Kris Kristofferson Biography

Birthday: 1936-06-22
Place of Birth: Brownsville, Texas USA
Height: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Wiki Biography: Kris Kristofferson's father was an Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in California. From there, he earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford. He ultimately joined the army and achieved the rank of captain. He became a helicopter pilot, which served him well later. In 1965 he resigned his commission to pursue songwriting. He had just been assigned to become a teacher at West Point. He got a job sweeping floors in Nashville studios. There he met Johnny Cash, who initially took some of his songs but ignored them. He was also working as a commercial 'copter pilot at the time. He got Cash's attention when he landed his helicopter in Cash's yard and gave him some more tapes. Cash then recorded Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down", which was voted 1970's Song Of The Year by the Country Music Association. Kris was noted for his heavy boozing. He lost his helicopter pilot job when he passed out at the controls, and his drinking ruined his marriage to singer Rita Coolidge, when he was reaching a bottle and half of Jack Daniels daily. He gave up alcohol in 1976. His acting career nose-dived after making Heaven's Gate (1980) in 1980. In recent years he has made a comeback with his musical and acting careers. He does say that he prefers his music, but says his children are his true legacy.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Planet of the Apes 1974 - 1974 Action
Semi Tough Marvin 'Shake' Tiller 1977 Comedy
Semi-Tough Marvin 'Shake' Tiller 1977 Comedy
Trouble in Mind Hawk 1985 Comedy
Lone Star Charlie Wade 1996 Drama
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story Pop Crane 2005 Drama
Blade Whistler 2006 - 2006 Action
Edens World Narrator 2012 Reality Tv
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Fire Down Below 1957 0, 0
Planet of the Apes 1968 Sport, 0, 0, 0
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974
Semi-Tough Marvin 'Shake' Tiller 1977
Convoy Rubber Duck 1978 0, 0
Vigilante Force Aaron Arnold 1978 Action, Adventure, Crime
Cisco Pike 1979 Drama
Heaven's Gate Marshal James Averill 1980
Rollover 1981 0, Game Show
Songwriter Blackie Buck 1984 Drama, Music
Trouble in Mind Hawk 1985
Amerika 1987
Big Top Pee-wee Mace Montana 1988 Adventure, Family, Comedy
Millennium Bill Smith 1989 Drama, Mystery
Welcome Home Jake 1989 Drama
Night of the Cyclone Stanley 'Stan' 1991 Thriller, Action, Drama
No Place to Hide Joe Garvey 1993 Thriller
Paper Hearts Tom 1993 Drama, Romance
Knights Gabriel 1993 Action, Adventure
Lone Star 1996 0, Game Show, Biography
Blade Whistler 1998 Action, Fantasy, Horror
The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock 1998 Animation, Adventure, Family
Payback Bronson 1999
NetForce 1999 Action, Drama, Sci Fi
Molokai Rudolph Meyer 1999 Biography, Drama
Limbo 'Smilin' Jack Johannson 1999 Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The Joyriders Eddie 1999 Crime, Drama
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Lou Smit 2000
Immaculate Funk Himself 2000 Music
Wooly Boys 2001
Chelsea Walls Bud 2002 0
Eye See You Doc 2002 Crime, Horror, Mystery
Blade II Whistler 2002 Action, Fantasy, Horror
Where the Red Fern Grows Older Billy Coleman 2003 Drama
Pre-Madonna Himself 2004 Music
Blade: Trinity Whistler 2004 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico Himself 2005 Comedy
The Jacket Dr. Thomas Becker 2005 Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
Pharaoh's Army Preacher 2005
The Wendell Baker Story L.R. Nasher 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Pop Crane 2005 Drama, Family, Sport
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt 2005 Documentary, Music
Disappearances Quebec Bill Bonhomme 2007 0, 0
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession 2007 Documentary, History
Jump Out Boys Raymond 2008 Action, Crime
Powder Blue Randall 2009
For Sale by Owner Ferlin Smith 2009 Drama, Horror, Thriller
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Shepherd Graves 2010 Fantasy, 0, 0
Yohan - Barnevandrer Old Yohan 2010 Family
Dolphin Tale Reed Haskett 2011 0
Underground Entertainment: The Movie Kris 2011 Comedy
Joyful Noise 2012 Comedy, Music
Deadfall Chet Mills 2012 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Motel Life Earl Hurley 2012 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Midnight Stallion Jack Shepard 2013 0, 0
Angels Sing The Colonel 2013 0, 0
Dolphin Tale 2 Reed Haskett 2014 0
7 Minutes Mr. B 2014 0, Comedy, Game Show
Traded Billy 2016