Johnny Robert Kristofferson – Son Of Legendary Actor And Songwriter Kris Kristofferson

It is strange to classify someone as a celebrity child when he is in his 30s. But that is what we do know about Johnny Robert Kristofferson. He is the son of American actor, songwriter, …

Real Name:Johnny Robert Kristofferson
Net Worth:N/A
Occupation:American Attorney, Son of Kris Kristofferson

It is strange to classify someone as a celebrity child when he is in his 30s. But that is what we do know about Johnny Robert Kristofferson. He is the son of American actor, songwriter, and singer, Kris Kristofferson.

His father got famous for his character in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Born in 1988, Johnny is 35 years of age as of May 2023 And some people still recognize him as the famous son of the American singer and actor.

How much do we know about his early life? What about educational background and professional career? Let’s take a look.

Who Is His Celebrity Father?

First, we have to talk about his father. Born Kristoffer Kristofferson in June 1936, he is a retired American singer, songwriter, and actor. Some of his most famous songs include For the Good Times, Me and Bobby McGee, Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’, and Help Me Make it Through the Night. All of them were hits for other artists.

He was born in Brownsville, Texas. His father was a US Army Air Corps officer, and later a US Air Force major general named Lars Henry Kristofferson. His parental grandparents emigrated from Sweden, while his mother has English, Scots, Irish, German, and Dutch ancestry.

As a young child, he moved frequently because of his father’s military service. Eventually, they settled in San Mateo, California. There, he graduated high school in 1954. As an aspiring writer, he enrolled in Pomona College. Some of his early writing included essays like The Rock, Gone are the Days, and more award-winning pieces published in The Atlantic Monthly.

At the age of 17, he took a summer job with a contractor on Wake Island. To this day, he tells that the job in the western Pacific Ocean was “the hardest job I ever had”.

In 1958, he won a Rhodes Scholarship from Oxford University. During his time at Oxford, he was awarded a Blue for boxing, played rugby, and began writing songs. There, he befriended art critic and poet Michael Fried. He began recording for Top Rank Records under the name Kris Carson.

Under the pressure from his family, namely his dad, Kris joined the US Army, as a second lieutenant and attained the rank of captain. During his time in the US Army, he became a helicopter pilot and completed Ranger School.

He was stationed in West Germany, and during that time, he resumed his music career and formed a band. After leaving the army in 1965, he pursued a songwriting career and music career. But his family disowned him due to his career decision.

In the beginning, he worked odd jobs while struggling to find success in music. He was also burdened with medical expenses from his son’s defective esophagus, and his wife divorced him.

Kristofferson’s career changed when he landed a helicopter in Johnny Cash’s front yard, gaining his full attention. The fun story is about Kristofferson having a beer in one hand and songs in the other upon arrival.

After hearing Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’, Johnny Cash decided to record it. That changed Kris’s career path, and he soon began writing songs for the legendary singer.

He soon began writing and singing songs for himself, mostly in the genres of country, outlaw country, country rock, folk, gospel, rock, and blues. He played harmonica and guitar instruments.

He was also an actor, appearing in the movies Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, A Star is Born in 1976, Convoy, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Blume in Love, Lone Star, Stagecoach, and more. Fun fact: he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his appearance in A Star is Born.

In 2004, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Quick Bio

Now let’s talk about the life of Johnny Robert Kristofferson, Kris’s son. We mentioned before that at one point the famous songwriter had to pay high medical bills for his son. But that was not Johnny Robert.

Born in 1988, there is no exact birth date for Johnny Robert Kristofferson. He was born to Kris Kristofferson and Lisa Meyers.

Johnny Kristofferson spent his childhood with his siblings, three brothers, and a sister. Their names are Jesse Kristofferson, Jody Kristofferson, Kelly Kristofferson, and Blake Kristofferson.

He also has two half-sisters and one half-brother, with their names being Kris Kristofferson, Tracy Kristofferson, and Casey Littlejohn.

Johnny Robert studied at Pepperdine University. He has not made any public appearances, and most people recognize him as the son of Kris. Unlike his father, he was never interested in a career in the entertainment industry.

Instead, he works in California as an attorney. Johnny has been very private regarding his personal life. Yes, he is a celebrity kid, but he tries to stay away from the limelight as much as possible.

His father and mother tied the knot in 1983, and have been together ever since. And despite his father’s popularity, Johnny hasn’t gained much media attention.

How Many Biological Children Does Kris Kristofferson Have?

Johnny’s father has been in a relationship with several women over the years. Some of them were famous, some were not.

In 1961, he married his longtime girlfriend, Frances Fran Mavia Beer, but they eventually got a divorce. Fun fact: he briefly dated Janis Joplin before her death in October 1970. His second marriage lasted seven years with Rita Coolidge, from 1973 to 1980. And his third wife and his final wife is Lisa Meyers. They got married in 1983.

Nowadays, Kris and Lisa live in their home in Los Flores Canyon in Malibu, California. But they also have a residence in Hana on the island of Maui.

He has eight children from his three marriages and one child from his time in Germany as a helicopter pilot. With his first wife Fran Beer, he has a daughter Tracy Kristofferson born in 1962, and a son Kris Kristofferson born in 1968.

With his second wife Rita College, he has his daughter Casey Kristofferson. And from his marriage with Lisa Meyers, he has Jesse born in 1983, Jody Kristofferson, Johnny Kristofferson, Kelly Marie Kristofferson, and Blake Kristofferson.

At one point, Kris Kristofferson said that he would like the first three lines of Bird on the Wire, a song by Leonard Cohen, to be on his tombstone. The three lines read, “Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in the midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free”.

Is He Active On Social Media?

Fun fact: his son Johnny Robert Kristofferson is not active on social media, but Kris is. You would say an old fellow like Kris should be nowhere near Instagram or Twitter.

But he is active on Instagram and has more than 11k followers on the network. Not bad for someone whose songs were popular in the 1970s and 1980s, right?

Net Worth

We mentioned Kris’s son Johnny is an attorney in California. How much does he earn as an attorney? Well, that information is not disclosed. We do not know the net worth of his son.

But you can be sure he enjoys a lavish lifestyle. His father has a net worth of $160 million. And if things hit rock bottom, he can always call his father for help.

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