He and the following three actors were all born within five weeks of each other, during 1936: Bruce Dern; Louis Gossett, Jr.; Dennis Hopper.
He is the voice of Ned White in the video game Gun.
In 1977, he won a Golden Globe award in the category of Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical/Comedy for A Star is Born.
In 1985, he was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Music, Original Song Score for Songwriter.
In 1974, he was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award in the category of Best Newcomer for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.
In 1999, he was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award in the category of Favorite Supporting Actor in a Horror movie for Blade.
In 2004, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
His first movie was The Last Movie released in 1971.
In 1977, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He was awarded an honorary Doctorate from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
Kris is 5 feet, ten inches tall.
He earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University.
His Astrological sign is Cancer.
His song Me and Bobby McGee is one of the most-covered songs of all time.
KK: John Mercer was my hero before he became my friend, so anything with his name on it is a real honor in my eyes. I was thinking back to when I first met him; if I ever thought that I'd be getting an award with his name on it, it would have carried me through a lot of hard times.
KK: Never go to bed with anyone crazier than yourself.
KK: I haven't figured out what the hell I'm doing up on a stage, because I'm basically uncomfortable doing it. It's a contradiction if you're a private person and a private artist.
KK: God protects fools and songwriters.
KK: If God made anything better than women, I think He kept it for Himself.
KK: If you can't get out of something, get into it.
KK: I think, between us, Bill Clinton and I have settled any lingering myths about the brilliance of Rhodes scholars.
KK: Nothing ain't worth nothing, but at least it's free.