Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

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Jul. 8th, 1958
Born in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
5' 10

Kevin Bacon's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Following TV Show
The Following
The Wayne Brady Show TV Show
The Wayne Brady Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Black Mass
2015 - Cop Car
2015 - Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
2013 - Jayne Mansfield's Car
2013 - R.I.P.D.
2011 - Crazy, Stupid, Love
2011 - Elephant White
2011 - Super
2011 - X-Men: First Class
2009 - My One and Only
2008 - Frost/Nixon
2007 - Rails & Ties
2007 - Death Sentence
2006 - Loverboy
2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2005 - Where the Truth Lies
2005 - Beauty Shop
2004 - The Woodsman
2003 - In the Cut
2003 - Mystic River
2002 - Trapped
2001 - Novocaine
2001 - Freedom Downtime
2000 - My Dog Skip
2000 - Hollow Man
1999 - Stir of Echoes
1998 - Wild Things
1997 - Picture Perfect
1997 - American Dreamer
1996 - Sleepers
1995 - Apollo 13
1995 - Balto
1995 - Murder in the First
1994 - The Air Up There
1992 - A Few Good Men
1991 - Queens Logic
1991 - He Said, She Said
1991 - JFK
1990 - Tremors
1990 - Flatliners
1989 - The Big Picture
1988 - Criminal Law
1988 - She's Having a Baby
1987 - White Water Summer
1987 - End of the Line
1987 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
1986 - Quicksilver
1984 - Footloose
1982 - Diner
1981 - Only When I Laugh
1980 - Hero at Large
1978 - National Lampoon's Animal House

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Ren McCormack (Voiced)
Kevin Bacon
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Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician whose notable roles include National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), Friday the 13th (1980), Diner (1982), Footloose (1984), She's Having a Baby (1988), Flatliners (1990), Tremors (1990), Wild Things (1998), JFK (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), The River Wild (1994), Murder in the First (1995), Apollo 13 (1995), Stir of Echoes (1999), Hollow Man (2000), Trapped (2002), Mystic River (2003), The Woodsman (2004), Death Sentence (2007), Frost/Nixon (2008), and X-Men: First Class (2011).

Bacon, one of six children, was born and raised in a close-knit family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Ruth Hilda Holmes, taught at an elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Norwood Bacon, was a well-respected architect and a prominent Philadelphian who had been Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for many years. At 16, in 1975, Bacon won a full scholarship to and attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts at Bucknell University, a state-funded five-week arts program at which he studied theatre under Dr. Glory Van Scott. The experience solidified Bacon's passion for the arts.

Bacon has won a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. He was named by The Guardian as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2003, Bacon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bacon has been married to actress 'Kyra Sedgwick' since September 4, 1988; they met on the set of the PBS version of Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky. He has said "The time I was hitting what I considered to be bottom was also the time I met my wife, our kids were born, good things were happening. And I was able to keep supporting myself; that always gave me strength". Bacon and Sedgwick have starred together in Pyrates, Murder in the First, The Woodsman, and Loverboy. They have two children, Travis Sedgwick (b. 1989) and Sosie Ruth (b. 1992). The family resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Bacon formed a band called The Bacon Brothers with his brother, Michael. The duo has released six albums.

He currently stars on the Fox television series The Following.

  • His father was Edmund Bacon, a famous Philadelphia city planner. His mother was Ruth Bacon, a teacher and liberal political activist.
  • American-born Canadian actor 'Philip Nozuka' (qv), 'George Nozuka' (qv) and 'Justin Nozuka' (qv), are his nephews through his wife, 'Kyra Sedgwick' (qv)'s side of the family.
  • He sang with brother 'Michael Bacon (I)' (qv) (who played guitar) in New York in a small club/coffee shop.
  • Actor 'Girard Swan' (qv) worked as his stand-in on the new 'Ron Howard (I)' (qv) film _Frost/Nixon (2008)_ (qv).
  • Is part of 'The Bacon Brothers' (qv), with his older brother 'Michael Bacon (I)' (qv). The band has released three albums: "Forosoco" (1997), "Getting There" (1999) and "Can't Complain" (2001).
  • Lost an undisclosed amount of money in the 'Bernard Madoff' (qv) scandal.
  • Has a vacation farmhouse in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut.
  • Met wife 'Kyra Sedgwick' (qv) on the set of _Lemon Sky (1988) (TV)_ (qv).

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