(David Walker) is one of the brightest and intriguing young actors to emerge in recent years. With a subtle approach, vivid imagination, and incredible emotional range, Chandler has blossomed into one of Hollywood’s most diverse talents.
He will next be seen playing a lead role in “The Host” alongside Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, and William Hurt, written and directed by Andrew Niccol (“In Time,” “Gattaca,” “The Truman Show”) based on the novel by Stephanie Meyers (Twilight Saga). Chandler plays Jamie Stryder, the brother of Melanie (Ronan), a captured human whose body becomes the host for a parasitic alien “soul” named Wanderer. Surviving the Soul’s implantation into her body, Melanie develops a relationship with Wanderer and together they try to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on Earth including Melanie’s brother Jamie. Chandler will soon be seen starring in “Goat Island” based on Brock Cole’s young adult novel. Written and directed by DJ Caruso (“Eagle Eye,” “Disturbia,” “I Am Number Four”), the film centers around two kids at summer camp who are less than popular with their peers. A cruel prank leaves Howie (Canterbury) and Grace stranded on Goat Island with nothing but their surroundings to cover them up. The two decide to eschew the sheer humiliation of going back to camp and instead disappear and embark on an adventure together that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. Val Kilmer and Radha Mitchell also star.
Canterbury previously wrapped a lead role in the indie “Plastic Jesus” written by Bryan Bertino (“The Strangers”), directed by Erica Dunton (2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning “To.Get.Her”), and produced by Heather Rae (2008 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winning “Frozen River”). Mackenzie Foy, Hilarie Burton, and Paul Schneider also star. He could recently be seen starring in the dramedy “A Bag of Hammers” alongside Jason Ritter, Rebecca Hall, Jake Sandvig, and Carrie Preston, which premiered at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. Chandler also has lead roles in the forthcoming films “When Angels Sing” opposite Harry Connick, Jr., Connie Britton, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson, along with “Little Red Wagon” directed by David Anspaugh (“Rudy”).
His other credits include a starring role in Summit’s sci-fi thriller “Know1ng” alongside Nicolas Cage and directed by Alex Proyas (“I, ROBOT”), playing young Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” a lead role in the psychological thriller “After.Life” opposite Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci, Universal’s futuristic thriller “Repo Men” alongside Jude Law, and a special guest lead on the acclaimed FOX series “Fringe.” In 2008, Chandler won a Young Artist Award for his chilling guest star performance on the CBS hit series “Criminal Minds.” A native of Houston, Texas, he also enjoys playing guitar and football.