Spotting FNL’s Kyle Chandler in an Old Show!

by on August 31, 2010

in Entertainment

Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

The other day I was skimming through the channels and came across the 1996 show called “Early Edition.”

If you don’t recall it, “Early Edition” was about a guy named Gary Hobson, who gets the newspaper from the next day, giving him 24 hours to fix any wrongs he might see in the paper.  I remember watching it way back then and I don’t remember cringing. In it, Gary Hobson was played by a familiar looking guy… a very young version of a familiar looking guy: Kyle Chandler.

Kyle Chandler plays Gary Hobson in “Early Edition” and of late, plays Coach Taylor in “Friday Night Lights.” But how did he get here today? Prior to “Early Edition,” he had regular roles in the 1990 series “Tour of Duty,” and then was on the 1991 show “Homefront” for 42 episodes. Since “Early Edition,” he’s had recurring roles on “The Lyon’s Den” & “Grey’s Anatomy.”

On the movie side of things, Kyle Chandler has been in “Mulholland Falls,” 2005’s “King Kong” and the recent remake, “The Day The Earth Stood Still.”

He’s not been a prolific actor but it looks like he’s been busy enough to stay gainfully employed and I’m happy about that. I was also happy to see him get the Emmy nomination for lead drama actor category, but Bryan Cranston took that category with his role in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”

I look forward to seeing more of Kyle Chandler down the road. He’s set a great pace as a mid-west citizen and hard driving football coach. I can’t wait to see what else he brings down the road to the big or small screen!

Kyle Chandler on IMDb

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