10 Facts About Kurt Russell: American actor Kurt Russell, whose full name is Kurt Vogel Russell, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 17, 1951. He first rose to fame as a child star in the 1960s by playing in several Disney movies before launching a successful career as a leading man, perhaps best known for his action dramas.
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He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Russell is the son of actor Bing Russell. His mother was a dancer Louise Julia (Crone) Russell. His sister Jill is the mama of baseball player Matt Franco.
His 1st roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheters.
Golden Globe Award
In 1984, for his performance in Silkwood, Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.
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.
Jungle Boy Role
At age 13, Russell played the part of Jungle Boy on an occasion of CBS’s Gilligan’s Island, which vented on February,1965.
In 1966, before Walt Disney died, the words he ever wrote were “Kurt Russell.” No one knows why. Disney died soon after.
Russell married actress Season Hubley. He met Hubley on the set of Elvis in 1979. They had a son, Boston.
Russell is an FAA licensed private pilot holding single/multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Honorary Board Member
He is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.
In 1966, Russell had been 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”.