City on a Hill star Kevin Bacon reflects on Apollo 13 vomit comet, dancing in Footloose, Tremors, and more
As he prepares to launch season 3 of City on a Hill, Kevin Bacon is closing in on six decades spent on our screens, playing everything from heroes (Footloose, Tremors) to more complex men who live in shades of gray (A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Mystic River) to outright villains (Animal House, X-Men: First Class).
He's such a consistent presence on screen that he is even the basis of a popular party game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which one tries to link an actor to another in six degrees or less via Bacon's presence in a project — it's such a thing that Bacon's charity is even named Six Degrees.
Bacon first became aware of the game via Howard Stern's radio show, but he remains surprised by how much it spread and stuck before social media existed.
"It's weird because we have things go viral now, but back then, there was no social media," he says. "Six Degrees spread virally only through word of mouth, and there was nothing to hold on to. It was more of just a concept."
With over 100 acting credits (and a few directing), it's not hard to see why Bacon is an ideal fit for this game. But he walked us through some of his most memorable roles and the wild adventures he's had on set over the years for this Role Call.