Kurt Russell : Biography
Born March 17, 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father, Bing Russell,
moved to Hollywood from Maine after an injury ended his baseball career
and played the sheriff on Bonanza for fourteen years. When Russell was
only nine years old, he started out as a stock player for Disney?s film
and TV projects and starred in his own Western series The Travels of Jaimie
McPheeters, alongside the young Osmond brothers, from 1963-64. Over the
next ten years, Russell appeared in ten Disney films.Russell shares an
extended family with Goldie Hawn: her son and daughter, Oliver and Kate
Hudson (Kate is also an actress) from her marriage to Bill Hudson, his
son (with Hubley), and their son together, Wyatt. They currently reside
in Los Angeles.
Kurt Russell : Career
landed a part in the Elvis movie, "It Happened at the World's Fair", 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, Russell spent
the early 1970's 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", "Escape from
New York", "The Thing" and "Silkwood". In 1983 he met Goldie Hawn when
they worked together on "Swing Shift". The two have lived together ever
since. The movie was a failure - as was their next one together, "Overboard".
During the 1980's, Russell starred in a rash of disappointments: "The
Best of Times", "Big Trouble in Little China" and "Winter People". Finally,
his career seemed to be seriously stalled. He only landed "Tango and Cash"
after Patrick Swayze dropped out; Dennis Quaid was the first choice for
the part in "Backdraft". In the end, these two roles were key in re-establishing
him as a box-office draw.
Kurt Russell : Films
(2006), Sky High (2005), Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005), Jiminy
Glick in La La Wood (2004), Miracle (2004), Dark Blue (2003), John Carpenter:
Fear is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies (2002), Interstate
60 (2002), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), Vanilla Sky (2001), Soldier
(1998), Breakdown (1997), Executive Decision (1996), Escape from L.A.
(1996), Stargate (1994), Tombstone (1993), Captain Ron (1992), Unlawful
Entry (1992), Backdraft (1991), Tango & Cash (1989), Winter People (1989).
Tequila Sunrise (1988), Overboard (1987), The Best of Times (1986), Big
Trouble in Little China (1986), The Mean Season (1985), Swing Shift (1984),
Silkwood (1983), Amber Waves (1982), The Thing (1982), Escape from New
York (1981), The Fox and the Hound (1981), Used Cars (1980), Elvis (1979),
The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle (1977), The Captive: The Longest Drive
II (1976), The Longest Drive (1976), The Strongest Man in the World (1975),
Sniper (1975), Search for the Gods (1975), Superdad (1973), Charley and
the Angel (1973), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972), Fools' Parade
(1971), The Barefoot Executive (1971), Fugitive, Vol. 16 (1969), The Computer
Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968), Guns
in the Heather (1968), The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
(1968), Follow Me, Boys! (1966), Mosby's Marauders (1966), Fugitive, Vol.
5 (1964), Guns of Diablo (1964), It Happened at the World's Fair (1963),
The Fugitive [TV Series] (1963), Wonderful World of Disney, Vol. 7