Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Oct 8, 2018

Sunday Night Lights shine bright on Cowboys-Texans


Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. Kyle Chandler, who plays Coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights, shares why football is just different in Texas.

Sep 19, 2018

Behind the Scenes Video with Kyle Chandler: Mr. Congeniality

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Kyle Chandler Talks About Working with George Clooney on 'Catch-22'

Kyle Chandler is on the cover of Modern Luxury‘s slate of magazines!

Kyle Chandler Talks About Working with George Clooney on 'Catch-22'

Here’s what the Catch-22 actor and Friday Night Lights fan favorite had to share with the mag…

On working with George Clooney on his new Hulu series, Catch-22: “I both like and respect Clooney’s directing style. Sardinia was a beautiful place to work. It was a great experience and the chance of a lifetime.”

On the internal challenges he faces when taking on new roles: “Some roles are downright intimidating. It is sort of aggravating because when a role is really intimidating, and it scares you a little bit, then it’s almost like, God damn it, now I’ve got to do it.”

On his lifelong passion for acting: “After 23 years of marriage and with two beautiful children, I have so many experiences to draw from – both of the mind and of the heart. I find that, as I get older, acting takes on a different meaning for me. It becomes far more personal and means more in different ways. I’m blessed to get to practice in magic.”

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First Man - Official Trailer #3 [HD]

Sep 17, 2018

Happy Birthday, Kyle Chandler!!!

From everyone at KCC, Happy Birthday Kyle!

Thank you so much for gifting us fans with 'First Man,' 'Catch 22,' 'Godzilla: King of Monsters,' and a sequel to 'Game Night.'  (Game Night was fantastic!)  We are counting the days to see these!

Our wish for you is a year full of joy and love.  More fun in your career than ever.  And basically, your best year yet.  Enjoy!!

Apr 18, 2018

James Comey Reveals Who He Wants to Play Him in Movie Version of Memoir

Comey talked about options for actors with the co-hosts of 'The View' on Wednesday.

Though A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership was just published, former FBI Director James Comey is already raising speculation about a film adaption of the tell-all memoir — and who would play him.

"My kids vote would be for Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights," Comey said in an appearance on Wednesday's episode of The View. The show's co-hosts threw out a number of suggestions, including John Cusack and Vince Vaughn. Whoopi Goldberg even offered herself up, joking, "I feel I could do you justice."

The Hollywood Reporter revealed last month that Comey is considering selling the option to A Higher Loyalty, and his DC-based agents made a trip to Los Angeles to field pitches from agents, production companies and screenwriters.

Chandler, who a number of Internet commentators have long suggested should play Comey in a Hollywood version of his story, has experience portraying an FBI agent, too — he played the dogged investigator trailing Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.

Chandler's character, agent Patrick Denham, was even based on the real-life special agent John Brosnan.

Apr 13, 2018

Kyle Chandler replaces George Clooney in Catch-22 lead role

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David Canfield
April 13, 2018 AT 01:24 PM EDT 
Kyle Chandler is going from Coach to Colonel.

The Emmy-winning actor has been cast as the uber-serious Colonel Cathcart, a lead role in Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of Catch-22, EW has confirmed. The limited series is set to be produced and directed by George Clooney and his creative partner Grant Heslov; Clooney was originally slated to play Cathcart as well, but decided to step aside out of fear of spreading himself too thin, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Instead, he’ll play the supporting part of training commander Scheisskopf. He and Chandler will star opposite the previously-cast Christopher Abbott (James White) and Hugh Laurie (House).

Co-adapted by Luke Davies and David Michôd, the six-episode Catch-22 is based on Joseph Heller’s seminal novel of the same name. It tells the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Abbott), a U.S. Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

Chandler, whose beloved Friday Night Lights turn won him the Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series, most recently earned acclaim for his leading role in Netflix’s Bloodline. On the movie side, he stars in La La Land director Damien Chazelle’s next film, First Man, a biopic of Neil Armstrong.
Hulu has not yet announced a premiere date for Catch-22.

‘Catch-22’ Casting Shuffle: Kyle Chandler Takes Over as Cathcart, George Clooney Switches Roles

Breaking News!!

Kyle Chandler is joining the “Catch-22” series at Hulu as Col. Cathcart, the role originally set to be played by George Clooney, Variety has confirmed.

Clooney, who is also co-directing and executive producing the series, will instead take on a smaller role to focus more on his behind the camera duties. He will now play Scheisskopf, the training commander at Yossarian’s cadet school.

The role marks Chandler’s second major part in a streaming series, having previously starred in the Netflix drama “Bloodline.” He also recently appeared in the comedy film “Game Night.” Chandler is perhaps best known for playing football coach Eric Taylor in NBC’s series adaptation of “Friday Night Lights.” His other recent roles include the films “Manchester by the Sea,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “Argo.”

He is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

The six-part limited series is based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel of the same name. Set in Italy during World War II, the story focuses on Capt. John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier who is furious because of the bureaucratic rule known as Catch-22, which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

Clooney’s producing partner, Grant Heslov, will also direct a portion of the series in addition to executive producing. All six episodes were co-written by Luke Davies and David Michôd, who will also executive produce. Richard Brown and Steve Golin will executive produce for Anonymous Content along with Clooney and Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures banner. Ellen Kuras will serve as producer and direct two episodes. The series will be produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

“Catch-22” was previously adapted into a film in 1970 starring Alan Arkin as Yossarian and Martin Balsam as Cathcart. Mike Nichols directed the film with Buck Henry adapting the novel for the screen.