Kevin Bacon - Details


Kevin BaconWith an acclaimed body of work that ranges from richly detailed starring roles to powerful supporting characters, Bacon is recognized as one of the foremost actors of his generation.

Soon after completing filming "Hollow Man," Bacon became the first recipient of The Film Society Of Lincoln Center's Young Friends Of Films Award.

Bacon left his native Philadelphia to become the youngest student at New York's Circle In The Square Theatre. He made his motion picture acting debut as Chip in the 1978 release "National Lampoon's Animal House." The film's mega-success led him to roles as the brilliant, self-destructive Fenwick in "Diner" and the now-classic dancing rebel in "Footloose," which propelled him to stardom.

His other film roles include "She's Having A Baby," "Criminal Law," "The Big Picture," "Tremors," "JFK" and "A Few Good Men."

In 1994, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in "The River Wild." The next year, he appeared in the hugely successful "Apollo 13." The same year, he was voted Best Actor by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and received Best Supporting Actor nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild and the London Film Critics Circle for his work as a convict on trial for murder in "Murder In The First."

In 1996, he turned to film directing with "Losing Chase," starring Helen Mirren, Bacon's wife Kyra Sedgwick and Beau Bridges. Produced for television's Showtime and released theatrically, it was honored with three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Made For Television, and was spotlighted at both the Sundance and Toronto Film festivals.

He subsequently starred in "Sleepers," "Picture Perfect," "Telling Lies In America," "Wild Things" and "Digging To China."

Prior to "Hollow Man," Bacon was seen in the psychological thriller "Stir Of Echoes," and as the over-protective father of a shy boy in the well-received World War II era film "My Dog Skip."

The actor made his Broadway debut in 1983 with Sean Penn in "Slab Boys" and also starred in the 1986 production of the highly touted "Loot." More recently, he returned to the New York stage in the comedy "Spike Heels" with Tony Goldwyn. His theatre credits include the off-Broadway productions of "Album," "Poor Little Lambs" and "Getting Out," among others.

His television work includes the American Playhouse presentation of "Lemon Sky," "The Gift" and the cable film "Enormous Changes At The Last Minute."

Kevin and his older brother Michael have a successful band called The Bacon Brothers. The highly regarded ensemble is extremely successful on the national club circuit and recently released a second album entitled "Getting There."



  • 8th July 1958 - Birth