Kevin Bacon is an American actor, director, and musician who is well known for his roles in hit movies including “A Few Good Men”, “JFK” and “X-Men: First Class”. Bacon is also known for voicing the title character in “Balto”(1995), also for hit comedies, “National Lampoon’s Animal House”(1978), “Diner”(1982), “Tremors”(1990) and “Crazy, Stupid, Love”(2011). His first prominent role was in the slasher film, “Friday the 13th”(1980) and HBO TV film, “Taking Chance”(2009) for which he even won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
With his versatility and intense acting style, Bacon has come a long way since his career began in 1978, establishing himself as one of the most successful actors of all time. He was also considered one of the best actors who was never nominated for an Academy Award. Bacon was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 for his contributions to the film industry.
What is Kevin Bacon’s claim to fame?
As an award-winning actor, he is well-known.
He is best known for his appearances in the films “Taking Chance,” “JFG,” and “X-Men: First Class.”
Kevin Bacon was born in the United States.
Kevin Bacon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States, on July 8, 1958. Kevin Norwood Bacon is his birth name. He is an American citizen. Bacon is of White descent, and his zodiac sign is Aries.
Kevin Bacon was born to well-to-do parents Edmund Norwood Bacon (father) and Ruth Hilda Bacon (mother) as the youngest of six children (mother). His father, Edmund, was an architect who worked for several years as the executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and his mother, Ruth, was a political activist and elementary school teacher.
Bacon attended Julia R. Masterman High School in Philadelphia for both middle and high school, where he grew up with his five older siblings. In 1975, he earned a full scholarship to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University after graduating from high school. He studied theater under Glory Van Scott at a state-funded five-week arts program while at university.
Bacon moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater when he was 17 years old. After that, he performed in a play at the Circle in the Square Theater School. In New York, he made his acting debut in the fraternity comedy “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978), and he also worked on the television soap operas “Search for Tomorrow” (1979) and “Guiding Light” (1980–81).
Getting Out, which was performed at the Phoenix Theater in New York, and Flux, which was performed at Second Stage Theatre during the 1981–1982 season, were two of his early stage works. Kevin and his brother, Michael, had even formed a band called “The Bacon Brothers.” He recorded nearly six albums with them at the time.
Highlights of Kevin Bacon’s Career
Kevin Bacon’s professional career started in 1980 with a part in the slasher film “Friday the 13th.”
In 1982, he received an Obie Award for his performance in “Forty Deuce.” He played Timothy Fenwick in Barry
Levinson’s film “Diner” the same year.
“Slab Boys” marked Bacon’s Broadway debut.
He then starred in “She’s Having a Baby,” a romantic comedy film, in 1988, and “The Big Picture,” a comedy the following year.
In 1990, Bacon reprised the part in Joel Schumacher’s “Flatliners” and the comedy/horror film “Tremors.”
In 1991, he co-starred with Elizabeth Perkins in the film “He Said, She Said.”
Bacon’s first big break came in 1991, when he played gay prostitute Willie O’Keefe in Oliver Stone’s political thriller “JFK.”
In 1994, Bacon earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his performance in “The River Wild.”
In 1995, he won the Broadcast Film Critic’s Association Award for his next film, “Murder in the First.”
He appeared in the smash hit “Apollo 13” the same year.
In 1996, Bacon starred in the film “Sleepers,” in which he played a dark character.
With the television film “Losing Chase,” Bacon made his directorial debut (1996).
In the year 2000, he starred in Paul Verhoeven’s film “Hollow Man.”
In 2003, he co-starred with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins in Clint Eastwood’s film “Mystic River.”
In 2005, Bacon starred alongside Colin Firth and Rachel Blanchard in the film “Where the Truth Lies.”
In 2004, he had a well-received dark starring role in “The Woodsman,” and in 2009, he had a promising HBO film called “Taking Chance.”
Bacon starred as Sebastian Shaw, the villain in Matthew Vaughn’s superhero film “X-Men: First Class” in 2011.
In 2012, he appeared in a production of Dustin Lance Black’s play “8.”
From 2013 to 2015, Bacon played Ryan Hardy in the FOX television series “The Following.”
In the action thriller “One Direction,” he will star alongside Colson Baker and Travis Fimmel.
Honors and Certificates
2 SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild)
In 2003, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with one Saturn Award and one Golden Globe Award.
In 2004, he was awarded the John Cassavetes Award.
In 2005, he received the Copper Wing Tribute Award.
In 2005, he was awarded the American Rivera Award.
In 2010, he received the Joel Siegel Award.
In 2015, she received the Career Achievement in Acting Award.
Wife of Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon has only been married once in his entire life. His first and only marriage was to Kyra Minturn Sedgwick, a stunning actress. Kyra is an actress, writer, and director best known for her role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on TNT’s crime drama “The Closer.” In the 1970s, the pair met for the first time on the set of Lanford Wilson’s play “Lemon Sky,” which aired on PBS.
Even in films including “Pyrates,” “Murder in the First,” “The Woodsman,” and “Loverboy,” Bacon and Sedgwick have appeared together. Bacon and Sedwig married on September 4, 1988, after dating for years, and have been together for over three decades, until 2020.
Their first child, a son named Travis Sedgwick, was born in 1989, and their second child, a daughter named Sosie Ruth, was born in 1992. Bacon and his family are now residing on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Kevin was in a romantic relationship with Tracy Pollan, an American actress, for over 5 years before marrying Kyra in the 1980s.
Bacon is also the topic of the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” trivia game. He is also the founder of SixDegrees.org, a non-profit organization.
Kevin Bacon’s Net Worth
Kevin Bacon is a multi-millionaire legendary actor who has quite healthy earnings from his stable and successful career as an actor. Having his career started in 1978 that lasted for over 50 years and still ongoing, Bacon has easily managed to amass a million worth fortune from his over 80 films that he has done till 2020.
With his several movies and shows, Bacon has managed to amass a wealthy fortune estimated to be around $45 million with his salary around $7 million.
Kevin Bacon’s Height
Kevin Bacon is a handsome man with an athletic body physique who still has the same Baritone voice and looks even in his 60s. He stands tall with a height of 5ft. 10inch.(1.79m) while his body weighs around 75kg(165 lbs). He has a well maintained athletic body physique with 40 inches as his chest size, 32 inches as his waist size, and 12 inches as his bicep size.
He has a fair complexion with light brown hair and blue eyes.