Kevin Bacon

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth July 8, 1958
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age 62 years old
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Kevin Bacon

Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor and musician. His films include musical-drama film Footloose, the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK, the legal drama A Few Good Men, the historical docudrama Apollo 13, and the mystery drama Mystic River. Bacon is also known for taking on darker roles, such as that of a sadistic guard in Sleepers, and troubled former child abuser in The Woodsman. He is further known for the hit comedies National Lampoon's Animal House, Diner, Tremors and Crazy, Stupid, Love. His other well-known films are Friday the 13th, Flatliners, The River Wild, Wild Things, Stir of Echoes, Hollow Man, Frost/Nixon, X-Men: First Class, Black Mass and Patriots Day. He is equally prolific on television, having starred in the Fox drama series The Following. For the HBO original film Taking Chance, Bacon won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, also receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Born: Kevin Norwood Bacon, July 08, 1958, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, director, producer, musician
Years active: 1978–present
Children: 2, Travis and Sosie Bacon
Parent(s): Edmund Bacon (father)
Relatives: Michael Bacon (brother), Holly Near (cousin)
Website: Kevin Bacon's Official site
IMDb: Kevin Bacon's IMDb

About Kevin Bacon

Prolific TV and film actor who became known for his roles in Footloose and Apollo 13, and who won a Golden Globe Award for his role in The River Wild. His other films include Hollow Man, Mystic River, Friday the 13th, and Tremors.

Before Fame

He moved to New York at age seventeen to pursue a career in theater. He was soon cast for a role in a production by the Circle in the Square Theater School.


His long list of credits in various genres inspired the trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Family Life

His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father was an architect. He got married to co-star Kyra Sedgwick in September 1988. He has a son named Travis and a daughter named Sosie.


He starred as psychopath named Wade in The River Wild, which cast Meryl Streep as David Strathairn's wife.

Information related to Kevin Bacon

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • Sedgwick family
  • Best Miniseries or Television Movie Actor Golden Globe winners
  • Circle in the Square Theatre School alumni
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • Obie Award recipients
  • Male actors from Philadelphia
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Latest information about Kevin Bacon updated on September 21, 2020.

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