Kevin Bacon

Film and Theater Actor + Musician
Born Jul 8, 1958

Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American film and theater actor whose notable roles include Animal House, Diner, Footloose, Flatliners, Wild Things, A Few Good Men, JFK, The River Wild, Murder in the First, Apollo 13, Hollow Man, Stir of Echoes, Trapped, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Friday the 13th, Death Sentence, Frost/Nixon, X-Men: First Class and Tremors.… Read More

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1958 Birth Born on July 8, 1958.


1975 16 Years Old At age 16, in 1975, Bacon won a full scholarship to and attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts at Bucknell University, a state-funded five-week arts program at which he studied theater under Dr. Glory Van Scott. … Read More


1980 21 Years Old In 1980, he had a prominent role in the slasher film Friday the 13th.
1981 23 Years Old Some of his early stage work included Getting Out, performed at New York's Phoenix Theater, and Flux, at Second Stage Theatre during their 1981–1982 season.
1982 24 Years Old In 1982, he won an Obie Award for his role in Forty Deuce, and soon afterward he made his Broadway debut in Slab Boys, with then-unknowns Sean Penn and Val Kilmer. … Read More


1988 - 1990 2 More Events
1991 33 Years Old By 1991, Bacon began to give up the idea of playing leading men in big-budget films and to remake himself as a character actor. "The only way I was going to be able to work on 'A' projects with really 'A' directors was if I wasn't the guy who was starring", he confided to The New York Times writer Trip Gabriel. "You can't afford to set up a $40 million movie if you don't have your star." … Read More
1994 36 Years Old In 1994, Bacon earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in The River Wild, opposite Meryl Streep. … Read More
1995 37 Years Old His next film, Murder in the First, earned him the Broadcast Film Critic's Association Award in 1995, the same year that he starred in the blockbuster hit Apollo 13. … Read More


2000 42 Years Old In 2000, he appeared in Paul Verhoeven's Hollow Man. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old Bacon and Sedgwick appeared in's video "It's a New Day", which was released following Barack Obama's 2008 presidential win. … Read More
2010 52 Years Old On July 15, 2010, it was confirmed that Bacon would appear in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old In March 2012, Bacon was featured in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play, 8 — a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage — as Attorney Charles J. Cooper. … Read More
2013 55 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2013 to 2015, Bacon starred as Ryan Hardy in the FOX television series The Following.
2015 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, he said in a Huffington Post interview and several magazines reported he would like to return to the Tremors franchise. … Read More
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