Fact: Mad Men actress Melinda Page Hamilton has signed on to join Kevin Bacon in a stage adaptation of Rear Window. The Footloose star recently signed on to play L. B. Jeffries, the wheelchair-bound photographer who is convinced he has witnessed a murder in a neighbouring apartment, and now Hamilton has signed on to appear in the Darko Tresnjak production, which will open at the Hartford Stage in Connecticut on 22 October (15). The play is based on the Cornell Wollrich short story, which also served as the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 movie Rear Window, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.
Fact: Actor/singer Kevin Bacon teamed up with U.S. comedian JIMMY FALLON on Friday (31Jul15) to parody the Beach Boys' classic Fun, Fun, Fun hit for a segment on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The performance, billed as a "first draft" of what the track originally sounded like, featured the pair singing about a hamburger stand.
Tweet: "Big love to all of our loyal fans. It's been an honour to work for you. Sweat, tears, and lots of Blood! Enjoy the final four #THEFOLLOWING". Actor Kevin Bacon thanks viewers of his action drama series THE FOLLOWING after learning it has been cancelled after three seasons.
Quote: "I got a call from my agent who said, 'Well, Jean-Claude Van Damme was set for this part but it didn't work out... scheduling or whatever', and I was like, 'I'm doing it!' I mean, when am I ever gonna get Jcvd's sloppy seconds?! I am in!" Kevin Bacon didn't need much convincing to sign on for director James Gunn's 2010 comedy/drama Super.
Quote: "I love that movie. I actually adored that movie whether he shouted out to me or not, I just thought it was so funny and so cool." Kevin Bacon enjoyed watching his director pal James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy blockbuster, which includes a shout-out to the Footloose actor.
Quote: "She just handled it great. It was like she'd been doing it her whole life. It blew our minds. We were sort of like, 'Wow, how does she know how to do this?' I thought she was great." Kevin Bacon heaps praise on his daughter Sosie, who served as Miss Golden Globe at the awards show on Sunday night (12Jan14).
Fact: Actors Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, The Roots' Ahmir 'questlove' Thompson and model Selita Ebanks offered their time to organisers at the Food Bank for New York City's Community Kitchen by serving meals to people in need on Sunday (24Nov13).
Quote: "I don't really watch their movies that much. I haven't see Footloose all the way through... I've watched, like, moments of it on Tv and stuff... Apollo 13, never saw it." Kevin Bacon's daughter Sosie, who will be next year's (14) Miss Golden Globe, has never seen her dad's most famous films.
Quote: "I remember pulling up the last time and there was a woman that had all these knives sticking out of her and she was covered in blood... Last year, we saw naked Princess Leia... and there was a lady that was pushing a baby carriage. Fine, brought her baby to Comic-Con. But she also had a prosthetic baby coming out of her stomach." Kevin Bacon on his odd experiences at the annual Comic-Con comic book convention. The actor will be returning to the event in San Diego, California later this month (Jul13).
Quote: "He's really obsessed with this game. I thought at first it was a joke at my expense, being a Bacon and all, but it's a game with these little rubber pigs and they stand on their noses and they stand on each other... It's kind of like a dice game... We all had those directors chairs... and in front of Jeff's is a little table with a Pass The Pigs set and we'd play constantly." Kevin Bacon on playing Pass The Pigs with Jeff Bridges on the set of their new movie R.I.P.D.
Quote: "The finest surgeons in Beverly Hills are working around the clock; I have them on call." Actor Kevin Bacon jokes about how he maintains his youthful looks - the Footloose star turned 55 on Monday (08Jul13).
Tweet: "Jg ushered in a new age of Tv acting and is the reason many of us are there today. His work was inspirational. Hearts out to his people. Rip." Kevin Bacon pays his respects to James Gandolfini following The Sopranos star's death on Wednesday (20Jun13).
Quote: "I remember that it was all about trying to look like Sting. My hair was always directly related to whatever Sting was doing at the time." Actor Kevin Bacon on his Footloose hairstyle.
Quote: "When I go to weddings I ask the Dj to please not play it because what happens is people sort of form a circle around me... (and) I feel like a trained monkey... I did it on Will & Grace one time, which was fun." Kevin Bacon on Kenny Loggins' iconic theme from Footloose.
Fact: Actor Kevin Bacon has a Tv hit on his hands - his new crime drama The Following has been picked up for a second season. The series, featuring the Footloose star as a former Fbi agent, premiered on the Fox network in the U.S. in January (13).
Quote: "I haven't had an audition for a really long time. If someone asked me to audition and it was something I really wanted, I would do it, but it's probably been 25 years." Success has made it easy for Kevin Bacon to land roles.
Quote: "My wife (Kyra Sedgwick) always wanted a bathtub. So I secretly had one put in our New York home. Every time she takes a bath now, she tells me, 'Thank you so much, honey. I just had the greatest bath!'" Actor Kevin Bacon on the last gift he bought.
Quote: "I call this time of year The Bitter Season, because I sit around and watch everybody else get nominated for Oscars." Actor Kevin Bacon is used to being left empty-handed during Hollywood's annual awards season.
Quote: "I don't know how he does it, but he always makes me feel like I'm the most beautiful woman in the room - the only girl in the room. He says, 'Honey, you look beautiful. You are sexy!' Always, always, always!" Kyra Sedgwick loves receiving compliments form her actor husband Kevin Bacon, who she married in 1988.
Tweet: "Walking the dog and the wife tells me to wear a helmet. Central Park closed for storm? That's a first." Kevin Bacon's Monday morning (29Oct12) was disrupted due to Hurricane Sandy, which is set to hit New York later in the day.
Fact: More than 200,000 fans logged on to YouTube.com on Saturday (03Mar12) to watch George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon stage a live performance of Dustin Lance Black's play about California's controversial same-sex marriage bill. The play, entitled 8, focuses on the Proposition 8 legislation which overturned the legalisation of gay unions in the state and raised money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
Fact: Kevin Bacon's wife Kyra Sedgwick showed off a new tattoo on the upper right side of her rib cage as she walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (29Jan12). Speaking about the new ink to E! News, she said, "It's a family tattoo. It's all our initials, K, K, S and T." The couple has two children, Sosie and Travis.
Tweet: "F-Loose! Just saw it. Congrats (sic) to Craig, Kenny, Julianne, Dennis, Andie, Miles, and the rest of the cast. U (sic) guys rocked it!" Footloose star Kevin Bacon approves of the new big screen reboot of his classic dance film.
Quote: "I was kidding. I was so kidding about that. First off it would be hard to write that... since I never met him, so I don't know how the scene would play out in the film. But I was just kidding about that." Kevin Bacon laughs off reports he would like to play himself in a TV biopic about Bernie Madoff, the convicted conman who stole the actor's savings.
Quote: "They become personal bookmarks for other things. When I think of Tremors, in a very short amount of time I've gotten engaged, gotten married, my mother's gotten cancer, my career is in the s**tter, my wife is nine months pregnant with our first child, and I am terrified. That's Tremors." Kevin Bacon associates several life-changing experiences with his time shooting 1990 movie Tremors.
Quote: "A lot of people associate New York City with being a stressful place to live, but for me it is where I am most at peace. It has been a very important part of my life. So important that there have been many times when I probably should have moved to L.A. for my career, but I never did." Kevin Bacon risked his entire acting career to live on the East Coast.
Quote: "It was f**king awesome. I was living in pre-Aids New York. New York was a dangerous place but it never felt dangerous. I'd go to Studio 54 and dance by myself for hours." Kevin Bacon on starting his career in the Big Apple.
Fact: January Jones has become the latest addition to the all-star cast of upcoming comic book prequel X-Men: FIRST CLASS. The MAD MEN star will play super-mutant Emma Frost opposite actors including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon and Zoe Kravitz.
Fact: Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin Bacon, KYRA SEDGEWICK, Zach Braff and Emmy Rossum were among the stars who turned out to listen to an open discussion about climate change at The Darker Side of Green event in New York on Tuesday night (30Mar10). The debate was chaired by comedienne Sarah Silverman.
Fact: Kevin Bacon, who was honoured with the Joel Siegel Award at the Critics Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Friday (15Jan10), won the Best Actor prize at the very first Critics Choice prizegiving 14 years ago for Murder In the First.
Fact: FOOTLOOSE star Kevin Bacon performed the National Anthem prior to Game One of baseball's National League Division Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday (07Oct09).
Quote: "I let it grow between roles. No matter how long it gets, I dont cut it until I know how it should look for the next role. So, if you see me around town with very long, shaggy hair, Im out of a job. Kevin Bacon on his unusual haircut system.
Quote: "I keep hoping I'll bump into him at one of the awards. I'm hoping he'll give me some tips." Zac Efron is desperate for Kevin Bacon to help him with his moves for the forthcoming FOOTLOOSE remake.
Fact: Actor Zac Efron is set to earn $7.8 million (GBP5 million) in a movie remake of 1984's FOOTLOOSE. The High School Musical star has been tipped to take on Kevin Bacon's role in director Kenny Ortega's new version.
Quote: "Kyra and I hurt ourselves by living in New York. We'd have different careers if we lived in L.A. It's a company town. It's where you need to be." Actor Kevin Bacon is convinced the America's west coast bodes better for his career and for wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick.
Fact: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon and Sean Combs are among the famous New Yorkers revealing their favourite Big Apple hotspots in ads to boost tourism in the city. The city's Just Ask a Local campaign has invested $5 million (GBP2.5million) in the celebrity-inspired advertisements, which offering insider tips from Hollywood's biggest names.
Quote: "I hate earrings. It's almost like a phobia - the idea of them can make me gag." Actor Kevin Bacon.
Quote: "I play 'em in the nude, like Matthew MCConaughey. I loved that story about him getting busted for playing the bongos naked." Kevin Bacon admits he likes playing his bongos in the nude too.
Quote: "I always swore that I wouldn't snowboard but I did. People my age, they call it 'Grey on a tray.'" Kevin Bacon on his new love for winter sports.
Quote: "I wanna do a zombie movie. I like zombies." Kevin Bacon on his plans to play a member of the living dead in an upcoming horror movie.
Fact: Kevin Bacon is trying out a new look for his gritty new thriller - he'll play his vengeful killer in DEATH SENTENCE bald.
Quote: "The best thing for me to do is just say, 'Thank you', but what I want to say is, 'Hey, haven't you been to the movies in 20 years?'" Kevin Bacon is still baffled by fans who compliment him on his performance in FOOTLOOSE.
Quote: <p>"She does all the driving in the family. She's our personal chauffeur. A lot of guys don't like that - they kinda feel like it's not macho... I'm fine to just be there, doing whatever I'm doing." Kevin Bacon lets his wife Kyra Sedgwick do the driving. </p>
Fact: <p>Bosses at financial firm Ameriquest have come up with a rock 'n' roll dream date ruse to lure people to their website www.ameriquest.com - the chance to win backstage passes to a Rolling Stones concert as a guest of movie star Kevin Bacon and his brother MICHAEL. </p>