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Wyatt Russell is an actor and hockey player. He is the son of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. As a child, he acted alongside his father on the films “Escape from L.A.” (1996) and “Soldier” (1998). He has occasionally returned to acting with small roles on the short “The Last Supper” (2006) as well as the feature films “High School” (2010) and “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011).
Son of Actors
Childhood and Family:
Wyatt Hawn Russell was born on July 10, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell. His parents have been in relationship since 1983. Wyatt has three older half siblings: actor Oliver Hudson (born 1976) and actress Kate Hudson (born 1979), from her mother's previous married to Bill Hudson, of the Hudson Brothers, and Boston Russell (born 1980), from his dad's marriage to actress Season Hubley. Wyatt attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he played a backup goalie for the UAH hockey team.
Born to a showbiz family, Wyatt Russell had his first screen appearance at age 10 with the 1996 action/adventure film “Escape from L.A.,” starring father Kurt Russell. There he played an orphan boy. Two years later, he played the young incarnation of his father's character, Todd, on “Soldier,” an action/drama film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
After almost eight years absence, Wyatt made a comeback to acting in 2006, when he was cast as Doubting Thomas on the 16 minute comedy film “The Last Supper,” which was directed by Marius A. Markevicius. He followed it up with a small role as drug PSA stoned teenager on the 2010 John Stalberg film “High School,” starring Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis and Colin Hanks. The same year, he appeared as Sam Loomis in an episode of “Law & Order: LA” called “Hollywood.”
Recently, in 2011, Wyatt worked with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde on the action/thriller movie “Cowboys & Aliens,” for director Jon Favreau. He played the role of Little Mickey.
Wyatt is set to play the supporting role of Topher on the upcoming drama film “AWOL” (2012), directed by Danny Mooney. Costars in the film include Teresa Palmer, Liam Hemsworth and Aimee Teegarden. He is also scheduled to appear in the Judd Apatow comedy film “This Is Forty” (2012).
Wyatt is also a hockey player. In 2002, he played hockey for the Junior B Richmond Sockeyes in Richmond, British Columbia. He then played goal for the BCHL's Coquitlam Express (2005) and then backup goalie for the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League (USHL) (2005). In December 2005, he was traded from the Chicago Steel for cash to play as the starting goaltender on the Brampton Capitals of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. In 2007, he played college hockey for the University of Alabama in Huntsville team as a backup goalie. In November 2009, Wyatt began playing hockey for Groningen Grizzlies in the Netherlands.