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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 September 1965Buffalo, New York, USA
Birth NameKyle Martin Fitzgerald Chandler
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kyle Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York, to Sally Jeanette (Meyer), who bred dogs, and Edward Chandler, a farm owner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent.

Kyle grew up in the small town of Social Circle, Georgia (population 4,500). On the family farm, the only TV station they got was Ted Turner's TBS. Kyle would watch old movies, go out and perform the roles in his backyard. As a drama major at the University of Georgia, Kyle met and was signed by an ABC scout in a 1988 talent search. Kyle says of his first 18 months in LA, "I poured beer and sold souvenirs at the Museum of Natural History". (USA Today, 27 May 1994, p.8) But that didn't last all that long - Kyle has worked steadily in television and may be best remembered as the minor league ballplayer "Jeff Metcalf" in the 40s drama Homefront (1991) or as "Gary Hobson" on Early Edition (1996) with co-star Fisher Stevens. His work on Homefront (1991) led to a role in George Strait's feature film Pure Country (1992), and a small part in Mulholland Falls (1996). Kyle and his wife, Katherine, live in Los Angeles, California with their daughters and their two terriers, Buckley and Otis.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Danielle <dpothier@bu.edu>

Spouse (1)

Kathryn Chandler (1995 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Has two daughters named Sydney and Sawyer.
His older brother, Brian Chandler, is a successful attorney in Houston, Texas. During his brief stint on The Lyon's Den (2003), Brian would offer tips on how to act like a lawyer and served as a model for some of Kyle's mannerisms on the show.
He received one of the faux "Bruce Baxter" posters from King Kong (2005) as a souvenir. His wife hung it up in their bedroom.
Godparent, with his wife Kathryn Chandler, of Paton Ashbrook (whose parents are actors Daphne Ashbrook and Lorenzo Lamas).
Had a star near Orion's Belt named for him in September 2007.
Once had a job as a nightclub bouncer.
After moving to Los Angeles, sold souvenirs at a museum.
As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Argo (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Argo (2012) won in the category.
He has English, Irish, and German ancestry (his mother was of almost entirely German descent).

Personal Quotes (50)

Oh, man, if in real life I was as cool and suave as Coach Taylor and had all the answers, things would be easier.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
I grew up in Chicago, so I've always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we'd watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters - they were the biggest things I've ever seen!
We run into some pretty tough arguments sometimes, but the idea is that at the end of the day, my wife and I realize that we'll always be holding each other's hand.
I really love to ride my motorcycle. When I want to just get away and be by myself and clear my head, that's what I do.
We run into some pretty tough arguments sometimes, but the idea is that at the end of the day, my wife and I realize that we'll always be holding each other's hand. This is a lifelong relationship, and after 12 years she hasn't gotten rid of me yet.
Every actor wants to be everybody - play all the roles.
We ended up moving out to Texas. We live outside of Austin. We've got a couple horses, we've got three miniature donkeys, we've got four dogs. Miniature donkeys are very warm, loving animals.
I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage.
When you walk out of your house in the morning, you don't know what you're going to see.
High school was interesting, because I went from a public school middle school to an academy where the first year we were doing Latin, chemistry, biology. I mean, I was woefully unprepared for the type of study.
I work six months and get three or four with the family. I've stopped racing to get to the red light.
I grew up in Chicago, so I've always been a Bears fan.
I love the institution of marriage, and I love my marriage.
If you're not really having a good time, it's not worth it.
What, am I supposed to run around in a little red cape and save the world?
Austin is such a free and creative place, but I can't enjoy it as much because everyone I love is back in L.A.
I do like to cook; I'm sort of a mad scientist in the kitchen.
What I do is not rocket science, but I sure do love it.
I've stopped racing to get to the red light.
I don't want to say I'm never going to direct again, but directing's hard work.
I always treat all the jobs I do as an acting class.
Everything moves a little quicker in Los Angeles.
I also played two years of high school football but I wasn't very, how shall I say it, talented.
I was never upset that I did not get an Emmy. That I did get an Emmy nomination, I couldn't be happier and prouder.
Marriage is hard work, period.
I work six months and get three or four with the family.
I own my own time.
My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship.
I want to find material that piques my interest, keeps me outside the box and challenges me.
Sometimes a scene may be about one thing, and it may end up still being about that, but the emotionality of it comes from somewhere else, or the humor of it comes from somewhere else, and it gives it that real-life quality.
One way I differ from my character, Coach Taylor, is that I never would have taken this faraway job without my wife's consent.
Thank goodness I've saved my money.
Look, isn't there any way you can just stamp me as not crazy and let me get outta here.
Television, cable, features are always out there.
I love playing a role where I think I'm right and then you learn you're not. And it's what you do with that information.
I can gab with pretty much anyone.
I just can't say enough about the actors having faith and trust in the writers and the writers having faith and trust in the actors.
I just went and saw 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' Julianne Moore - I've been in love with her since 'Boogie Nights.' But also, 'The Big Lebowski.'
I love playing a role where I think I'm right and then you learn you're not.
My daughter loves horses. My other daughter loves soccer.
I'm in a great position now where I've got recognition. I'm not recognized too much. I think I'm recognized enough by the industry.
I'm in a great position now where I've got recognition. I'm not recognized too much.
The only reason anyone ever called me a hero is because I get this paper, here.
It's much more enjoyable being an actor.
I don't think I had a script on 'King Kong.' But usually you read a script and then you go and audition for it. It's rare when there's no script. I sort of like the latter better, because I'm more successful at it.
My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship. I watched them over the years and saw how they dealt with everything together, as a team.
I did play two years of high school football and was very short and uncoordinated but the second year I was very tall and skinny and very uncoordinated.
When I'm around authority, I still feel like I'm 14 or 15 years old.
My wife, she likes to have things uncluttered, and if something is missing, then one has to be very careful not to ask her if it was thrown out - you have to ask her simply where it might be.

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