[ETCETERA] Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon… and Me

At this point, I’d say that we’ve pretty much all heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The idea being that almost every actor can be connected to Kevin Bacon via his co-stars in six steps or less. Despite an extremely limited acting resume, even I can pull this off.

In fact, according to The Oracle of Bacon website, I have a Bacon number of three. Regardless, I don’t really count those particular connections as they start with me as a voice in an animated project. Not a solid foundation.

Instead, I’ve upped the degree of difficulty slightly, by only using live-action movies and connected actors who actually shared screen-time.

The end result is my Bacon number of five…

Kevin Bacon and Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men"
Kevin Bacon and Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men”
Tom Cruise and Frank Whaley in "Born on the Fourth of July"
Tom Cruise and Frank Whaley in “Born on the Fourth of July”
Frank Whaley and John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction"
Frank Whaley and John Travolta in “Pulp Fiction”
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in "Grease"
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in “Grease”
Olivia Newton-John and Michael Beck in "Xanadu"
Olivia Newton-John and Michael Beck in “Xanadu”
Michael Beck and James Hereth in "Jungle Book: Lost Treasure"
Michael Beck and James Hereth in “Jungle Book: Lost Treasure”

I assume they’ll lead with this in my obituary one day. Have a Happy New Year.

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