Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts. One of the most iconic action stars of all time, Kurt Russell born March 17th, is among the few to make the successful transition from child star to successful adult actor. As a youth, Russell aspired to follow the footsteps of his father, Bing Russell, who, in addition to being a big league baseball player, was also an actor he was perhaps best known for his role as the sheriff on the TV Western Bonanza. That his heroes Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris did the same thing only strengthened Russell's resolve to have both a baseball and acting career.
Who Is Kurt Russell?
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A child performer, Kurt Russell also played baseball in the minor leagues in the early s, but ultimately refocused on acting following an injury to his shoulder. Russell's father was an actor, and Russell himself became a child star, appearing in a number of television and film roles. Russell soon signed a year contract with Walt Disney Studios. The Disney films he appeared in include Follow Me Boys! While still under contract to Disney, Russell decided he wanted to play baseball in addition to acting. At one point, Russell played for the Portland Mavericks, a minor league team owned by his father, Bing.
He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Russell landed a role in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair , when he was eleven years old. Walt Disney himself signed Russell to a year contract, and, according to Robert Osborne , he became the studio's top star of the s. Having voiced adult Copper in the animated Disney film The Fox and the Hound , Russell is one of the few famous child stars in Hollywood who has been able to continue his acting career past his teen years. Kurt spent the early s playing minor league baseball. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role. He followed with roles in a string of well-received films, including Used Cars and Silkwood , for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture. During the s, he starred in several films by director Carpenter; they created some of his best-known roles, including the infamous anti-hero Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York and later in its sequel Escape from L. The two have lived together ever since.