Kyle Chandler

[ Kyle Chandler ] July 2005...

Kyle Chandler will be appearing as "Bruce Baxter" in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of King Kong, which will hit theatres in December 2005.


Kyle was born September 17,1965* in Buffalo, NY. At a young age, he moved with his family to Lake Forest, IL until, at the age of 11, he moved with his parents to Loganville, GA. Kyle earned a bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Georgia, where he first landed the lead in their production of A Comedy of Errors. While there, he also appeared in Macbeth, The Devil's Disciple, and Oklahoma!...

Kyle is familiar to many television viewers as "Jeff Metcalf" in the ABC series Homefront. Among his other credits, Kyle had a lead in the television film Convict Cowboy, and a recurring role in the CBS series Tour of Duty. His theatrical motion picture credits include The Color of Evening, Pure Country, Mulholland Falls, and the independent film Angel's Dance, in which he stars with James Belushi and Sheryl Lee. Kyle received the Outer Critics Circle Award for his Broadway debut as "Hal Carter" in Picnic. For a full rundown of his credits, please visit the IMDb link listed below....

Kyle stands 6'1" tall and has "mud puddle green" eyes (his own description!). And the two most important people in his life? His beautiful wife and daughter. (Sorry, ladies!)

Spring/Fall 2001: Kyle co-starred with Joan Cusack in the short-lived comedy "What About Joan."

November 2001: Kyle mentioned in an interview earlier in the year that he and his wife were expecting their second child, which would have been due in November, if all went well. The *unconfirmed* rumor mill indicates that they had another daughter and named her Sara.

September 2003: Kyle co-starred (as Grant Rashton) with Rob Lowe in the short-lived drama "The Lyons Den."

May 2005: Kyle joined the cast of "Lies and the Wives We Tell Them To." (Synopsis from NBC's press release: Ever tell a lie to your spouse? Four couples navigate their way through the "politics of marriage" with lies that range from tiny to big, revealing how fabrications -- when done right -- may in fact further a healthy relationship. On the other hand, when done wrong, they can also create plenty of drama. While the four guys, who are best friends, sometimes tell the bigger lies, their wives haven't been entirely innocent either. (Starring: Johnny Sneed, Kyle Chandler, Ed Helms, Jeremy Garrett, Jessica St Clair) The sitcom was not picked up for the fall schedule, but may (or may not) appear as a mid-season replacement.

*There is some dispute regarding the year that Kyle was born - I base the correct year of 1965 on a September 25, 1998 interview for Live! with Regis & Kathie Lee (which was just about a week after Kyle's birthday) in which Kyle stated his current age as 33. Hence, a birth year of 1965.


Other Kyle links:

IMDb's Filmography for Kyle Chandler

Michelle's Kyle Chandler Pages - Includes "Homefront"

Kyle Chandler UK: It's In Your Eyes

Kyle Chandler Edition

What About Joan

Grant's Place: Discussion Group for Lyon's Den


Old and/or Updated news tidbits:

January 2001: TNT has begun airing "Tour of Duty" once again. It currently airs at 3pm Central Monday through Friday, but check your local listings to make sure.

2001: For those of you who were lucky enough to receive the cable network TV Land, a 'Homefront' marathon aired on April 29-30, 2000, followed by a daily run of the series. 'Homefront' is not airing on TV Land at this time, but they report that the program remains in their stash of goodies, awaiting it's return.

February 2002: UPDATE ON A SHADE OF GRAY -- it now appears that Kyle will *not* be appearing in this film, should it ever be completed, that is. The prior information about his role in the film is below, for what it's worth. To repeat, they no longer list Kyle as being a part of this production:

The website for 'A Shade of Gray' has finally been updated, so we know that production on the film is still underway. The site lists Kyle's character as Johnny Armstrong and describes him as:

"...a handsome, young pursuit pilot whose brash, cocky exterior just barely covers the gentle, mysterious man beneath." It further states, "Dashing Johnny Armstrong gives to young Candy [the female lead, played by Hayley DuMond -- Princess Sibella/Lowe from EE's "Romancing the Throne" episode] the kind of genuine love and respect that every woman yearns for..."


February 25, 2002:
According to Reuters/Variety, Kyle has been cast to co-star with Tom Berenger in an upcoming and as-yet-unnamed drama on ABC:

Berenger will portray the majority party Senate leader in writer/director Rod Lurie's yet-untitled Washington-set project for ABC. It's the "Platoon" star's first regular starring role in a primetime TV series. Chandler, who co-starred in ABC's short-lived "What About Joan," will play the legislative director for a congressman played by David Paymer. Chandler's character develops a romantic interest in former "Popular" star Leslie Bibb's lead character. Katharine Ross joined the cast last week as the first lady to Peter Fonda's recurring role as president.

In more news about this new drama, Zap2it.com writes this:

Rod Lurie's drama pilot from DreamWorks TV and Touchstone Television has cast Tom Berenger and Kyle Chandler. The project will be Berenger's first foray into primetime series television.

Berenger will play a powerful, arch-conservative Senate majority leader in the Washington-based pilot, while Chandler will play the legislative director for Rep. Benny Fletcher (David Paymer), who develops a romantic interest in Fletcher's assistant, the show's leading character, Paige Armstrong (Leslie Bibb). Other cast members include Katharine Ross and Peter Fonda.

(Thanks to LQ for the update!)

NOTE: ABC has opted to NOT air any of the episodes that were shot for this series which was, by the way, named "Capital City.". :( You can find out a little more about the show by visiting the only known Capital City website here: http://capitalcity.0catch.com/


February 27, 2003
According to Zap2it.com:

In other casting news, at NBC Kyle Chandler has been added to the cast of "The Lyon's Den" playing an attorney who resents the presence of a new lawyer, played by Rob Lowe.



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