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KEVIN BACON is one of the foremost actors of his generation, having proven his talents in a wide range of film genres from action thrillers to romantic comedies to heavy dramas, and even the occasional musical. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters has allowed him to build a varied and critically acclaimed body of work.

With the support of his parents, Bacon left his native Philadelphia to become the youngest student at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York where he studied until he made his film debut as Chip in National Lampoon's Animal House. This led to roles in "Diner" and Footloose, the latter of which propelled him to stardom.

Kevin Bacon's film credits include Trapped, John Hughes' She's Having a Baby, Criminal Law, The Big Picture, Tremors, Balto, Hollow Man, David Koepp's Stir of Echoes, the sleeper hit My Dog Skip, Wild Things, Digging in China, Telling Lies in America, Picture Perfect, Oliver Stone's JFK and Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men. He also starred in Barry Levinson's Sleepers with Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro, Apollo 13 directed by Ron Howard, Murder in the First (voted Best Actor by The Broadcast Critics Association and nominated for Best Supporting Actor by The Screen Actors Guild and the London Film Critics Circle), The River Wild (for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe®), In the Cut, Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, (Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture) Beauty Shop, and Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies.

In 2004 Kevin starred in The Woodsman, a compelling drama that premiered to great critical acclaim at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. He was nominated for an IFP Spirit Award for this role.

Most recently, Kevin was seen on the big screen in the ensemble film The Air I Breath costarring Andy Garcia, Brendan Fraser and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Additionally, he directed his wife Kyra Sedgwick in an episode of her hit TNT show "The Closer,” which aired on December 4, 2006. In 1996, Kevin Bacon made his directorial debut with, Losing Chase starring Kyra Sedgwick, Beau Bridges, and Helen Mirren. Produced for Showtime, Losing Chase was honored with three Golden Globe nominations, including, Best Motion Picture made for television. The film debuted on Showtime and was also screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the 1996 Toronto Film Festival.

Kevin recently directed his second film, Loverboy, which he also produced and appears in. Based on the acclaimed novel by Victoria Redel, the film stars Kyra Sedgwick and features appearances by Campbell Scott, Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei, and Oliver Platt. Loverboy had the honor of opening the Gen Art Film Festival in New York City.

On Broadway, Kevin starred in a one-man show, "An Almost Holy Picture,” a Roundabout Theatre Company production written by Heather McDonald. Kevin played Samuel Gentle, a church groundskeeper and ex-priest whose daughter is born with congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa, (lanugo) a rare condition that covers her body in hair. He takes you through his journey with faith and a person's relationship with God.

Kevin's stage work also includes such Off-Broadway productions as "Album," "Poor Little Lambs,” and "Getting Out." He made his Broadway debut in 1983 with Sean Penn in "Slab Boys," and also starred in the 1986 production of Joe Orton's highly-touted play "Loot." He also starred in Theresa Rebeck's comedy "Spike Heels" with Tony Goldwyn and Saundra Santiago.

Bacon's television credits include the American Playhouse version of Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky, a production that teamed him with his future wife. Other television credits include the The Gift and the cable film Enormous Changes at the Last Minute.

With his older, musician brother Michael, Kevin is the other half of The Bacon Bro


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