Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where he became the studio’s top star of the 1970s. Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Silkwood.
About Kurt Russell in brief
Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where 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 Silkwood. 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. He also appeared in The Fast and the Furious franchise, having starred in Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Russell served in the California Air National Guard, and belonged to the 146th Tactical Airlift Wing, then based in Van Nuys. He made his film debut with an uncredited part in Elvis Presley’s It Happened at the World’s Fair. In 1966, Walt Disney wrote \”Kurt Russell\” on a piece of paper as his final words. For Disney he made the film The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.
In 1971, he followed it with The Barefoot Tennis Shoes, which was a big success. In 1973, he starred in The Horse and the Guns in the Original Family musical The One and Only Genuine Family Family Family. He has three sisters, Jill, Jamie and Jody. His sister Jill, is the mother of baseball player Matt Franco. Russell played little league baseball throughout his grade school years and also on his high school baseball teams. He graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in California in 1969. In January 1967, Russell played Private Willie Prentiss in the episode \”Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders\” in Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, released theatrically in some markets as Mosby’s Marauders. During this time, Russell continued to guest star on non-Disney TV shows. In March 1966 he appeared in a March 1966 episode ‘Charade of Justice’ of CBS western The Road West starring Barry Sullivan. He played Quano, the son of a ruler of a planetary ruler, in the series Lost in Space. He appeared in Backdraft, Stargate, Miracle, Sky High and The Hateful Eight.