In Conversation with Kevin Bacon
Spend an evening with iconic actor Kevin Bacon in a wide-ranging discussion on his multifaceted career, philanthropy, inspirations, experiences in the entertainment industry, and his latest project, the podcast Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon. One of the foremost actors of his generation, Bacon's talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters in film, television, and on stage has allowed him to build a varied and critically acclaimed body of work. His noted film and TV credits include Footloose, Tremors, JFK, The River Wild, Apollo 13, Mystic River, and City on a Hill. An accomplished musician, Bacon is one half of The Bacon Brothers with his brother, Michael. Highly regarded and hugely successful on the national club circuit, they have recorded eight CDs and a concert DVD.
Bacon made his Broadway debut in 1983 alongside Sean Penn in Slab Boys and has since appeared in productions of Joe Orton's Loot, Theresa Rebeck's comedy Spike Heels, and the one-man show An Almost Holy Picture. In 2012, Bacon was one of the renowned actors who joined the celebrated Los Angeles reading of Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black's play 8, which raised funds to overturn California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. In 2007, Bacon launched SixDegrees.org, a website that encourages people to become a celebrity for their cause by raising funds with a social fundraiser. Social networking with a social conscience, the site connects people with celebrities to arrange drop-ins or shoutouts for their charity or cause. Bacon's new podcast, an extension of this advocacy work, features interviews with actors, celebrities, and other guests championing organizations making an impact around the world.