Kurt Russell is a renowned American film and Television actor. He is among the most popular actors in the entertainment industry in the modern world. His first appearance was in a made-for-television biographical movie known as Elvis. He featured in several movies which have made his career line a great deal of success.
Having grown up in and surrounded by the entertainment industry, this made him have a passion for acting. This was despite him first being a baseball player and with a great passion with the game though he was cut short by a shoulder injury. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Kurt Russell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Kurt Russell was born on 17th March 1951 with his full name being Kurt Vogel Rusell. He was born in Springfield at Massachusetts to his father known as Bing Russell who was an actor and a baseball player and his mother known as Louise Julia Russell who was a dancer. Due to the high exposure in the world of films, he became passionate about the same which made him appear as the child artiste in Sugarfoot, an ABC Television series. He had three sisters by the name Jamie, Jill, and Jody.
Kurt began playing baseball at a tender age in the whole of his grade school years. On his high school known as Thousand Oaks High School, he continued playing baseball in the high school baseball team from which he graduated in the year 1969. After his graduation, he then signed a ten-year contract with Walt Disney. He has appeared in several films that have made him gain much popularity.
Kurt Russell has married two times in which the first time he married an actress by the name Season Hubley in 1979 and had one son. This couple later separated in the year 1983. Kurt later got into a relationship with another actress known as Goldie Hawn with whom they married each other and also got another son.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Kurt’s first career was being a professional baseball player which he was very passionate about influenced by his father. In this, he was the second baseman who played for the California Anges in the minor league, Walla Walla Islanders in 1972, and the Bend Rainbows in the 1970s.
After playing for the minor league, he later moved to a Class AA in the year 1973 to El Paso Sun Kings. During a game in this league, he collided with an incoming runner with which Kurt’s shoulder was seriously injured hence leading to his retirement in this career.
He then began acting from which he became a guest star at The Man from U.N.C.L.E.in 1964 with Robert Vaughn. He appeared in other several films playing different roles in these firms such as Nemesis, Everybody Knows You Left Me, Our Man Higgins, The Virginian, Blue Heaven, Daniel Boone episodes, etc
In 1966, Kurt signed a 10-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where he played different roles in their films such as Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders and many others. He has featured in many other films till this date in which in the recent past he co-starred with Furious 7 in 2015. He has been nominated for the Emmy Award for an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series.
Net Worth & Earnings
Kurt Russell has an estimated net worth of $80 Million. This is from his high earnings which are from his movie appearances as well as his appearance in different TV shows which have earned him much of his net worth. In addition to this, he got $15,000,000 from a sale of his mansion in California and has a house that is worth $9,950,000 in Malibu California.
Kurt is one of those guys who loves spending much of their time with his children. He has had a successful career line from his hard work and determination which has been led by his great passion in the field.