Kyle Chandler grew up in Loganville, Georgia, and later graduated with a drama degree from the University of Georgia. After being discovered by a talent scout in 1988, he took a recurring role in Tour of Duty, before joining the cast of the period drama Homefront.
Chandler's best-known role came in 1996, when he took the lead role in the CBS sci-fi series Early Edition. His portrayal of Gary Hobson, a stockbroker who mysteriously receives copies of a newspaper dated the following day, won him a Saturn Award in 1997. The series inspired a dedicated fan base, who unsuccessfully campaigned to save the show when CBS cancelled it in 2000.
After a stint on the short-lived The Lyon's Den, he took a recurring role on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy, for which he earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama. Also in 2006, he joined the cast of the NBC drama Friday Night Lights, playing small-town football coach Eric Taylor; it earned him another Emmy nomination, in 2010.
Chandler also starred in films such as Mulholland Falls, King Kong and The Day The Earth Stood Still. He is married to television writer Kathryn Chandler, with whom he has two daughters.
- Pure Country (1992)
- The Color of Evening (1994)
- Mulholland Falls (1996)
- Angel's Dance (1999)
- King Kong (2005)
- The Kingdom (2007)
- The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
- Morning (2010)
- Tour of Duty (recurring, 1990)
- Homefront (regular, 1991-1993)
- Early Edition (regular, 1996-2000)
- The Lyon's Den (regular, 2003)
- Friday Night Lights (regular, 2006-2011)
- Grey's Anatomy (recurring, 2006-2007)