Chandler was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is the middle child of three with an older brother and a younger sister. Chandler has always resided full time in Houston and attends public school despite steadily working in the film industry.
Chandler began his film career playing a young version of Seann William Scott in Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009). From there, he jumped right in to playing a young version of Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Chandler has worked with many great actors including Cate Blanchett in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Forest Whitaker and Jude Law in Repo Men (2010), and Jessica Biel and Ray Liotta in Powder Blue (2009).
Chandler moved from supporting actor to a leading actor opposite of Nicolas Cage and Rose Byrne in Knowing (2009). Other leading roles include After.Life (2009) opposite Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci, A Bag of Hammers (2011) opposite Jason Ritter and Rebecca Hall, and The Host (2013) opposite Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt and Diane Kruger. He will soon be seen in Angels Sing (2013) opposite Harry Connick, Jr. and Connie Britton, and Black Eyed Dog (2014) opposite Hilarie Burton and Mackenzie Foy.
Chandler has had the opportunity to “carry” or “co-carry” a few films as well. In the family drama Standing Up (2013) Chandler plays Howie, a boys who escapes the humiliation of being the victim of bullying with his new found friend Grace and teaches that you can stand up and become stronger. Chandler had to change his hair color for Little Red Wagon (2012) playing the real Zach Bonner, extraordinary child philanthropist.
Chandler has also done a couple of television guest starring roles including his Young Artist Award winning role on Criminal Minds (2005) and playing Young Peter on Fringe (2008).
When Chandler is not acting, the high school freshman loves to hang out with his friends, play video games, run and play guitar.