Kristopher Krisfofferson was born on July 22, 1936 in Brownsville, Texas State, a composer of music country singer American actor. It is known for songs like Me and Bobby McGee, Sunday Mornin plotline Down, and Help Me Make It Through the Night. Kristofferson has collaborated with other figures in the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein or Fred Foster.
Kristopher Krisfofferson was born 1936 in Brownsville (Texas), son of a general of the air force of the United States, converted into civilian pilot, moved with his family by various places of the United States June 22 of permanently installed in California, where he formed Kris.
Kris studied at Pomona College, Pomona, California, where he excelled in sports activities, as well as his hobby to writing. He subsequently studied at the University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, where he began writing songs and singing her own compositions with the stage name of Kris Carson.
Later, following the family tradition, he enlisted as a pilot in the air force of the United States, being aimed at Germany, u.s. bases while he combined his profession with the continuation of his musical activity with an own group which acted in various clubs.
In 1965 refused the offer of a job in the computer teacher in the Academy United States at West Point military moved to Nashville, in the State of Tennessee, which was the city considered the capital of the country. There had various small jobs, before knowing Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin, who marcarían the beginnings of his musical career.
In 1970 he recorded his first album, Me and Bobby McGee, which quickly became a success and gave him to be known as singer.
At the same time, in 1971 film director Dennis Hopper hired Kris to the cast of actors of his film The Last Movie. This is the start of his career as an actor, with such notable titles as Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) or Heaven’s Gate (1980).
From that moment, continued with a double career in the worlds of film song country, which has been successful in both areas.