|Born||October 23, 1956|
|Marital Status||In a Relationship|
|Occupation||Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Director|
Yoakam isn't just an actor, he's a singer-songwriter who is best known for his pioneering country music. He has recorded over 21 albums. Yoakam has recorded 5 Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums, including the Triple Platinum This Time.
Yoakam turned heads in 1996 for his highly acclaimed portrayal of the evil Doyle Hargraves in the Oscar-winning film Sling Blade. Other film credits include playing a sociopathic killer in the Jody Foster film, Panic Room, as well as numerous character roles in films like Wedding Crashers and Four Christmases, both starring Vince Vaughn.
In 1999 Yoakam launched his own food line under the brand name, Bakersfield Biscuits. The line is carried by numerous national retailers, including Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.