Kirk Cameron
American actor
Kirk Cameron
Kirk Thomas Cameron is an American actor best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy Growing Pains (1985–1992), as well as several other television and film appearances as a child actor. In the 1980s and 1990s, Cameron appeared in dozens of television shows and in the films Like Father Like Son and Listen to Me. Recently, he portrayed Cameron "Buck" Williams in the Left Behind film series and Caleb Holt in the 2008 drama film, Fireproof.
Biography
Kirk Cameron's personal information overview.
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<em>Growing Up Smith:</em> Q&A With Anjul Nigam
Huffington Post - 20 days
"No explosions, no violence, no profanity!" is the mantra behind every production backed by Brittany House Pictures, and the company's latest project, "Growing Up Smith," (formerly "Good Ol' Boy") is not exception. We had a chance to catch up with Anjul Nigam, president and founding partner of the company, who also plays a triple role in the film - that of actor, writer and producer. Actor, writer and producer Anjul Nigam. Photo: Dana Patrick Photography. You are the writer/producer/actor in this film, so how challenging was it wearing three hats on one project? Which role made you feel the most comfortable? I would say the most challenging part of wearing three hats was time management. As a producer there were always fires to put out; as a writer, there were always last minute rewrites often based on those same fires (e.g. we lost a location and a scene had to incorporate a new setting); and as an actor, although acting has been my primary profession for nearly 25 years, ...
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Alan Thicke's Wife Says She Feels 'Gut-Wrenching Sadness' After His Death
Huffington Post - 2 months
Tanya Callau Thicke, wife of the late Alan Thicke, remembered her husband in a heartbreaking statement just a week after the TV icon’s untimely death. “It is with gut-wrenching sadness and unbelievable grief that I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love and support during this unimaginable time,” she told People magazine. “Through tears and smiles our dearest of family and friends came together at our home to celebrate the life of my sweet and devoted husband Alan Thicke.”  Callau Thicke added, “Yesterday, along with my stepsons and our combined extended family, we laid my beloved husband, soul mate and the patriarch of our family to rest. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time of profound mourning”  The 69-year-old actor died last week after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son, Carter. Over the weekend, Thicke’s family and friends ― as well as his “Growing Pains” TV family (Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Cameron, ...
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Kirk Cameron hopes to 'Revive' America
Fox News - 4 months
Now focused on faith-based projects
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Kirk Cameron talks inspirational event 'Revive Us'
Fox News - 4 months
Actor goes on 'Fox &amp; Friends'
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Kirk Cameron gives marriage advice: Wives, follow your husband's lead
Fox News - 10 months
Kirk Cameron is giving some good old-fashioned marriage advice.
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'Growing Pains' Actor Was 'Bothered' When Leonardo DiCaprio Joined The Cast
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Tracey Gold Addresses That Gay-Marriage Twitter 'Feud' With Kirk Cameron
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Killing God
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The word is out. The "nones" are rising. At last count, close to one-quarter of the American population now declares itself unaffiliated with any particular religion. While most of these "nones" believe in a "higher power" or "ultimate cause"--or even in a traditional god--they are not interested in affiliating with a specific religion. They have abandoned denominational dogmatism. They are demographic "nones." The late Jerry Falwell's conservative-fundamentalist Christian worldview is quickly losing ground in America. With few exceptions, it is not shared by the media, academia, entertainment, youth, or the Supreme Court. The masses largely ignore the paranoia of the Pat Robertsons of the land. Conservative American Christianity may be slowly killing itself--and taking God to the grave with it. In writing a thesis for a degree in religion, I had the opportunity to engage via an extensive online survey with nearly 1,600 former conservative / evangelical / fundamentalist Ch ...
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Fuller House or Failure House: A Tanner Family Future
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
We have been living in the post TGIF world for some time now. This is a world where we know that Bob Saget has the mouth, and likely the venereal diseases of a truck stop hooker, Urkel is sexually appealing without having to turn himself into Stefan, and a human woman was willing to divorce John Stamos and marry the fat kid from The Goonies. Let's face it -- should you find yourself in a situation where, when you're lost out there and you're all alone, a light is waiting to carry you home, then you know you are either dying or somebody slipped some LSD into your cocktail. I think we can all agree that while nostalgia has its place, the age of innocence is over. If the producers are going to sell the original audience on the Full House reboot, they are going to have to get adult about this thing. I, for one, would like to see the second coming of the Tanner family prove worthy of being added to our Netflix cues. As such, I've taken the liberty of jotting down a few episode ideas ...
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​The Razzies: Cameron Diaz, Kirk Cameron named worst actors of 2014
CBS News - almost 2 years
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" among films derided as Hollywood's worst of the year
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kirk Cameron
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 43
    In 2014, Cameron starred in the faith-based comedy film Saving Christmas.
    More Details Hide Details The film was heavily panned by critics, winning the 2014 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay. Cameron also won the award for Worst Actor and Worst Screen Combo, which he won with "his ego". Cameron currently partners with fellow evangelist Ray Comfort, training Christians in evangelism. Together, they founded the ministry of The Way of the Master, which is best known for the television show of the same name that Cameron co-hosts, and which won the National Religious Broadcasters’ Best Program Award for two consecutive years. It also formerly featured a radio show known as The Way of the Master Radio with talk show host Todd Friel. The radio show was later canceled, and replaced with Wretched Radio, hosted by Friel. Cameron, along with his wife, founded The Firefly Foundation, which runs Camp Firefly, a summer camp that gives terminally ill children and their families a free week's vacation.
  • 2013
    Age 42
    In 2013, Cameron announced he would be the host of the film Unstoppable slated to premiere September 24, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details A trailer for the film was blocked on Facebook, with Cameron speculating that it was due to the film's religious content. Facebook has since removed the block, stating it was the result of a mistake by an automated system and a spam site previously registered at the same web address.
  • 2012
    Age 41
    On April 11, 2012 Cameron was honored by Indiana Wesleyan University, and inducted into their Society of World Changers during a ceremony in which he spoke on IWU's campus.
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    On March 2, 2012 Cameron stated on Piers Morgan Tonight that "homosexuality is unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to foundations of civilization".
    More Details Hide Details Cameron's comments received criticism from GLAAD, and provoked a backlash from gay rights activists and members of the entertainment industry, including Roseanne Barr, Kristin Chenoweth, Craig Ferguson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Debra Messing, Martha Plimpton, as well as Growing Pains co-stars Tracey Gold and Alan Thicke. Piers Morgan stated that Cameron was brave for expressing his opinion, "however antiquated his beliefs may be". Rosie O'Donnell invited him to discuss his comments on same-sex marriage on The Rosie Show, but he declined and suggested a private dinner to discuss this topic personally.
    In 2012, Cameron was the narrator and host of the documentary film Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure.
    More Details Hide Details On its opening day, March 27, 2012, Monumental grossed $28,340. The film stayed in theaters until May 20, 2012, grossing a total of $177,729.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 38
    In November 2009 Cameron and others distributed free copies of an altered version of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species on college campuses in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details The book consisted of Darwin's text with chapters of the book removed, and with an added introduction by Ray Comfort reiterating common creationist assertions about Darwin and evolution. The book was criticized by scientists and Darwin biographers who criticized the omission of key chapters of the book, and who stated that its introduction contains misinformation about Darwin, and long-refuted creationist arguments about the science of evolution, such as the linking of Nazi racial theories to Darwinist ideas. Comfort later said that the four chapters were chosen at random to be omitted in order to make the book small enough to be affordable as a giveaway, with the absent chapters available for download, but that the missing chapters were included in the second edition, which had a smaller text size that made printing the entire book as a giveaway affordable. The second edition still lacks Darwin's preface and glossary of terms. The National Center for Science Education arranged a campaign to distribute an analysis of the Comfort introduction and a banana bookmark at colleges across the U.S., a reference to Comfort's presentation of the banana as an argument for the existence of God.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    Cameron and Comfort participated in a televised debate with atheists Brian Sapient and Kelly O'Conner of the Rational Response Squad, at Calvary Baptist Church, in Manhattan, on May 5, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details It was moderated by ABC's Martin Bashir and parts of it were aired on Nightline. At issue was the existence of God, which Comfort stated he could prove scientifically, without relying on faith or the Bible. The audience was composed of both theists and atheists. Points of discussion included atheism and evolution. While Sapient contended during his arguments that Comfort violated the rules by talking about the Ten Commandments, Cameron later stated on the Way of the Master radio show that the rules of the debate did not say that the Bible could never be referenced, but rather that Comfort simply had to come up with one argument that didn't reference the Bible or faith.
  • 2006
    Age 35
    Cameron reunited with the cast of Growing Pains for a CNN Larry King Live interview which aired on February 7, 2006, in conjunction with the Warner Bros. release of the complete first season of Growing Pains on DVD.
    More Details Hide Details Aside from this, Cameron has often worked in Christian-themed productions, among them the post-Rapture films Left Behind: The Movie, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force, and Left Behind: World at War, in which he plays Cameron "Buck" Williams. Cameron's wife Noble also starred in the film series, playing Hattie Durham. Cameron has worked with Cloud Ten Pictures, a company which produces Christian-themed films, and has starred in several of their films, including The Miracle of the Cards. He also appeared in the 2008 drama film, Fireproof, which was produced by Sherwood Pictures. The film was created on a budget of $500,000, with Cameron as the lead actor, portraying Captain Caleb Holt. Though it was a low-budget film, the film grossed $33,415,129 and was a box office success. It was the highest grossing independent film of 2008.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    Prior to the premiere of The Growing Pains Movie in 2000, for which the entire main cast reunited, Cameron described his regrets over how his relationship with his castmates changed after his religious conversion during production of the series, saying, "I definitely kind of made an about-face, going toward another aspect of my life", admits Cameron. "I shifted my focus from 100% on the show, to 100% on new life, and left 0% on the show—and even the friendships that were a part of that show.
    More Details Hide Details If I could go back, I think I could make decisions that were less inadvertently hurtful to the cast—like talking and explaining to them why I just wanted to have my family at my wedding." Interviews
    Cameron has since mostly left mainstream film and television, though a decade after Growing Pains ended, he starred in a television reunion film, The Growing Pains Movie, in 2000, and another one, Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers, in 2004.
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  • 1992
    Age 21
    When Growing Pains ended in 1992, Cameron went on to star in The WB sitcom Kirk which premiered in 1995 and ended two years later.
    More Details Hide Details In Kirk, Cameron played Kirk Hartman, a 24-year-old who has to raise his siblings. Cameron and Noble also worked together on Kirk.
  • 1991
    Age 20
    Cameron and his wife, fellow Growing Pains star Chelsea Noble, were married on July 21, 1991.
    More Details Hide Details They now have six children, four of whom were adopted: Jack (born 1996), Isabella (born 1997), Anna (born 1998), and Luke (born 2000); and two biological: Olivia (born 2001) and James (born 2003). Cameron was an atheist in his early teens. When he was 17, during the height of his career on Growing Pains, he became a born-again Christian. After converting to Christianity, he began to insist that storylines be edited to remove anything he thought too adult or inappropriate in Growing Pains. After the series was cancelled, Cameron did not maintain contact with his former co-stars, and did not speak to Tracey Gold for eight years. Cameron has stated that this was not due to any animosity on his part toward any of his former cast-members, but an outgrowth of his desire to start a new life away from the entertainment industry, and the life he had been in for the previous seven years.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 18
    His next theatrical film, 1989's Listen to Me, performed poorly at the box office.
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  • 1987
    Age 16
    Cameron went on to star in many films, including 1987's Like Father Like Son (a body-switch comedy with Dudley Moore), which was a box office success.
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  • 1985
    Age 14
    He became famous in 1985 after being cast as Mike Seaver in the ABC television sitcom Growing Pains.
    More Details Hide Details In the series, Mike would eventually have a girlfriend named Kate MacDonald, played by Chelsea Noble, Cameron's future wife. Cameron subsequently became a teen heartthrob in the late 1980s, while appearing on the covers of several teen magazines, including Tiger Beat, Teen Beat, 16 and others. At the time, he was making $50,000 a week. He was also in a 60-second Pepsi commercial during Super Bowl XXIV. Cameron also guest starred in "Just One of the Guys" a 1988 episode of Full House in which he played the cousin of D.J. Tanner, a role played by Cameron's sister, Candace.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on October 12, 1970.
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