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Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964. Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. His debut as the strict Chip Diller in Animal House... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Footloose
Footloose Ren
(1984)
The Woodsman
The Woodsman Walter
(2004)
Hollow Man
Hollow Man Sebastian Caine
(2000)
Mystic River
Mystic River Sean Devine
(2003)

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 2016 Patriots Day
Special Agent Richard DesLauriers
 2016/I The Darkness
Peter Taylor
 2015 Black Mass
FBI Agent Charles McGuire
 2015 Cop Car
Sheriff Kretzer
 2013 R.I.P.D.
Hayes
 2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car
Carroll Caldwell
 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
David Lindhagen
 2011 X: First Class
Sebastian Shaw
 2011 Elephant White
Jimmy
 2010/I Super
Jacques
 2009 My One and Only
Dan Devereaux
 2008 Frost/Nixon
Jack Brennan
 2007 Rails & Ties
Tom Stark
 2007 Death Sentence
Nick Hume
 2007 The Air I Breathe
Love
 2005 Where the Truth Lies
Lanny
 2005 Beauty Shop
Jorge
 2005 Loverboy
Marty
 2004 Cavedweller
Randall Pritchard
 2004 The Woodsman
Walter
 2003 In the Cut
John Graham (uncredited)
 2003 Mystic River
Sean Devine
 2002/I Trapped
Hickey
 2001 Novocaine
Lance Phelps (uncredited)
 2000 Hollow Man
Sebastian Caine
 2000 My Dog Skip
Jack Morris
 1999 Stir of Echoes
Tom
 1998 Wild Things
Ray Duquette
 1997 Telling Lies in America
Billy Magic
 1997 Digging to China
Ricky Schroth
 1997 Picture Perfect
Sam
 1996 Sleepers
Nokes
 1995 Balto
Balto (voice)
 1995/I Apollo 13
Jack Swigert
 1995 Murder in the First
Henri Young
 1994 New York Skyride
Narrator / Host
 1994 The River Wild
Wade
 1994 The Air Up There
Jimmy Dolan
 1992 A Few Good Men
Capt. Jack Ross
 1991 JFK
Willie O'Keefe
 1991 Pyrates
Ari
 1991 He Said, She Said
Dan Hanson
 1991 Queens Logic
Dennis
 1990 Flatliners
David Labraccio
 1990 Tremors
Valentine McKee
 1989 The Big Picture
Nick Chapman
 1988 Criminal Law
Martin Thiel
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Jake Briggs
 1988 Lemon Sky
Alan
 1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Taxi Racer (uncredited)
 1987 End of the Line
Everett
 1987 White Water Summer
Vic
 1986 The Little Sister
Probation Officer (uncredited)
 1986 Quicksilver
Jack Casey
 1984 Footloose
Ren
 1982 Forty Deuce
Ricky
 1982 Diner
Timothy Fenwick Jr.
 1981 Only When I Laugh
Don Holcroft
 1980 Friday the 13th
Jack
 1980 Hero at Large
2nd Teenager
 1979 Starting Over
Husband - Young Couple
 1978 Animal House
Chip Diller
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Samuel Gentle") in "An Almost Holy Picture" by Heather McDonald at the Roundabout Theater, New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

16 Interviews | 15 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Bacon Brothers | Kevin Bacon III | the Bacon Brothers

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on She's Having a Baby (1988)] I loved making that movie. It's one of the best movies John (Hughes) ever made. And I'm not just saying that to pat myself on the back. It talks brilliantly to commitment issues and what a first-time parent goes through. It was a huge [commercial] disappointment for us. I don't make movies for my family and friends, I make 'em so people see them. See more »

Trivia:

He was the first choice for the Charlie Sheen part in Being John Malkovich (1999). See more »

Trademark:

Known for playing unconventional and controversial roles in independent films See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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