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Chris Isaak is a singer-songwriter 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 was arguably one of the biggest yet in regards to Isaak's career. He appeared in the film, The Informers, a drama based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. The movie also featureed a star-studded cast which included Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Winona Ryder. His music-themed interview show, The Chris Isaak Hour, also debuted on the BIO Channel in February, and his album, Mr. Lucky, was released the same week as his series. Two years later, Isaak released the album Beyond the Sun.
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