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Chris Isaak is a singer-singwriter and actor with several gold records and notable appearances in films by David Lynch, Jonathan Demme and John Waters.
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Starting in 2001, Chris Isaak became the lead in a sitcom for the Showtime network that was loosely based on the performer's life. Essentially playing himself in The Chris Isaak Show, the blue-eyed singer and actor charmed audiences with a humorous, offbeat take on a rock star's life. During the series' three-year run that featured musical guest appearances by everyone from Michael Buble to the band Green Day, Isaak also managed to release another strong studio album, Always Got Tonight (2002), which featured the hit single "Let Me Down Easy."
Continuing to pursue his acting career, Isaak appeared in the John Waters film A Dirty Shame (2004) with Tracy Ullman and Johnny Knoxville. Music, however, remains Isaak's first love. In 2004, he also found time between acting gigs to record a warmly received collection of seasonal music called, simply, Chris Isaak Christmas. After releasing a well-received greatest hits collection, Best of Chris Isaak (2006), the performer maintains a vigorous touring schedule, thanks to the dedicated fans around the world who continue to attend his shows.
The year 2009 promises to be the biggest one yet for Isaak's career. He appears in the film, The Informers, a drama based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which is slated for release this year. The movie also features a star-studded cast which includes Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Winona Ryder. His new music-themed interview show, The Chris Isaak Hour, debuts on the BIO Channel in February, and his brand-new album, Mr. Lucky, is set to debut the same week as his series.
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