Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. He began acting on television in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–64). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s.
Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his performance in Silkwood (1983). During the 1980s, he starred in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as army hero-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York (1981), and its sequel Escape from L.A. (1996), Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult films. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the television film Elvis (1979), also directed by Carpenter.
Russell also starred in other films, including Overboard (1987), Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Miracle (2004), Poseidon (2006), Death Proof (2007), Bone Tomahawk (2015) and The Hateful Eight (2015)....LESS
Later, he played the titular character in the ABC western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–64), based on a book by Robert Lewis Taylor. from Kurt Russell
He began acting on television for the western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–64). from Kurt Russell
It was known for the breakthrough performances of the 12-year-old Kurt Russell in the title role and Charles Bronson as the second wagon master, Linc Murdock in the last thirteen episodes. from The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV series)
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters is an American western television series based on Robert Lewis Taylor's 1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The series aired on ABC for one season and was produced by MGM Television.