Kyle Chandler: Coach Eric Taylor

Date Of Birth: September 17th, 1965  Hometown: Buffalo, New York 

Kyle Chandler stars as Dillon High School’s newly appointed head football coach, Eric Taylor, in the NBC television series “Friday Night Lights.”

Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York, and raised in Loganville, a small farming community in Georgia. Shortly after being spotted by a talent scout, he made his move to Los Angeles where he immediately landed leading roles in television.

Most recently, he was seen in the hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and as Grant in NBC’s “The Lyons Den” starring opposite Rob Lowe. Chandler earned critical reviews for his portrayal of Jeff Metcalf in the acclaimed series “Homefront,” and gained national recognition for his work as the lead role on “Early Edition.” Other television appearances include a lead role on “What About Joan,” “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself” and “China Beach.”

In film, his credits include the box office hit “King Kong,” “Mullholland Falls,” “Angel’s Dance,” “Pure Country,” and “The Color of Evening.”

On Broadway, Chandler appeared as Hal Carter in “Picnic,” opposite Ashley Judd.

A drama graduate from the University of Georgia, Chandler currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.