Kevin Bacon Kevin Norwood Bacon  (born July 8, 1958)  is an American actor. His films include the musical-drama film Footloose (1984), the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK (1991), the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992), the historical docudrama Apollo 13 (1995), and the mystery drama Mystic River (2003).
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Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964. Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. His debut as the strict Chip Diller in National ...
Mini Bio (1) Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964. Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street.
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Kevin Bacon's film career started with 1978's National Lampoon's Animal House, but it was 1984's Footloose that made him a pop culture icon. He has cranked out endless flicks since, and, in 2013, transitioned into full-time television star with the eerie crime series The Following. Bacon is married to actress Kyra Sedgwick. He's also the inspiratio...
Bacon was born Kevin Norwood Bacon on July 8, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Urban planner/architect Edmund Bacon and teacher and social activist Ruth Hilda Holmes. He is the youngest of six children. Having the call to acting at a young age, Bacon attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, the Manning Street Actor's Theatre ...
'Animal House,' 'Footloose'
Bacon busted into movies as an ROTC cadet and fraternity pledge in the 1978 comedy National Lampoon's Animal House. He went on to roles in the horror classic Friday the 13th (1980) and Diner (1982), along with the soap opera Guiding Light and the stage productions of 40 Deuce — which netted him an OBIE Award — and Broadway's The Slab Boys. Then came a part with which the actor would forever be associated: as rebellious city teen Ren McCormack, who wages war against a small town for banning ro...
'A Few Good Men, 'The River Wild,' 'Apollo 13'
After Footloose came a string of mediocre movies for Bacon, including Quicksilver (1986) and She's Having a Baby (1988). He enjoyed more success with the horror films Tremors and Flatliners in 1990, before playing a gay hustler in Oliver Stone's JFK the following year. Suddenly, the actor found himself in a slew of memorable movies, co-starring with what seemed like everyone in Hollywood: A Few Good Men (1992), with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise; a Golden Globe-nominated role in The River Wil...
'Wild Things,' 'Mystic River,' 'The Woodsman'
Following the sexually tinged neo-noir Wild Things (1998), Bacon returned to horror fare by headlining Stir of Echoes (1999) and Hollow Man (2000). He displayed his penchant for playing dark, troubled characters in the critically acclaimed Mystic River (2003) and The Woodsman (2004), the latter also featuring his wife, Sedgwick. Bacon then reteamed with his other half as director of Lover Boy (2005) and went on to a prominent supporting role in Frost/Nixon(2008).
his most notable roles have been in national lampoon's animal house (1978), friday the 13th (1980), diner (1982), footloose (1984), quicksilver (1986), she's having a baby (1988), flatliners and tremors (both 1990), he said, she said and jfk (both 1991), a few good men (1992), the river wild (1994), the air up there (1994), murder in the first …