from George Walton Academy, where he had studied. Upon the death of his father during his adolescence, his mother maintained the family by operating the Sheenwater Kennels business.
Later, he enrolled at the University of Georgia to study drama. However, he later resigned after being offered television gigs.

Kyle Chandler’s Career

In 1988, Kyle Chandler made his television debut as a supporting character in the television movie “Quiet Victory.” Next, he appeared in the television series Tour of Duty, which was based on the Vietnam War. Chandler played a soldier in a supporting role.

In the 1992 drama film, “Pure Country,” he made his cinematic debut in a supporting part. The film was a commercial failure and received generally poor reviews. He played a key role in the television series ‘Homefront’ from 1991 to 1993. The series had moderate success and was nominated for many Emmys, winning two. Additionally, it received two Golden Globe nominations.

In 1996, he assumed a major role in the television series Early Edition. He portrayed a man with the ability to avoid future calamities. The series aired till 2000. That year, Chandler debuted on the television series What About Joan. It ran till 2001.

He played a supporting role in the 2005 monster epic “King Kong.” It was a remake of the same-titled 1933 film. The film was a commercial smash hit. It was nominated for four Academy Awards and won three.

He later appeared in supporting roles in the 2007 action-thriller “The Kingdom” and the 1982 science-fiction picture “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (2008). His subsequent important television role was the lead in the television series Friday Night Lights.

It centered on a fake high school football squad in a made-up town. The show was a tremendous hit and received numerous honors. His performance on the episode earned him an Emmy.

In 2011, he played the lead part in the science fiction horror thriller Super 8. The film directed by JJ Abrams was commercially successful, grossing five times its budget. The subsequent year, he starred in the historical drama “Argo.” The film directed by Ben Affleck won the Oscar for Best Picture. It was a commercial triumph as well.

In 2012, he participated in the Oscar-winning film “Zero Dark Thirty.” The film depicted the search for the notorious terrorist Osama bin Laden, who was responsible for the 9/11 atrocities. The film was a commercial smash hit. He participated in various films in 2013, including “Broken City” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The latter was nominated for five Oscars.

He starred in the 2015 romantic drama Carol. The picture was commercially successful. In addition, he assumed the lead role in the drama series Bloodline. His performance as a detective on the show garnered him an Emmy Award nomination. “Manchester by the Sea” (2016) and “Sidney Hall” are his most recent films (2017).

King Kong, an epic monster picture released in 2005, is one of the most significant works of Kyle Chandler’s career. Peter Jackson directed the film, which also featured Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, and Evan Parke.

The picture was both a commercial success and well-received by critics. It was nominated for four Academy Awards and won three. The plot centered on a filmmaker who, along with his crew, journeys to Skull Island, where they encounter a famous huge gorilla.

Chandler performed the lead part in the drama television series ‘Friday Night Lights’ about a high school football squad. His performance as the team’s coach, Eric Taylor, earned him an Emmy Award. The series aired till 2011 and gained accolades from critics. Additionally, it received numerous honors, including multiple Emmys.

He has a significant role in the 2012 historical drama picture “Argo.” Ben Affleck directed the film and also performed the primary role. In addition to Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, and Christopher Denham, the picture also featured John Goodman and Christopher Denham. The picture was both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning three.

Awards & Achievements

Kyle Chandler’s achievements include a 1997 Saturn Award for Best Actor in Television for his participation in the television series ‘Early Edition.’
In 2011, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” for his performance in the television series “Friday Night Lights.”

His Personal Facts

Kyle Chandler is married to Kathryn Macquarrie, whom he met in the mid-1990s at a dog park. The couple has two daughters; their names are Sydney and Sawyer.

Estimated Net Worth

American film and television actor Kyle Chandler has a net worth of $12 million. He is best known for his roles as Deputy Jackson Lamb in “Super 8” and Gary Hobson in “Early Edition,” Dylan Young on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Coach Eric Taylor in “Friday Night Lights,” for which he received the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.