Kurt Russell Biography (1951-)

Full name, Kurt von Vogel Russell; born March 17, 1951, in Springfield, MA; son of Bing Oliver (a professional baseball player and actor) and Louise Julia(maiden name, Crone) Russell; married Season Hubley (an actress), March 17,1979 (divorced, 1983); companion of Goldie Hawn (an actress, producer, and director); children: (with Hubley) Boston (son); (with Hawn) Wyatt. Addresses: Agent: Rick Macita, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
March 17, 1951
Springfield, Massachusetts

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Boy who kicked Elvis, It Happened at the Worlds Fair, 1963
  • Whitey, Follow Me, Boys!, Buena Vista, 1966
  • Willie Prentiss, Mosby's Marauders (also known as Willie and the Yank), 1966
  • Ronnie Gardner, The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit, Buena Vista, 1968
  • Sidney Bower, The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band, 1968
  • Dexter Riley, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Buena Vista, 1970
  • Narrator, Dad, Can I Borrow the Car?, 1970
  • Steven Post, The Barefoot Executive, Buena Vista, 1971
  • Johnny Jesus, Fools' Parade (also known as Dynamite Man from Glory Jail), Columbia, 1971
  • Dexter Riley, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Buena Vista, 1972
  • Ray Ferris, Charley and the Angel, Buena Vista, 1972
  • Bart, Superdad, Buena Vista, 1974
  • Dexter Riley, The Strongest Man in the World, Buena Vista, 1975
  • The Captive (also known as Captive: The Longest Drive 2 andThe Longest Drive), 1976
  • Rudy Russo, Used Cars, Columbia, 1980
  • Snake Plissken, Escape from New York (also known as John Carpenter's Escape from New York), Avco Embassy, 1981
  • Voice of adult Copper, The Fox and the Hound, Buena Vista, 1981
  • MacReady, The Thing (also known as John Carpenter's The Thing), Universal, 1982
  • Drew Stephens, Silkwood, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Mike "Lucky" Lockhart, Swing Shift, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Malcolm Anderson, The Mean Season, Orion, 1985
  • Reno Hightower, The Best of Times, Universal, 1986
  • Jack Burton, Big Trouble in Little China (also known as John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Dean Proffitt, Overboard, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Wayland Jackson, Winter People, Columbia, 1988
  • Lieutenant Nick Frescia, Tequila Sunrise, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Gabriel "Gabe" Cash, Tango and Cash, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Lieutenant Stephen "Bull" McCaffrey and Dad McCaffrey, Backdraft,Universal, 1990
  • Michael Carr, Unlawful Entry, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Title role, Captain Ron, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Wyatt Earp, Tombstone, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil, Stargate (also known as Stargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Dr. David Grant, Executive Decision (also known as Critical Decision), Warner Bros., 1996
  • Snake Plissken, Escape from L.A. (also known as John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.), Paramount, 1996
  • Jeff Taylor, Breakdown, Paramount, 1997
  • Sergeant Todd, Soldier, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Michael Zane, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Dr. Curtis McCabe, Vanilla Sky, Paramount/DreamWorks Distribution,2001
  • Interstate 60, Redeemable Features, 2001
  • Sometimes credited with a role in The Absent-Minded Professor, Buena Vista, 1961.
  • Film Work
  • Stunt performer, Backdraft, Universal, 1990
  • Producer, Escape from L.A. (also known as John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.), Paramount, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jaimie McPheeters, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, ABC, 1963-1964
  • Bo Larsen, The New Land, ABC, 1974
  • Morgan Beaudine, The Quest, NBC, 1976
  • Movies
  • Jamie McPheeters, Guns of Diablo, 1964
  • Charles Joseph Whitman, The Deadly Tower (also known as Sniper), NBC, 1975
  • Shan Mullins, Search for the Gods, ABC, 1975
  • Morgan Beaudine, The Quest, NBC, 1976
  • Johnny, Christmas Miracle in Caulfield, USA (also known as TheChristmas Coal Mine Miracle), CBS, 1977
  • Elvis Presley, Elvis, ABC, 1979
  • Larry Koenig (some sources cite Laurence Kendall), Amber Waves, ABC, 1980
  • Specials
  • Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1977
  • The Making of "The Mean Season," 1985.
  • Premiere Presents: Christmas Movies '89, Fox, 1989
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1991
  • An American Saturday Night, ABC, 1991
  • 100 Years of the Hollywood Western, 1994
  • Episodic
  • Sugarfoot (also known as Tenderfoot), 1957
  • Our Man Higgins, c. 1962.
  • Packy Kerlin, "Blue Heaven," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1964
  • Philip Gerard, Jr., "Nemesis," The Fugitive, ABC, 1964
  • "A Father for Toby," The Virginian, NBC, 1964
  • "The Finny Foot Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1964
  • "The First Stone," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1965
  • "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy," Gilligan's Island, CBS, 1965
  • "The Price of Friendship," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1965
  • "The Brothers," The Virginian, NBC, 1965
  • "The Colt," The Legend of Jesse James, ABC, 1966
  • Grey Smoke, "Meanwhile, Back at the Reservation," Laredo, NBC, 1966
  • Quano, "The Challenge," Lost in Space, CBS, 1966
  • Dan Winslow, "The Tormenters," The FBI, ABC, 1966
  • Eddie, "In a Plain Paper Wrapper," The Fugitive, ABC, 1966
  • "Willie and the Yank," The World of Disney, NBC, 1967
  • "The Mosby Raiders," The World of Disney, NBC, 1967
  • "The Matchmaker," The World of Disney, NBC, 1967
  • "Terror on the Trail," The World of Disney, NBC, 1967
  • "Charade of Justice," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1967
  • "The Young Ones," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1967
  • Rich, "The Secret of Boyne Castle" (also known as "Guns in the Weather" and "Spy Busters"), The World of Disney, NBC, 1969
  • "Bickford's Bridge," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1969
  • "Blue Heaven," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1969
  • "Target Boone," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1969
  • William P. Lovering, "The Spitball Kid," Then Came Bronson, NBC, 1969
  • Dan Rondo, "The Guns of Johnny Rondo," High Chaparral, NBC, 1970
  • "Love and the First Nighters," Love, American Style, ABC, 1970
  • Jerry Patman, "This Is Jerry. See Jerry Run? Run, Jerry, Run, Run, Run, Run," Storefront Lawyers, CBS, 1970
  • "Paul Revere Rides Again," Room 222, ABC, 1971
  • "Beginner's Luck," Love Story, NBC, 1973
  • "Country Boy," Police Story, NBC, 1974
  • Buck Henry, "Trail of Bloodshed," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1974
  • "Scar Tissue," Hec Ramsey, NBC, 1974
  • Todd Conway, "Double Jeopardy," Harry O, ABC, 1975
  • Officer David Singer, "Empty Weapon," Police Story, NBC, 1975
  • Peter Valcher, "Deadly Doubles," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1977
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Hasty Heart, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Appeared in the music video Voices That Care.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With others) Escape from L.A. (also known as John Carpenter'sEscape from L.A.), Paramount, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Starlog, February, 1995 November, 1996 January, 1999

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