Kurt Russell

BirthDay:

17 Mar 1951

BirthPlace:

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

BirthName:

Kurt Vogel Russell

Bio:

Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair (1963), when he was 10 years old. In 1960, Walt Disney himself signed Russell to a 10-year contract. Once his stint as a child actor ended, he spent the early 1970s playing minor league baseball. In 1979, he gave a classic performance as Elvis Presley in John Carpenter's A.B.C. TV movie. He followed with roles in a string of well-received films: Used Cars (1980), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982) and Silkwood (1983). In 1983, he became reacquainted with Goldie Hawn (who appeared with him in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)) when they worked together on Swing Shift (1984). The two have lived together ever since. The movie was a failure - as was their next one together, Overboard (1987). During the 1980s, Russell starred in a rash of disappointments: The Best of Times (1986), Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and Winter People (1989). Finally, his career seemed to be seriously stalled. He only landed Tango & Cash (1989) after Patrick Swayze dropped out; Dennis Quaid was the first choice for the part in Backdraft (1991). In the end, these two roles were the key in reestablishing him as a box-office draw. Russell and Goldie Hawn live on a 72-acre retreat, Home Run Ranch, outside of Aspen. He has two sons, Boston Russell (from a brief marriage to actress Season Hubley) and Wyatt Russell (with Goldie Hawn).
Filmography

Actor ( 145 credits )

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Fast 8 (2017) Mr. Nobody
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Bone Tomahawk (2015) Sheriff Franklin Hunt
Furious 7 (2015)
Quick Reviews with Maverick (2015)  Jack Burton / ... (archive footage) (1 episode)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
No Sleep TV3 (2015)  R.J. MacReady (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episod
Race to Save Nome (2014)
Gunslingers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Art of the Steal (2013) Crunch Calhoun
Rotten Tomatoes (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Touchback (2011) Coach Hand
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Col. Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil / ... (3 episodes, 2010-20
30 for 30 (2009)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 200
Cutlass (2007) Dad
Death Proof (2007) Stuntman Mike
Grindhouse (2007) Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Poseidon (2006) Robert Ramsey
Hollywood Science (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) Ben Crane
Sky High (2005) Steve Stronghold / The Commander
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004) Himself
Miracle (2004) Herb Brooks
MythBusters (2003)  Jack Burton (1 episode, 2006)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Dark Blue (2002) Eldon Perry
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002) Captain Ives
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)
Vanilla Sky (2001) McCabe
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) Michael Zane
The Martin Short Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Soldier (1998) Todd 3465
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Heaven and Earth Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Breakdown (1997) Jeffrey 'Jeff' Taylor
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
NHL Cool Shots (1997)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Escape from L.A. (1996) Snake Plissken
Executive Decision (1996) Dr. David Grant
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Moving Pictures (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Stargate (1994) Col. Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil
Forrest Gump (1994) Elvis Presley (voice) (uncredited)
Extra (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Tombstone (1993) Wyatt Earp
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (5 episodes, 1994-2014)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Little Picture Show (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Captain Ron (1992) Captain Ron
Unlawful Entry (1992) Michael Carr
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Backdraft (1991) Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey / Dennis McCaffrey
The Making of Backdraft (1991) Himself
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1996-2003)
Tango & Cash (1989) Lt. Gabriel Cash
Winter People (1989) Wayland Jackson
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989)
Tequila Sunrise (1988) Frescia
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
U.S.A. Today: The Television Series (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Overboard (1987) Dean Proffitt
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2008)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987)  Wyatt Earp (archive footage) (1 episode, 1995)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Jack Burton
The Best of Times (1986) Reno Hightower
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989-2004)
The Mean Season (1985) Malcolm Anderson
Swing Shift (1984) Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart
Silkwood (1983) Drew Stephens
The Thing (1982) R.J. MacReady
Wogan (1982) (1 episode, 1991)
The Fox and the Hound (1981) Copper (voice)
Escape from New York (1981) Snake Plissken
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (5 episodes, 1993-2014)
Used Cars (1980) Rudy Russo
60 Minutes (1979)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Everyday (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 1979)
The Captive: The Longest Drive 2 (1976) Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen
The Quest (1976)  Morgan Beaudine (15 episodes, 1976)
The Strongest Man in the World (1975) Dexter Riley
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (2 episodes, 1979-1993)
The New Land (1974)  Bo Larsen (6 episodes, 1974)
Superdad (1973) Bart
Charley and the Angel (1973) Ray Ferris
Police Story (1973)  J.D. Crawford / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harry O (1973)  Todd Conway (1 episode, 1975)
Love Story (1973)  Scott (1 episode, 1973)
Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972) Dexter Riley
Hec Ramsey (1972)  Matthias Kane (1 episode, 1974)
Fools' Parade (1971) Johnny Jesus
The Barefoot Executive (1971) Steven Post
The Mouse Factory (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Men at Law (1970)  Jerry Patman (1 episode, 1970)
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) Dexter
Guns in the Heather (1969) Rich
Room 222 (1969)  Tim (1 episode, 1971)
Love, American Style (1969)  Johnny (segment "Love and the First-Nighters") (1 epis
Then Came Bronson (1969)  William P. Lovering (1 episode, 1969)
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968) Ronnie Gardner
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968) Sidney Bower
Hawaii Five-O (1968)  Peter Valchek (1 episode, 1977)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "Goldie") (1 episode, 2005)
The High Chaparral (1967)  Dan Rondo (1 episode, 1970)
Follow Me, Boys! (1966) Whitey
The Road West (1966)  Jay Baker (1 episode, 1967)
Guns of Diablo (1965) Jamie McPheeters
Lost in Space (1965)  Quano (1 episode, 1966)
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Himself (2 episodes, 1976)
The F.B.I. (1965)  Dan Winslow (1 episode, 1966)
Laredo (1965)  Grey Smoke (1 episode, 1966)
The Legend of Jesse James (1965)  Elick Harte (1 episode, 1966)
Gilligan's Island (1964)  Jungle Boy (1 episode, 1965)
Daniel Boone (1964)  Jed / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1969)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)  Christopher Larson (1 episode, 1964)
It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) Boy Kicking Mike (uncredited)
The Fugitive (1963)  Eddie / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963)  Jamie McPheeters (26 episodes, 1963-1964)
The Virginian (1962)  Andy Denning / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
The Eleventh Hour (1962)  Peter Hall (1 episode, 1963)
Sam Benedict (1962)  Knute (1 episode, 1963)
Our Man Higgins (1962)  Bobby (1 episode, 1963)
The Dick Powell Theatre (1961)  Boy / ... (3 episodes, 1962)
Dennis the Menace (1959)  Kevin (uncredited) (1 episode, 1962)
Gunsmoke (1955)  Buck Henry / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1974)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Dexter Riley / ... (22 episodes, 1967-1981)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Escape from L.A. (1996) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Escape from L.A. (1996) (written by) &

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