Thousand Oaks High School
Appeared in the short film "Cutlass," written and directed by Kate Hudson, the daughter of his longtime companion Goldie Hawn
Starred in "Death Proof," Quentin Tarantino's half of the goretastic double feature "Grind House"; film is a collaboration with Robert Rodriguez
Starred in director Wolfgang Petersen's remake of "The Poseidon Adventure"
Starred opposite Kelly Preston, playing superheroes in Walt Disney's "Sky High"
Cast in "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story," as a horse trainer, who is inspired by his daughter (Dakota Fanning) to nurse an injured horse back to health
Portrayed Herb Brooks, the coach of the 1980 USA Hockey in the film "Miracle"; film is based on the true story of the USA Olympic team's victory over the Russians
Played a hardened L.A.P.D. police detective in "Dark Blue"
Played a psychiatrist trying to help Tom Cruise in Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky"
Played an Elvis impersonator in "3000 Miles to Graceland" opposite Kevin Costner, Christian Slater and Courtney Cox
Offered a virtually wordless performance in the title role of "Soldier"
Starred in the well-reviewed thriller "Breakdown"
Co-wrote and starred in "John Carpenter's Escape From Los Angeles"; also produced
Had surprise success as a military man who is transported back to ancient Egypt in the sci-fi thriller "StarGate"
Appeared as himself on the NBC documentary TV special, "100 Years of the Hollywood Western"
Portrayed Wyatt Earp in the Western "Tombstone"
Co-starred in the psychological thriller "Unlawful Entry"
Starred in the action film "Backdraft"; also credited for his own stunts
Re-teamed with Goldie Hawn for the romantic comedy "Overboard"
Re-teamed with John Carpenter for "Big Trouble in Little China"
Began an off screen love affair with Goldie Hawn after starring together in "Swing Shift"
Earned a Golden Globe nomination playing Meryl Streep's lover in "Silkwood"
Made stage debut in a Los Angeles Music Center production of "The Hasty Heart"
First feature collaboration with John Carpenter, "Escape From New York"
Returned to features with his first adult role, "Used Cars"
Appeared in the ABC TV-movie, "Amber Waves"
Earned an Emmy nomination playing the title role in the ABC biopic "Elvis"; first collaboration with John Carpenter
Starred as Morgan Baudine in the short-lived NBC western series, "The Quest"
Final film with Walt Disney Studios, "The Strongest Man in the World"
Acted in the TV-movie "Search for the Gods" (ABC)
Gained notice for his adult portrayal of mass-murderer Charles Whitman in the NBC TV-movie, "The Deadly Tower"
Played the supporting role of Bo Larsen in the short-lived ABC Western, "The New Land"
First non-Disney film was "Fools' Parade" with James Stewart
Appeared in "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" with his future partner, Goldie Hawn
Made his feature acting debut in "Follow Me Boys!"
Played title role on the ABC TV Western series, "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters"
First TV role was a guest spot on "Our Man Higgins" (ABC)
Signed a 10-year contract with Walt Disney Studios
Kurt played professional baseball until a shoulder injury forced him to retire from the sport in 1973.
Russell is a licensed pilot.
Kurt has played many variations of Elvis Presley in his career. First he was nominated for an Emmy Award for playing the singer in the 1979 TV biopic, "Elvis." In 1994 he reprised that role when he provided Presley’s voice in "Forrest Gump." And in 2001, he played an Elvis impersonator in "3000 Miles to Graceland."
Many sources have indicated that Russell made his film debut in an uncredited role in Disney's "The Absent Minded Professor" (1961), but in a 1997 interview with Larry Mendte of the TV show "Access Hollywood," the actor stated that he was not in the film.
In February 2003, Russell and Hawn moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, so that their son could play hockey.