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The Chris Isaak Show
Created byWilliam Lucas Walker
StarringChris Isaak
Kristin Dattilo
Jed Rees
Hershel Yatovitz
Rowland Salley
Kenney Dale Johnson
Jennifer Calvert (2001)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes47
Running time45 min. per episode
Production company(s)C.I. Productions
Once and Future Films
Phoenix Pictures
Viacom Productions
Showtime Networks
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseMarch 12, 2001 (2001-03-12) –
March 25, 2004 (2004-03-25)

The Chris Isaak Show is a television sitcom which follows a fictionalized version of the life of American rock musician Chris Isaak. The show portrays Isaak and his band members as everyday people with everyday problems.[1] The series was produced for the Showtime channel from 2001–2004, and was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which stands in for the show's home setting of San Francisco.[1][2]

The series featured Isaak and several members of his band, Silvertone, portraying themselves. Other roles were portrayed by actors, including Jed Rees as Isaak's keyboardist. Rees (who had studied piano, though much of his character's keyboard work is performed by a session player)[2] was hired in place of Isaak's actual keyboardist Brett Tuggle (a part-time band member)[2] to add some comedy to the show. Other characters featured on the show include Yola Gaylen, Isaak's manager and her colleague, Cody Kurtzman. The final regular character, Mona, appears lying nude on her stomach on a revolving circular bed in the basement of Bimbo's, a club Isaak frequents.[1] Through an optical illusion created with mirrors she's made to look as if swimming in an aquarium, and being called a mermaid (despite having human legs).[3] Only once does she sit up, revealing her toplessness.[4] She typically talks only with Isaak, acting as his conscience or a sounding board for him.

Currently, the entire series remains unreleased to DVD.



  1. ^ a b c Williamson, Kevin (2002-04-12). "Cool show". Jam!. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ a b c Israel, Robyn (2001-08-31). "Lights, camera, rock!". Palo Alto Weekly. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
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  4. ^ Season 2, Episode 12 "Farm Boys"

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