Chris Isaak

Born Jun 26, 1956

Christopher Joseph "Chris" Isaak is an American rock musician and occasional actor.

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    Todd Rundgren: I Saw The Light
    Huffington Post - Apr 23, 2015
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    Calabasas Patch - Oct 24, 2013


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1956 Birth Born on June 26, 1956.


1974 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Isaak attended Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in north Stockton, graduating in 1974.


1981 25 Years Old He subsequently attended a local college, San Joaquin Delta Community College, before transferring to the University of the Pacific, graduating with a bachelor's degree in English and Communications Arts in 1981. … Read More
1985 29 Years Old Isaak signed a contract to Warner Bros. Records, and released his first album in 1985, Silvertone. … Read More


1986 30 Years Old Isaak's self-titled follow-up album was released in 1986, and managed to scrape into the Billboard Top 200. … Read More
1988 32 Years Old Isaak's contract was renewed in 1988 when Warner Bros. moved him to their Reprise Records label. "Suspicion of Love" appears in the 1988 hit movie Married to the Mob starring Matthew Modine, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dean Stockwell. … Read More
1995 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, Isaak split with longtime guitarist James Calvin Wilsey. … Read More


2001 45 Years Old Isaak composed a theme song for U.S. late-night television variety/talk show, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. In 2001, Isaak starred in his own television show, The Chris Isaak Show. … Read More
2002 46 Years Old Isaak ceased working with Jacobsen on his 2002 album, Always Got Tonight. … Read More


2006 50 Years Old In 2006, he was guested by Johnny Hallyday to cover Fats Domino's hit Blueberry Hill. … Read More
2009 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Isaak collaborated with John Shanks for his 2009 album Mr. Lucky. … Read More
2010 54 Years Old In April 2010, Isaak was the special guest during Conan O'Brien's The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour performance at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, California.
2011 55 Years Old On September 29, 2011, Isaak received the Stockton Arts Commission STAR Award in his hometown of Stockton, California.
2014 58 Years Old In 2014, he voiced the character of "Enoch," the apparent ruler of the town of Pottsfield, in the second episode of Over the Garden Wall, "Hard Times at the Huskin' Bee."
2015 59 Years Old 1 More Event
On 3 May 2015, Isaak was confirmed to be replacing Redfoo on the seventh season of The X Factor Australia. … Read More


2016 60 Years Old In 2016, he did the "First Comes the Night Tour." … Read More
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