THE SPECKTATOR

I Smell Bacon

The prolific actor is a lot closer to you than you think

Warner and Glover appeared in the documentary “Ax Handle Saturday: 50 Years Later” with Rodney Saulsberry who was in “Tango & Cash” with James Hong who was in “R.I.P.D.” ... with Kevin Bacon.
Grandma Lee appeared in “Redneck Roots” with Tonya Bludsworth who was in “We Are the Millers” with Jennifer Aniston who was in “Picture Perfect” ... with Kevin Bacon.
Hall appeared in “Men in Black 3” with Josh Brolin who was in “Hollow Man” ... with Kevin Bacon.
Letson appeared in “Smalltimore with Tiffany Ariany who was in “Hail to the Groupies” with J.D. Wine who was in “My One and Only” ... with Kevin Bacon.
Moonpie was an extra in "Who's Your Monkey?" with Scott Grimes who was in “Mystery, Alaska” with Burt Reynolds who was in “Starting Over” ... with Kevin Bacon.
Loren appeared in “Basic” with Harry Connick Jr. who was in “My Dog Skip” ... with Kevin Bacon.
Turner was an extra in "Forrest Gump" with Tom Hanks who was in "Apollo 13" ... with Kevin Bacon.
Brown appeared in the documentary “Slacker Uprising” with Michael Moore who was in “Fever Pitch” with Tom Arnold who was in “We Married Margo” ... with Kevin Bacon.
Ross appeared in “Recount” with Kevin Spacey who was in “A Time to Kill” with Donald Sutherland who was in “Animal House” ... with Kevin Bacon.
The Sorensens were extras in “The Three Stooges” with Sean Hayes who was in “Pieces of April” with Oliver Platt who was in "X-Men: First Class" ... with Kevin Bacon.
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Kerry Speckman shares her unique perspective and observations on people, places and events on the First Coast and beyond. She's also the 2012 winner of Jacksonville Dancing With the Stars, so she's got that going for her.

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Based on the theory of six degrees of separation, which suggests that any two people on the planet can be linked by six acquaintances or fewer, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is an entertainment trivia version that attempts to connect the prolific actor to others through movies they've appeared in (who remembers Bacon from "Animal House" or "Friday the 13th"?).

Being the celebrity stalker that I am, I wondered if there are any locals who could be connected to Bacon in only six steps. Turns out, there are a number of people right here in River City who could pick up a phone, call someone, who could call someone, who could call someone, who could call someone, who could possibly get the Baconator on the phone. Some, like actor Ashley Greene of "Twilight" fame, are no brainers, but others, including a politician, "sandwich king," radio show host and college president, are just as connected.

As of yet, I haven't figured out a way to link myself and Bacon, but the whole premise does give me hope that Edward Norton, Alex O'Loughlin and Jimmy Fallon are mere phone calls away.

To see which local folks are Six Degrees of Separation From Kevin Bacon, check out the photo gallery above.

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