Bacon and You!
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
It all begins with Kevin Bacon. The idea is that everyone on the planet is somehow only six steps away from Kevin Bacon. For example, if I know Kevin Bacon, I’m one step away. If I know someone who knows Kevin Bacon, I’m two steps away… and so on. By the time you get to six steps away, that’s a lot of people – maybe even everyone on Earth!
The Oracle of Bacon
The Oracle of Bacon web site finds the shortest connection between any two people listed on IMdB. The default is Kevin Bacon and whoever you type in. As an example, my Bacon Number is 2. I’ve worked with someone who’s worked with Kevin Bacon. But the site has some other very useful tools…
3 Ways To Use The Oracle of Bacon
- Find a link between any two actors
- Who’s connected to you (or any actor)
- How good a “center” are you?
The default is Kevin Bacon, which will tell you your Bacon Number. But you can find the link between any two actors.
This gives you a full list of everyone connected to you (or anyone else in IMdB).
Here’s where you can find the total number of connections to an actor sorted by the number of connections.
Be sure to play around with the advanced search options. They’ll let you include things like video games and TV series.
Once you’ve found your Bacon Number, be sure to post it in the comments below.
All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com