Kurt Russell

Biography

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American television and film actor. His first acting roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the 1970s, he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s". In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for the made-for-television film Elvis.

In 1983, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his performance opposite Meryl Streep in the 1984 film, Silkwood. During the 1980s, Russell was cast in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as former air force hero-turned robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York, Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy/action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). Both Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China have since become cult films.

In 1994, he had a starring role in the military/science fiction film Stargate. In the mid-2000s, his portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle (2004) won the praise of critics. In 2006, he appeared in the disaster-thriller Poseidon, and in 2007 Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof segment from the film Grindhouse.

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Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American television and film actor. His first acting roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the 1970s, he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s". In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for the made-for-television film Elvis.

In 1983, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his performance opposite Meryl Streep in the 1984 film, Silkwood. During the 1980s, Russell was cast in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as former air force hero-turned robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York, Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy/action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). Both Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China have since become cult films.

In 1994, he had a starring role in the military/science fiction film Stargate. In the mid-2000s, his portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle (2004) won the praise of critics. In 2006, he appeared in the disaster-thriller Poseidon, and in 2007 Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof segment from the film Grindhouse.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 101

Birthday 1951-03-17

Place of Birth Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Ego
2016 Deepwater Horizon
2015 The Hateful Eight as John 'The Hangman' Ruth
2015 Bone Tomahawk as Sheriff Franklin Hunt
2015 Furious 7 as Mr. Nobody
2014 The Battered Bastards of Baseball as Himself
2013 The Art of the Steal as Crunch Calhoun
2011 Touchback as Coach Hand
2007 Cutlass as Dad
2007 Death Proof as Stuntman Mike
2007 Grindhouse as Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")
2006 Poseidon as Robert Ramsey
2005 Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story as Ben Crane
2005 Sky High as Steve Stronghold / The Commander
2004 John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies as Himself
2004 Miracle as Herb Brooks
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Dark Blue as Eldon Perry
2002 Interstate 60 as Captain Ives
2001 Vanilla Sky as Dr. Curtis McCabe
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland as Michael Zane
1998 Soldier as Todd
1998 The Thing: Terror Takes Shape as Himself
1998 Lost In Space Forever as Quano (archive footage)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 Stargate SG-1(1 episode) as Colonel Jonathan O'Neil
1997 Breakdown as Jeffrey " Jeff " Taylor
1996 Escape from L.A. as Snake Plissken
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1996 Executive Decision as Dr. David Grant
1994 Stargate as Colonel Jonathan “Jack” O'Neil
1994 Forrest Gump as Elvis Presley (voice) (uncredited)
1993 Tombstone as Wyatt Earp
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1992 Captain Ron as Captain Ron
1992 Unlawful Entry as Michael Carr
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1991 Backdraft as Dennis McCaffrey
1989 Tango & Cash as Gabriel 'Gabe' Cash
1989 Winter People as Wayland
1988 Tequila Sunrise as Nick Frescia
1987 Overboard as Dean Proffitt
1986 Big Trouble in Little China as Jack Burton
1986 The Best Of Times as Reno Hightower
1985 The Mean Season as Malcolm Anderson
1984 Swing Shift as Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart
1983 Silkwood as Drew Stephens
1982 The Thing as R.J. MacReady
1981 The Fox and the Hound as Adult Copper (voice)
1981 Escape from New York as Snake Plissken
1980 Used Cars as Rudolph 'Rudy' Russo
1980 Amber Waves as Laurence Kendall
1979 Elvis as Elvis Presley
1977 Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. as Johnny
1976 The Quest(16 episodes) as Morgan Beaudine
1976 The Quest as Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen
1976 The Quest: The Longest Drive
1975 The Deadly Tower as Charles Whitman
1975 Search For the Gods as Shan Mullins
1975 The Strongest Man in the World as Dexter Riley
1974 The New Land(13 episodes) as Bo Larsen
1974 Harry O(1 episode)
1973 Superdad as Bart
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1973 Charley and the Angel as Ray Ferris
1972 Hec Ramsey(10 episodes) as Matthias Kane
1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't as Dexter Reilly
1971 Fools' Parade as Johnny Jesus
1971 The Barefoot Executive as Steven Post
1970 Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? as Narrator
1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes as Dexter Riley
1969 Then Came Bronson(1 episode)
1969 Room 222(1 episode)
1969 Guns in the Heather as Rich
1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit as Ronnie Gardner
1968 Hawaii Five-O(1 episode)
1968 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band as Sidney Bower
1967 The High Chaparral(1 episode)
1967 Mosby's Marauders as Willie Prentiss
1966 Follow Me, Boys! as Whitey
1966 The Road West(29 episodes) as Jay Baker
1965 The F.B.I.(1 episode)
1965 Laredo(1 episode)
1965 Lost in Space(1 episode)
1965 The Legend of Jesse James(1 episode)
1965 Guns of Diablo as Jamie McPheeters
1964 Gilligan's Island(1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone(5 episodes)
1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters(26 episodes) as Jamie McPheeters
1963 The Fugitive(2 episodes)
1963 It Happened at the World's Fair as Child who kicks Mike at the fair
1962 Our Man Higgins(31 episodes) as Bobby
1962 The Virginian(2 episodes)
1962 Sam Benedict(1 episode)
1957 Sugarfoot(69 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 Amber Waves(0 episodes) as Laurence Kendall

Writing

2010 Escape from New Jersey … Characters
1996 Escape from L.A. … Screenplay

Production

1996 Escape from L.A. … Producer

Crew

2012 Django Unchained … Thanks

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