Quick facts
Birth date 8 Jul, 1958
Age 61 yrs
Occupations Actor
Film actor
Voice actor
Character actor
Television actor
Film producer
Stage actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Philadelphia
Education Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts
Circle in the Square Theatre School
Gender Male
Description American actor
Spouse Kyra Sedgwick[ M. 1988]

Kevin Bacon is an extremely famous actor of Hollywood who is recognized for many outstanding roles in a number of movies. He is also a musician along with being the subject of one of the social interactions game.

Personal Life

According to his biography, Kevin Bacon took birth in the city of Philadelphia, on the date 8th July 1958, with the name Kevin Norwood Bacon given to him. His father, Edmund Bacon, worked as a respected architect who was the executive director of the planning commission of the city and his mother, Ruth Hilda Bacon, was an activist along with being a school teacher.

He was always interested in arts and being a bright artist at the age of 16, he received a 5-week full scholarship at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts which is a part of the Bucknell University. Kevin was taught by Dr Glory Van Scott who inspired him to chase his passion for arts and acting. After breaking up with his longtime girlfriend who he dated for 5 years, Tracy Pollan got married to Kyra Sedgwick who was a fellow actress with him in the movie “Lemon Sky”, in the September of 1988.

They both have worked together in many movies since their marriage and they have two children together, Travis Sedgwick and Sosie Ruth. They are currently living a peaceful married life and there is no news of their divorce. Their home located on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. He has claimed in one of his interviews that he doesn’t believe in God and he is a supporter of Women Rights.


Kevin initiated his career in acting at the age of 17 when he left for the New York City and started doing roles in theatre productions. In 1978, he received his first big screen break in the movie “National Lampoons Animal House” which wasn’t well received by the audience and it led to certain hardships in his life as he had to wait tables and do small theatre works to survive.

His career took a jump when he received the role in the slasher movie “Friday the 13th”, which was a success and it was followed by him working in big production movies like “Footloose” (released in 1984). Bacon’s acting was very much appreciated in the movie. After that, he was offered a number of roles in varied genres of movies as his versatile set of skills reached people’s attention.

His most famous and acknowledged works as an actor include movies like “Hollow Man”, “Mystic River”, “A Few Good Men”, “Flatliners”, “JFK”, “Tremors” etc. He even appeared in his first Broadway performance in the play “Slab Boys” where he earned great recognition. His first Golden Globe Award came after his performance in the HBO original “Taking Chance” which is considered as one of the greatest best performances in his acting career.

His most recent work includes “X-Men: First Class” and the TV series “The Following”. He is also the spokesperson for the egg industry of the United States for their commercialization. There is also a game made regarding the connection status of an actor to him on the basis of statistics, named “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”. His net worth is estimated to be around 50 million US dollars.

Last Modified: Jun 25, 2020

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