Kevin Bacon

1958 - Today

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Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor. Known for his leading man and character roles, Bacon has received numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award. Bacon made his feature film debut in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) before his breakthrough role in the musical-drama film Footloose (1984). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kevin Bacon has received more than 22,117,136 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Kevin Bacon is the 391st most popular actor (up from 478th in 2019), the 702nd most popular biography from United States (up from 899th in 2019) and the 192nd most popular American Actor.

Kevin Bacon is most famous for his role in the film Footloose, where he plays a rebellious teenager who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music are banned.

Memorability Metrics

  • 22M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Kevin Bacons by language

Over the past year Kevin Bacon has had the most page views in the with 2,939,019 views, followed by Spanish (413,918), and German (330,418). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (105.05%), Simple English (74.20%), and Min Nan (62.55%)


Among actors, Kevin Bacon ranks 391 out of 13,578Before him are Douglas Fairbanks, Bradley Cooper, Jack Palance, Anne Bancroft, Chow Yun-fat, and Hattie McDaniel. After him are Sally Field, Bolo Yeung, Lee Marvin, Vincent Cassel, Montgomery Clift, and Bibi Andersson.

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Among people born in 1958, Kevin Bacon ranks 20Before him are Viggo Mortensen, Anna Politkovskaya, Ice-T, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marie Fredriksson, and Alec Baldwin. After him are Bruce Dickinson, Tzipi Livni, Nikki Sixx, Tim Robbins, Jamal Khashoggi, and Wong Kar-wai.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kevin Bacon ranks 702 out of 20,380Before him are Jack Palance (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), Anne Bancroft (1931), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), and Hattie McDaniel (1893). After him are H. L. Mencken (1880), Sally Field (1946), Harold Urey (1893), Billie Jean King (1943), John McCarthy (1927), and Nat King Cole (1919).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kevin Bacon ranks 192Before him are Ray Liotta (1954), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Bradley Cooper (1975), Jack Palance (1919), Anne Bancroft (1931), and Hattie McDaniel (1893). After him are Sally Field (1946), Lee Marvin (1924), Montgomery Clift (1920), Edwin Booth (1833), Warren Beatty (1937), and Karl Malden (1912).

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