Kurt Russell’s Step-Son Oliver Hudson Reflects On Dad Bailing Him Out of Jail

by Allison Hambrick

Kurt Russell’s stepson Oliver Hudson revealed how his famous father reacted to his arrest when he was only sixteen years old.

“I did get arrested when I was 16 years old,” Hudson explained on Live With Kelly and Ryan. “It was a crazy story ’cause they had to call the parents, and they said, ‘What’s your dad’s name?’ and I said, ‘Oh my God. Kurt Russell.’ They’re like, ‘No, kid, what’s your dad’s name?’ And I said, ‘It’s Kurt Russell.’ “

“They started fighting over who was gonna make the phone call,” the actor added. Hudson then continued explaining how Russell responded to the incident.

“Look, we were stupid,” Hudson added. “We had paintball guns. We were doing dumb things, as kids do. He understood what it was like for him when he was the age; he did stupid stuff as well. But he was not a happy dad, let’s just say that.”

Hudson is, of course, the son of Bill Hudson and iconic actress Goldie Hawn. He is also the brother of actress Kate Hudson as well as the half-brother of Wyatt Russell, who rose to prominence in 2021 after starring in Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Kurt Russell began dating Hawn when Hudson was only six. The two have been close for most of Hudson’s life, and he maintains that Russell is more like his father than his father.

Kurt Russell’s Punishment For Oliver Hudson

Years ago, Hudson discussed the same incident in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. After Russell picked Hudson up from the police station, the stepfather chose an interesting form of punishment. Because Hudson and his friends were in trouble for shooting adults with paintball guns, Russell decided to give Hudson a taste of his own medicine. And no, he did not shoot his stepson with a paintball gun.

“My punishment was to shoot up my Honda Prelude with blue leather interior,” Hudson revealed. “I had to shoot up my car, dent it up, and drive that for the rest of my existence.” After all, what better punishment for a teenager than embarrassment?

“His philosophy is, I know what I did was wrong, right? So why ground me?” the actor said. “So at point-blank range you’re going to destroy your car, and you’re going to have to drive it for the rest of however long you own this car.”

While it was a harsh punishment, driving a car destroyed by a paintball gun would make anyone think twice about damaging others’ property. Hudson holds no ill will towards his stepfather, and now, he just views it as a funny story. After all, what teenager doesn’t get caught doing something they aren’t supposed to?