Kevin Bacon

Highest Rated: 95% Apollo 13 (1995)
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
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 Sheriff Kretzer Executive Producer $0.2M 2015
36% Jayne Mansfield's Car Carroll Caldwell $14.8K 2013
13% R.I.P.D. Hayes $33.6M 2013
78% 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
12% 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 Producer Marty Director 2006
41% Where the Truth Lies Lanny Morris $0.8M 2005
38% Beauty Shop Jorge $36.4M 2005
88% The Woodsman Executive Producer Walter $1.5M 2004
89% National Geographic: Forces of Nature Narrator 2004
No Score Yet Cavedweller Randall 2004
34% 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
64% Wild Things Executive Producer Ray Duquette 1998
65% Telling Lies in America Billy Magic 1997
48% Picture Perfect Sam 1997
No Score Yet The Directors Actor 1997
73% Sleepers Sean Nokes 1996
52% Balto Balto 1995
95% 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
82% A Few Good Men Capt. Jack Ross 1992
83% 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
85% Tremors Valentine McKee 1990
91% The Big Picture Nick Chapman 1989
33% Criminal Law Martin Thiel 1989
No Score Yet Lemon Sky Alan 1988
38% She's Having a Baby Jake Briggs 1988
93% 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
92% Diner Timothy Fenwick Jr. 1982
50% Only When I Laugh Don 1981
63% Friday the 13th Jack 1980
No Score Yet Hero at Large 2nd Teenager 1980
No Score Yet Starting Over Young Husband 1979
91% National Lampoon's Animal House Chip Diller 1978

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2017
88% I Love Dick
2016-2017
Dick
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
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 Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
59% 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
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
79% Bored to Death
2009-2011
Himself
  • 2010
84% 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
Guest Host
  • 1991
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Narrator
  • 1988
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Vic
No Score Yet Murder in the First
2016

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