100 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: How closely are you connected?
Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician whose notable films include Footloose (1984), A Few Good Men (1992), Apollo 13 (1995). He currently stars on the Fox television series The Following.
Bacon has won a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. He was named by The Guardian as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2003, Bacon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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 Norwood Bacon (May 2, 1910 – October 14, 2005), was a well-respected architect and a prominent Philadelphian who had been Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for many years.
Bacon has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick since September 4, 1988. They have two children, Travis Sedgwick (b. 1989) and Sosie Ruth (b. 1992). The family resides on the Upper West Side of New York. They learned in 2011 via their appearance on the PBS TV show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates that he and Sedgwick are 9th cousins, once removed.
There are documented relationships to Senator Bob Dole, Richard Nixon, Johnny Carson, James Mott, and Walter Chrysler. Other sites document relationships to George W/HW Bush, and many many other presidents and celebrities.
On 5 Oct 2017 at 21:22 GMT Kim Allen wrote:
On 20 Sep 2017 at 16:56 GMT Lynne Colson wrote:
On 14 Aug 2017 at 01:49 GMT Kim Allen wrote:
On 1 Jun 2017 at 03:44 GMT Michelle Lowrie wrote:
When I look at pictures of Kevin, I can see my great-grandfather. When I look at picture of my great-grandfather, I can see Kevin.
I saw the "Finding Your Roots" episode, and cringed every time Henry said, "Comly," because it was not the way we pronounce it.
On 28 May 2017 at 03:26 GMT Gayle (Bennett) Donato wrote:
separation . Interesting!
On 5 May 2017 at 13:48 GMT Tanya Kasim wrote:
On 24 Apr 2017 at 19:23 GMT Rick Brown wrote:
Kevin Bacon and Rick Brown are both descendants of John Atwood.
1. Kevin is the son of Ruth Hilda (Holmes) Bacon [unknown confidence] 2. Ruth is the daughter of Dorothy Frances (Smith) Holmes [confident] 3. Dorothy is the daughter of George Campbell Smith [unknown confidence] 4. George is the son of Francis Shubael Smith [unknown confidence] 5. Francis is the son of Moses Rogers Smith [unknown confidence] 6. Moses is the son of Shubael Smith II [unknown confidence] 7. Shubael is the son of Shubael Smith I [unknown confidence] 8. Shubael is the son of Samuel Smith [unknown confidence] 9. Samuel is the son of Susannah (Hinckley) Smith [unknown confidence] 10. Susannah is the daughter of Sarah (Soole) Hinckley [unknown confidence] 11. Sarah is the daughter of Thomas Soole [confident] 12. Thomas is the son of Maria (Whitfield) Soole [uncertain] 13. Maria is the daughter of Agnes (Atwood) Whitfield [unknown confidence] 14. Agnes is the daughter of William Atwood [unknown confidence] 15. William is the son of John Atwood [unknown confidence] This makes John the 13th great grandfather of Kevin.
1. [Private] is the son of Cecil O'dell Brown [unknown confidence] 2. Cecil is the son of Nathan Virgel Brown [unknown confidence] 3. Nathan is the son of Benjamin Buckhannan Brown [unknown confidence] 4. Benjamin is the son of John C. Brown [unknown confidence] 5. John is the son of Sarah McClain (Wood) Brown [unknown confidence] 6. Sarah is the daughter of Joseph Wood [unknown confidence] 7. Joseph is the son of Zebedee Wood [unknown confidence] 8. Zebedee is the son of John Wood [unknown confidence] 9. John is the son of John Wood [unknown confidence] 10. John is the son of David Wood [unknown confidence] 11. David is the son of Henry Wood [unknown confidence] 12. Henry is the son of John Atwood [unknown confidence] 13. John is the son of Nicholas Atwood [unknown confidence] 14. Nicholas is the son of John Hewson Atwood [unknown confidence] 15. John is the son of John Atwood [unknown confidence] This makes John the 13th great grandfather of Rick.
On 4 Apr 2017 at 19:28 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:
On 25 Mar 2017 at 17:02 GMT Rebecca (East) Herrin wrote:
On 29 Jan 2017 at 03:06 GMT Jennifer (Alley) Devlin wrote:
I am 13th Cousins with Kevin. Thank you!