Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor, producer, director and musician, winner of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild of the United States. Together with his brother, he created the musical group The Bacon Brothers, in which he plays 12 instruments. Known for the films: "Tremors", "Sleepers", "Friday the 13th", "Lemon Sky", "Flatulent".
Bacon is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, famous for his natural talent and charismatic appearance. He has played over 80 film roles and continues his creative career. Kevin is also involved in music, directing and producing.
Childhood and adolescence
Kevin was born in America to a large family in the summer of 1958 and was the youngest child. My father worked as an architect, and my mother taught in the elementary grades of high school. From early childhood, the boy was fond of music and dreamed of becoming a stage star. As a teenager, he decides to start studying at drama school, considering art a divine gift. The family supported the choice of his son and soon he already tries himself in theatrical productions.
He first began performing in Philadelphia, at the university theater. His talent was immediately noticed not only by the audience, but also by teachers, and he became a real star of student performances. Soon, Bacon began to realize that performing at the local theater was not enough to achieve his ambitious goals, and he went to New York, where his creative career began.
Theater and cinema
Arriving in New York, Kevin begins to work in the theater, but the first roles on the professional stage do not bring him either success or money. He rents a small apartment and lives a modest life, denying himself a lot. Bacon continues to perform on stage, embodying his childhood dream, but fame awaits him not in the theater, but in the cinema, where the novice actor soon goes.
Kevin gets his debut role in the film "Menagerie" from director S. Rye. The role was insignificant, and there was no need to talk about any success, but the actor continues to try himself in films, and the next role goes to him in a comedy film about a student fraternity, with stupid and vulgar jokes. Kevin did not like this experience and he returns to the theater again, continuing to go to auditions and trying himself in episodic roles in numerous TV series.
Success came to the actor at almost 30 years old, when he starred in the film "Broker", and before that there were numerous roles in such films as: "Friday the 13th", "Eatery", "Free", "Guiding Light". After the screening of the film, they began to recognize him and invite him to new projects. Soon Bacon became one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, beloved by the audience and directors. And in the 95th year, he was named one of the sexiest actors in the history of cinema.
Fame in the world box office came to Kevin after the films "Tremors" and "Flatulent". For all his further roles, the actor invariably received rave reviews from viewers and film critics, but it was only in the early 2000s that Bacon first became a laureate of prestigious film awards.
In addition to working in cinema, Kevin continued to study music and, together with his brother, organized his own group, with which he still performs today. On their account about ten albums in the genre of folk rock.
Bacon continues his acting career. His most recent work is City on a Hill, where he leads and produces with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Also plans to star in the new film adaptation of the famous film "Tremors".
With his future wife - Kira Sedgwick - Kevin met during the filming of the film "Lemon Sky". Since then, the couple has not parted and their union has been for more than 30 years. The family had two children who also try themselves in cinema.
Bacon can be found on Twitter and Instagram, where he tells his fans about his plans, reflects on current topics, and uploads many photos. Today the actor's fortune exceeds $ 30 million, he is also the founder of a charitable foundation.