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Born July 8, 1958, in Philadelphia, Kevin Bacon left home at 18 to attend the Manning Street Actor's Theater in New York City. In his first screen role, he uttered the now-famous request, "Thank you, sir. May I have another?" in 1978's Animal House, followed by a legendary death scene in Friday the 13th (1980).

Bacon first attracted critics' attention playing a borderline alcoholic in Diner (1982), and his popularity soared with Footloose (1984).

Known among movie buffs for his ubiquitous links to other actors via the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," the star has balanced his work in a variety of films, including Tremors (1990), JFK (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), Apollo 13 (1995), Wild Things (1998) and Mystic River (2003). He received widespread acclaim for his roles in The Woodsman (2004), Frost/Nixon (2008) and the 2009 TV movie Taking Chance, which earned him an Emmy nod and a Golden Globe award.

Kevin Bacon in Patriots Day

Patriots Day

2016 R

A tragic bombing near the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon sets off a citywide manhunt for the perpetrators. With residents devastated by the events, Sgt. Tommy Saunders and the Boston Police Department zero in on two suspects.

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  • Kevin Bacon in Taking Chance Taking Chance
  • Kevin Bacon in Black Mass Black Mass
  • Kevin Bacon in Murder in the First Murder in the First
  • Kevin Bacon in R.I.P.D. R.I.P.D.
  • Kevin Bacon in Mystic River Mystic River
  • Kevin Bacon in Criminal Law Criminal Law
  • Kevin Bacon in Stir of Echoes Stir of Echoes
  • Kevin Bacon in A Few Good Men A Few Good Men
  • Kevin Bacon in Crazy, Stupid, Love Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Kevin Bacon in JFK: Special Edition JFK: Special Edition
  • Kevin Bacon in Footloose Footloose
  • Kevin Bacon in Planes, Trains and Automobiles Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Kevin Bacon in The Darkness The Darkness
  • Kevin Bacon in Tremors Tremors
  • Kevin Bacon in Sleepers Sleepers
  • Kevin Bacon in National Lampoon's Animal House National Lampoon's Animal House
  • Kevin Bacon in Friday the 13th Friday the 13th
  • Kevin Bacon in In the Cut In the Cut
  • Kevin Bacon in Apollo 13 Apollo 13
  • Kevin Bacon in National Geographic: Forces of Nature National Geographic: Forces of Nature
  • Kevin Bacon in Frost/Nixon Frost/Nixon
  • Kevin Bacon in Jayne Mansfield's Car Jayne Mansfield's Car
  • Kevin Bacon in My Dog Skip My Dog Skip
  • Kevin Bacon in Hollow Man Hollow Man
  • Kevin Bacon in The River Wild The River Wild
  • Kevin Bacon in Balto Balto
  • Kevin Bacon in My One and Only My One and Only
  • Kevin Bacon in Cop Car Cop Car
  • Kevin Bacon in The Big Picture The Big Picture
  • Kevin Bacon in Picture Perfect Picture Perfect
  • Kevin Bacon in Trapped Trapped
  • Kevin Bacon in The Woodsman The Woodsman
  • Kevin Bacon in Where the Truth Lies Where the Truth Lies
  • Kevin Bacon in Super Super
  • Kevin Bacon in Wild Things Wild Things
  • Kevin Bacon in Lemon Sky Lemon Sky
  • Kevin Bacon in Cavedweller Cavedweller
  • Kevin Bacon in Loverboy Loverboy
  • Kevin Bacon in Beauty Shop Beauty Shop
  • Kevin Bacon in Rails & Ties Rails & Ties
  • Kevin Bacon in The Air I Breathe The Air I Breathe
  • Kevin Bacon in Diner Diner
  • Kevin Bacon in Mister Roberts Mister Roberts
  • Kevin Bacon in She's Having a Baby She's Having a Baby
  • Kevin Bacon in Digging to China Digging to China
  • Kevin Bacon in Novocaine Novocaine
  • Kevin Bacon in New Orleans Animal Rescue New Orleans Animal Rescue
  • Kevin Bacon in Elephant White Elephant White
  • Kevin Bacon in The Following The Following