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Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in California. From there, he earned a Rhodes ... See full bio »
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 2014 Australian Story (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vanishing Act (2014) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Secret Fate of All Life (2014) ... (performer: "Casey's Last Ride" - uncredited)
 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Okie from Muskogee")
 2014 Young Ones (performer: "To Beat the Devil" - as Kristoffer Kristofferson) / (writer: "To Beat the Devil")
 2014 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "One Day at a Time")
  Ànima (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #7.2 (2013) ... (performer: "Help Me Make It Throught the Night") / (writer: "Help Me Make It Throught the Night")
 2013 Unité 9 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (2013) ... (writer: "Aide-moi à passer la nuit" ("Help Me Make It Through the Night") - as Kristoffer Kristofferson)
 2012 Promised Land (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.135 (2012) ... (performer: "Toast to Freedom")
 2012 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bobby Bare (2012) ... (writer: "Come Sundown")
 2012 Joyful Noise (performer: "From Here To The Moon and Back")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #19.38 (2011) ... (performer: "Me and Bobby McGee" - uncredited) / (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee" - uncredited)
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2011/III Here I Am (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 2011 Opry Memories (TV Movie) (writer: "For The Good Times", "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 2011 Johnny Reid: Heart & Soul - A Place Called Love Live in Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 2011 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (2011) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2010 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top Two Performance (2010) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
- Top 11 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2010 Sunday Morning Coming Down (Short) (writer: "Sunday Morning Coming Down")
 2009 House of Boys (lyrics: "Help Me Make it Through the Night") / (music: "Help Me Make it Through the Night")
 2009 Code 37 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wereld van glas I (2009) ... (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 2009 Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs (Video documentary) (writer: "For The Good Times")
  Crook & Chase (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 9 July 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Me and Bobby McGee") / (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2009 Watchmen (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2009 Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rosanne Cash/Norah Jones/Kris Kristofferson/John Mellencamp (2009) ... (as K. Kristofferson, "April 5th", "Sunday Morning Coming Down", "Here Comes That Rainbow Again", "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2009 I Love You Phillip Morris (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 2008 Loquillo leyenda urbana (Documentary) (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2008 Between Heaven and Hell (performer: "Why Me") / (writer: "Why Me")
 2008 Man Maid (writer: "Jesus was a Capricorn", "The Law is for the Protection of the People")
 2007 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2007) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes (Video) (writer: "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line / Loving Her Was Easier (Anything I'll Ever Do Again)")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads (Video) (writer: "For the Good Times")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Queens (Video) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 2007 Lucky You (performer: "They Ain't Got 'Em All")
 2006 The Last King of Scotland (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2006 Southland Tales (writer: "Me And Bobby McGee")
 2006 Brats: Our Journey Home (Documentary) (performer: "Jesse Jackson", "Sky King", "The Heart", "What About Me", "Eagle and the Bear", "Love of Money", "This Old Road", "Worth Fighting For") / (writer: "Jesse Jackson", "Sky King", "The Heart", "What About Me", "Eagle and the Bear", "Love of Money", "This Old Road", "Worth Fighting For")
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (writer: "Why Me Lord")
 2005 American Dad! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Stannie Get Your Gun (2005) ... ("Holes in Your Body")
 2005 Karaoke Revolution Party (Video Game) ("Me And Bobby McGee")
 2005 The View (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 October 2005 (2005) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.16 (2005) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto (performer: "For the Good Times" (1970)) / (writer: "For the Good Times" (1970))
 2005 The Wendell Baker Story (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 2005 The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (performer: "The New Mr. Me") / (writer: "The New Mr. Me", "Me and Bobby McGee", "The Pilgrim: Chapter 33")
 2004 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 4 (2004) ... (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 2003 Festival Express (Documentary) (writer: "Me & Bobby McGee" - as K. Kristofferson)
 2003 16 Years of Alcohol (writer: "One Day At A Time")
 2002 Unconditional Love (writer: "For the Good Times")
 2001 Wooly Boys ("Shipwrecked in the Eighties")
 2001 Human Nature (lyrics: "Me and Bobby McGee" (1970)) / (music: "Me and Bobby McGee" (1970))
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal (lyrics: "One Day At A Time") / (music: "One Day At A Time")
 1997 U Turn (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 1997 El tiempo de la felicidad (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 1997 The Ice Storm (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 1997 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (performer: "Me & Bobby McGee") / (writer: "Me & Bobby McGee")
 1996 Dolly Parton: Treasures (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "For the Good Times")
 1996 The War at Home (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 1995 29th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (performer: "King of the Road")
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Sinister Urge (1994) ... (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 1994 L'eau froide (writer: "Me & Bobby McGee")
 1993 Paper Hearts (performer: "Paper Heart") / (writer: "Paper Heart")
 1993 Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Slouching Toward The Millennium", "Song for Sam", "Sunday Morning Coming Down") / (writer: "Slouching Toward The Millennium", "Song for Sam", "Sunday Morning Coming Down")
 1993 Indecent Proposal ("Help Me Make It Throught the Night")
 1991 Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Evergreen" - uncredited)
 1989 Tennessee Waltz (writer: "Just the Other Side of Nowhere")
 1989 The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music (TV Movie) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 1987 Saxofonhallicken (TV Movie) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 1987 Mascara (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 1986 Something Wild (writer: "One Day at a Time")
 1986 Sword of Honour (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night" - uncredited)
 1985 Trouble in Mind (writer: "El Gavilan")
 1985 The Winning Hand (TV Movie) (performer: "Here Comes That Rainbow Again", "To Make a Long Story Short, She's Gone", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Ping Pong", "The Bandits of Beverly Hills", "Put It Off Until Tomorrow", "The Bigger The Fool, The Harder The Fall", "Me and Bobby McGee", "Born To Love Me", "Casey's Last Ride", "Don't Let Your Left Hand Know (What Your Right Hand Does)") / (writer: "Here Comes That Rainbow Again", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "The Bandits of Beverly Hills", "The Bigger The Fool, The Harder The Fall", "Me and Bobby McGee", "Casey's Last Ride")
 1985 The 57th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary) (performer: "How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around", "On the Road Again", "Amazing Grace") / (writer: "How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around")
 1985 Blue Money (TV Movie) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 1985 Raamit ränniin (TV Movie) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 1982 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Cash/Elton John (1982) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning Coming Down" - uncredited)
 1980 One-Trick Pony (writer: "Me And Bobby McGee")
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose (writer: "Loving You is Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)", "You Show Me Yours (and I'll Show You Mine)")
 1979 Made to Order (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night" - uncredited)
 1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "One Day at a Time")
- Episode dated 8 November 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "One Day at a Time")
- Episode dated 25 October 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "One Day at a Time")
- Episode dated 18 October 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "One Day at a Time")
- Episode dated 4 October 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "One Day at a Time")
 1979 Ich möcht' so gern Dave Dudley hör'n (TV Movie) (writer: "Help me make it through the night")
 1979 The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (TV Special) (performer: "Fallen Angels", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart") / (writer: "Fallen Angels")
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1978)
- Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (1978) ... (performer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night", "Song I Like to Sing") / (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night", "Song I Like to Sing")
 1977 A Concert: Behind Prison Walls (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Sunday Morning Coming Down")
 1976 A Star Is Born (performer: "WATCH CLOSELY NOW", "HELLACIOUS ACRES", "CRIPPLED CROW")
 1976 The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (writer: "Sea Dream Theme")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (writer: "Yesterday/For The Good Times/Help Me Make It Through The Night/Bridge Over Troubled Waters" Medley)
- Episode #1.10 ... (writer: "Help Me Make it Through the Night")
- Episode #1.9 ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 September 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "For the Good Times")
- Episode dated 22 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "For the Good Times")
- Episode dated 27 August 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Help Me Make It through the Night")
- Episode dated 28 February 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "For the Good Times")
 1975 In Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "For The Good Times")
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nothing Left to Lose (1975) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (performer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (1949))
 1974 8th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "Me and Bobby McGee") / (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 1974 Columbo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Swan Song (1974) ... (writer: "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down")
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prowler (1973) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee" - uncredited)
 1972-1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 October 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "For the Good Times")
- Episode dated 17 May 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
- Episode dated 10 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "For the Good Times")
 1973 Blume in Love (lyrics: "Chester The Goat", "Settle Down And Get Along") / (music: "Chester The Goat", "Settle Down And Get Along")
 1973 Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (performer: "Help me") / (writer: "Burden of freedom")
 1972 Fat City (performer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night") / (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 1972 Cisco Pike (performer: "Loving Her Was Easier", "I'd Rather Be Sorry", "The Pilgrim: Chapter 33", "Breakdown") / (writer: "Loving Her Was Easier", "I'd Rather Be Sorry", "The Pilgrim: Chapter 33", "Breakdown")
 1971 Johnny Cash i København (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Sunday Morning Coming Down", "Me And Bobby McGee", "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 1971 Pop story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... (writer: "Mie ja Bobby McGee (Me And Bobby McGee)")
 1971 The Last Movie (performer: "Me and Bobby McGee") / (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 1971 Two-Lane Blacktop (performer: "Me and Bobby McGee") / (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (performer - 2 episodes, 1970)
- Episode #2.26 (1971) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning Coming Down")
- Episode #2.9 (1970) ... (performer: "Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)") / (writer: "Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)")
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (writer: "For the Good Times")
- Episode #2.3 (1970) ... (writer: "The Loving Gift" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.1 (1970) ... (writer: "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 1970 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Clark (1970) ... (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
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Release of the music video for Johnny Cash's 2003 cover of "God's Gonna Cut You Down" (both the song and the video released posthumously); featuring appearances by (in order of appearance): David Allan Coe; Iggy Pop; Kanye West; Chris Martin; Kris Kristofferson; Patti Smith; Terrence Howard; Flea; Q-Tip; Adam Levine; Chris Rock... See more »

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8 Interviews | 9 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Highwaymen

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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[on working with Barbra Streisand on A Star Is Born (1976)] Filming with Streisand is an experience which may have cured me of movies. See more »

Trivia:

Cameron Crowe posed as a student at Clairemont High School to get material for the screenplay for Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). The principal of Clairemont was not thrilled with the idea, but when he asked Crowe about musicians that he had met, he mentioned Kris Kristofferson. The principal was a big fan of Kristofferson and agreed to let Crowe on campus. See more »

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Deep resonant voice See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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