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Chris Isaak Bio, Age, Wife / gay, Children, Illness and Net Worth

Chris Isaak Biography

Chris Isaak is an American-born musician and occasional actor. He is much known for his hit “Wicked Game”, as well as the popular hit songs Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing and Somebody’s Crying.

His 1950s rock & roll style and crooner sound signature is renowned, as well as his soaring falsetto and reverb-laden music. Film director David Lynch has used his music in numerous films and gave him a role in the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

His songs generally focus on the themes of love, loss, and heartbreak. Chris has amassed a total of 12 studio albums and has accumulated numerous award nominations and tours with a career spanning four decades. He is often also compared to Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, and Duane Eddy and has been called the Roy Orbison of the 1990s.

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Chris Isaak Age

He was born on June 26, 1956. He is hence, 64 years old as of  2021.

Chris Isaak Height and Weight

He stands at an average height and weight. His height is about 1.56m. His weight will be soon updated.

Chris Isaak Wife / Gay

Carole Lowe who died of cancer was Chris’s high school sweetheart. The fact that he is not married makes one wonder if he is gay but No! He is not. After Lowe’s death, Chris dated several women in the music industry but it is as if he has been looking for something he is yet to find. Of late, he has dated so many ladies.

  • model Anka Radakovich,
  • Minnie Driver,
  • Margaret Cho,
  • Bai Ling
  • Caroline Rhea
  • Helena Christensen

Chris Isaak Children

Isaak has never been married though he has dated multiple ladies. No! he is not gay. Chris does not have any child out of wedlock! he is just single mostly out of choice.

Chris Isaak Net Worth

Isaak has an estimated net worth of $5.1 million.

Chris Isaak Illness

A bout with pneumonia has forced Chris Isaak off the road. He has canceled the entirety of a month-long U.S. tour of 17 shows that comprised the rest of his concert schedule for the year that was supposed to begin in a week and a half.

Chris Isaak Early Life

Family
Isaak was born in Stockton, California, the son of Dorothy, a potato chip factory worker, and Joe Isaak born in 1929 and died in 2012, a forklift driver. His father a German from North Dakota. Isaak’s mother is Italian American, from Genoa.

Education
Isaak graduated in 1974 after attending Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in north Stockton where he was class president all three years, culminating with his election as student body president in his senior year and in 1974 graduating class valedictorian and head of the all-male cheer squad. He joined San Joaquin Delta Community College, before transferring to the University of the Pacific and in 1981, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English and communications arts. He studied in Japan in an exchange program. After graduating from college, he made his first band, Silvertone.

Chris Isaak Awards and Nominations

Year

Awards

Work

Category

Result

1984

MTV Video Music Awards

“Dancin'”

Most Experimental Video

Nominated

Best Direction

Nominated

1991

“Wicked Game”

Video of the Year

Nominated

Best Direction

Nominated

Viewer’s Choice

Nominated

Best Editing

Nominated

Best Male Video

Won

Best Cinematography

Won

Best Video from a Film

Won

Pollstar Concert Industry Awards

Tour

Small Hall Tour of the Year

Nominated

1992

Brit Awards

Himself

Best International Breakthrough

Nominated

1995

Music Television Awards

Best Male

Nominated

Razzie Awards

Little Buddha

Worst New Star

Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards

“Somebody’s Crying”

Best Male Video

Nominated

1996

Grammy Awards

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Nominated

Forever Blue

Best Rock Album

Nominated

California Music Awards

Outstanding Album

Won

Himself

Outstanding Male Vocalist

Won

Bay Area Musician of the Year

Won

Himself & Silvertone

Outstanding Group

Won

1999

Himself

Outstanding Male Vocalist

Nominated

MVPA Awards

“Please”

Best Adult Contemporary Video

Nominated

2000

Online Film & Television Association Awards

“Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing”

Best Adapted Song

Nominated

2001

Television Critics Association Awards

The Chris Isaak Show

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Nominated

2003

MVPA Awards

“Wicked Game”

MVPA Hall of Fame

Won

2004

ASCAP Film & TV Awards

Most Performed Theme

Won

Chris Isaak Songs

  • Silvertone(1985)
  • Chris Isaak(1986)
  • Heart-Shaped World(1989)
  • San Francisco Days(1993)
  • Forever Blue(1995)
  • Baja Sessions(1996)
  • Speak of the Devil(1998)
  • Always Got Tonight(2002)
  • Christmas(2004)
  • Lucky(2009)
  • Beyond the Sun(2011)
  • First Comes the Night(2015)

Chris Isaak Movies

  • The Silence of the Lambs- SWAT Commander (1991)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me- Special Agent Chester Desmond (1992)
  • Little Buddha- Dean Conrad (1994)
  • That Thing You Do!- Uncle Bob (1996)
  • A Dirty Shame- Vaughn Stickles (2004)
  • The Informers- Les (2008)

Chris Isaak TV Shows

  • Wiseguy– Berated lounge singer (1987)
  • Friends– Rob Donnen (Season 2, Episode 12, 1996 – “The One After the Superbowl”)
  • From the Earth to the Moon– Astronaut Edward White II (1998)
  • Melrose Place– Himself/Musical Guest (Season 7, Episode 28, 1998 – Ryan’s Choice)
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn– Himself (Season 3, Episode 40, June 29, 2001)
  • The Greatest– Himself (50 Sexiest Video Moments, 2003)
  • Ed– Jamie Decker (Season 3, Episode 20, 2003 – “Second Chances”)
  • The Greatest– Himself/Host (100 Greatest Videos, 2003)
  • The Chris Isaak Show– Himself (2001–2004)
  • American Dreams– Roy Orbison (Season 2, Episode 14, 2004 – “Old Enough to Fight”)
  • The Footy Show– Himself (Grand Final, 2004)
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson– Michael Caine in Space (Season 2, Episode 177, 2006)
  • Great Performances Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Life– Himself (2007)
  • The Bill Engvall Show– Himself (Season 1, Episode 6, 2007)
  • Australian Idol– Himself (Season 6, November 9–10, 2008)
  • The Chris Isaak Hour– Himself/Host (2009)
  • George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight– Himself (Season 2, Episode 23, 2011)
  • Conan– Himself (Episode 192, January 4, 2012)
  • Loose Women– Himself (September 28, 2012)
  • The Tonight Show– Himself (January 13, 2014)
  • Hot in Cleveland– Chase Jackson (one episode, 2014)
  • Over the Garden Wall– Enoch (one episode, 2014)
  • Adventure Time– 7718 (one episode, 2015)
  • The X Factor Australia– Himself – Judge/Mentor (2015)
  • Sheriff Callie’s Wild West– Johnny Strum (voice) (Season 2, 2016)

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