Kris Kristofferson filmography

Kristofferson in 1978

American actor Kris Kristofferson has been in numerous films, television films, television series and video games. He started acting in the 1970s, appearing in the films The Last Movie (1971), Cisco Pike (1972), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), Blume in Love (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), and Vigilante Force (1976) before starring in the 1976 film A Star Is Born as John Norman Howard which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He went on to star in the films Semi-Tough (1977), Heaven's Gate (1980), Flashpoint (1984), Big Top Pee-wee (1988), and Welcome Home (1989).

In the 1990s, Kristofferson played Gabriel in the 1993 film Knights with Lance Henriksen and as Charlie Wade in the 1996 film Lone Star with Matthew McConaughey. He was then cast as Abraham Whistler in the 1998 vampire superhero action film Blade, a role he later reprised in Blade II (2002) and Blade: Trinity (2004). During that time, he was Karubi (Daena's father) in Planet of the Apes (2001), and Older Billy Coleman Where the Red Fern Grows (2003). In 2005, he appeared in The Jacket with Adrien Brody, a year later he was in Fast Food Nation with Patricia Arquette and lent his voice as the narrator to the 2007 film I'm Not There. He joined the ensemble cast in the 2009 romantic comedy He's Just Not That into You alongside Jennifer Aniston. He played Reed Haskett in the 2011 film Dolphin Tale and again in the sequel, Dolphin Tale 2 (2014).

Kristofferson's television work includes the television films Freedom Road (1979), and Blood & Orchids (1986); the miniseries Amerika (1987) and Lives of the Saints (2004); the television series Dead Man's Gun (1997–1999); and most recently, playing the role of U.S. President Andrew Jackson in the historical miniseries Texas Rising (2015).


Kristofferson (left) with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings in March 1972
Kristofferson at the 2010 Cambridge Folk Festival
Year Film Role Notes
1971 The Last Movie Minstrel Wrangler
1972 Cisco Pike[1] Cisco Pike
1973 The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus Vocalist
1973 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Billy the Kid
1973 Blume in Love Elmo Cole
1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Biker
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore David
1976 The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea Jim Cameron
1976 Vigilante Force Aaron Arnold
1976 A Star Is Born John Norman Howard
1977 Semi-Tough Marvin 'Shake' Tiller
1978 Convoy Martin 'Rubber Duck' Penwald
1980 Heaven's Gate James Averill
1981 Rollover Hubbell Smith
1982 The Last Horror Film Kris Kristofferson Uncredited
1984 Flashpoint Bobby Logan
1984 Songwriter[2] Blackie Buck
1985 Trouble in Mind John 'Hawk' Hawkins
1988 Big Top Pee-wee Mace Montana
1989 Millennium Bill Smith
1989 Welcome Home Jake
1990 Sandino Tom Holte
1991 Night of the Cyclone Stanley 'Stan'
1992 Original Intent Jack Saunders
1993 No Place to Hide Joe Garvey
1993 Paper Hearts Tom
1993 Knights Gabriel
1995 Pharaoh's Army Preacher
1996 Lone Star Charlie Wade
1997 Fire Down Below Orin Hanner Sr.
1998 Girls' Night Cody
1998 Blade Abraham Whistler
1998 Dance with Me John Burnett
1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Bill Willis
1998 The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock Doc (voice) Direct-to-video
1998 Two for Texas Hugh Allison
1999 Payback Bronson
1999 Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Rudolph Meyer
1999 Limbo 'Smilin' Jack Johannson
1999 The Joyriders[3] Eddie
2000 Comanche
2001 Planet of the Apes Karubi
2001 Chelsea Walls Bud
2001 Wooly Boys Shuck
2002 D-Tox Dr. John 'Doc' Mitchell aka Eye See You
2002 Blade II Abraham Whistler
2003 Where the Red Fern Grows Older Billy Coleman
2004 Silver City Wes Benteen
2004 Forever Is a Long, Long Time Hank Williams Video short
2004 Blade: Trinity Abraham Whistler
2005 The Jacket Dr. Thomas Becker
2005 The Wendell Baker Story L.R. Nasher
2005 Dreamer Pop Crane
2005 Gun Ned White (voice) Video game
2006 Brats: Our Journey Home Narrator
2006 Disappearances Quebec Bill Bonhomme
2006 Fast Food Nation Rudy Martin
2006 Room 10 Howard Davis Short film
2006 Payback: Straight Up Bronson Video
2006 Requiem for Billy the Kid[4][5] Billy the Kid
2007 Crossing the Heart Ray Short film
2007 I'm Not There Narrator
2008 Jump Out Boys Raymond
2008 Snow Buddies Talon (voice) Video
2009 John Rich: Shuttin' Detroit Down John Video short
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Ken Murphy
2009 Powder Blue Randall
2009 For Sale by Owner Ferlin Smith
2010 Bloodworth E. F. Bloodworth
2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Shepherd Graves
2010 Yohan: The Child Wanderer Old Yohan
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Chief Hanlon (voice) Video game
2011 Dolphin Tale[6] Reed Haskett
2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown Dusty Brown
2012 Joyful Noise Bernard Sparrow
2012 Deadfall[7] Chet Mills
2012 The Motel Life[8] Earl Hurley
2013 Angels Sing The Colonel
2013 Midnight Stallion Jack Shepard
2014 San Patricios Boss Flood
2014 Dolphin Tale 2 Reed Haskett
2014 7 Minutes[9] Mr. B
2014 The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music[10] Himself Documentary
2015 Texas Rising[11] Andrew Jackson Miniseries
2016 Traded[12][13] Billy
2016 The Red Maple Leaf John Francis Marshall
2017 Hickok George Knox
2017 The Star Old Donkey (voice)
2017 Abilene[14][15] George Knox
2018 Blaze Edwin Fuller


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Freedom Road Abner Lait TV film
1984 The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck Ben Cole TV film
1986 The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Jesse James TV film
1986 Blood & Orchids Capt. Curtis 'Curt' Maddox TV film
1986 Stagecoach Ringo / Ringo Kid / Bill Williams TV film
1987 Amerika Devin Milford Miniseries (6 episodes)
1988 The Tracker Noble Adams TV film
1990 Pair of Aces Rip Metcalf TV film
1991 Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind Rip Metcalf TV film
1992 Miracle in the Wilderness Jericho Adams TV film
1992 Christmas in Connecticut Jefferson Jones TV film
1993 Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth Stan Mather TV film
1994 Sodbusters Destiny TV film
1994 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "Arthur's Crises"
1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story himself TV film
1995 Tad Abraham Lincoln TV film
1995 Inflammable Capt. Jack Guthrie TV film
1995 Brothers' Destiny Davis TV film
1996 Blue Rodeo Owen Whister TV film
1997–1999 Dead Man's Gun narrator TV series (41 episodes)
1998 Two for Texas[16] Hugh Allison TV film
1999 The Long Kill Jesse Ray Torrance TV film
1999 NetForce Steve Day TV film
2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Lou Smit TV film
2003 The Break Izzy Patterson TV film
2004 Lives of the Saints Matthew Bok Miniseries
2005 14 Hours Chuck Whortle TV film
2009 Handy Manny's Motorcycle Adventure Pops (voice) TV series (Episode: "Motorcycle Adventure")
2015 Down Dog Jimmy Wood TV film
2015 Texas Rising President Andrew Jackson Miniseries (4 episodes)

Video gamesEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2005 Gun Ned White
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Chief Hanlon

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Jessica Hundley (November 3, 2013). "Kris Kristofferson, Harry Dean Stanton Revisit 1972's 'Cisco Pike'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Staff (December 31, 1983). "Review: 'Songwriter'". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Andrew Hindes (March 22, 1998). "Kristofferson in 'Joyriders'". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  4. ^ McCarthy, Todd (20 May 2006). "Requiem for Billy the Kid". Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  5. ^ Beck, Henry Cabot (1 January 2008). "Requiem for Billy the Kid". True West Magazine. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  6. ^ Dave McNary (October 11, 2010). "Kris Kristofferson joins 'Dolphin Tale'". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Rob Nelson (April 25, 2012). "Review: 'Deadfall'". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Deborah Young (November 16, 2012). "The Motel Life: Rome Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  9. ^ Frank Scheck (October 28, 2014). "'7 Minutes': Austin Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  10. ^ "The Winding Stream - The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music". Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  11. ^ Whitney Friedlander (May 30, 2014). "Kris Kristofferson to Play Andrew Jackson in History's 'Texas Rising'". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  12. ^ Jr, Timothy Woodward (2000-01-01), Traded, retrieved 2016-05-04
  13. ^ "Kris & Kelly Kristofferson in the movie Traded, April 2016 - Kris Kristofferson". Kris Kristofferson. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  14. ^ "Abilene : New Kristofferson movie". Kris Kristofferson. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  15. ^ Jr, Timothy Woodward; Adkins, Trace; Lyman-Mersereau, Kaiwi; Fischer, Hunter (2000-01-01), Abilene, retrieved 2017-01-13
  16. ^ Tony Scott (January 15, 1998). "Review: 'Two for Texas'". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2015.

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