Chris Kirkpatrick


Singer

About

Also Known As
Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick
Birth Place
Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA
Born
October 17, 1971

Biography

The eldest member of *NSYNC and the man who got it all started, dark-haired performer Chris Kirkpatrick made up for his relatively advanced age with an abundance of childlike exuberance; clearly no one would ever accuse him of being the band's most mature member. Encouraged to form a vocal group that would fuse dancing and singing talents into a powerhouse of entertainment, Kirkpatrick c...

Family & Companions

Danielle Raabe
Companion
President of FuMan Skeeto; no longer together.

Bibliography

"*NSYNC *NDEPTH"
Maggie Maron, MetroBooks (2001)
"*NSIDE *NSYNC: The Ultimate Official Album"
*NSYNC, Steve Prevesk and Melinda Bell (1999)
"*NSYNC: The Official Book"
*NSYNC, K. M. Squires, Bantam Books (1998)

Biography

The eldest member of *NSYNC and the man who got it all started, dark-haired performer Chris Kirkpatrick made up for his relatively advanced age with an abundance of childlike exuberance; clearly no one would ever accuse him of being the band's most mature member. Encouraged to form a vocal group that would fuse dancing and singing talents into a powerhouse of entertainment, Kirkpatrick called upon known singer and dancer Joey Fatone, a Brooklyn import who had made a name in Orlando while making a living as a performer at Universal Studios theme park. Joining in the fold were talented singers and dancers J.C. Chasez and Justin Timberlake, young veterans of the 1990s Disney Channel series "The Mickey Mouse Club." Though Kirkpatrick was in college and Timberlake wasn't through puberty, the four found a sound that was solidified with the discovery of basso profundo Lance Bass, who rounded out their impressive harmony.

Repped by famed boy band agent Lou Pearlman, the quintet headed to Europe to hone their skills, and were soon big hits overseas. In 1998, *NSYNC's international fame began its domestic leg when the group released its self-titled debut album, a candy coated collection of new classics like "I Want You Back" and "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" as well as sweet retreads of soft rock staples "Sailing" and "Everything I Own." The fivesome's public appearances, highly watchable videos and famed outrageous stage show helped generate a great deal of interest around the band that translated into solid sales of their follow-up, a holiday album. Unfortunately, internal management problems and a lengthy legal dispute over an early contract led the group to push back its much-anticipated third album, killing any built-up momentum.

Now signed to Jive Records and cut loose from a stifling old deal, *NSYNC was set to release the aptly titled "No Strings Attached" and embarked on a media saturating promotional tour to make up for the time and excitement lost. When the album was released in March of 2000, it set a new sales record at 2.4 million units. More than doubling the previous record set by the Backstreet Boys with 1999's "Millennium," "No Strings Attached" was a hit of monumental proportions, and singles like "Bye Bye Bye," "It's Gonna Be Me" and the Richard Marx-penned new wedding favorite "This I Promise You" kept it on the charts right up until the next release, 2001's "Celebrity." The title's ironic feel and the defensive lyrical tone and edgy musical style of the leadoff single "Pop" made it clear that *NSYNC was not content with their status as leader of the boy band brigade. While the group's young and loyal fans, boy-next-door good looks, choreographed moves and carefully planned out clothing choices put them in that category, *NSYNC's remarkable stage shows (including increasingly elusive actual live singing) and ambitious endeavors within and outside of the industry set them apart.

An entrepreneur as well as a singer, Kirkpatrick founded FuMan Skeeto, a creative arts company with special focus on clothing design. Where groupmate Lance Bass used his fame to launch the music careers of up and coming performers, Kirkpatrick was concerned with promoting more behind-the-scenes artists, including would-be music producers, graphic designers and other visual artists. With millions of fans longing for a piece of *NSYNC for their very own, FuMan Skeeto's funky casual line of reasonably priced clothing promised to find a wide consumer base.

The singer and businessman's appearances on such programs as "Mad TV" (Fox) and "Politically Incorrect" (ABC) showed that not only did the performer have a sense of humor about himself and his livelihood, but he was able to have an intelligent and well-informed dialogue about current events, certainly something most don't expect from their rock stars. And though he could laugh when *NSYNC jokes were funny, even sporting an *NSUCK hat on an episode of MTV's "TRL," he didn't hesitate to speak up against Eminem's incessant and unprovoked lyrical bullying. Kirkpatrick has appeared in guest roles in television series alongside his bandmates in shows like "Clueless" (UPN) and "Touched By an Angel" (CBS). He made his big screen debut in the large-format concert film "*NSYNC: Bigger Than Live" (2001) and undertook an acting role in the as yet unreleased romance "Jack of All Trades" (lensed 1999), produced by *NSYNC's former manager Lou Pearlman.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Good Time (2017)
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)
On the Line (2001)
'N Sync: Bigger Than Live (2001)
Himself--'N Sync Band Member

Cast (Special)

The 2002 Miss Teen USA Pageant (2002)
Host
CBS Sports Presents: MTV's TRL the Super Bowl (2001)
Super Bowl XXXV (2001)
("Halftime Show")
The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2001)
Presenter
The 28th Annual American Music Awards (2001)
Presenter
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: 16th Annual Induction Ceremony (2001)
Performer
The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (2001)
Performer
Roadie Chefs II (2001)
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson (2001)
The 2001 Teen Choice Awards (2001)
Performer
Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (2001)
Performer
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (2001)
Performer
Everybody Talk About... Pop Music! (2001)
N Sync Live! The Atlantis Concert (2001)
N Sync: The Road to Celebrity (2001)
The 2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000)
Performer
The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards (2000)
Performer
The 2000 Teen Choice Awards (2000)
Performer
Making the Tour (2000)
72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation (2000)
Performer
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (2000)
Performer
Music Mania 2000 (2000)
Gloria Estefan, Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis Concert (2000)
Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z (2000)
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards (2000)
Presenter
My VH1 Music Awards (2000)
Presenter
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year Rockin' Eve (2000)
Road Trip to Music Mania (2000)
The Beatles Revolution (2000)
Interviewee
The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards (2000)
Performer
The 27th Annual American Music Awards (2000)
Performer
The Power of One: The Pokemon 2000 Movie Special (2000)
The 2000 Radio Music Awards (2000)
Performer
N Sync Live From Madison Square Garden (2000)
N'Sync N'Timate Holiday Special (2000)
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards (2000)
Host
Total Access 24/7 (2000)
100 Greatest Pop Songs (2000)
Walt Disney World 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (2000)
N Sync's Greatest MTV Moments (2000)
Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert (1999)
Celine Dion: All the Way... A Decade of Song (1999)
The 1999 Miss Teen USA Pageant (1999)
The 5th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1999)
Performer
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade (1999)
The Concert of the Century For VH1 Save the Music (1999)
The WB Radio Music Awards (1999)
Performer
Tarzan in Concert With Phil Collins (1999)
The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards (1999)
Presenter
The 1999 Teen Choice Awards (1999)
Performer
The 33rd Annual Country Music Association Awards (1999)
Performer
Christmas in Rockefeller Center (1999)
The 1999 Billboard Music Awards (1999)
Performer
The 1999 MTV Movie Awards (1999)
Performer
Big Holiday Help-a-Thon (1999)
A Home for the Holidays (1999)
L'Oreal's Summer Music Mania '99 (1999)
Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 (1999)
The 26th Annual American Music Awards (1999)
Presenter
Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kid's Choice Awards (1999)
Performer
ABC 2000 (1999)
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade (1998)
The 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant (1998)
Holidays in Concert (1998)
Kathie Lee: Christmas Every Day (1998)
The 1998 Billboard Music Awards (1998)
Performer

Producer (Special)

N Sync Live! The Atlantis Concert (2001)
Executive Producer

Life Events

1998

*NSYNC released the holiday album "Home for Christmas"

1998

Already successful in Europe, *NSYNC released their self-titled American debut album, spawning the hits "I Want You Back", "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" and "Tearing Up My Heart"

1999

Appeared in episodes of "Clueless" (UPN) and "Touched by an Angel" (ABC) with fellow *NSYNC-ers

1999

With *NSYNC, sued to get out of contract with Pearlman; switched to Jive Records, home of Backstreet Boys

2000

*NSYNC releases "No Strings Attached" to record-breaking debut week sales of 2.4 million

2000

Guested on the late-night political round table comedy program "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" (ABC)

2000

Featured in the HBO concert special "*NSYNC Live at Madison Square Garden"

2001

Lent his voice to an episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox) that featured cartoon likenesses of *NSYNC

2001

With *NSYNC, starred in the IMAX concert film "*NSYNC: Bigger Than Live", a chronicle of their "No Strings Attached" tour

Family

Beverly Kirkpatrick
Mother
Maid. Remarried after the death of Kirkpatrick's father.

Companions

Danielle Raabe
Companion
President of FuMan Skeeto; no longer together.
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Bibliography

"*NSYNC *NDEPTH"
Maggie Maron, MetroBooks (2001)
"*NSIDE *NSYNC: The Ultimate Official Album"
*NSYNC, Steve Prevesk and Melinda Bell (1999)
"*NSYNC: The Official Book"
*NSYNC, K. M. Squires, Bantam Books (1998)