Kirk Thomas Cameron (born October 12, 1970) is an American actor best-known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy Growing Pains. He is also a film director and a Christian evangelist. Cameron is currently a partner in the evangelical Christian ministry The Way of the Master.
Cameron went on to star in a number of films, including 1987's Like Father Like Son (a body-switch comedy with Dudley Moore), which was a box-office success. His next theatrical film, 1989's Listen to Me, performed poorly at the box office.
When Growing Pains ended in 1992, Cameron went on to star in The WB sitcom Kirk which premiered in 1995 and ended two years later. He has since left mainstream film, though a decade after Growing Pains ended, he starred in a TV reunion movie, The Growing Pains Movie, in 2000, and another one, Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers, in 2004. Cameron reunited with the cast of Growing Pains for a CNN Larry King Live interview which aired on February 7, 2006, in conjunction with the Warner Brothers release of the complete first season of Growing Pains on DVD. Aside from this, Cameron works almost exclusively in Christian-themed productions, among them the post-Rapture movies Left Behind: The Movie, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force, and Left Behind: World at War. He works with Cloud Ten Pictures, a company which produces Christian-themed movies, and has starred in several of their other films, including Miracle of Cards. The Left Behind Series is probably one of Kirk's best known roles in the Cloud Ten Pictures movie productions.
Cameron currently partners with fellow evangelist Ray Comfort in training Christians in evangelism. The two have a ministry together called The Way of the Master, which includes a television/video series, a multimedia website, and a live daily radio show The Way of the Master Radio Show with Minnesota talk show host Todd Friel.
Comfort and Cameron participated in a televised debate with atheists Brian Sapient and Kelly O'Conner of the Rational Response Squad, at Calvary Baptist Church in Manhattan on May 5, 2007. At issue was the existence of God, which Comfort stated he could prove scientifically, without relying on faith or the Bible. Martin Bashir served as moderator at the event. No official winner was declared by the event producers due to business practices held by ABC, and audience reaction was mixed, with support shown for both sides. Highlights included Cameron and Comfort repeatedly referencing the Ten Commandments and denouncing the theory of evolution. Conversely, the RRS provided several counterarguments in favor of atheism and evolutionary theory. While many atheists contended that Comfort violated the rules by talking about the Ten Commandments, Cameron later stated on the Way of the Master radio show that the rules of the debate did not say that the Bible could never be referenced, but rather that Comfort simply had to come up with one argument that didn't reference the Bible or faith.
Kirk's sister Candace is also notable for the role of D.J. Tanner on the sitcom, Full House. Kirk made a guest appearance on the show in 1988.
|1987||Like Father Like Son||Chris Hammond|
|Full House Episode 44: Just one of the guys||Cousin Steve|
|Listen to Me||Tucker Muldowney|
|1995||The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (TV)||Dexter Riley|
|1998||You Lucky Dog||Jack Morgan||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2001||Left Behind: The Movie||Buck Williams|
|2002||Left Behind II: Tribulation Force||Buck Williams|
|2005||Left Behind: World at War||Buck Williams|
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (Nj-06) Calls on Actor Kirk Cameron to Meet with New Jersey Lgbt Teens and Discuss Controversial Comments
Jul 26, 2012; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the office of New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.: Today, Congressman Frank...