Kevin Bacon Biography

Updated On Aug 06, 2019 Published On Nov 19, 2015
Facts of Kevin Bacon
Date of Birth: 1958 , July-8
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Kevin Bacon
Birth Name Kevin Norwood Bacon
Father Edmund Bacon
Mother Ruth Hilda Holmes
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $50 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 75 kg
Married Yes
Married to Kyra Sedgwick (m. 1988)
Children Sosie Bacon, Travis Bacon
Education Bucknell University
Awards Screen Actors Guild Awards
TV Show The Following 2013 – 201
Siblings Michael Bacon
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Golden Globes, USA winner, Kevin Bacon is the famous actor from the United States and he is popular in the world for his role in the movie, Apollo 13, Tremors, and Mystic River. He is also the great musician and he has also made his appearances in the musical-drama movie, Footloose.

Early life and education

Born as Kevin Norwood Bacon on 8 July 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to Ruth Hilda and Edmund Norwood Bacon, Kevin was raised in an upper-class family.

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He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Education

For his middle school and high school, he attended Julia R. Masterman High School.

After completing his high school education, Kevin won a full scholarship to attend art school at Bucknell University. His interest in acting also began since that time on.

Personal life and affairs

With the start of the 1980s, Kevin was seen having love affairs with actress, Tracy Pollan. She is popular for her role in the television series, Family Ties.

They were in a relationship and spark the romance for about half a decade and then broke up without citing any reason behind their separation.

Kevin then met the love of his life, Kyra Sedgwick when both of them were in the set of play Lemon Sky. After years of dating, they finally got married on the 4th of September 1988.

Together they have also welcomed two children: a daughter named Sosie Bacon and a son named Travis Bacon. They are still dedicated towards each other and there is no sign of them getting divorced.

Career and net worth

His first acting role came only in 1978 in the comedy movie, National Lampoon's Animal House, starring John Belushi and Tom Hulce. In the following year, Kevin appeared in the television series, Search for Tomorrow, featuring Jane Krakowski.

His major role came in 1980 movie, Friday the 13th. He has also appeared in several advertising campaigns.

He is best known for his roles in films like Hollow Man, Tremors and Mystic River, alongside Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Marcia Gay Harden, and many more.

Net worth

In 1996, for his role in Sleepers, he earned the salary of $2,500,000. His net worth is rumored to be around $50 million dollars.  

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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 8 , 1958

Born as Kevin Norwood Bacon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America to Ruth Hilda and Edmund Norwood Bacon, Kevin was raised in upper class family. He is an American and is of white ethnicity. He is five feet and ten inch tall. 

Got full scholarship to attend Bucknell University

1975

After completing his high school education, Kevin won a full scholarship to attend art school at Bucknell University. His interest in acting also began since that time on.  He won this award attending the state-funded five-week arts program. 

Left home to pursue his career in acting

1976

After he attended state-funded five-week arts program after his graduation from this high school, he interest in acting protruded. That time he took several acting classes under Dr. Glory Van Scott. The following year, he left his home to begin the new chapter of his life. 

First acting role

1978

After years of hardship and dedication to earn his debut role, he finally got his first movie role in 1978 in comedy movie, National Lampoon's Animal House. However, there his role was minor one and didn't receive any name and fame for this role. 

Dated Tracy Pollan

1981

Kevin Bacon's first love life was with Tracy Pollan. Tracy Pollan is also an actress and she is popular for her role in the television series, Family Ties. They were in relation for about half a decade.

Married to Kyra Sedgwick

December 4 , 1988

Kevin met love of his life, Kyra Sedgwick when both of them were in the set of play Lemon Sky. After years of love life, they got married on 4th of September 1988. Together they have also welcomed two children and they named them Sosie Bacon and Travis Bacon. 

Born in Travis Bacon

June 23 , 1989

Actor, Travis Bacon who is known for his role in the movie, Loverboy is his first child. After being married with Kyra Sedgwick for about a year, they welcomed their first child together on 23rd of June. Travis Bacon was in good health when he was born.

Second child, Sosie Bacon

March 15 , 1992

He became father for the second time in his life in 1992. He and love of his life, actress Kyra Sedgwick welcomed their second child together on 15th of March and that time it was a daughter and they named her Sosie Bacon. 

Formed the band The Bacon Brothers

1995

Besides his acting career, Kevin Bacon is also good in music. He has been playing music since he was child and in 1995 with his brother Michael Bacon, they formed their own musical band, The Bacon Brothers. 

First album, Forosoco

November 4 , 1997

After forming his own musical band, The Bacon Brothers in 1995, they went on working in their first album and they finally released it on 4th of November 1997. It was released under the name Forosoco. Till now, they have released six albums together. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

2010

One of the prestigious awards in the acting world is Golden Globes, USA and it’s an honor for every actor out there if they win this award for the first time. He has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2010 for Best Performance by an Actor. 

Won Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

2013

In 2010, Kevin Bacon got his first nomination in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA and that was for his role in the television series, The Following. That year, he was honored with this award and that was for Best Actor on Television. 

Won Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

1996

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and has also won some of them. In 1996, he was nominated in Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor and he won this award the same time. He won this award for the second time in 2010.