Kurt Russell

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
After getting his start as a child star in several movies for Walt Disney Studios, actor Kurt Russell managed to shed his wholesome image to play some of cinema's most notorious and hard-edged tough guys. Russell first ... Read more »
Born: 03/16/1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

The Hateful Eight 2015 (Movie)

John Ruth AKA "The Hangman" (Actor)

Bone Tomahawk 2014 (Movie)

Sheriff Hunt (Actor)

The Art of the Steal 2014 (Movie)

Crunch Calhoun (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Touchback 2012 (Movie)

Coach Hand (Actor)

Death Proof 2007 (Movie)

Stuntman Mike (Actor)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

Stuntman Mike (Actor)

Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Poseidon 2006 (Movie)

Robert Ramsey (Actor)

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005 (Movie)

Ben Crane (Actor)

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sky High 2005 (Movie)

Steve/The Commander (Actor)

Miracle 2004 (Movie)

Herb Brooks (Actor)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

Sergeant Eldon Perry Jr (Actor)

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Michael Zane (Actor)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

McCabe (Actor)

Kurt Russell: Hollywood's Heavy Hitter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Halle Berry 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Fantasy: John Carpenter 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Soldier 1998 (Movie)

Todd (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Breakdown 1997 (Movie)

Jeff Taylor (Actor)

Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

David Grant (Actor)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

Snake Plissken (Actor)

The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Stargate 1994 (Movie)

Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil (Actor)

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

US Marshall Wyatt Earp (Actor)

Captain Ron 1992 (Movie)

Captain Ron (Actor)

Unlawful Entry 1992 (Movie)

Michael Carr (Actor)

An American Saturday Night 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Backdraft 1991 (Movie)

Stephen McCaffrey (Actor)

First Person With Maria Shriver (05/21/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Premiere Presents: Christmas Movies '89 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

Cash (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Winter People 1989 (Movie)

Wayland Jackson (Actor)

Tequila Sunrise 1988 (Movie)

Nick Frescia (Actor)

Overboard 1987 (Movie)

Dean Proffitt (Actor)

Big Trouble in Little China 1986 (Movie)

Jack Burton (Actor)

The Best of Times 1986 (Movie)

Reno Hightower (Actor)

The Mean Season 1985 (Movie)

Malcolm Anderson (Actor)

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

Lucky Lockhart (Actor)

Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

Drew Stephens (Actor)

The Thing 1982 (Movie)

MacReady (Actor)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

Snake Plissken (Actor)

The Fox and the Hound 1981 (Movie)

of Copper (Voice)

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Actor

Used Cars 1980 (Movie)

Rudy Russo (Actor)

Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Quest 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deadly Tower 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Quest 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Land 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Superdad 1974 (Movie)

Bart (Actor)

The Strongest Man in the World 1974 (Movie)

Dexter (Actor)

Charley and the Angel 1973 (Movie)

Ray Ferris (Actor)

Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 (Movie)

Dexter Riley (Actor)

Super Comedy Bowl 2 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Fools' Parade 1970 (Movie)

Johnny Jesus (Actor)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1970 (Movie)

Dexter Riley (Actor)

The Barefoot Executive 1969 (Movie)

Steven Post (Actor)

Guns in the Heather 1968 (Movie)

Rich (Actor)

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit 1968 (Movie)

Ronnie Gardner (Actor)

The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968 (Movie)

Sidney Bower (Actor)

Follow Me, Boys! 1966 (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

Amber Waves (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis (TV Show)

Actor

Search For the Gods (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

After getting his start as a child star in several movies for Walt Disney Studios, actor Kurt Russell managed to shed his wholesome image to play some of cinema's most notorious and hard-edged tough guys. Russell first broke the Disney mold with an acclaimed portrayal of the King in the made-for-television biopic, "Elvis" (ABC, 1979), which many hailed as one of the finest performances of his career. Having partnered with director John Carpenter, he next essayed one of his most enduring characters, Snake Plissken, the antihero of Carpenter's cult classic "Escape from New York" (1981). Russell delivered another solid performance as memorable hard-case R.J. MacReady in Carpenter's gory remake of "The Thing" (1982). While making the troubled romantic comedy, "Swing Shift" (1984), Russell became romantically involved with co-star Goldie Hawn, with whom he forged a lasting partnership that resembled a marriage, but without the actual legal certificate. He was even considered by Hawn's two children from a previous marriage, actress Kate Kudston, and her brother, Oliver, to be - at least in spirit - their father. Meanwhile, Russell thrived throughout the 1980s with "Big Trouble in Little China" (1986) and "Tequila Sunrise" (1988), which carried over into the next decade with "Backdraft" (1991), "Captain Ron" (1992) and a dead-on portrayal of Wyatt Earp in "Tombstone" (1993). Following box office success with "Stargate" (1994) and "Executive Decision" (1996), Russell offered up his most engaging performance in the tense thriller "Breakdown" (1997). Though he later faltered with "3000 Miles to Graceland" (2001) and "Poseidon" (2006), Russell nonetheless remained one of the most engaging actors in Hollywood.

Relationships

Goldie Hawn Actor

Companion
First met while filming "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" (1968) in which Hawn danced in the chorus reunited when they co-starred in "Swing Shift" in 1982 and have been together ever since mother of his son Wyatt

Season Hubley Actor

Wife
Married from 1979-1983 mother of Russell's son Boston

Oliver Hudson Actor

Step-Child
Born Sept. 7, 1976 son of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson

Kate Hudson Actor

Step-Daughter
Born April 19, 1979; daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson

Ryder Robinson

Grandson
Born January 7, 2004 son of Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson

Bing Russell

Father
Best known for playing Deputy Clem Foster on "Bonanza" appeared with his son in the films "Overboard" (1987) and "Tango and Cash" (1989)

Boston Russell

Son
Born in 1980 mother, Season Hubley

Wyatt Russell

Son
Born July 10, 1986 mother, Goldie Hawn

Louise Russell

Mother

EDUCATION

Thousand Oaks High School

Thousand Oaks , California

Milestones

2007

Starred in "Death Proof," Quentin Tarantino's half of the goretastic double feature "Grind House"; film is a collaboration with Robert Rodriguez

2007

Appeared in the short film "Cutlass," written and directed by Kate Hudson, the daughter of his longtime companion Goldie Hawn

2006

Starred in director Wolfgang Petersen's remake of "The Poseidon Adventure"

2005

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

2005

Starred opposite Kelly Preston, playing superheroes in Walt Disney's "Sky High"

2004

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

2003

Played a hardened L.A.P.D. police detective in "Dark Blue"

2001

Played an Elvis impersonator in "3000 Miles to Graceland" opposite Kevin Costner, Christian Slater and Courtney Cox

2001

Played a psychiatrist trying to help Tom Cruise in Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky"

1998

Offered a virtually wordless performance in the title role of "Soldier"

1997

Starred in the well-reviewed thriller "Breakdown"

1996

Co-wrote and starred in "John Carpenter's Escape From Los Angeles"; also produced

1994

Appeared as himself on the NBC documentary TV special, "100 Years of the Hollywood Western"

1994

Had surprise success as a military man who is transported back to ancient Egypt in the sci-fi thriller "StarGate"

1993

Portrayed Wyatt Earp in the Western "Tombstone"

1992

Co-starred in the psychological thriller "Unlawful Entry"

1991

Starred in the action film "Backdraft"; also credited for his own stunts

1987

Re-teamed with Goldie Hawn for the romantic comedy "Overboard"

1986

Re-teamed with John Carpenter for "Big Trouble in Little China"

1984

Began an off screen love affair with Goldie Hawn after starring together in "Swing Shift"

1983

Earned a Golden Globe nomination playing Meryl Streep's lover in "Silkwood"

1982

Made stage debut in a Los Angeles Music Center production of "The Hasty Heart"

1981

First feature collaboration with John Carpenter, "Escape From New York"

1980

Appeared in the ABC TV-movie, "Amber Waves"

1980

Returned to features with his first adult role, "Used Cars"

1979

Earned an Emmy nomination playing the title role in the ABC biopic "Elvis"; first collaboration with John Carpenter

1976

Starred as Morgan Baudine in the short-lived NBC western series, "The Quest"

1975

Acted in the TV-movie "Search for the Gods" (ABC)

1975

Final film with Walt Disney Studios, "The Strongest Man in the World"

1975

Gained notice for his adult portrayal of mass-murderer Charles Whitman in the NBC TV-movie, "The Deadly Tower"

1974

Played the supporting role of Bo Larsen in the short-lived ABC Western, "The New Land"

1970

First non-Disney film was "Fools' Parade" with James Stewart

1968

Appeared in "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" with his future partner, Goldie Hawn

1966

Made his feature acting debut in "Follow Me Boys!"

1963

Played title role on the ABC TV Western series, "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters"

1962

First TV role was a guest spot on "Our Man Higgins" (ABC)

Signed a 10-year contract with Walt Disney Studios

Bonus Trivia

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Kurt played professional baseball until a shoulder injury forced him to retire from the sport in 1973.

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Russell is a licensed pilot.

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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."

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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.

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In February 2003, Russell and Hawn moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, so that their son could play hockey.

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