Chris Isaak was born on June 26, 1956 in Stockton, California, USA. He is a famous American rock and roots rock musician, and occasional actor.
Biography and Career:
Chris Isaak was born in Stockton and he is the son of Dorothy, a potato chip factory worker, and Joe Isaak, a forklift driver. His mother is Italian American, originating from Genoa.
He signed a contract with Warner Bros Records in 1984 for his first album Silvertone.The tracks "Gone Ridin'" and "Livin' for Your Lover", from this album, were characteristic in David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet. His second self-titled album Chris Isaak was photographed by fashion photographer Bruce Weber. His contract with Warner Bros was renewed in 1988 when Warner Bros moved him to their Reprise Records label.
his song "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" was featured in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The song is on his 1995 album Forever Blue. The music video for the song was directed by Herb Ritts, it was shot in color, and it starred Isaak and French supermodel Laetitia Casta in a motel room. This was his second teamwork with Ritts.
His longtime producer, Erik Jacobsen, was involved in his group for 15 years. Jacobsen is known for his production work with The Lovin' Spoonful, and solo albums from Spoonful's John Sebastian and Jerry Yester. He stopped working with Jacobsen on his 2002 album, Always Got Tonight.
Birth name: Christopher Joseph Isaak
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
He has two elder brothers.
Occupations: Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, talk show host
Why do we like him?
Isaak is liked for his music that rocks people to the core and with his acting skill he became one of the top favorites.
Why is Chris Isaak famous?
His best-known song is "Wicked Game". Though released on the 1989 album Heart Shaped World, an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart. Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who was obsessed with Lynch films, began playing the vocal version and it quickly became the station's most-requested song. Chesnut spread the word to other radio stations around the country and the single became a national Top 10 hit in February 1991.
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