Kurt Russell, born on March 17, 1951, began his acting career in the western series “The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters” when he was only 12 years old. He has gone on to become a stalwart in the acting scene — and an endearing figure that young actors look up to, not to mention his great hair and impeccable style. Russell has a stacked filmography and has played a lot of iconic characters, including Elvis Presley. We’ll help you celebrate this great actor, husband, and father.
Kurt Russell is famous for many reasons — his acting, his perfect hair, his sexy squint, his affable demeanor, his enduring love affair with Goldie Hawn, and his down-to-earth personality that has won him the admiration of fans the world over. His career spans over five decades. Russell was born on March 17, 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is the son of American actor and baseball player Bing Russell and dancer Louise Julia Russell. He is a Pisces. Russell’s earliest acting role was in the T.V. show “The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters,” which aired from 1963 to 1964.
In 1966, he signed a 10-year deal with the Walt Disney Company. In the late 70s, he became Disney studio’s top star. He starred in many successful films for Disney. These films include “The Barefoot Executive,” “Charley and the Angel,” and “Superdad.” Russell, following in the footsteps of his father, also had a baseball career. He played in the minor leagues as a second baseman for the California Angels and the Bend Rainbows. He also played for the Portland Mavericks, which his father owned until a rotator cuff injury ended his baseball career in 1973 and he returned to acting.
Russell’s personal life garners a fair share of media attention. He was married to Season Hubley in 1979. Russell and Hubley met on the set of “Elvis.” They have a son together and divorced in 1983. His long-term relationship with actress Goldie Hawn began in 1983. They have been together for 38 years and are the poster couple for long-lasting Hollywood partnerships. They have a son, Wyatt Russell, who is also an actor. Russell is a hunter who owns many hunting rifles. He is a staunch supporter of gun rights and does not think gun control will reduce terrorism. In an interview with “Men’s Journal,” Russell said that learning how to fly was the activity that changed his life the most.
He begins his acting career after being cast in the T.V. show “The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters” at age 12.
The Walt Disney Company signs Russell to a 10-year deal.
Russell emerges as the top star of the Walt Disney Company.
Russell receives his first Golden Globe nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his performance in the movie “Silkwood.”
He stars as the 'Stuntman Mike' in Quentin Tarantino’s Horror film “Death Proof.”
Russell receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside partner Goldie Hawn.
Why We Love Kurt Russell
He is a gorgeous Santa
Russell makes a gorgeous Santa Claus in Netflix’s “The Christmas Chronicles.” His full hair and big beard make him perfect for the role.
His love for Goldie Hawn
Hollywood love stories typically do not last, but Russell and Hawn’s almost four-decade love affair is still going strong. Their commitment to one another is nothing short of beautiful.
His love for baseball
Russell is a big baseball fan. He played professional baseball for three years until a rotator cuff injury ended his baseball career.
5 Surprising Facts
Russell makes wine
Russell has a passion for winemaking and has been making his wine, GoGi wines, since the late 2000s.
He is a licensed pilot
Russell can pilot an aircraft and has been licensed since 1988.
He is in three Tarantino films
He is in three of Tarantino’s 10 films — “Death Proof,” “The Hateful Eight,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
He is not married to Goldie Hawn
They have been together for 38 years but they are not married.
He is Kate Hudson’s stepdad
Russell has been Hudson’s stepdad since she was four years old.
Kurt Russell FAQs
Are Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn still together?
Yes, Russell and Hawn have been together since 1983.
Who is Kurt Russell’s son?
Russell has two sons; Wyatt Russell with his partner Goldie Hawn and Boston Russell from his previous marriage with Season Hubley.
Is Kurt Russell still married to Hubley?
No, they got divorced in 1983 after four years of marriage.
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