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Kurt Russell

1951-03-17 Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Image of Kurt Russell


Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, where he starred as Dexter Riley in films, such as The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972), and The Strongest Man in the World (1975). According to Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s. Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his performance in Mike Nichols' Silkwood (1983). In the 1980s, he starred in several films directed by John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as army hero-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York (1981), its sequel Escape from L.A. (1996), the horror film The Thing (1982), and the kung-fu comedy action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). For his portrayal of rock and roll superstar Elvis Presley in Elvis (1979), he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Russell starred in various other films, including Used Cars (1980), The Best of Times (1986), Overboard (1987), Tango & Cash (1989), Backdraft (1991), Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Executive Decision (1996), Breakdown (1997), Vanilla Sky (2001), Miracle (2004), Sky High (2005), Death Proof (2007), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). He also appeared in the Fast & Furious franchise as Mr. Nobody, having starred in Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and F9 (2021), portrayed Ego in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) installments Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and What If...? (2021), and subsequently portrayed Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles (2018) and The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020).


The Smurfs Musical (voice) 2025-02-12
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Self - 'Ego' (archive footage) 2023-09-13
F9 Mr. Nobody 2021-05-19
Val Self (archive footage) 2021-07-23
Indiana Jones : à la recherche de l'âge d'or perdu Self - Actor (archive footage) 2021-05-07
AGFA Mystery Mixtape #4: Follow Your Own Star Self 2020-07-14
The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two Santa Claus 2020-11-18
A Love Letter To Making Movies self 2020-01-26
You Cannot Kill David Arquette Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2020-08-21
Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives Self 2020-06-27
Crypto Martin Sr. 2019-04-12
QT8: The First Eight Self 2019-10-21
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Randy / Narrator 2019-07-24
The Christmas Chronicles Santa Claus 2018-11-22
The Fate of the Furious Mr. Nobody 2017-04-12
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Ego 2017-04-19
De Palma Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-06-10
Deepwater Horizon Jimmy Harrell 2016-09-28
Furious 7 Mr. Nobody 2015-04-01
The Hateful Eight John 'The Hangman' Ruth 2015-12-25
Bone Tomahawk Sheriff Franklin Hunt 2015-10-23
The Battered Bastards of Baseball Himself 2014-01-20
The Art of the Steal Crunch Calhoun 2013-09-20
Touchback Coach Hand 2011-04-13
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Self (archive footage) 2010-05-04
Cutlass Dad 2007-10-09
Death Proof Stuntman Mike McKay 2007-05-22
Grindhouse Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof") 2007-04-06
Poseidon Robert Ramsey 2006-05-10
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Kurt Russell 2005-05-08
Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story Ben Crane 2005-09-10
Sky High Steve Stronghold / The Commander 2005-07-29
Los Angeles Plays Itself Snake Plissken in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) 2004-07-28
John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies Self 2004-03-23
Miracle Herb Brooks 2004-02-06
Dark Blue Eldon Perry 2002-12-14
Interstate 60 Captain Ives 2002-04-13
America: A Tribute to Heroes Self 2001-09-21
Vanilla Sky Curtis McCabe 2001-12-14
3000 Miles to Graceland Michael Zane 2001-02-23
The Thing: Terror Takes Shape Self 1998-09-08
Lost In Space Forever Quano (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Soldier Todd 3465 1998-10-23
Breakdown Jeffrey 'Jeff' Taylor 1997-05-02
Escape from L.A. Snake Plissken 1996-08-09
Executive Decision David Grant 1996-03-15
Stargate Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil 1994-10-28
Forrest Gump Elvis Presley (voice) (uncredited) 1994-06-23
Tombstone Wyatt Earp 1993-12-25
Unlawful Entry Michael Carr 1992-06-26
Captain Ron Captain Ron 1992-09-18
Backdraft Stephen McCaffrey 1991-05-24
Voices That Care Self - Choir Member 1991-02-28
Tango & Cash Gabriel 'Gabe' Cash 1989-12-22
Winter People Wayland Jackson 1989-04-14
Tequila Sunrise Lieutenant Nick Frescia 1988-12-02
Overboard Dean Proffitt 1987-12-16
Big Trouble in Little China Jack Burton 1986-05-30
The Best of Times Reno Hightower 1986-01-31
The Mean Season Malcolm Anderson 1985-02-15
Swing Shift Lucky Lockhart 1984-04-13
Silkwood Drew Stephens 1983-12-14
The Making of 'The Thing' Self 1982-06-09
The Thing MacReady 1982-06-25
The Fox and the Hound Copper (voice) 1981-07-10
Escape from New York Snake Plissken 1981-05-23
Used Cars Rudy Russo 1980-07-11
Amber Waves Larry Koenig 1980-03-09
Elvis Elvis Presley 1979-02-10
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. Johnny 1977-12-26
The Quest: The Longest Drive Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine 1976-01-01
The Captive: The Longest Drive 2 Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine 1976-09-22
The Quest Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine 1976-05-13
Search for the Gods Shan Mullins 1975-03-09
The Deadly Tower Charles Whitman 1975-10-18
The Strongest Man in the World Dexter Riley 1975-02-06
Charley and the Angel Ray Ferris 1973-03-23
Superdad Bart 1973-12-14
Now You See Him, Now You Don't Dexter Reilly 1972-07-12
The Barefoot Executive Steven Post 1971-03-17
Fools' Parade Johnny Jesus 1971-08-18
Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? Narrator 1970-09-30
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dexter Riley 1969-12-29
Guns in the Heather Rich Evans 1969-07-07
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Sidney Bower 1968-04-19
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Ronnie Gardner 1968-12-16
Mosby's Marauders Pvt. Willie Prentiss 1967-03-17
Follow Me, Boys! Whitey 1966-12-01
Guns of Diablo Jamie McPheeters 1964-10-04
It Happened at the World's Fair Child who kicks Mike at the fair (uncredited) 1963-04-03
Pericles on 31st Street Jack Ryan 1962-04-12
The Rivals of Amziah King
A Lesser Man Johnny Craven