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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).

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