Wyatt Russell

Wyatt Hawn Russell (born July 10, 1986)[1] is an American actor and former ice hockey player. He is best known for his roles as Corporal Lewis Ford in Julius Avery's 2018 horror film, Overlord, and as Dud in the AMC dramedy, Lodge 49. He is set to play John Walker / U.S. Agent in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Wyatt Russell
Wyatt Russell on Wizard Radio Media.jpg
Russell interviewed by Wizard Radio Media in 2018
Wyatt Hawn Russell

(1986-07-10) July 10, 1986 (age 34)
OccupationActor, former hockey player
Years active1996–present
Sanne Hamers
(m. 2012; div. 2017)
(m. 2019)

Early lifeEdit

Russell was born in Los Angeles, California,[1] to actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.[2][3] He is a grandson of actor Bing Russell.[4] He is of German, English, Scottish, Irish, and Hungarian-Jewish (from his maternal grandmother) descent.


Russell played for numerous amateur and pro hockey teams as a goaltender including the Richmond Sockeyes, Langley Hornets, Coquitlam Express, Chicago Steel, Brampton Capitals, and Groningen Grizzlies.[5] He also played NCAA hockey for the Chargers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His career was cut short due to injuries.[6]

Russell appeared in films, such as Escape from L.A., Soldier, Cowboys & Aliens, This Is 40, Love and Honor, We Are What We Are, and Goon: Last of the Enforcers. He also appeared in the 2014 film 22 Jump Street.[7] In 2016, he co-starred in a film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival called Folk Hero & Funny Guy. In 2016, he starred in "Playtest", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[8]

In 2018, he and Jovan Adepo played the leads in the World War II-set horror film Overlord.[9]

In 2020, he will star as John Walker / U.S. Agent in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

On March 14, 2012, after two years of dating, Russell married stylist Sanne Hamers, whom he met in the Netherlands while playing hockey.[11][12] The couple separated on March 2, 2015, and divorced amicably on October 24, 2017.[13][14]

In 2016, Russell began a relationship with Meredith Hagner, whom he met on the set of Folk Hero & Funny Guy.[15] In April 2018, Russell and Hagner purchased a 1930s Spanish home in Sherman Oaks, California.[16] Russell married Hagner on September 2, 2019 in Aspen, Colorado.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Escape from L.A. Orphan boy Uncredited
1998 Soldier Todd (age 11)
2006 The Last Supper Doubting Thomas Short film
2010 High School Drug PSA Stoned Teenager
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Little Mickey
2012 This Is 40 Flirty Hockey Player
2013 We Are What We Are Deputy Anders
Love and Honor Topher Lincoln
2014 22 Jump Street Zook Haythe
Cold in July Freddy Russell
At the Devil's Door Sam
2015 Prisoner Will Short film
2016 Everybody Wants Some!! Charlie Willoughby
Folk Hero & Funny Guy Jason
2017 Ingrid Goes West Ezra O'Keefe
Table 19 Teddy
Goon: Last of the Enforcers Anders Cain
Shimmer Lake Ed Burton
2018 Blaze Glyn
Overlord Corporal Lewis Ford
2020 The Woman in the Window David Winters Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Law & Order: LA Sam Loomis Episode: "Hollywood"
2013 Arrested Development Oakwood Episode: "Colony Collapse"
The Walking Dead: The Oath Paul Web series
2016 Black Mirror Cooper Episode: "Playtest"
2018–2019 Lodge 49[17] Sean "Dud" Dudley 20 episodes
2020–present The Good Lord Bird J. E. B. Stuart Limited series; 8 episodes
2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier John Walker / U.S. Agent Limited series; 6 episodes
In production

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 16th Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Star
22 Jump Street


  1. ^ a b Wyatt Russell career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Retrieved December 31, 2016. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Diamond, Jamie (2003-02-20). "At Home with: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-04-05. Additional WebCitation archive December 31, 2016.
  3. ^ Pinchevsky, Tal (2012-12-19). "Former hockey pro Russell returns to family business". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  4. ^ "Kurt Russell Biography (1951-)". FilmReference.com (Advameg, Inc.). Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "Wyatt Russell". EliteProspects.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Pinchevsky, Tal (March 13, 2014). "Rangers' Talbot, actor Russell share Alabama bond". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (2013-08-31). "Wyatt Russell, Son of Kurt, Joining Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill in '22 Jump Street'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  8. ^ "'Black Mirror' Season 3 Trailer: "No One Is This Happy'". Deadline Hollywood. October 7, 2016. Archived from the original on October 8, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Galuppo, Mia (March 20, 2017). "Wyatt Russell, Jovan Adepo to Star in Bad Robot's WWII Supernatural Thriller". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  10. ^ Couch, Aaron (August 23, 2019). "Marvel Unveils 3 New Disney+ Shows Including 'She-Hulk' and 'Moon Knight'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  11. ^ Kaufman, Amy (June 24, 2014). "Wyatt Russell's new goal: an acting career". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  12. ^ "Goldie & Kurt's Nightmare! Son Wyatt Russell Secretly Divorces Wife". RadarOnline. 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  13. ^ "Russell vs. Hamers" (PDF). RadarOnline. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  14. ^ David, Mark (2018-04-10). "Actor Wyatt Russell Buys in Sherman Oaks (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  15. ^ "Wyatt Russell Finds Love On Set Just Like His Famous Parents Did". E! Online. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  16. ^ Leitereg, Neal J. "Actors Wyatt Russell and Meredith Hagner land a Spanish charmer in Sherman Oaks". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-11-03). "Wyatt Russell To Star In AMC's 'Lodge 49'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-12-17.

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