Kyle Martin Chandler Bio :
- Name: Kyle Martin Chandler
- Born: 17 September 1965
- Age: 53 years
- Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
- Height: 1.85 m
- Spouse: Kathryn Chandler (m. 1995)
- Residence: Dripping Springs, Texas, U.S
- Upcoming movie: Godzilla vs. Kong
Kyle Martin Chandler (born September 17, 1965) is an American actor.
Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York, the fourth child of Edward Chandler, a pharmaceutical sales representative, and his wife, Sally Jeanette (née Meyer), a dog breeder. Chandler has three siblings and His ancestry includes German, English, and Irish. Chandler was raised as Roman Catholic (although he stopped attending church after his father’s death). He grew up in suburban Lake Forest, Illinois, until he was 11 years old when his family moved to a small farm in Loganville, Georgia. Chandler’s mother raised Great Danes for show dogs he traveled with his parents to dog shows as a child and helped out at their dog boarding kennel. Chandler graduated from George Walton Academy in nearby Monroe, Georgia in 1983. As a freshman at Walton, he was a member of the 1979 state championship football team. He left the team the following year, aged 14 after his father died of a heart attack.
He participated in the theatre program at Walton after quitting football. Chandler’s widowed mother ran the business, Sheen water Kennels, to support Chandler and his siblings. She “was highly active with the Great Dane Club of America (GDCA) as a breeder, judge and championship prize winner. After graduating from high school, Chandler attended the University of Georgia, where he was a drama major and member of the class of 1984 Sigma Nu fraternity. In 1988, seven credits short of a bachelor’s degree in drama, Chandler dropped out of college to pursue a television deal.
For nearly 20 years after beginning his acting career in the late 1980s, Chandler lived in Los Angeles. Since 2007, Chandler and his family have lived on a 33-acre spread in Dripping Springs, Texas, southwest of Austin, where they own several dogs and donkeys. Chandler’s mother came to live with the family toward the end of her life when she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. She died in 2014. Chandler serves as a volunteer firefighter. He also participates in an annual charity golf tournament at Wolf dancer to raise funds for football players who have spinal injuries.
Chandler has been married to Kathryn Macquarie since 1995. Chandler met his wife at a dog park in the mid-1990s. They have two daughters, Sydney and Sawyer. Chandler and his daughter Sawyer have been active in trying to end the practice of shark finning.
Kyle Martin made his screen acting debut in a 1988(television film) Chandler’s first regular television role was in the ABC drama Homefront (1991-93). This was followed by the lead role of Gary Hobson in the CBS series Early Edition (1996-2000), for which he won a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television. His other television roles include the short-lived sitcom What About Joan? (2001) and the legal drama The Lyon’s Den (2003), both short-lived, and a well-received guest appearance on the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, for which Chandler received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Chandler received widespread critical acclaim for his performance as Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights (2006-11); he received numerous award nominations for his portrayal of the character and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 for his performance in the show’s final season. Chandler’s film work has included notable supporting roles in King Kong (2005), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Super 8 (2011), Argo and Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Carol (2015), Manchester by the Sea (2016) and Game Night and First Man (2018). Chandler’s first starring role on television since the conclusion of Friday Night Lights was as Det. John Rayburn in the Netflix thriller Bloodline (2015-17), for which he received his tenth and eleventh Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
In 1988, Chandler was signed by the American Broadcasting Company and brought to Hollywood as part of ABC’s new talent program. He made his television film debut that same year as a supporting hero actor in Quiet Victory. Also in 1988, Chandler studied with an acting teacher, Milton Katselas. His first major acting experience was a supporting role on television as Army Private William Griner in Tour of Duty. In eight episodes of the last season of the series, he played a member of a special operations squad fighting in Vietnam.
In 2003, Chandler played scheming lawyer Grant Rashton in six episodes of the short-lived NBC series The Lyon’s Den, opposite Rob Lowe. Working again in the film, Chandler played the 1930s film star Bruce Baxter in the 2005 film King Kong (the character was based on romantic film star Bruce Cabot, who played Jack Driscoll in the original King Kong).
Kyle Chandler is starring in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Chandler expressed how he enjoyed the challenge that comes with extensive green screen work, said:
I mean, you know a big film like this, there’s the challenge of all the green screen, which I did in King Kong, but this is more extensive. And the deal with that is it’s fun because a lot of people say ‘Isn’t that hard, because there’s nothing there?’ But the fact is everything’s there, and it’s yours. You’re creating what’s there and that’s sort of enjoyable. And when you’re working with it, or running through it or jumping over it, it doesn’t matter what you see or what is. They put something there for you so it’s sorta fun to jump over something and wonder ‘I wonder what I’m gonna see in the film. The idea of this will be international, so for me as an actor that’s something new as well. To be seen by crowds I haven’t been seen by before, so that’s a good positive right there.
In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Kyle Chandler will play Dr. Mark Russell. An animal behavior specialist and the father of Millie Bobby Brown’s Madison, he’ll play an instrumental role in understanding the massive monsters that occupy the blockbuster. And there’s going to be plenty of them.
Kyle Martin Chandler is 6’1 Feet (185 cm) Tall and weighs around 80Kg (176 lbs). As of (2019) Kyle Martin Chandler is 54 years old and his zodiac sign is Virgo. The actor has gorgeous hazel eyes and Brown Hairs. Some of Kyle Martin Chandler Distinctive features are his Broad jawline, Longer chin, and droopy eyes.
Kyle Martin Chandler Filmography :
|1990||The Color of Evening||John|
|1992||Pure Country||Buddy Jackson|
|1999||Angel’s Dance||Tony Greco|
|2005||King Kong||Bruce Baxter|
|2007||The Kingdom||Francis Manner|
|2008||The Day the Earth Stood Still||John Driscoll|
|2011||Super 8||Jackson Lamb|
|Zero Dark Thirty||Joseph Bradley|
|2013||Broken City||Paul Andrews|
|The Naughty List||Santa Claus (voice)|
|The Spectacular Now||Tommy Keely|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||Patrick Denham|
|2016||Manchester by the Sea||Joe Chandler|
|2017||The Vanishing of Sidney Hall||The Searcher|
|2018||Game Night||Brooks Davis|
|First Man||Deke Slayton|
|2019||Godzilla: King of the Monsters||Mark Russell|
|2020||Godzilla vs. Kong||Post-production|