Kyle Chandler made his television film debut with the TV film ‘Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story’ (1988), where he was seen playing the role of ‘Skinner.’ The following year, he appeared in multiple television films and shows including ‘Unconquered,’ ‘China Beach,’ and ‘Freddy's Nightmares.’ In the year 1990, Kyle made his film debut with ‘The Color of Evening.’
Kyle Chandler got his first leading role as ‘Jeff Metcalf ‘ in 1991 the television drama series ‘Homefront.’ He remained a part of the show till it went off-air in 1993. The year 1992 saw the release of the dramatic musical Western film ‘Pure Country’ directed by Christopher Cain where Kyle played the role of ‘Buddy Jackson.’ The film opened to negative reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office. In 1996, he starred as ‘Gary Hobson’ in the fantasy comedy-drama series ‘Early Edition.’ His performance in the series earned him the ‘Saturn Award’ for ‘Best Actor on Television.’
Kyle Chandler went on to star in television films and series such as ‘What About Joan?’ (2000–2001), ‘The Lyon's Den’ (2003), ‘And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself’ (2003), and ‘Grey's Anatomy’ (2006–2007). In 2006, Chandler starred in the drama television series ‘Friday Night Lights.’ He earned critical acclaim for his performance as ‘Eric Taylor’ in the show and even bagged a ‘Primetime Emmy Award.’
In the year 2012, Kyle Chandler starred as ‘Hamilton Jordan’ in the historical drama thriller film ‘Argo.’ He won several awards for his performance in the film including ‘Hollywood Film Award’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award.’ That same year, he also appeared in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed spy thriller film ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’ The movie became a massive critical and commercial success. He next appeared in Netflix’s original thriller-drama web television series ‘Bloodline’ in 2017. Chandler played the role of ‘John Rayburn’ for which he earned two ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nominations.
In 2021, Kyle Chandler joined the cast of the crime thriller series ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ where he plays the role of ‘Mitch McLusky.’ He will be next seen in the upcoming fantasy comedy-adventure film ‘Slumberland’ directed by Francis Lawrence.