|Birth name||Kurt Vogel Russell|
March 17, 1951 |
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
|Informations about family|
|Spouse||Season Hubley (1979—1983)|
|Partner||Goldie Hawn (1983—present)|
|Notable works||Escape from New York|
|Stargate universe-related informations|
|Occupation in Stargate||Actor|
|Character(s)||Colonel Jack O'Neil|
Russell was born on March 17, 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Louise Julia (née Crone), a dancer; and Neil Oliver "Bing" Russell, a character actor, best known for playing Deputy Clem Foster on Bonanza. In 1969 Russell graduated from Thousand Oaks High School.
Russell began his career in the late 1950s with an appearance as a child in the pilot of the ABC western television series Sugarfoot with Will Hutchins. His film career began at the age of eleven in an uncredited part in Elvis Presley's It Happened at the World's Fair and two extra episodes, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the then defunct series 'Rin Tin Tin. On April 24, 1963, Russell guest starred in the ABC series Our Man Higgins, starring Stanley Holloway as an English butler in an American family. He appeared in 1963 as Peter Hall in the episode "Everybody Knows You Left Me" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry The Eleventh Hour.
Later in 1963, he landed a big part for a juvenile actor: the lead role as Jaimie in the ABC Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In 1964, he guest-starred in "Nemesis", an episode of the popular ABC series The Fugitive in which, as the son of police Lt. Phillip Gerard, he is unintentionally kidnapped by his father's quarry, Doctor Richard Kimble. That same year he appeared on The Virginian as a mistaken orphan whose father was an outlaw played by Rory Calhoun who was still alive and recently released from prison looking for his son. He played a similar role as a kid named Packy Kerlin in the 1964 episode "Blue Heaven" of the western series Gunsmoke.
On February 6, 1965, Russell, not quite fourteen, played the role of Jungle Boy on an episode of CBS's Gilligan's Island. He guest starred on ABC's western The Legend of Jesse James. In 1967, he appeared in the episode "Charade of Justice" of the NBC western series The Road West. In a March 1966 episode of CBS's Lost in Space entitled "The Challenge", he played Quano, the son of a planetary ruler. In the same year he played a starring role in Disney's Follow Me, Boys!. He then went on to star in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.
In 1971, he co-starred as a young robber released from jail, alongside James Stewart in Fools' Parade. Russell was soon signed to a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s". He later auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars but lost the role to Harrison Ford.
Russell, like his father, had a baseball career. In the early 1970s, Russell played second base for the California Angels minor league affiliates, the Bend Rainbows, Walla Walla Islanders, Portland Mavericks and El Paso Sun Kings. During a play, he was hit in the shoulder by a player running to second base; the collision tore the rotator cuff in Russell's right/throwing shoulder. Before his injury, he was leading the Texas League in hitting, with a .563 batting average. The injury forced his retirement from baseball in 1973 and led to his return to acting.
In the autumn of 1976, Russell appeared with Tim Matheson in the 15-episode NBC series The Quest, the story of two young men in the American West seeking the whereabouts of their sister, a captive of the Cheyenne.
In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for the made-for-television film Elvis. This would be his first pairing with John Carpenter, the director of Halloween. Although Russell did not perform the singing vocals in the series—which were provided by country music artist Ronnie McDowell—he would later go on to provide the voice of Elvis Presley in the 1994 film Forrest Gump.
Over the 1980s, Russell would team with Carpenter several times, helping create some of his best-known roles, usually as anti-heroes, including the infamous Snake Plissken of Escape from New York and its sequel, Escape from L.A.. Among their collaborations was 1982's The Thing. In 1986, the two made Big Trouble in Little China, a dark kung-fu comedy/action film in which Russell played a truck driver caught in an ancient Chinese war. While the film was a financial failure like The Thing, it has since gained a cult audience.
Elvis Presley connections have run like a thread through his career. Aside from appearing as a child in one of Presley's films and giving a convincing portrayal of the singer in the 1979 television biopic, Russell starred as an Elvis impersonator involved in a Las Vegas robbery in 3000 Miles to Graceland and provided the voice of Elvis for a scene in Forrest Gump.
Russell is one of the very few famous child stars in Hollywood who has been able continue his acting career past his teen years. Russell received award nominations well into middle age. 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.
His portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in the 2004 film, Miracle, won the praise of critics.
In 2006, Russell revealed that he was the director of Tombstone, not George P. Cosmatos, as credited. According to Russell, Cosmatos was recommended by Sylvester Stallone and was, in effect, a ghost director, much as he had been for Rambo: First Blood Part II. Russell said he promised Cosmatos he would keep it a secret as long as Cosmatos was alive; Cosmatos died in April 2005. Russell owns the rights to the masters and makes reference to possibly re-editing the film, as he was not originally involved in the editing.
Russell married actress Season Hubley, whom he had met on the set of Elvis in 1979; they had a son, Boston Russell, in 1980. In 1983, in the middle of his divorce from Hubley, Russell re-connected with Goldie Hawn on the set of the film Swing Shift, and they have been in a relationship ever since. They had a son, Wyatt, in 1986. One year later, in 1987, the couple starred in the film Overboard. Hawn's son and daughter with Bill Hudson, actors Oliver and Kate Hudson, consider Russell to be their father.
Russell is a libertarian. In 1996, he stated: "I was brought up as a Republican. But when I realized that at the end of the day there wasn't much difference between a Democrat and Republican, I became a libertarian."
In February 2003, Russell and Hawn moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, so that their son could play hockey. Russell is an FAA licensed private pilot holding single/multi-engine and instrument ratings and is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.
Involvement in the Stargate universe
|2014||Bone Tomahawk||Film (pre-production)|
|2013||Sweet Spot||El Mago||Film (pre-production)|
|????||Good Guys||Lt. Cole (rumored)||Film (pre-production)|
|2013||The Black Marks||Crunch Calhoun||Film (post-production)|
|2007||Death Proof||Stuntman Mike||Film|
|2007||Grindhouse||Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")||Film|
|2005||:Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story||Ben Crane||Film|
|2005||Sky High||Steve Stronghold / The Commander||Film|
|2002||Dark Blue||Eldon Perry||Film|
|2002||Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road||Captain Ives||Film|
|2001||3000 Miles to Graceland||Michael Zane||Film|
|1997||Breakdown||Jeffrey 'Jeff' Taylor||Film|
|1996||Escape from L.A.||Snake Plissken||Film|
|1996||Executive Decision||Dr. David Grant||Film|
|1994||Stargate||Col. Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil||Film|
|1994||Forrest Gump||Elvis Presley||Film, voice, uncredited|
|1992||Captain Ron||Captain Ron||Film|
|1992||Unlawful Entry||Michael Carr||Film|
|1991||Backdraft||Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey / Dennis McCaffrey||Film|
|1989||Tango & Cash||Lt. Gabriel Cash||Film|
|1989||Winter People||Wayland Jackson||Film|
|1988||Tequila Sunrise||Det. Lt. Nicholas 'Nick' Frescia||Film|
|1986||Big Trouble in Little China||Jack Burton||Film|
|1986||The Best of Times||Reno Hightower||Film|
|1985||The Mean Season||Malcolm Anderson||Film|
|1984||Swing Shift||Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart||Film|
|1982||The Thing||R.J. MacReady||Film|
|1981||The Fox and the Hound||Copper||Film (voice)|
|1981||Escape from New York||Snake Plissken||Film|
|1980||Used Cars||Rudolph 'Rudy' Russo||Film|
|1980||Amber Waves||Laurence Kendall||TV movie|
|1979||Elvis||Elvis Presley||TV movie|
|1978||Charlie's Angels||Policeman||TV series, 1 episode|
|1977||Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.||Johnny||TV movie|
|1977||Hawaii Five-O||Peter Valcher||TV series, 1 episode|
|1976||The Quest||Morgan Beaudine||TV series, 15 episodes|
|1976||The Quest||Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen||TV movie|
|1976||The Quest: The Longest Drive||Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine||TV movie|
|1976||The Captive: The Longest Drive 2||Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen||TV movie|
|1974-1975||Police Story||J.D. Crawford / Officer David Singer||TV series, 2 episodes|
|1975||The Deadly Tower||Charles Whitman||TV movie|
|1975||Search for the Gods||Shan Mullins||TV movie|
|1975||Harry O||Todd Conway||TV series, 1 episode|
|1975||:The Strongest Man in the World||Dexter Riley||Film|
|1974||The New Land||Bo Larsen||TV series, 6 episodes|
|1974||Hec Ramsey||Matthias Kane||TV series, 1 episode|
|1964-1974||Gunsmoke||Buck Henry / Packy Kerlin||TV series, 2 episodes|
|1973||:Love Story||Scott||TV series, 1 episode|
|1973||Charley and the Angel||Ray Ferris||Film|
|1972||Now You See Him, Now You Don't||Dexter Riley||Film|
|1967-1972||Disneyland||Rich Evans / Pvt. Willie Prentiss / Narrator||TV series, 7 episodes|
|1971||Fools' Parade||Johnny Jesus||Film|
|1971||The Barefoot Executive||Steven Post||Film|
|1971||Room 222||Tim||TV series, 1 episode|
|1970||Storefront Lawyers||Jerry Patman||TV series, 1 episode|
|1970||Dad... Can I Borrow the Car?||Narrator||TV short|
|1970||Love, American Style||(segment "Love and the First Nighters")||TV series, 1 episode|
|1970||The High Chaparral||Dan Rondo||TV series, 1 episode|
|1969||The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes||Dexter||Film|
|1969||Then Came Bronson||William P. Lovering||TV series, 1 episode|
|1965-1969||Daniel Boone||Jed / Mathew / Nathan / …||TV series, 5 episodes|
|1969||Guns in the Heather||Rich||Film|
|1968||The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit||Ronnie Gardner||Film|
|1968||The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band||Sidney Bower||Film|
|1967||The Road West||Jay Baker||TV series, 1 episode|
|1966||Follow Me, Boys!||Whitey||Film|
|1964-1966||The Fugitive||Eddie / Philip Gerard Jr.||TV series, 2 episodes|
|1966||The F.B.I.||Dan Winslow||TV series, 1 episode|
|1966||Lost in Space||Quano||TV series, 1 episode|
|1966||Laredo||Grey Smoke||TV series, 1 episode|
|1966||The Legend of Jesse James||Elick Harte||TV series, 1 episode|
|1964-1965||The Virginian||Andy Denning / Toby Shea||TV series, 2 episodes|
|1965||Gilligan's Island||Jungle Boy||TV series, 1 episode|
|1965||Guns of Diablo||Jamie McPheeters||Film|
|1964||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Christopher Larson||TV series, 1 episode|
|1963-1964||The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters||Jamie McPheeters||TV series, 26 episodes|
|1963||Our Man Higgins||Bobby||TV series, 1 episode|
|1963||The Eleventh Hour||Peter Hall||TV series, 1 episode|
|1963||It Happened at the World's Fair||Boy Who Kicks Mike||Film, uncredited|
|1963||Sam Benedict||Knute||TV series, 1 episode|
|1962||The Dick Powell Show||Boy / Vernon||TV series, 3 episodes|
|1962||Dennis the Menace||Boy||TV series, 1 episode, uncredited|
- "Kurt Russell News, Kurt Russell Bio and Photos". TV Guide Network. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/kurt-russell/161054. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- "Kirk Russell Film Reference bio". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/39/Kurt-Russell.html. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
- "Kurt Russell Timeline and Biography". http://www.twoop.com/people/kurt_russell.html.
- Introduction by Robert Osborne to the TCM premiere of The Barefoot Executive, April 13, 2007.
- "Kurt Russell". Baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=russel001kur. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
- Beck, Henry Cabot. "The "Western" Godfather." True West Magazine. October 2006.
- Kurt Russell, Advocates for Self-Government
- ":.: The Official Wings Of Hope Homepage :.:". Wings-of-hope.org. http://wings-of-hope.org. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
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|Birth country||USA +|
|Birth date||March 17, 1951 +|
|Film||Stargate (movie) +|
|Has played in||Bone Tomahawk (film) +, Sweet Spot (film) +, Good Guys (film) +, The Black Marks (film) +, Touchback (film) +, Cutlass (short) +, Death Proof (film) +, Grindhouse (film) +, Poseidon (film) +, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (film) +, Sky High (film) +, Miracle (film) +, Dark Blue (film) +, Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (film) +, Vanilla Sky (film) +, 3000 Miles to Graceland (film) +, Soldier (film) +, Breakdown (film) +, Escape from L.A. (film) +, Executive Decision (film) +, Forrest Gump (film) +, Tombstone (1993 Film) +, Captain Ron (film) +, Unlawful Entry (film) +, Backdraft (film) +, Tango & Cash (film) +, Winter People (film) +, Tequila Sunrise (film) +, Overboard (film) +, Big Trouble in Little China (film) +, The Best of Times (film) +, The Mean Season (film) +, Swing Shift (film) +, Silkwood (film) +, The Thing (film) +, The Fox and the Hound (film) +, Escape from New York (film) +, Used Cars (film) +, Amber Waves (TV movie) +, Elvis (TV movie) +, Charlie's Angels (TV series) +, Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (TV movie) +, Hawaii Five-O (TV series) +, The Quest (TV series) +, The Quest (TV movie) +, The Quest: The Longest Drive (TV movie) +, The Captive: The Longest Drive 2 (film) +, Police Story (TV series) +, The Deadly Tower (TV movie) +, Search for the Gods (TV movie) +, Harry O (TV series) +, The Strongest Man in the World (film) +, The New Land (TV series) +, Hec Ramsey (TV series) +, Gunsmoke (TV series) +, Superdad (film) +, Love Story (TV series) +, Charley and the Angel (film) +, Now You See Him, Now You Don't (film) +, Disneyland (TV series) +, Fools' Parade (film) +, The Barefoot Executive (film) +, Room 222 (TV series) +, Storefront Lawyers (TV series) +, Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? (TV short) +, Love, American Style (TV series) +, The High Chaparral (TV series) +, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (film) +, Then Came Bronson (TV series) +, Daniel Boone (TV series) +, Guns in the Heather (film) +, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (film) +, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (film) +, The Road West (TV series) +, Follow Me, Boys! (film) +, The Fugitive (TV series) +, The F.B.I. (TV series) +, Lost in Space (TV series) +, Laredo (TV series) +, The Legend of Jesse James (TV series) +, The Virginian (TV series) +, Gilligan's Island (TV series) +, Guns of Diablo (film) +, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV series) +, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV series) +, Our Man Higgins (TV series) +, The Eleventh Hour (TV series) +, It Happened at the World's Fair (film) +, Sam Benedict (TV series) +, The Dick Powell Show (TV series) + and Dennis the Menace (TV series) +|
|Infobox image||Kurt Russell.jpg +|
|Main cast in||Stargate (movie) +|
|Month-Day birth||March 17 +|
|Name||Kurt Russell +|
|Prov||Kurt Russell +|
|Stargate occupation||Actor +|
|Year active start||1957 +|