Kyle Chandler Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood & Early Years
American actor Kyle Chandler was born on the 17 September 1965 in Buffalo, New York. His parents were Edward Chandler, a salesman, and Sally Chandler, a housewife. The couple had four children. When Chandler was in his teens, his father died of a heart attack and his mother raised the family on her own. He was brought up in Lake Forest, Illinois, and Loganville, Georgia.
Kyle Chandler was a pupil at the George Walton Academy, a private school in Monroe, Georgia. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Georgia. In 1988 Chandler was just sort of enough credits to earn his degree in drama when he abandoned his studies to work in television.
Rise To Fame
Kyle Chandler left university when he joined ABC’s new talent programme in Hollywood. He did various jobs to support himself when establishing his acting career. His first television appearance was in Quiet Victory (1988).
Kyle Chandler then appeared in eight episodes television series Tour of Duty, a series about American soldiers in the Vietnam War. His first film role was in Pure Country (1992). He also played the role of Jeff Metcalf in 42 episodes of the television series Homefront (1991-1993). Metcalf was a man who could predict the future. Chandler made his Broadway debut in 1994 in Picnic at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Chandler then had an ongoing role as Gary Hobson in the television series Early Edition (1996-2000), appearing in 90 episodes. Other characters include: What About Joan, The Lyon’s Den (2003), King Kong (2005), four episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights (2006), The Kingdom (2007), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Super 8 (2011), Argo (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Carol (2015) and Manchester by the Sea (2016) and Bloodline (2015).
Awards And Achievements
In 1997 Kyle Chandler won the Saturn Award for the Best Actor on Television for his role in Early Edition. Since 1997 Chandler has won some other nominations and awards including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Grey’s Anatomy. A Primetime Emmy Award in 2011 for his role in Friday Night Lights. And for his role in the Netflix series Bloodline, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2015 and 2016. He was also nominated for a Satellite Awards: Best Actor - Television Series Drama for Bloodline.
Kyle Chandler married Katherine Macquarrie in 1995, and the couple has two children Sawyer and Sydney.