One is a young actor, born in 2002, the other is a legendary musician, born in 1935 – but are the two related?
Isaak Presley and Elvis Presley are not related in any way, at all. The former is a young actor, born in 2002, while the latter is a legendary and iconic musician and actor, who passed away in 1977.
Read on to learn more about this pair of Presleys.
An Established Legend Versus Fledgling Talent
It’s a fact that cannot be disputed: Elvis is a legend. He’s one of the most iconic musicians in the history of the industry itself. If you’re not interested in music in any capacity, you’ve almost certainly still heard of Elvis.
Through the fifties and sixties, Elvis was rocketing to unimaginable fame. He was incredibly charismatic, and absolutely commanded the stage. He was studded with talent and confidence, and performed in front of screaming, crying crowds.
He was born at a time when music was evolving constantly. The genres of rock and roll, pop and rockabilly were just developing, and Elvis was a pioneer. He performed songs, the likes of which hadn’t ever been heard before.
One great example of this is Jailhouse Rock, Elvis’ second-best selling song of all time. This track debuted in 1957, and took the musical world by complete storm. In the video below, you can see Elvis center-stage, dancing and singing his soul out.
By contract, Isaak Presley was at the very start of his career in 2020. He was born in 2002, almost three decades after Elvis Presley’s traffic death. He’d already secured several roles on the big screen as early as 2016.
However, he’d been trying to break into acting since 2011, from a very young age. His success had led him to the doors of Netflix and Disney. These companies are arguably two of the biggest in the industry, basically guaranteeing Isaak Presley early success.
Stating the Similarities
Although they share the same surname, both Isaak and Elvis aren’t related in any way whatsoever. When Isaak found early success, his potential relation was a subject of debate, but that was soon quashed.
However, there are some similarities with the two men. Isaak Presley found prominent fame at the age of eighteen. This was almost the same for Elvis Presley, who found early acting fame at just twenty years of age.
The two started their careers in front of the camera, with Elvis later transitioning almost entirely to music. While there is no evidence that Isaak Presley has musical talent, he is skilled in the world of acting.
Elvis Presley remained one of the most influential figures of all time in 2020, more than forty years after his death. He was still regarded as one of the most legendary artists of all time, and was still being awarded.
In 2018, Presley was awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. His music was still being re-released, always to massive sales, and his fan base continued to grow. In many ways, his music was timeless, being popular across generations.
There have been countless remembrances and tributes to Elvis. He was inducted into numerous Halls of Fame over the years, and spawned a never-ending supply of tribute acts and covers. His estate in Memphis, Tennessee became an impossibly popular tourist destination, as well.
In 2020, Elvis Presley’s estate was still worth around $300 million. This was a staggering amount considering he’d passed away almost four decades prior. His descendants and their staff kept up a following on social media platforms. You can see evidence of this by flicking through Elvis’ official Instagram page.
The man with the humblest of beginnings in Mississippi truly became one of history’s biggest stars. Time will tell if Isaak Presley is able to become as successful as Elvis once was.