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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 June 1956Stockton, California, USA
Birth NameChristopher Joseph Isaak
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Isaak was born on June 26, 1956 in Stockton, California, USA as Christopher Joseph Isaak.

Trade Mark (1)

Roy Orbison falsetto-style voice

Trivia (17)

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
Has two older brothers, Nick and Jeff.
He was one of the valedictorians of his graduating class at Stagg High School, Stockton, California, in 1974.
In 1980, he graduated from University of the Pacific, located in Stockton, California.
From a working-class background, earned his bachelor's degree in English literature, then studied in Japan for a year. He worked in film studio there and also boxed as a light heavyweight amateur. Sang at parties and played rockabilly and Elvis Presley tunes on his guitar.
Returned to San Francisco and performed as a solo act then backed by Silvertone band. Signed with Reprise Records.
He lives by the beach in the San Francisco Bay area.
Has "I (Heart) Carole L" written on one of his guitars in memory of Carole Low, his former Stagg High School sweetheart, who passed away from cancer.
He was actually going to be dropped by his record label until David Lynch used "Wicked Game" on the soundtrack of Wild at Heart (1990), making the song a big hit and saving his record deal. He later acted for Lynch in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992).
Ranked #68 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Good friends with Lara Flynn Boyle, Herb Ritts and Bruce Weber.
Turned down the role of Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986).
Turned down the role of Ray Sinclair in Something Wild (1986).
Good friends and collaborator with Stevie Nicks.
Two music videos that made it on VH1's 50 Sexiest Video Moments: "Wicked Game" was #4 and "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" was #28.
Music video "Wicked Game" was ranked #13 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos.
Is a surfer and has surfed with famous big wave surfers in San Francisco.

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