Born in Philadelphia, Kevin Bacon is the youngest of six children. His prolific film career began in 1982 with the critically acclaimed Diner. It was with 1984’s Footloose, however, that Kevin became a Hollywood icon. Although he experienced an artistic slump in the late eighties, he made a strong return in the early nineties with films like JFK, A Few Good Men, Murder in the First and Apollo 13. He has continued to make smart and often controversial role choices, keeping him at the top of his field.
- Kevin has been married since 1988 to actress Kyra Sedgwick, with whom he has two children.
- Kevin and his brother Michael tour extensively with their Country/Rock/Folk band, The Bacon Brothers.
- Kevin is the subject of the celebrity trivia game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, which claims that any actor’s movie career can be linked to Bacon in six steps or less.