, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.
Kyle Martin Chandler is an American film and television actor. Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Sally and Edward Chandler, a farm owner and cigarette sales representative. He was reared in Loganville, Georgia and attended George Walton Academy in nearby Monroe, Georgia. He went on to the University of Georgia, in Athens. He is married to Kathryn Chandler, who is a television writer, and has two daughters, Sydney and Sawyer. They live in Dripping Springs in Hays County in central Texas.
Chandler's first major role on television was as Army Sergeant William Griner as a member of special operations squad fighting in Vietnam in the series 'Tour of Duty'. After that, he went on to play Cleveland Indians rightfielder Jeff Metcalf in the ABC show 'Homefront'. In his next television role, Kyle moved from the past to play a man who had the ability to change future disasters as the central character in the CBS television series 'Early Edition'. In 1996 he received the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for his portrayal of Gary.
In February 2006, Chandler appeared as the ill-fated bomb squad leader Dylan Young in 'It's The End of The World' & 'As We Know It', a two-part episode on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy that followed the 2006 Super Bowl. He received substantial notice and press for the appearance as a result and subsequently received a nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. He appeared again in the February 15, 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy: "Drowning On Dry Land", and the February 22, 2007 episode: "Some Kind of Miracle". In July, 2009, Kyle Chandler appeared in a television commercial for teachers, directed by Emmy nominee Brent Roske.
Following his Emmy-nominated guest role in Grey's Anatomy, Kyle Chandler starred as Coach Eric Taylor in the NBC/DirecTV drama series 'Friday Night Lights', which followed the lives of a high-school football coach, his family and players in a small Texas town. The series was inspired by the book and movie of the same name. The show's pilot aired on October 3, 2006. 'Friday Night Lights' satcasted its series finale on February 9, 2011 on DirecTV. The final season will air on NBC in Summer 2011.
In 2007, he appeared in the big screen movie The Kingdom. In December 2008, he appeared in the movie 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'.