Chris Kirkpatrick is a talented American singer, dancer, voice actor, entertainer, and film producer. He rose to fame as one of the members of the highly successful boy-band ‘NSync. In this article, we’ll take a look at his early life, career, and net worth.
Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick was born on October 17, 1971, in Clarion, Pennsylvania. He attended Dalton High School in Dalton, Ohio, before moving to Orlando, Florida, to attend Rollins College. While in Florida, he performed with the Doo Wop group The Hollywood Hi-Tones at Universal Studios, and also worked as a busboy at a branch of the popular chain restaurant Outback Steakhouse.
In 1995, Chris Kirkpatrick met American music producer and boyband creator Lou Pearlman through a mutual friend. Pearlman was the force behind the mega popular boyband, the Backstreet Boys. Kirkpatrick had the idea to start a new boyband, and Pearlman was interested. Pearlman offered to finance the group, if Kirkpatrick could find other young, talented male singers to join him. Thus, the beginnings of what would become the band ‘NSync were established.
While looking through tapes he already had, Pearlman noticed Justin Timberlake, who had appeared on the show “The Mickey Mouse Club”. Kirkpatrick reached out to Timberlake, who recommended his friend JC Chasez as well. Eventually, they finalized the ‘NSync lineup with five members: Kirkpatrick, Timberlake, and Chasez, along with Lance Bass and Joey Fatone. Fatone had actually been one of Kirkpatrick’s old Universal Studios Florida co-workers.
‘NSync were active from 1995 to 2002. With the group, Kirkpatrick sold over 50 million records around the world. In particular, the groups’ second album, “No Strings Attached”, was a huge hit, and sold 2.4 million records in just its first week of being released. They held the record for highest number of records sold in the first week of an album’s release for 15 years, until Adele’s album “25” surpassed them in 2015. In particular, Kirkpatrick was known for his unique countertenor voice.
After ‘NSync broke up in 2002, Chris Kirkpatrick stayed out of the spotlight for five years until 2007, when he starred in the show “Mission Man Band”. The reality show, which aired on VH1 for one season in 2007, followed former boyband members that had enjoyed popular success in the 1990s, and their attempts to achieve a second shot at success.
Following “Mission Man Band”, Kirkpatrick returned to reality television in 2008 as a member of the cast of the second season of the CMT show “Gone Country”. The show is a celebrity reality show that follows contestants competing to become a country music singer.
During the height of his ‘NSync fame, Kirkpatrick had his own clothing line named Fu-Man Skeeto, which he established in 1998. The style of the clothing line was inspired by urban skater fashion. He ended the line in early 2001.
Outside of music, Chris Kirkpatrick has enjoyed a steady career as a voice-over actor. He is best known for voicing the character Chip Skylark in the Nickelodeon animated series “The Fairly OddParents”. He has also appeared in a number of minor acting roles, in films such as “On the Line” (2001), “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” (2015), and “Dead 7” (2016). Additionally, he has appeared in many music videos, including for Good Charlott’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, A Day to Remember’s “2nd Sucks”, Fall Out Boy’s “Irresistible” (also featuring Demi Lovato), and David Archuleta’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” (reunited with his former ‘NSync bandmate Lance Bass).
Personal Life and Net Worth
Chris Kirkpatrick wed his long-time girlfriend, Karly Skladany, in Orlando, Florida, on November 2, 2013. They have one child together, a son named Nash (born 2017).
So, what is Chris Kirkpatrick’s net worth? As of 2021, Chris Kirkpatrick’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million dollars. While a significant portion of his wealth comes from his time with ‘NSync, he has also earned money through his various acting roles and other ventures.
Chris Kirkpatrick has had an illustrious career in the entertainment industry, from his days with the mega-popular boyband ‘NSync to his various acting roles and voice-over work. While he may not be in the spotlight as much as he once was, he has still managed to maintain a successful career and build a significant net worth.