Kyle Chandler - Updated Apr 2024

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Kyle Chandler


Kyle Chandler is a notable American actor. Kyle Chandler gained fame for his roles in several well-known films and series like Godzilla vs. Kong, The Midnight Sky, Game Night, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Spectacular Now, Mayor of Kingstown, Bloodline, Friday Night Lights, and The Lyon’s Den among numerous others.

Early Life

Kyle Chandler was born on September 17, 1965, and he is currently 58 years old. He hails from Buffalo, New York, and his zodiac sign is Virgo. Likewise, his full name is Kyle Martin Fitzgerald Chandler. His parents are father Edward Chandler and his mother Sally Jeanette (née Meyer). His father is a pharmaceutical sales representative whereas his mother is a dog breeder, judge, and championship prize, winner. Moreover, he has three elder siblings.

He grew up Roman Catholic but stopped attending church after his father’s demise. Until the age of 11 years, he grew up in suburban Lake Forest, Illinois. Later on, he moved to a small farm in Loganville, Georgia, with his family.

Talking about his educational journey, he is a graduate of George Walton Academy and his graduation was in the year 1983. As a freshman at this institution, Chandler was a member of the 1979 state championship football team. At the age of 14 years, he left the team following his father’s demise due to a heart attack. After leaving the team, he participated in the theatre program.

For his further studies, he attended the University of Georgia. There, he majored in drama and also became a member of the class of the 1984 Sigma Nu fraternity. Then in the year 1988, he dropped out of college to pursue a TV deal. He was only seven credits short of a bachelor’s degree in drama.

He lived in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years after beginning his acting career. His mother lived with his family until the end of her life. He lost his mother in the year 2014. Before her death, his mother was living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Kyle Chandler – Net Worth 2024

Moving on, the popular actor has a net worth estimation of around $12 million US dollars.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Kyle Chandler is a well-known actor. He made his screen debut in the year 1988 with the TV film  Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story. Following this, his 1st regular TV role was in Homefront. He then had the lead role of Gary Hobson in Early Edition. The actor grabbed the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for this role.

Likewise, the American actor’s other TV projects include What About Joan? and The Lyon’s Den. He also had a well-received guest appearance on Grey’s Anatomy. For this cameo role, the actor was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for the 1st time.

He had many nominations for his portrayal of Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights. The actor also bagged the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” for the same role. This was in the year 2011.

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Caption: Kyle Chandler in a scene from Homefront. Source: Entertainment Weekly

More Details

Further, the actor’s film credits include King Kong, Super 8, Super 8, The Day the Earth Stood Still,  Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The Wolf of Wall Street, Carol, Manchester by the Sea, Game Night, and First Man among others. Also, the actor played the role of Dr. Mark Russell in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, released in 2019. He reprised this role in the sequel Godzilla vs. Kong, released in 2021.

Additionally, Det. John Rayburn was the actor’s 1st starring role on TV since the conclusion of Friday Night Lights. The aforementioned character is Chandler’s role in Bloodline. It is a Netflix thriller series that aired from 2015 to 2017. For this role, the actor was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for the 4th and 5th times.

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Caption: Kyle Chandler in a scene from Carol. Source: Entertainment Weekly

Furthermore, the actor is also a volunteer firefighter. He participates in an annual charity golf tournament at Wolfdancer Golf Club. He participates in this to raise funds for football players who have spinal cord injuries.

Relationship Status

Kyle Chandler’s wife is Kathryn Macquarrie. The two tied the knot in the year 1995 and have been together ever since then. The lovers met each other at a dog park in the mid-1990s. Together, the two have two daughters namely Sydney and Sawyer. Together with his daughter Sawyer, Chandler has been actively trying to end the shark finning practice.

Moreover, starting in 2007, he has lived with his family on a 33-acre spread in Dripping Springs, Texas. The family owns several dogs and donkeys on this large piece of land.

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Caption: Kyle Chandler posing for a photo with his wife at an event. Source: People

Body Measurements

Kyle stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 meters and his weight is around 181 lbs or 82 kg. Likewise, the prominent actor has brown eyes and hazel eyes.

Kyle Chandler – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, the prominent American actor doesn’t seem to have a personal account on any social media platforms. There are several accounts on Twitter and Instagram under his name, but they aren’t the actor’s actual ones.