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Kurt Russell

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kurt Russell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 17, 1951 In Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Fast & Furious 9 2020-05-20
Known For
Poster of Amber Waves
Movie Fast & Furious 9 Mr. Nobody (rumored) 2020-05-20
Movie Crypto Martin Sr. 2019-04-12
Movie Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Randy / Narrator 2019-07-25
Movie The Christmas Chronicles Santa Claus 2018-11-22
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Ego 2017-04-19
Movie The Fate of the Furious Frank Petty / Mr. Nobody 2017-04-12
Movie Deepwater Horizon Jimmy Harrell 2016-09-29
Movie Furious 7 Mr. Nobody 2015-04-01
Movie Bone Tomahawk Sheriff Franklin Hunt 2015-10-23
Movie Sky High Steve Stronghold / The Commander 2005-07-29
Movie Interstate 60 Captain Ives 2002-04-13
Movie Backdraft Stephen McCaffrey / Dennis McCaffrey 1991-05-24
Movie Overboard Dean Proffitt 1987-12-16
Movie The Best of Times Reno Hightower 1986-01-31
Movie Big Trouble in Little China Jack Burton 1986-05-30
Movie The Mean Season Malcolm Anderson 1985-02-15
Movie Swing Shift Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart 1984-04-13
Movie Silkwood Drew Stephens 1983-12-14
Movie The Thing R.J. MacReady 1982-06-25
Movie Escape from New York Snake Plissken 1981-05-22
Movie The Fox and the Hound Copper (voice) 1981-07-10
Movie Amber Waves Laurence Kendall 1980-03-09
Movie Used Cars Rudolph 'Rudy' Russo 1980-07-11
Movie Elvis Elvis Presley 1979-02-10
Movie Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. Johnny 1977-12-26
Movie The Quest Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen 1976-05-13
Movie The Quest: The Longest Drive Morgan "Two Persons" Beaudine 1976-01-01
Series The Quest Morgan Beaudine 1976-09-22
Movie The Strongest Man in the World Dexter Riley 1975-02-06
Movie The Deadly Tower Charles Whitman 1975-10-18
Movie Search for the Gods Shan Mullins 1975-03-09
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Movie Superdad Bart 1973-12-14
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Charley and the Angel Ray Ferris 1973-03-23
Movie Now You See Him, Now You Don't Dexter Reilly 1972-07-12
Movie The Barefoot Executive Steven Post 1971-03-17
Movie Fools' Parade Johnny Jesus 1971-08-18
Movie Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? Narrator 1970-09-30
Movie Guns in the Heather Rich 1969-07-07
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Movie The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dexter Riley 1969-12-29
Series Then Came Bronson Unknown 1969-09-17
Series Love, American Style Johnny 1969-09-29
Movie The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Sidney Bower 1968-04-19
Movie The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Ronnie Gardner 1968-12-16
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Mosby's Marauders Willie Prentiss 1967-03-17
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Movie Follow Me, Boys! Whitey 1966-12-01
Movie Guns of Diablo Jamie McPheeters 1965-01-29
Series Lost in Space Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Gilligan's Island Unknown 1964-09-26
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie It Happened at the World's Fair Child who kicks Mike at the fair 1963-04-03
Series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Jamie McPheeters 1963-09-29
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Sugarfoot 1957-09-17
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18