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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 13 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2013-2015 The Following (TV Series)
Ryan Hardy
- The Reckoning (2015) ... Ryan Hardy
- Dead or Alive (2015) ... Ryan Hardy
- A Simple Trade (2015) ... Ryan Hardy
- The Edge (2015) ... Ryan Hardy
- Demons (2015) ... Ryan Hardy
 2014 Tough Day (Short)
 2013 The Presidents' Gatekeepers (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2013 R.I.P.D.
Hayes
 2012 8 (Video)
Charles Cooper
 2011 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Ren McCormack / Pringle
- Beastmaster and Commander (2011) ... Ren McCormack / Pringle (voice)
 2010 Bored to Death (TV Series)
Kevin Bacon
 2010/I Super
Jacques
 2009 These Vagabond Shoes (Short)
 2009 Taking Chance (TV Movie)
LtCol Mike Strobl
 2007 Saving Angelo (Short)
Brent
 2005 Loverboy
Marty
 2003 In the Cut
John Graham (uncredited)
 2002/I Trapped
Hickey
 2001 Novocaine
Actor Lance Phelps (uncredited)
 1997 Telling Lies in America
Billy Magic
 1997 Digging to China
Ricky Schroth
 1997 Destination Anywhere (Video)
Mike
 1996 Sleepers
Nokes
 1995 Balto
Balto (voice)
 1994 New York Skyride
Narrator / Host
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Vic
- Adventures in Paradise: Part 2 (1994) ... Vic (voice)
 1991 Pyrates
Ari
 1991 Queens Logic
Dennis
 1988 Lemon Sky
Alan
 1987 White Water Summer
Vic
 1986 The Little Sister
Probation Officer (uncredited)
 1986 Quicksilver
Jack Casey
 1984 Mister Roberts (TV Movie)
Ens. Frank Pulver
 1984 Footloose
Ren
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Kenny Miller
 1982 Forty Deuce
Ricky
 1981 Only When I Laugh
Don Holcroft
 1980 Hero at Large
2nd Teenager
 1979 The Gift (TV Movie)
Teddy
 1979 Starting Over
Husband - Young Couple
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Todd Adamson (1979)
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Other Works:

CD (as The Bacon Brothers): "Forosoco". See more »

Publicity Listings:

15 Interviews | 14 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 playing a pedophile in The Woodsman (2004)] I don't have people who would advise me against this based on some sort of "image". At some point you have to decide if you're going to be a personality or you're going to be an actor. If playing this kind of a role could have a negative effect on my public personality, I don't care. I'll play anything, if I think there's something compelling, or ... See more »

Trivia:

He has English, Irish, and German ancestry. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays supporting characters who have significant impact on leading characters See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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