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Kurt Russell Timeline

Mar. 17, 1951: Kurt Vogel Russell is born in Springfield Massachusetts to Louise Crain and Bing Russell.

Jan. 1, 1963: Gets an unaccredited role in It Happened at the World Fair starring Elvis Presley.

1963-1964: Gets the lead role as orphan Jaimie on the TV western The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters starring Charles Bronson.

Dec. 1, 1966: Appears in Follow Me, Boys! alongside John Larroquette. His performance leads to Disney signing him to a ten year contract. Legend has it that Walt Disney himself signs him.

Jan. 8, 1967: Stars in Mosby's Marauders.

1968: Stars in Guns in the Heather.

Jan. 1, 1968: Stars in The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit.

Mar. 21, Jan. 1, 1968: Stars in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, with Goldie Hawn.

1969: Graduates from Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, California in the same class as Seinfeld's Michael Richards. Russell is voted "Best Looking."

Dec. 31, 1969: Stars in The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
with Cesar Romero.

Early 1970s: Plays second base for the California Angels.

Mar. 17, 1971: Stars in The Barefoot Executive with Harry Morgan and John Ritter.

Aug. 18, 1971: Stars in Fools' Parade with Jimmy Stewart.

July 12, 1972: Stars in Now You See him, Now You Don't with Cesar Romero.

June 27, 1973: Stars in Charley and the Angel.

May 1973: Stars in Superdad.

1973: Retires from baseball due to a collision with another player that tears his rotator cuff.

Feb. 6, 1975: Stars in The Strongest Man in the World.

Oct. 18, 1975: Stars in The Deadly Tower.

May 13, 1976: Stars in The Captive: The Longest Drive 2.

1977: Auditions for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.

1979: Marries Season Hubley.

1980: Season Hubley gives birth to Boston.

July 18, 1980: Stars in Used Cars.

July 10, 1981: Gets his big break in John Carpenter's Escape From New York, playing Snake Plissken.

July 25, 1982: Plays R.J. MacReady in The Thing.

1983: Divorces Season Hubley.

1983: Begins his relationship with Goldie Hawn.

Dec. 14, 1983: Plays Drew Stevens in Silkwood.

July 2, 1986: Plays Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China.

July 10, 1986: Goldie gives birth to Wyatt Russell.

Dec. 16, 1987: Stars in Overboard with Goldie Hawn.

Dec. 22, 1989: Plays Gabriel 'Gabe' Cash in co-starring Sylvester Stallone.

May 24, 1991: Plays Lieutenant Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey & Dennis McCaffrey in Backdraft, with Robert De Niro.

Sept. 18, 1992: Plays Captain Ron in Captain Ron.

Dec. 25, 1993: Plays Wyatt Earp in with Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Val Kilmer, and Charlton Heston.

Oct. 28, 1994: Plays Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil in Stargate.

Mar. 15, 1996: Plays Dr. David Grant in Executive Decision.

Aug. 9, 1996: Plays Sgt. Todd 3465 in Soldier.

Aug. 9, 1996: Plays Snake Plissken in Escape From L.A..

Dec. 14, 2001: Plays Dr. David Grant in Vanilla Sky.

Feb. 2003:: He and Goldie Hawn move into a huge mansion in Shaughnessy, Vancouver so they can be close to their son while he plays hockey.

Apr. 8, 2003: His dad, Bing Russell, dies.

Feb. 6, 2004: Plays Herb Brooks in Miracle.

July 29, 2005: Stars in Sky High.







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