Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American Actor, Occasional Film Director, Producer, and Musician, who has an estimated net worth of $45 Million as of 2023.

He has gained widespread critical acclaim for his works in the musical drama Footloose (1984), and comedy horror Tremors (1990).

Outside the silver screen, Bacon has also starred in Television Series such as the Fox series The Following (2013-2015), and Amazon’s I Love Dick (2016-2017).

The Actor is also one half of the band called The Bacon Brothers with his brother Michael for the last 25 years, and together they have released seven albums to date.

Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon

Furthermore, Bacon has won multiple awards throughout his career, including a Golden Globes Awards and two Screen Actors Guilds Awards.

Bacon got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September of 2003 for his contributions to the film industry.

The Guardian named him as one of the most influential actors to never receive an Academy Awards nomination.

Similarly, Bacon is also the subject of the game titled “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” which signifies his interconnectedness with almost everyone in Hollywood.

Quick Facts about Kevin Bacon

Full Name Kevin Norwood Bacon
Date of Birth July 8, 1958
Birth Place Pennsylvania, United States of America
Net Worth $45 Million
Source of Wealth Film, Television
Profession Actor, Film Director, Executive Producer, and Musician
Religion Atheist (Not Religious)
Ethnicity White American
Nationality American
Father Edmund Norwood Bacon
Mother Ruth Hilda Holmes
Marital Status Married
Spouse Kyra Sedgwick
Children 2 (Travis Sedgwick and Sosie Ruth Bacon)
Siblings Michael Bacon and four others
Age 65 Years Old
Height 1.79m (5ft 10  in)
Skin Tone White
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Shoe Size N/A
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Cancer
Active Since 1978
Social Media Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Major Movies Footloose, Tremors, A Few Good Men, Mystic River, X-Men: First Class and R.I.P.D
Major TV shows The Following and City on a Hill.
Awards 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Saturn Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Giffioni International Film Festival Awards.
Last Update September, 2023

Kevin Bacon Net Worth

Kevin Bacon has amassed a huge wealth from this long career spanning three decades.

He has a net worth of $45 Million which is a combined amount with that of his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick.

The couple were one of the 5000 victims of 2008s Bernie Madoff’s $65 million Ponzi scheme, losing tens of millions of dollars.

Having tried his luck in Television and Music, a vast majority of Bacon’s earnings and popularity are a result of his movie roles.

According to sources his movies have grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide.

Bacon’s earnings from the Fox Series The Following was $175,000 per episode.

With three seasons of 15 episodes each, he had a total payout of an estimate $7,875,000.

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Kevin Bacon Real Estate and Cars

Real Estate

In December of 2011, Kyra and Kevin purchased a home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles for an estimated $2.5 Million.

The 2760 square feet house provides a stunning view of Los Angeles.

Kevin Bacon Los Feliz
Kevin Bacons House in Los Feliz, LA

As per public records, it is reported that the couple owns a 40-acre rural property in Sharon, Connecticut, which was purchased in the 1990s.

They also own a lavish apartment with exquisite views of Central Park in New York City.

Cars

Kevin Bacon is not much of a car enthusiast. Unlike other Hollywood celebrities who own luxury cars, Bacon drives a rather simpler Toyota Prius and owns a Lexus HS250. 

Other Endorsements 

Since 2012, Bacon has appeared in major advertising campaigns for the UK-based mobile network company EE Mobile Network.

In 2015, he became a speaker for the US Egg Industry making fun of the idea “its Bacon and Eggs.”

Kevin Bacon Charity

SixDegrees.org

Bacon formed a charitable initiative SixDegree.org. The objective of SixDegree.org is to use the celebrities’ pre-existing social media platforms to gain exposure to charitable organizations within their communities.

Through this, Bacon has been able to link a number of celebrities and support the non-profit organizations within their locality.

In an interview in January of 1994, Bacon stated that “he had worked with everybody in Hollywood or someone who’s worked with them.”

This was the brainchild of the trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

The name of the game derived from the idea of the game Six Degrees of Separation.

Bernie Madoff Scheme

In the Madoff Investment Scandal of 2008, it is reported that the couple lost tens of millions of dollars.

Some reports estimate that the losses were as high as $40 million for Kevin Bacon which greatly affected his net worth.

Kevin Bacon Life and Career

From humble beginnings waiting tables to Piloting the Command Module of Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon has done it all.

He has had quite a career transcending from his family-friendly roles in Footloose to darker grittier roles in Sleepers and The Darkness.

Early Career

At age 16, Bacon won a fully funded State-Funded Scholarship to study theater under Glory Van Scott at Bucknell University, Pennsylvania.

The very next year, Bacon moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater, and in 1978 he debuted in the fraternity comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Bacon kept working in theater for a while and had brief appearances in a few movies and TV shows. For his Broadway debut in Slab Boys (1982) he starred alongside the then unknown, Sean Penn and Val Kilmer.

But it wasn’t until his appearance in Diner the same year that he caught the attention of both critics and moviegoers.

Breakthrough

Because of the attention he garnered in Diner, Bacon was quickly picked by the producers and directors and suited and booted for Footloose (1984) where he danced his way into the hearts of millions.

Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack
Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack in Footloose

It is reported that the actor beat out both Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe for the role of Ren McCormack in the movie.

The character has since then become a Pop Culture Icon all thanks to Bacon’s iconic dance moves.

Footloose grossed more than $80 million at the box office, ten times its budget, and catapulted Bacon into Stardom.

After playing characters in few movies with little success, Bacon kicked off the 90s with two successful roles in Tremors (1990) playing Val Mckee, and as Nelson Wright, in Flatliners (1990).

In the following year, Bacon appeared as Willie O’Keefe a gay prostitute in JFK (1991).

The next year Bacon appeared in the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992) as a prosecuting attorney.

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Awards for his role in The River Wild in 1994 starring opposite Meryl Streep.

In 1995 Bacon took it to space with Tom Hanks in the blockbuster hit Apollo 13 which grossed $335 million at the box office.

Darker Roles and Directorial Debut

Bacon then returned with a trademark dark role in Sleepers (1996). The same year, he did his debut as a director with the film Losing Chase, which received positive reviews from critics.

It received Three Golden Globes nomination out of which it won One.

In the year 2000, Bacon played the lead in the Sci-Fi Horror film Hollow Man. Three years later he appeared in Clint Eastwood’s critically acclaimed movie Mystic River alongside Sean Penn and Tim Robbins.

He was again praised for his Dark Role in The Woodsman (2004), many critics considered the role as a warm welcome for Bacon back into the genre. For this role, he won the Independent Spirits Awards.

In 2011, Kevin Bacon played the mutant villain Sebastian Stan in Mathew Vaughn’s X-men: First Class and had a minor recurring role in the RomCom Crazy, Stupid, Love.

He then appeared in 2013s R.I.P.D, 2015s Black Mass, 2016s Patriots Day, and The Darkness.

In the years 2013 to 2015, Bacon starred as Ryan Hardy a former FBI Agent in the Fox Crime Thriller Series The Following for which he won the Saturn Award.

He most recently appeared on the silver screen in the 2020s psychological horror flick You Should Have Left. Bacon is also one of the producers of the film.

Music

Bacon formed a band with his brother, Michael in 1995,  called The Bacon Brothers.

The duo described their music genre as a mix of rock, country, folk, and soul.

Together the brothers have released seven albums with the latest one titled The Way We Love being released in 2020.

Personal Life

Kevin Bacon married his Lemon Sky co-star actress Kyra Sedgwick on the 4th of September of 1988. The couple has since appeared on several other ventures side by side.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick at their marriage.

They have two children a son Travis Sedgwick (1989) and a daughter Sosie Ruth Bacon (1992) and live together in Upper Manhattan.

It is reported that the couple lost tens of millions of dollars in the Bernie Madoff Scheme with some reports estimating that the couple lost nearly $40 million.

The net worth of Kevin Bacon was greatly affected by this.

Prior to his marriage Bacon was in a five years relationship with Tracy Pollan in the 1980s.

3 Facts About Kevin Bacon

  • His father Edmund Norwood Bacon was on the 1964 cover of Times Magazine, referred to as “The Father of Modern Philadelphia”.
  • In an interview with Conan O’Brien, Bacon stated that even though the producers and director of the movie wanted him, the Studio Executives thought that he was not suitable for Footloose.
  • So to prove that he was suitable, Bacon had to go through a screen test with multiple wardrobe stylings and an expensive haircut.
  • Britney Spears is also One degree from Bacon. They were together in a 2016 Apple Music Commercial for the UK.

FAQs

Is Kevin Bacon in the MCU?

No, Kevin Bacon is not in the MCU but he is briefly mentioned in 2014s Guardians of the Galaxy for his work in
Footloose.

Why isn’t Kevin Bacon in Tremors 2?

The first Tremors movie wasn’t as big of success on the big screen but a big hit on VODs.

At the moment Bacon felt it wasn’t as fun to do movies that went straight to video.

As a result, he ended up turning down the role for
Tremors 2.

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