Kevin Bacon Net Worth and How He Became Famous
Kevin Bacon is best known for his appearances in the films Footloose and Diner. His acting career took off and he later branched out to become a film director and producer. Here’s a look at Kevin Bacon’s net worth and career.
Kevin Bacon’s movies and TV shows
Kevin Bacon got his big break after making his film debut in the 1978 movie National Lampoon’s Animal House. He played the role of Chip Diller. Bacon made his television acting debut in 1979 in the daytime drama Search for Tomorrow. That same year, he appeared in the movie Starting Over.
Bacon’s next big films came in 1982, when he appeared in the movie Diner, and then in 1984 when he starred in Footloose. Bacon’s other acting roles include appearances in Friday the 13th; Guiding Light; and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
Kevin Bacon’s highest-grossing films
As of this writing, Bacon’s highest-grossing film is the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class, with more than $355 million in worldwide box office earnings. His other high-grossing films include Apollo 13 (1995), with more than $335 million in worldwide earnings; A Few Good Men (1992), with more than $236 million in worldwide earnings, and JFK (1991), with more than $205 million in worldwide earnings.
How Kevin Bacon got into acting
Bacon told GQ he knew he wanted to be an actor from a young age, but he didn’t know how to get started. He tried joining a local theatre group in Philadelphia, but things didn’t work out, so he left. Bacon decided to leave Philadelphia and head to New York to pursue his acting dreams.
“I applied to a summer program, which was The Circle and the Square, I guess it was a high school workshop,” Bacon told GQ. “I slept on my sister’s couch; my sister had been in New York for many years. And my mother was a New Yorker. I literally got on the train with a suitcase and a dream. I landed here and started waiting tables… I had the best time enjoying what was kind of the center of the universe in 1976 and then beyond.”
Kevin Bacon’s work outside of acting
Bacon’s entertainment career includes more than acting. He also has credits as a director, producer, and writer. Bacon made his directorial debut with the 1996 movie Losing Chase. After that, he directed the 2005 film Lover Boy. From 2006 to 2009, Bacon directed four episodes of the television series The Closer.
Bacon made his debut as a producer with the 1998 movie Wild Things. In 2004, he executive produced the film The Woodsman. In 2015, Bacon produced 15 episodes of the television series The Following. Additional production credits include I Love Dick, Tremors, and City on a Hill.
Kevin Bacon’s net worth
As of this writing, Kevin Bacon has a net worth of $45 million according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates.
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