Thanks to the popularity of "Growing Pains," Cameron earned a pair of Golden Globe nods and found his face plastered on the pages of Tiger Beat. He also explored the big screen, starring with Dudley Moore in Like Father, Like Son (1987) and Jami Gertz in Listen to Me (1989).
Post-"Growing Pains," Cameron took his career in a different direction, devoting his life to evangelical pursuits and choosing projects with Christian themes, including the Left Behind series of films based on the best-selling books about the End Times.
When 100 million people vanish from earth, Global News Network reporter Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron) follows the mystery as pilot Ray Steele tries to locate his wife and son. As he digs deeper, he finds that the answers may lie in the Bible. Based on the best-selling novel by Christian evangelist Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Left Behind is a chilling look at the chaos that follows Judgment Day.