THE SPECTACULAR NOW
Constantly delivering memorable performances, KYLE CHANDLER (Thomas Keely) has
quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents.
Kyle is most widely known for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on "Friday Night Lights," which
wrapped its final season in 2011 to both critical and popular acclaim. For his final season as "Coach," Kyle
was awarded with the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama. The NBC/DirecTV drama
is based on Peter Berg's feature film of the same name, which focuses on a Texas high school football team
and the struggles they face together, on and off the field.
Kyle was seen in ARGO, a dramatic thriller both directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
The film centers on a CIA specialist who works to free six Americans who are hiding in the home of a
Canadian ambassador and also stars Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, and John Goodman. He also co-stars in
the drama ZERO DARK THIRTY alongside Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke and James Gandolfini. Directed
by Kathryn Bigelow, the film chronicles the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden and his eventual
capture in May 2011.
Kyle was also seen in Allen Hughes' BROKEN CITY in which he stars alongside Mark
Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He recently wrapped production on the Martin
Scorsese drama, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and
Jonah Hill and also appears in the upcoming Untitled Terrance Malick Project alongside Christian Bale,
Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchet and many others.
Chandler's additional film credits include J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's SUPER 8, THE DAY
THE EARTH STOOD STILL co-starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, the thriller THE
KINGDOM with Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner, the box-office hit KING KONG, MULHOLLAND
FALLS, ANGEL'S DANCE, PURE COUNTRY and THE COLOR OF EVENING.
Chandler's additional television credits include a memorable performance on the medical drama
"Grey's Anatomy" which garnered him an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Guest Performance in a
Drama Series," "The Lyons Den," "Homefront," "Early Edition," "What About Joan," "Starring Pancho
Villa as Himself" and "China Beach." On Broadway, Chandler appeared as Hal Carter in "Picnic" opposite
A drama graduate from the University of Georgia, Chandler currently lives in Texas with his wife.
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