Successful Hollywood actor and musician Kevin Bacon took a bold step at the age of 17 by leaving the comfort and safety of his home to chase after a theater career in New York City. Through thick and thin, he never gave up on his dream. Now, more than four decades later, he has a lot of accomplishments to boast of including a Blockbuster Entertainment Award, a Boston Society of Film Critics Award, a Critics Choice Movie Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Saturn Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. For his numerous contributions in the film industry over the years, he also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.
In addition to a successful career, Kevin also has a successful marriage. He has been married for more than three decades to the same woman. Keep reading to find out more about the actor, his net worth and the secret to the longevity of his marriage.
Kevin Bacon Bio, Age
The youngest of Ruth Hilda and Edmund Norwood Bacon’s six children, Kevin Bacon was born on the 8th of July, 1958, in Philadelphia, where he also grew up. His parents are both dead but while they lived, his dad was an architect and a well-known Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission while his mom was an elementary school teacher and a liberal activist.
In 1975, the then 16-year-old Kevin Bacon attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University under a scholarship fully funded by the state for an arts program which ran for five weeks. There, he studied theater under Dr. Glory Van Scott and as a result of the experience, he gained his passion for acting became stronger.
Kevin Bacon has amassed a net worth considered to be not less than $50 million. From the time he made his debut role in the 1978 comedy film, National Lampoon’s Animal House, he never slowed down in the pursuit of his dream even when the odds were against him. Today, he has grown into an ‘A’ list actor, starring in many commercially successful movies and consequently, making millions of dollars.
Married, Wife, Kids
Kevin Bacon has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick for more than 30 years. Born on August 19, 1965, Kyra is the daughter of Patricia Rosenwald and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, an educator and a venture capitalist respectively. When she was 3, her parents’ marriage hit the rocks, resulting in a separation and eventually, a divorce when she was 6 years old.
The first time Kevin and Kyra met was sometime in the 70s. Then, he was doing a play and after the matinee performance, he went to get something to eat at a deli post-performance. In the deli was a little 12-year-old girl and her brother, both of whom had just seen the matinee. Having told her brother initially that she liked the actor (Kevin), he urged her to go and tell him that she liked him “and it was Kyra”, recalled Kevin Bacon who was a guest on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on January 13th, 2014.
Kevin who is seven years older than his wife was 19 when they first met and because of the age gap, they did not start dating then. It was after they met again in t987 on the set of the movie, Lemon Sky, that their journey towards spending the rest of their lives together began after Kyra was done playing hard to get. At that point, little Kyra was already a grown 22 year old lady while Kevin was 29.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping, Kyra Sedgwick confessed that she had no great role models when it comes to healthy marriages but somehow, she was convinced that Kevin was the right person for her. According to her, it was an unquestionable truth of hers.
Their relationship progressed quickly and convinced that they were a perfect match for each other, the young couple who are both last of six children, got engaged. Kevin put the engagement ring into a stocking and popped the question on Christmas Eve. “Shockingly”, he said while speaking with PopEater in 2010, she agreed to marry him.
The following year, precisely on September 4, 1988, they got married and had their first child Travis Bacon on June 23, 1989, and his sister, Sosie Bacon, on March 15, 1992. Both of the couple’s children have also gotten involved in the acting business with Travis also doing well in the music industry.
With Hollywood marriages defrosting faster than a cone of ice cream under the heat of the industry, it is becoming rarer to find an A-list couple that have been together for more than ten years. Having beaten the odds, with more than three decades below their belts, Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick would surely have the right advice as to the secret to a successful marriage.
In a bid to discover this secret, Entertainment Tonight spoke to the prolific actor in 2015 and he said “whatever you do, don’t listen to celebrities on advice on how to stay married. That’s my secret.” His wife gave a similar answer in 2012 when asked by Piers Morgan of CNN.
The actor has an athletic body build and measures 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) in height. He also measures 76 kg (167.5 lbs), has light brown hair and a cute pair of blue eyes. He has a body measurement of chest: 39 inches (99 cm), Arms/biceps: 13.5 inches (34 cm) and waist: 33 inches (84 cm).