Kyle Chandler

Kyle Chandler

Chandler in 2008, photo by

Birth Name: Kyle Martin Chandler

Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 17, 1965

Ethnicity: German, English, some Irish

Kyle Chandler is an American actor. He is known for his roles on the series Homefront, Early Edition, Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, and Bloodline, and in the films King Kong (2005), Super 8, Argo, The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea, First Man, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

He is the son of Sally, a dog breeder, mostly of Great Danes, and Edward Chandler, a pharmaceutical sales representative. His father had English, and some Irish, ancestry. His mother was of German, and a small amount of English, descent. Kyle was raised mostly in Lake Forest, Illinois, and then Loganville, Georgia.

He is married to Kathryn, with whom he has two daughters, actress Sydney Chandler, and Sawyer. Kyle and Sawyer are involved in trying to end the practice of shark finning.

Kyle’s paternal grandfather was Harold J. Chandler (the son of Edmond/Edmund Chandler and Elicia/Alicia Grace). Harold was born in Canada. Elicia was born in India, to an Irish-born father, John Evans Grace, and to an Indian-born mother, Mariah Jane Steele. It appears that Elicia was not of Indian descent.

Kyle’s paternal grandmother was Grace E. Hackford (the daughter of Stephen Hackford and Charlotte “Lottie” Drew). Grace was born in New York. Stephen was English. Charlotte was born in Pennsylvania, to an English father, Isaac Drew, and a mother, Alice, who was born in Pennsylvania, to English parents.

Kyle’s maternal grandfather was Edward Joseph Meyer, Jr. (the son of Edward Joseph “E. J.” Meyer and Etta/Edda Glasser). Kyle’s grandfather Edward was born in New York. Kyle’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Augustus Franciscus Meyer and Hattie A. Meyer, who were the children of German immigrants. Etta was the daughter of John P. Glasser, whose parents were German, and of Esther Charlotte Baetzhold, whose father was German and whose mother was English.

Kyle’s maternal grandmother was Elsie R. Braun (the daughter of Peter J. Braun and Eleanor M. “Nellie” Rosenbach). Elsie was born in New York. Peter’s parents were German. Eleanor was the daughter of Wallace Francis/Frank Rosenbach/Rossenbach, whose parents were ethnic Germans, from Wasselonne, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; and of Barbara Lottie Fagan.

Sources: Genealogy of Kyle Chandler –

Kyle’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal grandfather, Harold J. Chandler, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal grandmother, Grace E. Hackford, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal great-grandmother, Charlotte “Lottie” Drew, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

7 Responses

  1. Jacklyn 224 says:

    Ikr,he was born in the wrong decade,this guy would have killed old Hollywood ,with his versatile face that can cross all genres,its a shame he isn’t bigger.

  2. celebfan says:

    Was his maternal great great grandmother Barbara Lottie Fagan of Irish origin?

  3. phaedra says:

    He’s got that classical American man look. Strange how he never became a superstar. :/

  4. Greyface says:

    All American hero #1 quarterback superman

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