Chris Isaak Bio, Age, Height, 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.

Chris Isaak Age

Isaak was born on June 26, 1956. He is hence, 65 years old as of  2022.

Chris Isaak Height

Isaak stands at an average height and weight. His height is about 1.56m and his weight is 72kg.

Chris Isaak 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 was a German from North Dakota. Isaak’s mother is Italian American, from Genoa.

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Chris Isaak’s 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, these are;

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

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

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 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, graduated 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.

His 1950s rock & roll style and crooner sound signature are 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.

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)


  • 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)

 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)

Chris Isaak’s Net Worth

Isaak has an estimated net worth of $5.1 million as of 2022.