Learn all you need to know about famous actor Kevin Bacon, including his net worth, movie history, personal life, fun facts and more.
Kevin Bacon: Biography and personal life of the actor
Kevin Bacon is a famous American actor. He was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kevin Bacon is the youngest of six children, who all grew up in a close-knit family in Philadelphia. Kevin Bacon’s mother was named Ruth Hilda. She was an elementary school teacher and liberal activist. Kevin’s father was Edmund Norwood Bacon, a respected architect and prominent Philadelphian who, for several years, served as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. When Kevin Bacon was 16, he won a full scholarship to attend a five week long arts program at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University. During this program, he studied theater under Dr. Glory Van Scott and it is perhaps this experience that solidified his passion for acting and the arts. Kevin Bacon is married to actress Kyra Sedgwick. The couple had their wedding on September 4, 1988. Kevin and Kyra met on the set of the PBS version of Lanford Wilson’s play Lemon Sky. They have starred in several films together, including Pyrates, Murder in the First, The Woodsman, and Loverboy. They have two children named Travis Sedgwick and Sosie Ruth and reside in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Kevin Bacon: Movie history and awards
Kevin Bacon is very famous, as he has appeared in many movie and television productions over the course of his long career. Some of the films and TV series which he is most famous for include the musical-drama movie Footloose, Flatliners, Apollo 13, Death Sentence, Tremors and most recently the TV series I Love Dick. Kevin Bacon has been nominated for and won many awards. In 2010 Bacon won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role in Taking Chance. Bacon was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in The River Wild in 1995. Other movie and television productions in which Kevin Bacon has appeared include the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK, the legal drama A Few Good Men, and the mystery drama Mystic River. Kevin Bacon has also taken on some darker roles during his career, including the character of a sadistic guard in Sleepers and a former child abuser in The Woodsman. On television, Kevin Bacon starred in the series The Following from 2013 to 2015. In 2003, Kevin Bacon was recognized for his contributions to the film industry when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1978, National Lampoon’s Animal House – character Chip Diller 1980, Friday the 13th – character Jack Burrell 1982, Forty Deuce – character Ricky 1984, Footloose – character Ren McCormack 1987, Planes, Trains and Automobiles – character Taxi Racer 1990, Tremors – character Valentine “Val” McKee 1990, Flatliners – character David Labraccio 1991, JFK – character Willie O’Keefe 1992, A Few Good Men – character Captain Jack Ross 1994, The River Wild – character Wade 1995, Apollo 13 – character Jack Swigert 1996, Sleepers – character Sean Nokes 1998, Wild Things – character Sgt. Ray Duquette 1999, Stir of Echoes – character Tom Witzky 2000, Hollow Man – character Sebastian Caine 2003, Mystic River – character Sean Devine 2004, The Woodsman – character Walter 2005, Where the Truth Lies – character Lanny Morris 2007, Death Sentence – character Nick Hume 2011, Crazy, Stupid, Love. – character David Lindhagen 2016 – present, I Love Dick – character Dick
Kevin Bacon: Net worth and fun facts to know
Kevin Bacon’s full name is Kevin Norwood Bacon. Kevin Bacon has spoken out for the separation of church and state and has publicly stated that he does not believe in God, although he also says he is not anti-religion. The net worth of Kevin Bacon is $50 million. His wife has a net worth of $16 million. Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick appeared together in will.i.am’s video “It’s a New Day”, which was released in response to Barack Obama winning the presidency in 2008. Kevin and Kyra lost some of their savings in the Ponzi scheme scandal perpetrated by Bernie Madoff. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are actuall nine cousins, once removed. The couple learned this in 2011 thanks to their appearance on the PBS TV show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates. Kevin and his wife Kyra are advocates for a woman’s right to have access to and choose to use birth control. They appeared in a video together promoting the “Bill of Reproductive Rights”. Kevin Bacon is the subject of the trivia game titled Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, which is based on the idea that any Hollywood actor can be linked to another actor through Kevin Bacon thanks to his long career in a variety of genres. At first, Kevin Bacon was not happy about the game and idea but has since embraced it, even going so far as to form the charitable initiative SixDegrees.org, which is a social networking site founded to link people and charities together.
Kevin Bacon: In conclusion
Kevin Bacon has had a lifelong career in Hollywood and has brought us entertainment throughout the years with his outstanding performances in many movie and television productions. He is an advocate for some truly commendable causes as well. Hollywood would just not be the same without him.