Kley was born Chaney Kley Minnis in Manassas, Virginia. Kley attended the Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colorado, and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He gained a BFA in acting. Kley majored in drama in college and began acting in the late 1990s.
Chaney first appeared on the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, appearing in the episode "Real Me". In 2001, he made his film debut portraying Brandon in Legally Blonde. In 2003, Kley portrayed Kyle Walsh in the horror-thriller movie Darkness Falls. He then later appeared on NCIS, Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as Las Vegas. Kley's last movie was One Way to Valhalla.
Chaney Kley won the Joseph Jefferson Award for being Best Actor In a Lead Role in 1998.
Chaney Kley died on July 24, 2007. According to his father, the likely cause was sleep apnea.
His mother died when he was four years old.
Attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver
On July 24, 2007 he passed away in his sleep from an apparent breathing problem (which his father believed to be sleep apnea). He was 34.
Majored in drama in college and began acting in the late 90s.
He was awarded the 1998 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Angels of Lemnos" at the Chicago Dramatists Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- "Real Me"