Famous for taste in a wide range of films from independent to docudrama to superhero, Kevin Bacon, an American actor is professional since 1978 & records 92 acting credits so far.
The Golden Globe & Screen Actors Guild Award winner gained prolific fame in the acting world for his work in films like Footloose (1984), A Few Good Men (1992), The River Wild (1994) and Apollo 13 (1995).
Furthermore, the Pennsylvania-born has appeared in other commercially successful movies: Friday the 13th (1980), Hollow Man (2000) and X-Men: First Class (2011).
How Much Is Net Worth Of Kevin Bacon In 2020?
Bacon’s move to New York at the age of 17 & then career upgrade from theater to the big screen is indeed an exemplary journey of rags to riches.
With the acting endeavor of over 4 decades, Kevin Bacon’s success showered him with wide fame & a hefty fortune. As of March 2020, the 61-year-old actor has a net worth of $45 million.
However, back in 2019, he was worth $23 million, which increased rapidly to reach $45 million a year time.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the American actor’s combined net worth with his wife Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer actress) is $45 million currently.
In 1978, then-20 years old Kevin made his film debut through National Lampoon’s Animal House, which became a box office blockbuster with $141.6 million collections upon the budget of only $3 million.
He worked alongside Robert De Niro in Sleepers (1996) and received $2.5 million through the film.
Moreover, he played a major role in the crime-thriller TV series The Following (2013- 2015, 45 episodes) earning $175,000-an-episode, totaling approx. $7.875 million.
The Richest reports that during the peak of his career, Kevin Bacon’s salary per film averaged $2 million.
What Are His Other Sources Of Income?
Bacon’s acting career is the primary source of his wealth accumulation, but also, he collected a pocket full of money through advertisements & music ventures too.
In 2012, he worked in an ad campaign for the UK based network operator EE mobile network. Moreover, Kevin became a commercial spokesperson for the U.S. egg industry in 2015.
Since 1995, Kevin works in a music duo The Bacon Brothers formed with his brother Michael Bacon, an American singer-songwriter.
The duo has released 7 studio albums- from the debut Forosoco (released in 1997) to their most self-titled album The Bacon Brothers (2018).
From Theater Career To Film Debut: Appearances In Commercial Hit Movies
The Pennsylvania Governor‘s School for the Arts attendant Kevin began his career from the theater, in Circle in the Square Theater School.
Bacon made his film debut through National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) and got featured role in the 1980 slasher film Friday the 13th. Thereafter in the 80s, he appeared in movies like Forty Deuce (1982), Footloose (1984) and The Big Picture (1989).
In 1991, Kevin worked in the political thriller film ‘JFK’, which made $205.4 million in box office upon the budget of $40 million & thereafter, appeared in acclaimed movies: A Few Good Men (1992), Apollo 13 (1995) & Sleepers (1996).
Bacon’s portrayed Sebastian Caine in the sci-fi horror Hollow Man (2000) alongside Elisabeth Shue & Josh Brolin, that won him Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
In 2010, he was cast in X-Men: First Class starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Rose Byrne where he played Sebastian Shaw.
Appearances In TV Series
Aside from movie credits, the American actor has also tried his hand in TV series; made TV series debut through Search for Tomorrow (1979).
After brief appearances in Guiding Light (1980- 1981), Lemon Sky (1988) & Will & Grace (2002; 2006), Kevin gained TV breakthrough from the crime thriller series The Following (2013- 2015).
In 2019, he was main cast, Jackie Rohr, in City on a Hill.
Box-Office Collection Of Bacon’s Movies:
|National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)||$3 million||$141.6 million|
|Friday the 13th (1980)||$550,000||$59.8 million|
|Footloose (1984)||$8.2 million||$80 million|
|JFK (1991)||$40 million||$205.4 million|
|A Few Good Men (1992)||$33- $40 million||$243.2 million|
|The River Wild (1994)||$45 million||$94.2 million|
|Apollo 13 (1995)||$52 million||$355.2 million|
|Sleepers (1996)||$44 million||$165.6 million|
|Hollow Man (2000)||$95 million||$190.2 million|
|Mystic River (2003)||$30 million||$156.8 million|
|X-Men: First Class (2010)||$140-$160 million||$353.6 million|
|Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)||$50 million||$145 million|
|Black Mass (2015)||$53 million||$99.8 million|
Lost Millions Of Dollars In Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme
In December 2008, Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick reportedly were among the highest-profile victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme- considered US highest fraud scheme.
Reportedly, from 37,000 victims, the fraud value was $65 billion.
Kevin & Kyra allegedly got their hands off $30-40 million.
Other celebrities including late Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor faced a loss of $7-$10 million & Steven Spielberg’s Wunderkinder Foundation took a massive hit (though didn’t disclose the figure).
Father Of 2 & Resides In Los Angeles With Wife
Currently, Bacon lives with his wife of 3 decades Kyra Sedgwick, an actress, in Los Angeles, California. The couple bought the 2-bedroom & 3-bathroom property in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles in December 2011 for $2.5 million.
Moreover, they also have ownership of a 40-acre rural property in Sharon, Connecticut (bought in the 90s) and an apartment in New York City.
Kevin & Kyra met during the early days of career while working on the PBS version of Lanford Wilson’s play Lemon Sky in 1988.
After dating for a couple of months, they married on September 4, 1988, & are together ever since.
Together with Kyra, Kevin shares 2 children: son Travis Bacon (born on June 23, 1989), an American musician & actor; and daughter Sosie Bacon (March 15, 1992), an actress.
Created Charity Foundation SixDegrees.org
Also, an active charity worker, Kevin Bacon is the creator of SixDegrees.org, a charitable foundation, in the run since 2007.
He supports causes like adoption, foster, HIV& AIDS, disaster relief, LGBT, & many more, and has associations with many non-profit organizations :
- American Foundation for Equal Rights
- Earth Day Network
- Human Rights Campaign
- Network for Good
- Stand Up To Cancer
- World Vision
- ONE Campaign
- Global Fund for Women
- Love Hope Strength Foundation & others
Short-Bio Of Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon was born Kevin Norwood Bacon on July 8, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the USA. He is the youngest of 6 children of Edmund Norwood Bacon (1910- 2005), an Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission; and mother Ruth Hilda (1916- 1991), a liberal activist.
He went to Julia R. Masterman High School & later attended Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University, for which he won a scholarship.