From appearing as Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles (2018) to portraying the King of Pop, Elvis Presley, in Elvis (1979), Kurt Russell is one of the most talented veterans in Hollywood.
From his perfectly wavy hair, his kind demeanor, and his down-to-Earth personality – many things make Kurt a legendary Hollywood star. If you have never heard of him (how?) or wish to know more about him after watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017), read this post until the end.
Kurt Russell: Biography
|Full Name||Kurt Vogel Russell|
|Date of Birth||March 17, 1951|
|Hometown||Springfield, Massachusetts, USA|
|Ethnicity||German, Irish, Scottish|
|Education||Thousand Oaks High School|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Weight||176 lbs (80 kg)|
|Parents||Bing Russell (Father), Louise Russell (Mother)|
|Siblings||Jill Russell, Jody Rusell, and Jamie Russell.|
|Relationships||Season Hubley (1979 – 1983), Goldie Hawn (1983 – present)|
|Children||Wyatt Russell (with Goldie), Boston Russell (with Season)|
Kurt Russell was born on 17th March 1951. Therefore, as of 2023, he is 72 years old. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Since a very young age, Kurt had an affinity and a liking to be a part of the field of performing arts. He has credited his interest in being a Hollywood star to his father, Bing Russell – a Hollywood veteran.
In addition, his mother – Louise Crone, was a dancer. Kurt is of German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Kurt is a brother to three sisters – Jill, Jody, and Jamie.
While being a child, his family shifted to California, where he grew up in the LA Suburb of Thousand Oaks. He graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 1969, where he was a celebrated baseball player (just like his father).
Kurt Russell: Filmography
Kurt Russell has a prolific acting career. From starting off as a child actor to being the face of Walt Disney movies in the 1960s, Kurt is one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood.
Kurt Russell: Rising Child Actor
Kurt made his guest debut as a butler called Stanley Hollway in the ABC series Our Man Higgins (1963). However, his official debut was in the ABC series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963 – 1964). Here, he played the role of the titular 12-year-old protagonist.
Kurt Russell: Face Of Walt Disney
His breakthrough in Hollywood came after he signed a 10-year contract with Walt Disney Pictures in 1966. Some of the best Kurt Russell Disney movies are:
- Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
- Mosby’s Marauders (1967)
- The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1969)
- Guns in Heather (1969)
- The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
- The Barefoot Executive (1971)
- Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (1971)
- Charley and the Angel (1973)
- Superdad (1973)
- The Strongest Man in the World (1975)
Kurt Russell: Hollywood Superstar
After making a name doing Walt Disney movies, Kurt Russell gained stardom after starring in various acclaimed Hollywood movies. During his career, he made a name for himself starring in many John Carpenter and Quentin Tarantino movies. Some of his best movies are:
John Carpenter Directed Movies
Some of the best John Carpenter movies starring Kurt Russell are:
- Elvis (1979)
- Escape from New York (1981)
- The Thing (1982)
- Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Some of the best Quentin Tarantino movies starring Kurt Russell are:
- Death Proof / Grindhouse (2007)
- The Hateful Eight (2015)
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Other critically and commercially acclaimed Kurt Russell movies include:
- Used Cars (1980)
- Silkwood (1983)
- Swing Shift (1984)
- The Mean Season (1986)
- The Best of Times (1986)
- Overboard (1987)
- Tequila Sunrise (1988)
- Winter People (1989)
- Tango & Cash (1989)
- Backdraft (1991)
- Tombstone (1993)
- Stargate (1994)
- Forrest Gump (1994)
- Miracle (2004)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 (2017)
- The Battered Bastard of Baseball (2014)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- The Fate of the Furious (2017)
- F9 (2021)
- The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
- The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)
Kurt Russell Personal Life
With Kurt Russell being an acclaimed and handsome Hollywood star, it’s no surprise that he dated the most beautiful actresses.
Kurt was first in a relationship with Season Hubley, his co-star in the movie Elvis. The two sparked off immediately while filming for the movie and got married in 1979. They had a son named Boston Russell (born in 1980). However, this marriage didn’t last long, as they soon divorced in 1983.
After Season was over (pun intended), he started dating another one of his co-stars – Goldie Hawn. They met while filming for The One and Only. Kurt is still in a relationship with her, although they never officially married. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have a son together – Wyatt Russell (born in 1986).
In addition, Kurt also parented Goldie’s children with her ex-husband Bill Hudson. Her children include actors Bill Hudson and Kate Hudson.
Therefore, Kurt Russell officially has four children.
Kurt Russell Net Worth
Russell currently has a net worth of $100 million in 2023.
While most of his earnings come from the movies he acted in, he has made many other investments that helped him accumulate wealth over time. His highest-earning movies were Soldier ($15 million) and Escape from LA ($10 million).
When it comes to Kurt Russell property, he has many. In 1997, he acquired a pretty luxurious penthouse in Manhattan, costing him $3.8 million. In addition, he purchased a house in Palm Desert as well, for $3.6 million.
However, his biggest purchase was a 4,300 square feet house in Malibu, which cost him $14.75 million. He also owns a cliff top house in Palm Desert for $5.7 million.
Kurt Russell has his own brand of wine called GoGi. GoGi wine is produced in a vineyard in Ontario.
Kurt Russell is one of the most iconic and revered Hollywood stars to ever exist. Starting as a child star and then becoming the face of Disney, he has made his name in Hollywood unlike anyone else. With a net worth of $100 million, he now spends his time in his GoGi vineyard, making wine.