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Kevin Bacon is in a Country-Rock Band With His Brother

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Everyone knows and loves Kevin Bacon. He's been a household name since his early days in Hollywood starring in Footloose and now has a hefty estimated net worth of $45 million. He's starred in countless iconic films including A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, JFK, Mystic River, Tremors, National Lampoon's Animal House, Frost/Nixon, Flatliners, X-Men: First Class, and more. He starred in his own TV shows, The Following and I Love Dick, and has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award. The man is a legend who has consistently been a box office draw for decades with a career so memorable it spawned the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" pop culture phenomenon. 

Did you know that outside of starring in blockbusters and appearing on Broadway, Kevin is also a talented musician? In fact, he's been in a band with his brother Michael since 1995 -- The Bacon Brothers. The brothers both grew up interested in the arts. Kevin pursued theater at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts at Bucknell University, and Michael attended Lehman College in New York City, pursuing a career as a music composer. 

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The brothers grew up loving music and had been performing together for years. But when an old friend asked them to perform in their hometown of Philadelphia at the Theatre of Living Art, The Bacon Brothers were officially a country-rock band. Since then they have released 10 studio albums and their songs have been included in numerous films including Kevin's The Woodsman and Loverboy, which Michael also composed the score for. 

While Kevin has a hefty filmography, Michael's composing career is equally impressive. He composed the music for the Oscar-nominated short film A Place in the Land, multiple films his brother has starred in, and countless network television specials. Their busy schedules make it even more impressive that these two brothers have prioritized time to tour together over the years. They must really love making music together!

Somehow, through all of their career moves, both Bacon brothers have maintained solid family lives as well. Kevin has been married to The Closer actress Kyra Sedgwick for years after meeting on the set of Lemon Sky and they share two children, Travis and Sosie. Michael has been married to Betsy Maguire-Bacon since 1972 and they have a son named Neil. From Manhattan to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, the Bacon Brothers are a testament to brotherly love and lots of hard work.

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