Kris Kristofferson

Age: 81
Born: June 22, 1936
Brownsville, Texas


Hickok 2017
Wheeler 2016
Lawless Range 2016
Traded 2016
Brats: Our Journey Home 2016
7 Minutes 2015
Texas Rising 2015
Dolphin Tale 2 2014
Midnight Stallion 2013
Angels Sing 2013
The Motel Life 2013
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction 2013
Joyful Noise 2012
Deadfall 2012 Chet
The Greening of Whitney Brown 2011
Bloodworth 2011
Dolphin Tale 2011
The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series 2010
The Last Rights of Ransom Pride 2010
For Sale By Owner 2009
Powder Blue 2009
He's Just Not That Into You 2009
Lords of the Street 2008
I'm Not There 2007 Narrator (voice)
The Lives of the Saints 2007
The Wendell Baker Story 2007
Disappearances 2007 Quebec Bill
Johnny Cash In Ireland 1993 2006
Fast Food Nation 2006
Wooly Boys 2005
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005
The Jacket 2005
Where the Red Fern Grows 2004
Silver City 2004
Blade: Trinity 2004 Abraham Whistler
The Joyriders 2003
Blade II 2002
Eye See You 2002
Chelsea Walls 2002
Planet Of The Apes 2001
Molokai 2000
Limbo 1999
Netforce 1999
Payback 1999
Outlaw Justice 1999
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998
Two For Texas 1998
Blade 1998
Dance with Me 1998
Girls' Night 1998
Fire Down Below 1997
Blue Rodeo 1996
The Road Home 1996
Lone Star 1996
Tad 1995
Inflammable 1995
Pharaoh's Army 1995
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story 1995
Sodbusters 1994
Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath The Earth 1993
Cheatin' Hearts 1993
No Place To Hide 1993
Knights 1993
Original Intent 1992
Christmas In Connecticut 1992
Miracle In The Wilderness 1991
Another Pair Of Aces: Three Of A Kind 1991
Sandino 1990
Perfume Of The Cyclone 1990
Pair Of Aces 1990
Millennium 1989
Welcome Home 1989
Big Top Pee-wee 1988
Dead Or Alive 1988
The Tracker 1988
The Last Days Of Frank And Jesse James 1986
Blood & Orchids 1986
Stagecoach 1986
Trouble In Mind 1985
The Lost Honor Of Kathryn Beck 1984
Flashpoint 1984
Songwriter 1984
Rollover 1981
Heaven's Gate 1980
Freedom Road 1979
Convoy 1978
Semi-Tough 1977
A Star Is Born 1976
Vigilante Force 1976
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea 1976
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1975
Free To Be You And Me 1974
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia 1974
Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid 1973
Blume In Love 1973
Cisco Pike 1971

Profile created on November 15, 2001.

Did you know?

  • Kris is married to Lisa Meyers and they have five children.
  • Kris has two children with his first wife, Fran Beir.
  • Kris and his second wife, Rita Coolidge, have one daughter. The couple divorced in 1980 due to Kris's heavy drinking problem.
  • Kris studied at Ponoma College in California before earning a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University.
  • His father was an Air Force general and forced a military life on Kris. After his study at Oxford, he joined the Air Force. He was a Captain when he decided to pursue another career.
  • Kris loved music and wanted to make a living writing songs so he moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
  • While trying to get his songs into the right hands, Kris was a janitor at a music studio and worked as a commercial helicopter pilot.
  • After being ignored by country legend Johnny Cash at first, Kris landed a helicopter in Cash's front yard and gave him more of his demos. Cash recorded 'Sunday Morning Coming Down' and the song won Song of the Year with the Country Music Association.
  • Kris was an alcoholic. His bottle-and-a-half of Jack Daniel's a day not only caused his divorce, but was also the reason he lost his job as a copter pilot. He fell asleep at the controls.
  • Kris has made his name as an outstanding songwriter.
  • Kris had elective heart bypass surgery in 1999.
  • He dated Janis Joplin and wrote one of her most popular songs, 'Me & Bobby McGee.'

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