Kevin Bacon

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Kevin Norwood Bacon[1] (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor whose notable roles include Animal House, Diner, Footloose, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Friday the 13th, Hollow Man, Tremors and Frost/Nixon.

Bacon has won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, was nominated for an Emmy Award,[2] and was named by The Guardian as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.[3]

In 2003, Bacon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[2]

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Early life

Bacon, one of six children, was born and raised in a close-knit family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Ruth Hilda (née Holmes; 1916–1991), taught at an elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Bacon, was a well-respected architect and a prominent Philadelphian who had been Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for many years. One of his siblings is musician Michael Bacon. At 16, in 1974, Bacon won a full scholarship to and attended the Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts, at Bucknell University, a state-funded five-week arts program where he studied Theatre under Dr. Glory Van Scott, which helped solidify Bacon's passion for the arts.[citation needed]

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