Profile of the Day: Kevin Bacon
Happy birthday, Kevin Bacon! Today the star turns 56. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kevin was the youngest of six children born to architect Edmund Bacon and Ruth Holmes, a teacher and social activist. From a young age he showed a spark for acting, earning a full scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at 16. Throughout his career, he’s tackled a wide variety of roles across multiple genres in both film and television. His prolific career has made him the subject of the popular trivia game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” which is based on the concept of the small world phenomenon.
How many degrees away are you from Kevin Bacon? Explore his family tree and discover how you’re connected to the Hollywood star.
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