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Chris Kirkpatrick

Background information
Birth name Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick
Born October 17, 1971 (1971-10-17) (age 38)
Origin Clarion, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, Voice Actor
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1995 — present

Christopher Alan "Chris" Kirkpatrick (born October 17, 1971) is an American singer and voice actor who is best known as a founding member of the pop group 'N Sync in which he sang counter tenor.


Early life

After going to Dalton High School in Dalton, Ohio he moved to Orlando, Florida and attended Rollins College while he performed at Universal Studios in a Doo Wop group, The Hollywood Hi-Tones and bussed at a local Outback Steakhouse. Lou Pearlman approached Chris with an idea to start another group, and thus formed the nucleus for *NSYNC.[1]

Other work

After 'N Sync, Kirkpatrick originally pursued a solo career with the band Little Red Monsters, where he debuted two songs, "Jodi's Song" and "Who am I" (the studio version of which is floating around on the internet), at the April Fool's Ball playing with the now defunct band, Ohno. He changed the band line-up and name, regrouping as Nigel's 11. He premiered this new act in late December 2005 with two live shows in California. He and his second band have released new tracks "My World," "Everybody Gets Lost," and "Say You Will" while performing his two prior solo songs over again.

He was taunted by Eminem in the song "Without Me", with the lyrics "Chris Kirkpatrick, you can get your ass kicked, worse than them little Limp Bizkit bastards." This was Eminem's response to allegations Kirkpatrick made when Eminem was arrested for gun possession and assault in June 2000. Kirkpatrick stated "His arrest is karma. It's really sad when people have to put everybody else down to make themselves look good. The guy's digging himself a grave, and soon he's not gonna have any friends."

In 2000, Kirkpatrick was in the music video "A.M. Radio" by Everclear.

Between 2002 and 2005, Kirkpatrick lent his acting and vocal skills to the Nickelodeon cartoon, The Fairly Odd Parents, as the teeth-loving pop star, Chip Skylark.

In October 2006, it was announced that Chris would participate in the new VH1 reality TV series, Mission: Man Band.

Kirkpatrick can be heard on an Orlando-based radio show, "Johnny and Jayde," every Friday morning from 5 am-10 am.

Kirkpatrick made a special appearance on Fuse TV's Redemption Song as one of the judging panel.

Gone Country 2

In April 2008, it was announced Chris would be a part of the second season of CMT's show Gone Country. Chris participated in Gone Country 2 with other cast members: Sebastian Bach, Irene Cara (one episode), Mikalah Gordon, Jermaine Jackson, Lorenzo Lamas and Sean Young. The show was hosted by John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich.

During the show, for which each contestant had to prepare and perform an original song, Chris had one of the strongest songs of the competition with "That'll Get Ya By". He dedicated his performance to his mother who he said "held the family together". Chris surprised many country fans when he stepped on stage and proved he had the writing skills and voice to be a successful country artist.

The prize of having a record produced by John Rich and the promise of play from Kix Brooks on his radio show went to Sebastian Bach. However, John Rich congratulated Chris on his past success and his future successes by telling him he had one of the best songs and he could see it going number one as a country hit. The show's last episode of season two aired on September 26, 2008.


  1. ^ Bass, Lance. Out of Sync. New York, Los Angeles: Simon Spotlight Entertainment. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-4169-4788-2. 

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