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KEVIN BACON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Kevin Bacon was born on July 8th, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Kevin Norwood Bacon to parents, Ruth Hilda and Edmund Norwood Bacon.  Kevin was one of six siblings and after he completed high School he earned a scholarship to study at Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts at Bucknell University.
 
Bacon then relocated to new York City in pursuit of a career as an actor.  He began with working on stage in a production at the Circle in the Square Theater School.  He was then cast in his first film role, "Animal House" (1978) but although he had hoped this role would open more doors for his career, that was not the case. 
 
He returned to auditioning for stage roles and supporting himself working as a waiter.  He did get a couple small roles on television such as in the soap opera, "Search for Tomorrow" (1979) and "Guiding Light" (1980-1981).  As his career continued he received a number of other stage roles in such productions as, "Getting Out", "Flux" and "Forty Deuce" which he won an Obie Award for.
 
Soon Broadway roles were becoming more available to him such as his debut in a production of, "Slab Boys" followed by a role in the film, "Diner" which finally gained him attention from film and theater critics.
 
His big break came when he was cast in the film, "Footloose" (1984) which was a huge success and followed with roles in such feature films as, "She's Having a Baby" (1988), "The Big Picture" (1989). "Tremors" and "Flatliners" (both 1990).
 
As his career progressed into the 90's more challenging roles were being offered to him such as a role in the film, "He Said, She Said" (1991), "JFK" (1991) and "A Few Good Men" (1992) starring alongside Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson.
 
Kevin also did not neglect his love of working on the stage and returned to New York to perform in a production of, "Spike Heels".  Bacon earned a Golden Globe nomination when he starred in the film, "The River Wild" (1994) followed by earning a Broadcast Film Critic's Association Award in 1995 for his role in the film, "Murder in the First".
 
One of his best known roles was in the film, "Apollo 13" (1995) followed by more feature film roles in, "Sleepers" (1996), "Picture Perfect" (1997), "Trapped" (2002) and "Where the Truth Lies" (2005).  He was also cast in 2010 in the film, "X-Men: First Class".
 
Kevin Bacon has been married only once to actress Kyra Sedgwick whom he wed in 1988 and they have two children, Travis and Sosie Ruth, and remain married today.  They have worked together on a number of projects such as, "Pyrates", "The Woodsman" and "Loverboy".  He was honored in 2003 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.  Bacon currently lives with his family in  Manhattan, new York and owns a vacation home in Litchfield, Connecticut.   

 
Filmography

2013 R.I.P.D.
2013 Jayne Mansfield's Car
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
2011 X-Men: First Class
2011 Elephant White
2010 Bored to Death
2010 Super
2009 Beyond All Boundaries 
2009 These Vagabond Shoes
2009 My One and Only
2009 Taking Chance
2008 Frost/Nixon
2007 Saving Angelo
2007 Rails & Ties
2007 Death Sentence
2007 The Air I Breathe 
2005 Where the Truth Lies
2005 Beauty Shop
2005 Loverboy
2004 Cavedweller
2004 The Woodsman
2003 In the Cut
2003 Mystic River
2003 Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update 
2002 Trapped
2001 Novocaine
2000 Hollow Man 
2000 My Dog Skip 
1999 Stir of Echoes 
1998 Wild Things 
1998 Digging to China
1997 Telling Lies in America
1997 Destination Anywhere
1997 Picture Perfect 
1996 Sleepers 
1995 Balto 
1995 Apollo 13
1995 Murder in the First 
1994 Frasier 
1994 The River Wild
1994 The Air Up There 
1994 New York Skyride 
1992 A Few Good Men 
1991 JFK 
1991 Pyrates 
1991 He Said, She Said 
1991 Queens Logic 
1990 Flatliners 
1990 Tremors 
1989 The Big Picture
1988 Criminal Law
1988 She's Having a Baby
1988 Lemon Sky
1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles
1987 End of the Line 
1987 White Water Summer 
1986 Quicksilver 
1985 The Little Sister 
1984 Mister Roberts 
1984 Footloose 
1983 Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 
1983 The Demon Murder Case 
1982 Forty Deuce 
1982 Diner 
1980-1981 Guiding Light 
1981 Only When I Laugh
1980 Friday the 13th 
1980 Hero at Large
1979 Search for Tomorrow 
1979 The Gift
1979 Starting Over 
1978 Animal House 





Matinee Classics - Animal House starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, Peter Riegert, Kevin Bacon and Donald Sutherland


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