Kevin Costner Biography

Birthday: 1955-01-18
Place of Birth: Lynwood, California USA
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: Kevin was born in Lynwood, California, on January 18, 1955, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953. His Dad's job required him to move regularly, which caused Kevin to feel like an Army kid, always the new kid at school, which led to him being a daydreamer. As a teen, he sang in the Baptist church choir, wrote poetry, and took writing classes. At 18, he built his own canoe and paddled his way down the rivers that Lewis & Clark followed to the Pacific. Despite his present height, he was only 5'2" when he graduated high school. Nonetheless, he still managed to be a basketball, football and baseball star. In 1973, he enrolled at California State University at Fullerton, where he majored in business. During that period, Kevin decided to take acting lessons five nights a week. He graduated with a business degree in 1978 and married his college sweetheart, Cindy Costner. He initially took a marketing job in Orange County. Everything changed when he accidentally met Richard Burton on a flight from Mexico. Burton advised him to go completely after acting if that is what he wanted. He quit his job and moved to Hollywood soon after. He drove a truck, worked on a deep sea fishing boat, and gave bus tours to stars' homes before finally making his own way into the films. After making one soft core sex film, he vowed to not work again if that was the only work he could do. He didn't work for nearly six years, while he waited for a proper break. That break came with The Big Chill (1983), even though his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor -- he was remembered by director Lawrence Kasdan when he decided to make Silverado (1985). Costner's career took off after that.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Untouchables Eliot Ness 1987 Crime
500 Nations 1995
Waterworld Mariner 2006 Adventure
The Guardian Ben Randall 2006 Action
The War Stephen Simmons 2008 Adventure
Money 2011 Jonathan Kent 2011
Hatfields And Mccoys 'Devil' Anse Hatfield 2012 Drama
Sex Revenger Himself 2012 Drama
Best Parks Ever 'Devil' Anse Hatfield 2012 Documentary
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Testament 1983 0
Silverado Jake 1985 0, Fantasy, 0
Fandango 1985 Comedy
American Flyers 1985 Drama, Sport
The Untouchables Eliot Ness 1987 Comedy, 0, 0
Bull Durham Crash Davis 1988 Comedy, Romance, Sport
Field of Dreams Ray Kinsella 1989 0, 0
The Guardian Ben Randall 1990 Game Show, 0
The Gunrunner Ted 1990 Crime, Drama
Dances with Wolves Lieutenant Dunbar 1990 Adventure, Drama
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Robin Hood 1991 0, Biography
JFK Jim Garrison 1991 0, 0
Bodyguard Frank Farmer 1992 Drama, Music, Romance
A Perfect World Robert 'Butch' Haynes 1993 Comedy, 0
Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp 1994 Action, Adventure
The War Stephen Simmons 1994 Adventure, Drama
Waterworld Mariner 1995 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
Tin Cup Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy 1996 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Postman The Postman 1997
Message in a Bottle Garret Blake 1999 Drama, Romance
For Love of the Game Billy Chapel 1999 Drama, Romance, Sport
3000 Miles to Graceland Murphy 2001 Comedy, Game Show, 0
Thirteen Days Kenny O'Donnell 2001 Drama, History, Thriller
The Revenge Cochran 2002
Open Range Charley Waite 2003 Action, Romance
The Bodyguard Frank Farmer 2004 0
Rumor Has It... Beau Burroughs 2005 0, Biography
The Upside of Anger Denny Davies 2005 Drama, Comedy, Romance
Mr. Brooks Mr. Earl Brooks 2007 0, Comedy
Mr.Brooks Mr. Earl Brooks 2007 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Swing Vote Bud Johnson 2008 0
The Company Men Jack Dolan 2010
Man of Steel Jonathan Kent 2013 Sport, 0
Jack Ryan William Harper 2013 Action, Drama, Thriller
Draft Day Sonny Weaver Jr. 2014 0
Three Days to Kill Ethan Runner 2014 Action, Drama, Thriller
No Way Out Lt. Cmdr. Tom Farrell 2015 0
Dragonfly Joe Darrow 2016