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Kurt Russell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair (1963), when he was 10 years old. In 1960, Walt Disney himself signed Russell ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Bone Tomahawk (post-production)
Sheriff Franklin Hunt
 2011 Touchback
Coach Hand
 2007 Cutlass (Short)
Dad
 1998/I Soldier
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 1994 Forrest Gump
Elvis Presley (voice, uncredited)
 1989 Winter People
Wayland Jackson
 1985 The Mean Season
Malcolm Anderson
 1984 Swing Shift
Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart
 1981 The Fox and the Hound
Copper (voice)
 1973 Superdad
Bart
 1973 Charley and the Angel
Ray Ferris
 1971 Fools' Parade
Johnny Jesus
 1971 The Barefoot Executive
Steven Post
 1969 Guns in the Heather
Rich
 1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Ronnie Gardner
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair
Boy Kicking Mike (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial Zero-M Toys (1966). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 15 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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(1996, on being part of the Hollywood community) At times I take great pride in it. But most of the time I'm completely ashamed of it, especially on the night of the Academy Awards. It's the one night of the year where I just want to crawl in a hole and hide. It's a bit like standing shoulder-to-shoulder with assholes. Mike Nichols and I were talking about politics once and he said, "The thing is... See more »

Trivia:

Played three years of minor league baseball (1971-73) with a combined batting average of .292, but only hit two home runs during his professional career. See more »

Trademark:

Often has long hair or a mullet

Star Sign:

Pisces

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