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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Blade
Blade Whistler
(1998)
Payback
Payback Bronson
(1999)
Blade II
Blade II Whistler
(2002)
The Jacket
The Jacket Dr. Thomas Becker
(2005)

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  Glastonbury 2017 (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017)
 2017 Wheeler (performer: "New Mister Me") / (writer: "New Mister Me")
 2016 Quarry (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider (Documentary) (performer: "The Pilgrim, Chapter 33") / (writer: "The Pilgrim, Chapter 33")
 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2015 La belle saison (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 Australian Story (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 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")
 2013 Watercolor Postcards (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night" - as Kristoffer Kristofferson)
 2013 Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie (Documentary) (performer: "One for the Money", "Shipwrecked Through the 80's") / (writer: "One for the Money", "Shipwrecked Through the 80's")
  Ànima (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
 2013 Unité 9 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2012 Promised Land (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2012 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 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/III Here I Am (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 2011 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2010/I Road to Nowhere (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 2010 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2010 Sunday Morning Coming Down (Short) (writer: "Sunday Morning Coming Down")
 2010 Bloodworth ("You Don't Tell Me What To Do") / (performer: "You Don't Tell Me What To Do", "Raven Is Her Name (Raven's Song)", "Starlight and Stone") / (writer: "You Don't Tell Me What To Do", "Raven Is Her Name (Raven's Song)", "Starlight and Stone")
 2009 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 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)
 2009 Watchmen (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 2009 Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (TV Series) (1 episode)
 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)
 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)
 2005 Karaoke Revolution Party (Video Game) ("Me And Bobby McGee")
 2005 The View (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 2004 Hrvatski Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2003 Festival Express (Documentary) (writer: "Me & Bobby McGee" - as K. Kristofferson)
 2003 Mantrap: Straw Dogs - The Final Cut (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Song For Sam") / (writer: "Song For Sam")
 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")
 1998 What Rats Won't Do (writer: "Help Me Make It Through The Night")
 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", "Help Me Make it Through the Night")
 1996 Dolly Parton: Treasures (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "For the Good Times")
 1996 The War at Home (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1996 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (performer: "Me & Bobby McGee") / (writer: "Me & 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)
 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")
 1992 The Fear Inside (TV Movie) (writer: "For the Good Times")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1991 Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Evergreen" - uncredited)
  Pero ¿esto qué es? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
 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 Sword of Honour (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1986 Something Wild (writer: "One Day at a Time")
 1986 Série noire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1985 Raamit ränniin (TV Movie) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 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", "They Killed Him", "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 Blue Money (TV Movie) (writer: "Help Me Make It Through the Night")
 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")
 1982 Knees-Up (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1982 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 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 - 6 episodes)
 1979 Saint Jack (writer: "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down")
 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)
 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 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 1976 Taxi Driver (writer: "The Pilgrim, Chapter 33" - uncredited)
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
 1975 In Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (performer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (1949))
 1974 8th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Me and Bobby McGee") / (writer: "Me and Bobby McGee")
 1974 Columbo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1972-1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 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)
 1971 Clay Pigeon (lyrics: "Law Is for Protection of the People") / (music: "Law Is for Protection of the People")
 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)
 1970 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
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Music video for Barbra Streisand: "Left In The Dark" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

The Highwaymen

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

The desire to be fucked-up probably leaves you, but the desire to be high never does. See more »

Trivia:

One of the few male celebrities to have appeared as a model in both Playgirl and Playboy. The Playboy piece was especially daring, with Kristofferson posing with co-star Sarah Miles as a promo for The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976). Kristofferson regretted it, and admitted he had been drunk and couldn't even remember doing it. He posed in Playgirl as a favor to his good friend ... See more »

Trademark:

Beard and long hair See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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