Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Highest Rated: 100% Starting Over (1979)

Lowest Rated: 3% The Darkness (2016)

Birthday: Jul 8, 1958

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rarely can it be said that an actor is so recognized and of such prominence that a game can be played by connecting him to just about any other celebrity simply through referencing his resumé. Any film buff has most likely participated in a round of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and it's likely that if their opponent was an avid cinephile they came out on the losing end of the match. This should come as no surprise, considering Bacon's extensive and diverse body of work. Born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1958, Bacon received his education at The Circle in the Square (where he became the youngest student to appear in a production) and Manning Street Actor's Theater after leaving home at the age of 18. Two years later, Bacon made his feature debut as the smarmy Chip Diller in director John Landis' beloved frat-house epic Animal House. Following in the next few years with minor roles in such seemingly forgettable films as Hero at Large and Friday the 13th (both 1980), Bacon would re-create his off-Broadway role of a drug-addicted male prostitute in Forty Deuce the same year that he made a memorable appearance as the troubled Timothy Fenwick in Barry Levinson's Diner (1982). Though he had appeared in a few major films and displayed an intriguing range of abilities, it was 1984's Footloose that brought Bacon his breakthrough role. As the big-city boy crusading against the puritanical constraints against dancing imposed by a well-meaning but overbearing fundamentalist minister, Bacon became a teen icon -- an image that, though it propelled him to stardom, would prove difficult to shed. Following Footloose's success with a series of curious failures such as Quicksilver (1986) and White Water Summer (1987), it was on the set of Lemon Sky (also 1987) that Bacon would meet future wife Kyra Sedgwick; the couple exchanged wedding vows the following year. Though he would appear in a few other failed-but-interesting, audience-pleasing thrillers such as Tremors (1989) and Flatliners (1990) in the following years, it was with his role in conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone's JFK (1991) that Bacon found his career revived and began to shed his heartthrob image. Narrowly escaping the Brat Pack trappings of his '80s contemporaries, subsequent roles after JFK may not have all scored direct hits at the box office for Bacon, but audiences were now well aware of his talents and thirsted for more. Bacon would again prove his substantial range in the true story of a brutalized prison inmate opposite Gary Oldman in 1995's Murder in the First. His performance as the disillusioned and broken prisoner, accentuated by his famished and frail skeletal figure, was followed by an equally challenging reality-based role as a member of the troubled Apollo 13 (1995) lunar mission team in director Ron Howard's widely praised film. Proving that he could play sleaze as successfully as slice-of-life, Bacon took a turn for the worse as the sadistic reform-school guard responsible for the rape of a trio of young boys in Sleepers (1996) and as a cop investigating accusations of rape in director John McNaughton's raunchy sex-thriller Wild Things. Bacon's entertaining turn as a receptive father tangled in a mind-bending murder mystery in Stir of Echoes (1999) gained positive reviews, though the intelligent and subtle shocker withered in the shadow of another similarly themed thriller, The Sixth Sense. Though he wasn't visible for the majority of the film, Bacon fell into psychotic territory as the malicious genius consumed by his discovery of the key to invisibility in Paul Verhoeven's sadistic Hollow Man (2000). After an uncredited supporting role in the independent comedy Novocaine, Bacon once again went for the throat in Trapped; and though audiences were generally entertained by the film, it ultimately fell victim to a quick death at the box office due to poor timing (numerous stories of child abductions had been making headlines at the time Trapped was released). Of course with

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% You Should Have Left Producer Theo Conroy 2020
80% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' Actor 2019
80% Patriots Day Richard DesLauriers $31.9M 2017
No Score Yet Pharmacy Road Actor 2017
89% Tour De Pharmacy Actor 2017
No Score Yet Story of a Girl Michael 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
3% The Darkness Peter Taylor $10.8M 2016
No Score Yet Turn it up! A celebration of electric guitar Actor 2016
73% Black Mass FBI Agent Charles McGuire $48.8M 2015
80% Cop Car Executive Producer Sheriff Kretzer $0.2M 2015
35% Jayne Mansfield's Car Carroll Caldwell $14.8K 2013
13% R.I.P.D. Hayes $33.6M 2013
79% Crazy, Stupid, Love. David Lindhagen $83.4M 2011
86% X-Men: First Class Sebastian Shaw $145.4M 2011
49% Super Jacques $0.3M 2011
No Score Yet Elephant White Jimmy the Brit 2011
68% My One and Only Dan Devereaux $2.4M 2009
57% Taking Chance Lt. Col. Michael Strobl 2009
No Score Yet Human Family Tree Actor 2009
93% Frost/Nixon Jack Brennan $18.7M 2008
10% The Air I Breathe Love 2008
No Score Yet Mister Roberts Actor 2008
No Score Yet New Orleans Animal Rescue Narrator 2008
34% Rails & Ties Tom Stark 2007
No Score Yet Saving Angelo Actor 2007
21% Death Sentence Nick Hume $9.5M 2007
No Score Yet The Magic 7 Actor 2007
No Score Yet Operation Lysistrata Actor 2006
18% Loverboy Marty Director Producer 2006
41% Where the Truth Lies Lanny Morris $0.8M 2005
38% Beauty Shop Jorge $36.4M 2005
88% The Woodsman Walter Executive Producer $1.5M 2004
89% National Geographic: Forces of Nature Narrator 2004
No Score Yet Cavedweller Randall 2004
32% In the Cut John Graham $4.8M 2003
88% Mystic River Sean Devine $88.9M 2003
No Score Yet Bacon Brothers - Live: The No Food Jokes Tour Actor 2003
17% Trapped Joe $7M 2002
38% Novocaine Hip movie star [uncredited] $1.6M 2001
27% Hollow Man Sebastian Caine $72.1M 2000
73% My Dog Skip Jack Morris 2000
No Score Yet We Married Margo Himself 2000
67% Stir of Echoes Tom Witzky 1999
No Score Yet The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion Actor 1998
43% Digging to China Ricky 1998
63% Wild Things Executive Producer Ray Duquette 1998
61% Telling Lies in America Billy Magic 1997
48% Picture Perfect Sam 1997
No Score Yet The Directors Actor 1997
73% Sleepers Sean Nokes 1996
54% Balto Balto 1995
96% Apollo 13 Jack Swigert 1995
No Score Yet Losing Chase Director 1995
56% The River Wild Wade 1994
50% Murder in the First Henri Young 1994
21% The Air Up There Jimmy Dolan 1994
83% A Few Good Men Capt. Jack Ross 1992
84% JFK Willie O'Keefe 1991
No Score Yet Pyrates Ari 1991
33% He Said, She Said Dan Hanson 1991
38% Queens Logic Dennis 1991
48% Flatliners David Labraccio 1990
88% Tremors Valentine McKee 1990
87% The Big Picture Nick Chapman 1989
33% Criminal Law Martin Thiel 1989
No Score Yet Lemon Sky Alan 1988
40% She's Having a Baby Jake Briggs 1988
91% Planes, Trains and Automobiles Taxi racer 1987
60% End of the Line Everett 1987
29% White Water Summer Vic 1987
13% Quicksilver Jack Casey 1986
51% Footloose Ren McCormack 1984
No Score Yet The Demon Murder Case Actor 1983
No Score Yet Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Dennis 1983
93% Diner Timothy Fenwick Jr. 1982
57% Only When I Laugh Don 1981
64% Friday the 13th Jack 1980
No Score Yet Hero at Large 2nd Teenager 1980
100% Starting Over Young Husband 1979
90% National Lampoon's Animal House Chip Diller 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2020
2013
2012
2011
76% City on a Hill
2019
Jackie Rhodes 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Panelist 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2017
87% I Love Dick
2017
Dick 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2017
2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2017
2010
2008
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2015
2014
2013
58% The Following
2013-2015
Ryan Hardy 2015
2014
2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing 2014
2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2014
2013
2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2013
2012
79% Bored to Death
2009-2011
Himself 2010
82% The Closer
2005-2012
Director 2009
2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2007
No Score Yet Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Original)
2003-2007
Appearing 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Himself 2006
2002
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Kevin Bacon 1996
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 1991
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Narrator 1988
1982
93% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Vic
No Score Yet Murder in the First
2014-2016

QUOTES FROM Kevin Bacon CHARACTERS

FBI Agent Charles McGuire says: Bulger's playing us, making a fool of the bureau.

Sheriff Kretzer says: You don't... steal... a fuckin' cop car!

Sheriff Kretzer says: You don't steal a cop car.

Sheriff Kretzer says: Boys I know you can hear me. You are in a whole lot of trouble. What we are talking about is a felony offense.

Martin Thiel says: I acted on my belief. How many of us can say that? Can you?

Ren McCormack says: Where, in concert?

Willard says: No, behind you.

Ren McCormack says: You like Men at Work?

Willard says: Which man?

Ren McCormack says: Men at work.

Willard says: Well, where do they work?

Ren McCormack says: No, they don't, they're a music group.

Willard says: Well, what do they call themselves?

Ren McCormack says: Oh, no! What about the Police?

Willard says: What about 'em?

Ren McCormack says: You've ever heard them.

Willard says: No, but I've seen them.

Jack Morris says: You know I.C.? Colored fellow at the service station?

Ellen Morris says: Sure.

Jack Morris says: His son came back from Europe today.

Ellen Morris says: Wonderful.

Jack Morris says: In a box.

Willie Morris says: (Referring to the leg that his father lost in combat) Does it ever itch and hurt, like it's still there?

Jack Morris says: Yes, it hurts.

Willie Morris says: But they gave you a medal for it, didn't they?

Jack Morris says: I'd rather have a leg.

Timothy Fenwick Jr. says: I'm going to Europe.

Diane says: Why don't you travel around the United States.

Timothy Fenwick Jr. says: It's been done. Europe'll be a smile.

Valentine McKee says: That's how they git you. They're under the goddamned ground!

Valentine McKee says: This valley is just one long smorgasbord.

Ren McCormack says: Up on the roof, oh yeah. 100 proof, oh yeah. I'm feelin' fine, oh yeah. Drink cherry wine, oh yeah.

Ren McCormack says: What are you doing here?

Ariel says: Watchin'.

Ren McCormack says: I thought I was alone.

Ariel says: Not in this town. There's eyes everywhere.

Linda McKay says: Sebastian, do you have any idea what time it is?

Sebastian Caine says: Da Vinci never slept. Said it was a waste of time.

Matt Kensington says: Sarah's on the warpath, so I suggest you play nice.

Sarah says: This is bullshit, Sebastian, bullshit.

Sebastian Caine says: Good morning to you, too!

Matt Kensington says: Any last words?

Sebastian Caine says: Yeah. If I die, pretend I said something deep and clever.

Sebastian Caine says: You don't make history by following the rules, you make it by seizing the moment.

Sebastian Caine says: If we're gonna move forward, this is the next logical step!

Janice says: So, what's it like being a ghost?

Sebastian Caine says: Ghosts are dead. I'm very much alive.

Sebastian Caine says: You think I'm trying to kill Isabelle?

Sarah says: Kill? More like liquefy

Sarah says: Kill? More like liquefy.

Sebastian Caine says: Hey would you like to know what it's like making love to an invisible man?

Linda McKay says: It would just be like old times.

Sebastian Caine says: What do you mean?

Linda McKay says: You were never there.

Colonel Hendry says: I knew better than to trust you. Now you give me back my money or i will pull this pin and we all die.

Colonel Hendry says: I knew better than to trust you. Now you give me back my money or I will pull this pin and we all die.

Sebastian Shaw says: Go ahead.... pull it.

Sebastian Shaw says: Go ahead, pull it.

Colonel Hendry says: I swear to god i'll do it.

Colonel Hendry says: I swear to god I'll do it.

Sebastian Shaw says: No you won't .... but i will.

Sebastian Shaw says: No you won't but I will.

Sebastian Shaw says: The telepath?

Azazel says: Not here.

Sebastian Shaw says: Well that's a shame. Well at least i can take this silly thing off.

Sebastian Shaw says: Well that's a shame. Well at least I can take this silly thing off.

Sean Devine says: The reality...we're still 11 year old boys; locked in a cellar, imaging what our lives would've been if we'd escaped.

Sean Devine says: The reality - we're still 11 year old boys, locked in a cellar, imaging what our lives would've been if we'd escaped.

Ray Duquette says: People aren't always what they appear to be. Don't forget that!

Ray Duquette says: Did Sam sell you up front on the idea of whacking Suzie? [grabs Kelly] That's murder, kid.

Ray Duquette says: What is a sex crime?

Jimmy Leach says: Not gettin' any.

Jack Morris says: (Willie runs off to find Skip) Sometimes he gets mad and says things he doesn't mean. He gets it from his mother. When I got back from Spain, I got into accountin'. I figured I could hide behind a desk. I looked down, and I didn't so much as look up for a whole year. When I finally did, people weren't starin' at me anymore. I guess they kinda forgot about it.

Dink Jenkins says: Well, Mr. Morris. You got a purple heart. I got a yellow stripe. You can trust me. They don't forget about cowards.

Jack Morris says: Well, folks like to keep things small, Dink. Fit you into one pocket or the other. Give a man a label, and you never really need to get to know him. My son, he looks up to you, Dink. Now because you can run or throw a ball. You're his hero because you're his friend. And that's what he needs. A friend.

Boris says: [watching Balto scratch a tree] Good work, Balto. You took on the biggest, meanest tree in whole forest, and you won.

Balto says: I'm marking the trail.

Luk says: [to Muk] He's marking our trail. That's very clever.

Boris says: And here I was leaving bread crumbs.

Henri Young says: You don't know what you're talking about, because you don't know what it's like!

James Stamphill says: What's like?

Henri Young says: Alcatraz! I mean where do you think they're going send me those ten years they're talking about!They're going to send me back to Alcatraz those ten years they're talking about!

James Stamphill says: Henry, when it's over you'll be alive! You'll be able to take care of your sister..

Henri Young says: I'm the one that's got to do the time, not you! And I can't do it! I can't! It's not worth it!

Henri Young says: I spent three Goddamn years in the dark thinking. I hate thinking!

Henri Young says: How long?

David Lindhagen says: Is this a bad time?

Balto says: Since when do you need a pedigree to help someone?

Steele says: Hey Balto, I got a message to your mother (lifts head and howls Nikki, Kaltag, and Star join in)

Steele says: Hey Balto, I got a message to your mother [lifts head and howls Nikki, Kaltag, and Star join in]

Balto says: (growls and begins to approach the dogs)

Balto says: [growls and begins to approach the dogs]

Willie O'Keefe says: People Got To Know, Why He Wall Killed.

Willie O'Keefe says: People got to know, why he was killed.

Valentine McKee says: Can you fly, you sucker?

Walter says: I may seem sympathetic but you've never seen me ravaging a child.

Sebastian Shaw says: We are the children of the atom. Radiation gave birth to mutants. What will kill the humans will only make us stronger.

Dink Jenkins says: You bawling like a big baby 'cause you lost that ball game?

Willie Morris says: What do you know about it? You didn't come you big liar. Leave me alone!

Dink Jenkins says: That's how it is, isn't it? You're a hero today, and then you're a goat tomorrow. Now I didn't come because games don't mean nothing to me anymore.

Willie Morris says: It's not the game. It's Skip. He's gone for good.

Dink Jenkins says: For good? Now how do you know that? You some kind of fortune teller?

Willie Morris says: I got mad at him and I hit him. And he ran away. Just like you ran away. Skip was never afraid of nothing.

Dink Jenkins says: You think I don't know what folks are saying? That old Dink's a coward? Huh? Well I know. And you know what? They're right. I got scared. And I ran. You think it was 'cause I was afraid of dying? Because I wished I was dead plenty of times.

Willie Morris says: Then what was it?

Dink Jenkins says: It ain't the dying that scary, boy. It's the killing. Now look, that dog ain't lost. You just need to know where to find him. There's gotta be at least one place around here that you hadn't thought of to look at, right?

Jack Morris says: [Willy runs off to find Skip] Sometimes he gets mad and says things he doesn't mean. He gets it from his mother. When I got back from Spain, I got into accounting. I figured I could hide behind a desk. I looked down, and I didn't so much as look up for a whole year. When I finally did, people weren't staring at me anymore. I guess they kind of forgot about it.

Dink Jenkins says: Well, Mr. Morris. You got a purple heart. I got a yellow stripe. You can trust me. They don't forget about cowards.

Jack Morris says: Well, folks like to keep things small, Dink. Fit you into one pocket or the other. Give a man a label, and you never really need to get to know him. My son, he looks up to you, Dink. Not because you can run or throw a ball. You're his hero because you're his friend. And that's what he needs. A friend.

Willie Morris says: (Referring to the leg Jack lost in combat) Does it ever itch or hurt, like it's still there?

Willie Morris says: [referring to the leg Jack lost in combat] Does it ever itch or hurt, like it's still there?

Jack Morris says: Yes, it hurts.

Willie Morris says: But they gave you a medal for it, didn't they?

Jack Morris says: I'd rather have the leg.

Sebastian Caine says: Some breakthrough, if I were on the table right now, I'd be a steaming pile of flesh.

Matt Kensington says: Don't tempt me.

Sebastian Caine says: How come when you say "Yes, sir" when it kind of sounds like "Fuck you"?

Sebastian Caine says: How come when you say 'Yes, sir' when it kind of sounds like 'Fuck you'?

Sarah says: Practice.

Capt. Jack Ross says: He's not about to have clients go to jail for life when he knows they could be home in six months.

Sebastian Caine says: You don't make history by following the rules, you make it by seizing the moment.

Dorf says: What you been smoking, boy?

Jack says: Smoke? Don't smoke cause cancer?

Jack says: You know what I mean! What, you just get off a spaceship or something? Come on, Coloumbian gold, man. Hash, the grass, the weed, dig it?

Sebastian Shaw says: Beautiful, isn't she, Bob? The evolution of the human genome.

Sebastian Shaw says: Where's Azazel?

Del Griffith says: Neal: [riding in back of pickup truck in freezing cold] What do you think the temperature is? Del: One.

Neal Page says: [riding in back of pickup truck in freezing cold] What do you think the temperature is?

Taxi racer says: One.

Del Griffith says: One.

Valentine McKee says: You will have... long blonde hair, big green eyes, world class breasts, ass that won't quit, and legs... that go ALL THE WAY UP!!

Valentine McKee says: You will have... long blonde hair, big green eyes, world class breasts, ass that won't quit, and legs... that go ALL THE WAY UP!

Valentine McKee says: We decided to leave town just one damn day to late!

Valentine McKee says: Hey - check this out! I found the ass end!

Earl Basset says: We gotta run. We've got a schedule to keep.

Valentine McKee says: Yeah. See, we plan ahead, that way we don't do anything right now. Earl explained it to me.

Valentine McKee says: Roger that Burt, and congratulations. Be advised, however, that there are two more, repeat, two more motherhumpers

Valentine McKee says: Roger that Burt, and congratulations. Be advised, however, that there are two more, repeat, two more motherhumpers.

Jack Swigert says: So long, Earth. Catch you on the flip side.

Emily Weaver says: Spreadsheets.

David Lindhagen says: Spreadsheets.

Emily Weaver says: See you at work...

David Lindhagen says: Yeah...see you at work

Jack Brennan says: The third part of the interview will be titled, "Nixon, the Man"

Jack Brennan says: The third part of the interview will be titled, 'Nixon, the Man.'

Richard Nixon says: As opposed to what, "Nixon, the Horse?"

Richard Nixon says: As opposed to what, 'Nixon, the Horse?'

Sebastian Shaw says: I was thinking that you are the most exquisite thing I have ever seen... and that this needs ice. Fetch me some.

Sebastian Shaw says: I was thinking that you are the most exquisite thing I've ever seen in my life. And that this needs ice. [pointing to his glass]

Jack says: Kill her mommy, KILL HER

Mrs. Voorhees says: Kill her, Mommy! Kill her!

Jack Morris says: A dog is a fabalous. Will. He's not ready for that. He's frail, he's sentanced, he can't handle it.

Ellen Morris says: He is responsibility a boy. Who needs a *friend*. He's not a baby. He keeps the dog!. Okay?.

Ellen Morris says: He is responsibility a boy. Who needs a *friend*. He's not a baby. He keeps the dog! Okay?

Sebastian Shaw says: We, are the children of the atom. Radiation gave birth to mutants. What will kill the humans, will only make us stronger.

Sebastian Shaw says: We are the children of the atom. Radiation gave birth to mutants. What will kill the humans, will only make us stronger.

Ricky Schroth says: We're one big sad monster. Four legs, four arms, two heads, two noses.

Ricky Schroth says: I'm gonna stay the same... You like me now but, you won't like me later. You're gonna grow up... I'm not.

Ricky Schroth says: I'm gonna stay the same. You like me now but, you won't like me later. You're gonna grow up. I'm not.

Hank McCoy / Beast says: ?Are you sure we can?t just shave your head??

Hank McCoy / Beast says: Are you sure we can't just shave your head?

Sebastian Shaw says: "Don't touch the hair!"

Sebastian Shaw says: Don't touch the hair!

Professor Charles Xavier says: Don't touch the hair!

Ricky Schroth says: My mother says before I was born I was the same as everybody else, better even. My mom says I'm from a place where I'm the smartest person there, everybody sings.

Dorf says: What you been smoking, boy?

Jack says: Smoke? Don't smoke causes cancer.

Dorf says: You know what I mean! What, you just get off a spaceship or something? Come on, Colombian gold, man; hash, the grass, the weed...dig it?

Dorf says: You know what I mean! What, you just get off a spaceship or something? Come on, Colombian gold, man; hash, the grass, the weed. Dig it?

Ned says: He neglected to mention that, downtown; they call this place Camp Blood.

Marcie says: Next, they're going to tell us, there are poisonous snakes in the outhouse and, crocodiles in the lake.

Jack says: The crocodiles are in the cabin.

Jack says: Come on. I love you.

Marcie says: But what about Ned?

Jack says: I don't love Ned.

Jack says: (seeing Bill with a machete raised) - Jesus Bill! What are you doing?

Bill says: There's a snake in here!

Marcie says: Why are we in here?

Ren McCormick says: Jump back.

Jacques says: You really think that killing me...stabbing me to death is going to change the world?

Frank says: I can't know that for sure, unless I try.