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Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor. Known for his leading man and character roles, Bacon has received numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Bacon made his feature film debut in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) before his breakthrough role in the musical-drama film Footloose (1984). Since then, he has starred in critically acclaimed films such as Diner (1982), JFK (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), Apollo 13 (1995), Mystic River (2003), and Frost/Nixon (2008). Other notable credits include Friday the 13th (1980), Tremors (1990), The River Wild (1994), The Woodsman (2004), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011), and Patriots Day (2016). Bacon has also directed the films Losing Chase (1996) and Loverboy (2005).
On television, Bacon received a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Lt. Col. Michael Strobl in the HBO original film Taking Chance (2009). He starred in the Fox drama series The Following from 2013 to 2015. Bacon played the title role in Amazon Prime Video series I Love Dick from 2016 to 2017; he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his work on the show. From 2019 to 2022, he starred in the Showtime series City on a Hill.The Guardian named Bacon one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2003, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bacon's prolific career in a variety of genres has led him to become associated with the concept of interconnectedness among people, as evidenced by the trivia game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". He is a brand ambassador for British mobile network operator EE and has been featured in several ads for the company. Bacon is married to fellow actor Kyra Sedgwick.

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  1. Pete

    Friday the 13th was Released Today On May 9, 1980

    On this day May 9, 1980, Friday the 13th debuted in theaters. Despite its modest $500,000 budget, the film went on to earn nearly $60 million. Fun fact: Kevin Bacon's character, Jack Burrell, met his demise at the hands of Jason Voorhees.
  2. Pete

    Footloose' Takes Over Global Charts On This Day March 31, 1984

    On this day March 31, 1984 Kenny Loggins' "Footloose" ascended to the #1 spot in America, reigning supreme from March 31 to April 20. Additionally, it clinched the top position in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
  3. Pete

    The Classic 'Diner' Hits Theaters on This Day

    On this day March 2, 1982, the film "Diner" was released, directed by Barry Levinson and featuring a stellar cast including Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, and Ellen Barkin. Made on a budget of $5 million, the film went on to earn $14.1 million at the...
  4. Diner (1982)

    Title: Diner Tagline: Suddenly, life was more than French fries, gravy, and girls. Genre: Comedy,Drama Director: Barry Levinson Cast: Steve Guttenberg,Daniel Stern,Mickey Rourke,Kevin Bacon,Tim Daly,Ellen Barkin,Paul Reiser,Kathryn Dowling,Michael Tucker,Jessica James,Colette...
  5. Pete

    February 5, 1988: 'She's Having a Baby' Movie

    February 5, 1988, the movie "She's Having a Baby" was released. It was directed by John Hughes and starred Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern. Interestingly, while the budget was $20 million, it earned $16 million at the box office.
  6. The Big Picture (1989)

    Title: The Big Picture Tagline: Film school prepared Nick for everything... everything but Hollywood. Genre: Comedy,Romance Director: Christopher Guest Cast: Kevin Bacon,Emily Longstreth,J.T. Walsh,Jennifer Jason Leigh,Michael McKean,Kim Miyori,Teri Hatcher,Dan Schneider,Jason...