In an interview with Mark Needham, an engineer who worked with Isaak on "Wicked Game," Needham claimed that it took several years to put the track together. In 2001, Isaak starred in his own television show, The Chris Isaak Show.
In 1999 Isaak's "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" was featured in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut. The music video for the song is directed by Herb Ritts, it was shot in color and featured Isaak and French supermodel Laetitia Casta in a motel room. It aired from March 2001 to March 2004 in the United States on the cable television network Showtime.
Isaak released an album called Beyond the Sun, which was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee at the Sun Records studio.
On September 7, 2015, it was announced that Isaak would be performing at the 2015 AFL Grand Final, along with English singer Ellie Goulding and Canadian musician Bryan Adams.
He was class president all three years, culminating with his election as student body president in his senior year, along with being the 1974 graduating class valedictorian and head of the all-male cheer squad.
He subsequently attended a local college, San Joaquin Delta Community College, before transferring to the University of the Pacific, graduating with a bachelor's degree in English and communications arts in 1981.
After graduating from college, Isaak put together his first band, Silvertone.
His songs generally focus on the themes of love, loss, and heartbreak.
With a career spanning four decades, he has amassed a total of 12 studio albums, and has accumulated numerous award nominations and tours.