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Kevin Bacon is an American actor born on July 8th, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although it was the 1984 teen-drama Footloose that actually launched Bacon into super-stardom, his most notable role in the horror genre took place several years earlier. In 1980, Bacon played the role of Jack Marand, an unlucky camp counselor and murder victim as seen in the Sean S. Cunningham slasher classic Friday the 13th. Though this was Bacon's only work in a slasher film, he has appeared in several projects that delve into the world of the supernatural. In 1990 he played David Labraccio in the thriller Flatliners and in 1999, he played Tom Witzky in the haunting film Stir of Echoes. In 2000, Bacon took on a more sinister part playing Sebastian Cane in the sci-fi/horror film Hollow Man.

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Film Year Character
Friday the 13th 1980 Jack Marand
Flatliners 1990 David Labraccio
Tremors 1990 Valentine McKee
Stir of Echoes 1999 Tom Witzky
Hollow Man 2000 Sebastian Cane

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Like many of the cast members from Friday the 13th, Kevin Bacon came from a background working in soap operas. As such, he and co-stars Mark Nelson and Jeannine Taylor often traveled in the same circles and knew one another prior to working on Friday the 13th. [1]
  • Bacon is the subject of the trivia game titled Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, based on the idea that, due to his prolific screen career, any Hollywood actor can be "linked" to another in a handful of "steps" based on their associations with Bacon.

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