Kurt Russell's career since kicking Elvis
Kurt Russell -
Kurt Vogel Russell was born on March 17, 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Bing and Louise Russell.
Small screen debut -
In 1962, Kurt Russell made his television debut, appearing in an episode of the sitcom series 'Denise the Menace' (1959–1963).
'The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters' (1963–64) - Back on television, the child actor secured the title role in the ABC Western series 'The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters.
'Follow Me, Boys!' (1966) -
Russell was offered more television work with guest slots on 'The Fugitive,' The Virginian,' and 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'
'The Barefoot Executive' (1971) -
His first movie of the new decade was the Disney comedy 'The Barefoot Executive.'
'The New Land' (1974) -
In 1974, Kurt Russell was cast as Bo Larsen in the critically-acclaimed ABC series 'The New Land.'
'The Quest' (1976) -
Russell's work on 'The New Land' helped him secure the lead role in the Western series 'The Quest,' starring alongside Tim Matheson.
'Elvis' (1980) -
Director John Carpenter cast Russell in the made-for-television biographical film 'Elvis'—released 17 years after the actor had given the "King of Rock and Roll" the boot.
'Escape from New York' (1981) -
'Elvis' marked the first collaboration between Russell and Carpenter—and transitioned Russell's Hollywood career after years as a child actor.
'The Thing' (1982) -
The next Russell-Carpenter collaboration was 'The Thing,' a creepy science fiction horror film set in a remote Antarctic research station.
'Big Trouble in Little China' (1986) - 'Big Trouble in Little China,' another Russell-Carpenter production, fulfilled the director's long-standing desire to make a martial arts film. I
'Overboard' (1987) -
By now one of Hollywood's golden couples, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn continued their rom-com run with 'Overboard,' which was popular at the box office.
'Backdraft' (1991) -
To prepare for this action thriller, Russell and other principal cast members trained at the Chicago Fire Academy and went out on the road with real firefighters.
'Death Proof' (2007) -
'Death Proof' introduced Kurt Russell to maverick filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.
'The Christmas Chronicles' (2018) -
In this winter warmer, Kurt Russell plays Santa Claus. Guess who portrays his other half? Yep, Mrs. Claus is none other than Goldie Hawn!