Kevin Bacon net worth: Kevin Bacon is an American actor with a net worth of $50 million dollars. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kevin Bacon received a scholarship to the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts when he was 16. A year later, he moved to New York to pursue an acting career full-time. He made his professional theater debut almost immediately, and then appeared in the film, "Animal House". He experienced a career lull for a few years after that, but then began to make a name for himself in the New York theater scene, ultimately winning an Obie Award for his performance in the play, "Forty Deuce". He began to gain more widespread attention when he appeared in the film, "Diner" in 1982. However, it was the 1984 film, "Footloose" that would make him a household name. He has been working steadily since, appearing in such projects as, "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles", "The Big Picture", "JFK", "The River Wild", "Murder in the First", "Apollo 13", "Hollow Man", "Mystic River", "Frost/Nixon", and "X-Men: First Class", among many, many other productions.