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Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#61). [1995]

Attended the prestigious Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia with his brother, Michael.

Inspired a game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon", whereby people have to link any given actor to him by no more than six steps. For instance, to do Fred MacMurray, you could observe that MacMurray worked with Lee Marvin in The Caine Mutiny (1954), which is one step; and Marvin worked with Jane Fonda in Cat Ballou (1965), which is two steps; and Fonda worked with Jack Lemmon in The China Syndrome (1979), which is three steps; and Lemmon worked with Bacon in JFK (1991), which completes the link in four steps. Harder versions of the game exist, limiting the player to five, four or even three steps. The original version of this game existed for numerous years and the pivot-person was then Paul Erdös, a mathematician (one's Erdös number measures the number of people a scientist is away from having authored a paper with Dr. Erdös). A very few people, mostly scientists who have appeared in documentaries (such as Carl Sagan), or actors who have also co-authored scientific papers (such as Danica McKellar and Natalie Portman), have both Erdös AND Bacon numbers.

Attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts.

He was the first choice for the Charlie Sheen part in Being John Malkovich (1999).

Is part of The Bacon Brothers, with his older brother Michael Bacon. The band has released three albums: "Forosoco" (1997), "Getting There" (1999) and "Can't Complain" (2001).

He sang with brother Michael Bacon (who played guitar) in New York in a small club/coffee shop.

His father, Edmund Bacon, a famous Philadelphia city planner, was featured on the November 6, 1964 cover of Time magazine. His mother was Ruth (Holmes) Bacon, a teacher and liberal political activist.

Son, Travis Bacon (born June 23, 1989), with wife Kyra Sedgwick.

Daughter, Sosie Bacon (born March 15, 1992) with wife Kyra Sedgwick.

Has never lived in Hollywood or Los Angeles, except when working.

The family dog, a mutt, is called Paulie.

Met wife Kyra Sedgwick on the set of Lemon Sky (1988).

Lives in New York City with wife Kyra Sedgwick and their children.

In preparation for his role in Telling Lies in America (1997), he "hung out" in the radio studio with and based his on-air banter on his friend Jerry Blavat, the celebrated oldies DJ from Philadelphia and an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; aka the "Geator with the Heater".

Brother-in-law of Robert Sedgwick and Betsy Bacon.

His father was a seventh cousin of President Richard Nixon.

Is a fifth cousin of William Thomas Hamill Jr., married to Virginia Suzanne Johnson, the parents of Mark Hamill.

American-born Canadian actor Philip Nozuka, George Nozuka and Justin Nozuka, are his nephews through his wife, Kyra Sedgwick's side of the family.

His line, "I am a Goddamn genius", is quoted in both Hollow Man (2000) and Trapped (2002).

In Quicksilver (1986) and A Few Good Men (1992), his characters are both nicknamed "Smiling Jack".

Actor Girard Swan worked as his stand-in on the Ron Howard film Frost/Nixon (2008).

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 30, 2003.

Kevin Bacon was the last interviewee of PARADE's "In Step With..." columnist James Brady, who passed away on January 26, 2009. The interview appeared in the February 15, 2009 edition of the magazine.

Lost an undisclosed amount of money in the Bernie Madoff scandal. Without revealing the sum, he has stated in interviews that it was most of his life savings.

Has a vacation farmhouse in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut.

Vacationed with his family in Punta del Este, Uruguay. [December 2009]

Uncle of Neal Bacon.

He is of English, and smaller amounts of German and Irish, ancestry.

Currently plans to conduct a rap music collaboration with East Coast performers such as Lil Jon. [June 2007]

Both Kevin and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, have starred in historical movies which were set in, and primarily filmed in and around, Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin starred in Diner (1982) and Kyra starred in Something the Lord Made (2004).

As of 2014, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: JFK (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), Apollo 13 (1995), Mystic River (2003) and Frost/Nixon (2008).

Distant cousin of Robert Redford, through their connection to Bacons in the 1500s, and Valerie Bertinelli, through their common descent from Claypools in England.

He was on the genealogy show Finding your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr with his wife Kyra Sedgwick. Kyra was scared to find out if they were related. When doing the part where Gates introduced her to some cousins she never knew the first one to pop up was Kevin. They are 9th cousins.

Played the real-life head of the FBI's Boston, Massachusetts field office in both Black Mass (2015) and Patriots Day (2016).

Has worked with 4 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Barry Levinson, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and Clint Eastwood.