Kevin Costner Biography
Kevin Costner is an American actor, producer, film director, and musician of German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent. Further, he’s famed for his starring roles in The Untouchables and No Way Out (1987). He began his acting career in 1978.
Kevin Costner Age
Costner was born on January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California, United States. He is 68 years old as of 2022.
Kevin Costner Height
Costner stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 1 inch.
Kevin Costner Family
Costner was born to Sharon Rae (née Tedrick), and William Costner. His mother served as a welfare worker while his father served as an electrician. Later, he served as a utility executive at Southern California Edison. While growing up, Costner served as a Baptist and sang in the First Baptist Choir. Moreover, he resided in Ventura and in Visalia.
Kevin Costner Wife
Costner exchanged vows with his girlfriend of four years, model and handbag designer, Christine Baumgartner, at his ranch in Aspen, Colorado in 2004. As of 2022, they celebrated their 18th anniversary. Further, they have three children: sons Cayden and Hayes, and daughter Grace. They were born in 2007, 2009, and 2010 respectively. Additionally, they are aged 15, 13, and 12 as of 2022. In 1996, he resided with supermodel Elle Macpherson. Previously, he was in a relationship with political activist, Birgit Cunningham after his relationship with Rooney.
Before that, he was in a relationship with Bridget Rooney whom he had a son named Liam Timothy. Timothy was born in 1996 and is 26 years old as of 2022. Prior to this, he tied the knot with his ex-wife and fellow student, Cindy Silva in 1978. At the time of their marriage, she served as Disneyland as Cinderella. Further, they had their honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta. Later they divorced in 1994 after their 16-year-long marriage. Before their divorce, they had three children: daughters Annie and Lily, and son Joe. They were born in 1984, 1986, and 1988. Further, they are aged 38, 36, and 34 as of 2022.
Kevin Costner Net Worth
Costner has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor.
Kevin Costner Education
When he completed his high school education at Villa Park High School in 1973, Costner joined California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Later, he became a graduate and attained his Bachelor Of Arts degree in Marketing and Finance which he attained in 1978. While there, he served as a brother in the Delta Chi fraternity. Also, he studied at Mt. Whitney High School where he served in the marching band. At Villa Park High School, he served as a basketball player and Dennis Burtt’s teammate.
Kevin Costner Career
After taking a job as a marketing executive, Costner took acting classes five nights a week, alongside the support of his wife. His marketing employment lasted for 30 days. Moreover, he did work that allowed him to better his acting skills through tuition. For instance, serving on fishing boats, as a truck driver, and giving tours of stars’ Hollywood homes to back the couple while he attended auditions. Else, he had his film debut when he served his film debut in the film Sizzle Beach, U.S.A. (originally dubbed Hot Malibu Summer).
Also, he made a brief appearance in the Ron Howard film Night Shift (1982). Moreover, he appeared in a commercial for the Apple Lisa and Table for Five in 1983. Additionally, he starred in a small role in the nuclear holocaust film, Testament. In 1987, he realized his movie star status when he served as federal agent Eliot Ness in The Untouchables and in the leading role of the thriller, No Way Out. Further, he fortified his A-list status when he served in the baseball-themed films, Bull Durham (1988) and Field of Dreams (1989).
Throughout his career, Costner has attained numerous awards and accolades. For instance, he attained two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Further, he starred in Fandango, American Flyers, Silverado, and many other films. Regardless, he attained fame when he starred in The Untouchables and No Way Out (1987). Afterward, he starred in Bull Durham (1988), Field of Dreams (1989), Dances with Wolves (1990), JFK (1991), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), The Bodyguard (1992), A Perfect World (1993), and Wyatt Earp (1994). For his performance in Dances with Wolves (1990), he attained two Academy Awards.
In 1995, he starred in and co-produced Waterworld. The Postman served as his second directorial feature released in 1997. Later, he starred in Message in a Bottle (1999), For Love of the Game (1999), Thirteen Days (2000), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), Dragonfly (2002), Open Range (2003), Rumor Has It (2005), The Guardian (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), 3 Days to Kill (2014), McFarland, USA (2015), Draft Day (2014), and Criminal (2016). Also, he played supporting parts in such films as The Upside of Anger (2005), Man of Steel (2013), Hidden Figures (2016), Molly’s Game (2017), and Let Him Go (2020).
On television, Costner depicted Devil Anse Hatfield in the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012). Else, he attained the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Since 2018, he starred as John Dutton on the Paramount Network original drama series, Yellowstone. For the film, he attained a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and a Golden Globe award. On a side note, he serves on an honorary board for the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. In the spring of 2011, he recorded two radio spots for the museum that aired on Kansas City Royals Radio Network.
Additionally, he co-authored The Explorer’s Guild: A Passage to Shambhala(2015), alongside John Baird, researcher Stephen C. Meyer, and illustrator Rick Ross. In Tim Ferriss’ book Tools of Titans, he has a chapter where he gives advice.
Yellowstone serves as an American neo-Western drama TV series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. The film premiered on June 20, 2018, on Paramount Network. The series shadows the conflicts along the shared borders of the Yellowstone Ranch, a large cattle ranch, the Broken Rock Indian reservation, Yellowstone National Park, and land developers. Moreover, it has 5 seasons where the fifth season premiered on November 13, 2022, with the second part premiering in 2023.In the film, he serves as John Dutton III, a widowed sixth-generation patriarch of the Dutton family who possesses and operates the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. John also serves as Montana Livestock Commissioner.
Kevin Costner Baseball
Costner’s known for starring in sporty movies uniquely baseball-themed movies such as Chasing Dreams, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, and The Upside of Anger. Further, he sometimes makes appearances at Texas Longhorns baseball practices and games.
Kevin Costner Other TV Shows and Films
During his career, Costner has starred, directed, and produced numerous films and TV shows such as;
- The Gunrunner(1989)
- Thirteen Days(2000)
- 3 Days to Kill(2014)
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League(2021)
- Amazing Stories(1985)
- Message in a Bottle(1999)
- Mr. Brooks(2007)
- Let The Bodyguard(1992)
- A Century of Cinema(1994)
Kevin Costner Whitney Houston
In 1992, Houston and Costner co-starred in the year’s biggest romantic drama, The Bodyguard. After the film, the pair developed a close relationship. “I saw her like every red-blooded male would see her: I thought she was really pretty.” At Houston’s funeral, Costner gave an homage to her and shared several anecdotes about her in his 20-minute speech.
“Arguably the biggest pop star in the world didn’t think she was good enough. Whitney, if you could hear me now, I would tell you, you weren’t just good enough, you were great. You sang the whole damn song without a band. You made the picture what it was. lot of leading men could’ve played my part … but you, Whitney, I truly believe you were the only one who could’ve played Rachel Marron at that time… weren’t just pretty, you were as beautiful as a woman could be. And people didn’t just like you Whitney, they loved you. Off you go Whitney, off you go. Escorted by an army of angels to your heavenly father. When you sing before him, don’t you worry. You’ll be good enough.”He voiced.
Further, when Houston passed away, Costner stated that “She was my one true love.” Moreover, he made an appearance on CNN in April of that year and opened up to Anderson Cooper about the letters he used to write to her. He wrote the letters in hopes that they would assist get her the aid she needed with battling her addictions. Further, he stated that the Baptist church served as their private bond as both grew up in it.
“There are some people that really love Whitney, and a couple times during the last seven, eight years, they asked me, would I write her a letter? She would always be close to me, she would always be somebody I appreciated. When someone says, will you write a letter to someone who you know is having trouble … I did. I don’t know if those letters were ever read.” He voiced.
Kevin Costner House/Ranch
From 2005 to 2006, he acquired a 10,000-square-foot Spanish Hacienda on an acre in the Hollywood Hills. The house included five bedrooms plus staff quarters, a billiards room, a media room, a gym, a tennis court, a pool, a spa, and grassy yards home. In April 2006, he traded it for $11.5 million to American Idol (2002) host, Ryan Seacrest. Further, he purchased an oceanfront 17-acre ranch in Santa Barbara County, California for $28.5 million in April 2006. He alongside his wife, Christine Baumgartner, raises horses on their new ranch.
Kevin Costner Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 1M followers on Instagram.