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Don't make fun of his last name or else.

“Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.”
Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon is a name you will hear not because breakfast is being served, but because he has been a film actor since the 1970s. Known for being in a lot of famous films, but seldom the lead role, unfortunately. This may make him even more famous. Doesn't stop Mr. Bacon from snatching a few leads, though.

His first role was in Animal House, as the source of the quote "Thank you sir, may I have another?" According to an interview on the film's DVD release, he wasn't able to get into the premiere with the other actors because no one recognized him as a cast member.

Trope Namer for the Bacon Number phenomenon, aka Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, a mathematical calculation of a celebrity's closeness to Kevin Bacon. Regarding the popularity of this, he's said that people like to meet him to reduce their "Bacon Number" to one, misunderstanding that they have to be in a movie with him for that. He seems to be a pretty good sport about it, given that he's expressed a fear that his obituary will read "Inspired a game, also acted."

Bacon has been married to Kyra Sedgwick, star of The Closer since 1988; they have two children. Unfortunately, Bacon and Sedgwick were victims of scam artist Bernie Madoff.

And no, he is not an example of Bacon Addiction, despite how much we wish he was.

Some of the films he has appeared in includes:

Tropes associated with this actor:

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