Kevin Bacon is an American actor, singer, director, and theatre artist. Starting from theatre, he went into films and achieved an enviable position for himself. Let’s find out more about how much is Kevin Bacon’s net worth in 2018.
Kevin Bacon was born on July 8, 1958. His father Edmund Norwood Bacon was an architect and mother Ruth Hilda, a teacher. Bacon had five siblings.
Kevin Bacon won a scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Governors School for arts at Bucknell University at the age of 16 where he studied theatre. This was an early lesson which made a precious contribution to his acting talent. Kevin Bacon eventually became the finest actor, widely acclaimed for his stellar performances.
He married actress Kyra Sedgwick since September 4, 1988. They had met on the sets of Lan Ford Wilson’s play ‘Lemon Sky.’ They have two children. Travis Bacon son, and Sosie Bacon, daughter.
When he was 17, he appeared in a production at the Circle in the Square theatre school. He started his film career with a movie ‘National Lampoons Animal House,’ but he did not get the attention he wanted. He went back to the theatre for small roles. He also worked in a TV soap opera ‘Search for tomorrow’ (1979) and Guiding light (1980) in New York.
He got a Major role in the film “Friday the thirteenth’. In the 1980-81 season, he worked in two plays “Getting out” performed at New York’s Phoenix Theatre and a play, “Flux “performed at Second Stage Theatre. His first success came when he won an OBIE award for his role in the film “Forty Deuce.” He made his debut in Broadway with a play “Slab Boys” a story of boys working in a carpet factory’ coloring unit.
His role as Timothy Fenwick in the film ‘Diner’ where his co-stars were Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, and Tim Daly, made him popular amongst moviegoers and film critics alike. With the film “Foot Loose,” Bacon became a household name. His role as Ren McCormack, a teenager, raised in Chicago was much applauded.
He received many strong reviews from film critics.
In 1990 his role as a man who saved his town from monsters in film “Tremors” and his role as a studious medical student in “Flatliners” was quite successful. In some offbeat roles, he performed as a gay prostitute in the film “JFK” and a prosecutor attorney in the film “A few good men.” In 1994 Bacon earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the film “River Wild.”
In his film as a director, he won a Golden Globe for TV film “Loosing Chase.” All through the years 2000 to 2010 Bacon acted in many plays, films, and TV productions. Many of his roles were widely acclaimed. His role of a paedophile in the film “Woodsman” got much appreciation.
He was also into advertisements and appeared in a major advertisement campaign promoting various products.
Awards & Achievements
Kevin Bacon won about fifteen awards for his various film and television roles and was nominated for 26 awards
In the year 1996, won Broadcast Film Critics Association award for best actor for the film “Murder in the first” (1995)
In 1997 won, Giffoni Film Festival Bronze Gryphon “Digging to China” (1997)
In 2001 won Blockbuster Entertainment awards- Favourite actor- for the film “Hollow Man.”
In 2003 won Boston Society Film Critics award “Best cast ensemble” for the film ‘Mystic River.’
In 2004 won Ghent International Film Festival award- Special mention- for “The woodland” for his acting.
In 2013 Academy of science fiction, fantasy and horror films, USA-Saturn award for “Best actor on TV for “The following” (2013)
In 2015 won Seattle Institute Film Festival award- Career achievement in acting.
Beside the above awards won Bacon was nominated for several prestigious awards which is a recognition of his achievements as an accomplished actor.
Net worth of Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon’s long career in films and theatre spanning over 30 years has enabled him to have a decent and steady income. His net worth is estimated at $35 million most of which is through his movies. His Advertisement campaigns added to his net worth. He purchased a $2.5 million house in Los Angeles. This is in spite of millions of dollars he lost in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. He and his wife did not look back and worked hard to recover what they lost.
Kevin Bacon’s life and career is a saga of hard work and focussed ambition to excel. He did not stop from doing small roles when he saw a decline in his career after the huge success of his film Footloose. This was similar to his bounce back from financial distress after they lost money in Ponzi scheme in 2009. His family bonds are as strong as his convictions.