Kurt Russell Biography

Birthday: 1951-03-17
Place of Birth: Springfield, Massachusetts USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Kurt 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 ABC-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 1980's, 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 re-establishing 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).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dark Blue Crime
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Jamie McPheeters 1963
The Mouse Factory 1971 Animation
The New Land Bo Larsen 1974 - 1974
The Best of Times Reno Hightower 1986 Comedy
Elvis Elvis Presley 1990 - 1990
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story Ben Crane 2005 Drama
Sky High Steve Stronghold 2005 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Guns of Diablo Jamie McPheeters 1965
Follow Me, Boys! Whitey 1966 Drama, Family
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1969 Comedy, Drama, Family
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dexter 1969 Family, Comedy
The Barefoot Executive 1971 Family, Comedy
Now You See Him, Now You Don't Dexter Riley 1972
Superdad Bart 1973
The Strongest Man in the World Dexter Riley 1975 0, 0
Used Cars Rudolph 'Rudy' Russo 1980 Comedy
Escape from New York Snake Plissken 1981 Sport, 0, Game Show
The Fox and the Hound Copper 1981 Animation, Adventure, Family
The Thing R.J. MacReady 1982 Reality Tv, Game Show, Sport
Silkwood Drew Stephens 1983 Drama, Thriller
Swing Shift 1984 0, Biography
The Mean Season 1985
The Best of Times Reno Hightower 1986 Comedy, Drama, Sport
Big Trouble in Little China Jack Burton 1986 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Overboard Dean Proffitt 1987 0
Tequila Sunrise Det. Lt. Nicholas 'Nick' Frescia 1988 Comedy, Biography, Game Show, 0
Tango & Cash Gabe Cash 1989
Winter People Wayland Jackson 1989 Romance, Drama
Backdraft Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey 1991 0, Comedy, 0
Unlawful Entry Michael Carr 1992 Comedy, Game Show
Captain Ron Captain Ron 1992 Adventure, Comedy
Tombstone Wyatt Earp 1993 Action, Drama, History
Stargate Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil 1994 Sport, 0
Executive Decision Dr. David Grant 1996 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Escape from L.A. Snake Plissken 1996 Action, Adventure
Breakdown Jeffrey 'Jeff' Taylor 1997 Action, Crime, Drama
The Thing: Terror Takes Shape 1998
Soldier 1998 Action, Drama, Sci Fi
Vanilla Sky McCabe 2001 0, Game Show, Biography, Sport
3000 Miles to Graceland Michael Zane 2001 Comedy, Game Show, 0
Dark Blue 2002 0, Comedy, 0
Interstate 60 2002 0, 0, 0
The Miracle Herb Brooks 2004
Sky High Steve Stronghold 2005 0, 0
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Ben Crane 2005 Drama, Family, Sport
Poseidon Robert Ramsey 2006 Action, Adventure, Drama
Death Proof Stuntman Mike 2007 Action, Thriller
Touchback Coach Hand 2012 Drama, Family
The Art of the Steal Crunch Calhoun 2013 Comedy
Bone Tomahawk Sheriff Franklin Hunt 2015 Horror
Miracle Herb Brooks 2018 0