Kevin Bacon has 80 acting credits to his name, perhaps the most well-known of those being the 1984 movie Footloose, where he starred as the protagonist, Ren, and the 1995 movie Apollo 13, where he co-starred as astronaut Jack Swigert alongside Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton.
Kevin Bacon made his acting debut in 1978 in the movie Animal House.
Throughout the 80s, Bacon was in 18 movies, including Quicksilver in 1986, his first film debut following his Footloose fame. During the 90s, Bacon was in several big-name productions, such as Flatliners, where he starred alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts, the Oscar-nominated film A Few Good Men, and the Universal Pictures animated movie Balto.
Bacon has earned over 30 acting credits since 2000, including roles in the 2008 movie Frost/Nixon and in the 2011 installation of the popular X-Men franchise, X-Men: First Class. Bacon has two movies, Black Mass and 6 Miranda Drive, that have been completed but are currently unreleased
Bacon's acting career spans over thirty years and has earned him 19 award nominations and 16 wins. On September 30, 2003, Bacon was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in the motion picture industry.