Musician best known for his time with the punk bands Toy Love and The Enemy. He is also the author and cartoonist for the comic strip Max Media.
He formed the punk band The Enemy in 1977 along with Alec Bathgate.
His 1990 song "Not Given Lightly" was named as the thirteenth-best New Zealand song of all time at the New Zealand Music Awards.
He has children named John and Leisha.
He suffered a stroke in 2009, prompting musicians like Will Oldham to contribute to the benefit album Stroke - Songs for Chris Knox.