OT: Six Degrees Of MGoBlog.

Submitted by MaizeMN on January 30th, 2013 at 12:21 AM

The wife, who has become interested in the going-ons here has made a suggestion. It may be fun, or just an exercise in lunacy. She didn't understand the 6 degress of Kevin Bacon exercise, but once she did, suggested a MGoBlog version. To that end: Kevin Bacon + Michigan, in 6, if you are so inclined.

EDIT: Whatever you may be drinking rationale is encouraged.




January 30th, 2013 at 12:33 AM ^

1) Kevin Bacon was in Wild Things with Matt Dillon.

2) Matt Dillon was in Crash with Ryan Phillipe

3) Ryan Phillipe was in Cruel Intentions with Reese Witherspoon

4) Reese Witherspoon was in Legally Blonde with Selma Blair

5) Selma Blair went to Cranbrook/Kingswood with my wife, who went to Michigan.


1) Kevin Bacon was in Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks

2) Tom Hanks was in A League of their Own with Madonna, who is blue.



January 30th, 2013 at 1:03 AM ^

Selma Blair was in "Cruel Intentions" too

EDIT: In fact you can go way faster because Blair did a guest spot on Season 9 of "Friends" alongside Jennifer Aniston who co-starred in "Picture Perfect" with Kevin Bacon.


EDIT part deux: Seriously, who doesn't remember Selma Blair making out with Sarah Michelle Gellar in "Cruel Intentions"?



January 30th, 2013 at 12:40 AM ^

1. Kevin Bacon was in Criminal Law

2. Criminal Law was written and produced by Mark Kasdan

3. Mark Kasdan is brother of Lawrence Kasdan, a Michigan alumni


January 30th, 2013 at 12:43 AM ^

Kevin Bacon was in Apollo 13 with Brett Cullen, who plays CAPCOM 1 (Jack Lousma). Lousma graduated from Michigan.

(And remained in Ann Arbor after he finished his Astronaut career; nice guy. His wife made dinner for our family when my dad was suffering from cancer).


January 30th, 2013 at 12:44 AM ^

Robert De Niro was in Sleepers with Kevin Bacon..

Owen Wilson was in Meet the Parents with Robert De Niro

Lucy Liu was in Shanghai Noon with Owen Wilson

Lucy Liu lived in East Quad and is Blue


January 30th, 2013 at 12:46 AM ^

1. Kevin Bacon was in James Gunn's Super.

2. James Gunn directed a short in the Farrelly brothers' project Movie 43.

3. The Farrelly brothers cast Kate Upton in The Three Stooges.


January 30th, 2013 at 12:55 AM ^

Alum Chris Van Allsburg wrote the Polar Express, which was turned into a movie with Tom Hanks, who was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon.

Or you could just do it in 1: Alum David Alan Grier was in The Woodsman with Kevin Bacon.


January 30th, 2013 at 1:02 AM ^

1) Kevin Bacon was in Perfect Picture with Olympia Dukakis
2) Olympia Dukakis was in The Naked Gun 33 1/3 with Ann B. Davis
3) Yes, Ann B. Davis(Alice from the Brady Brunch) is a Michigan alum.

Cali Wolverine

January 30th, 2013 at 1:12 AM ^

Dustin Hoffman was in Sleepers...

Dustin Hoffman was in Ishtar (oh yes I did)...

Warren Beatty was in Ishtar...

Warren Beatty was in Dick Tracy...

Madonna was in Dick Tracy...

Madonna went to Michigan - '78-'79



January 30th, 2013 at 1:13 AM ^

I graduated from the University of Michigan and have spent far too much time on MGoBlog.com

My gal did not attend the University of Michigan, but she has lived with me for almost 5 years and her favorite movie is...

"Tremors" starring KEVIN BACON!!!



January 30th, 2013 at 2:07 AM ^


Kevin Bacon was in End of the Line with 

Michael Beach who was in Casualties with 

Mark Harmon who is the son of 

Tom Harmon



Kevin Bacon was in The Air I Breathe with

Forest Whitaker who was in Green Dragon with

Gerald Ford in an uncredited role



Kevin Bacon was in Novocaine with

Mindy Bell who was in The Program with

Bo Schembechler



Kevin Bacon was in My One and Only with

Troy Garity who was in Barbershop with

Jalen Rose



Kevin Bacon was in Elephant White with

Byron gibson who was in The Eagle Path with

Josef Cannon who was in Like Mike with

Chris Webber


This according to the Oracle of Bacon.

Louie C

January 30th, 2013 at 2:45 AM ^

Kevin Bacon was in "Footloose" with John Lithgow, who did the voice of Yoda in the radio adaptations of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" which like others have mentioned,

Louie C

January 30th, 2013 at 3:04 AM ^

Kevin Bacon was in "Apollo 13" with Tom Hanks, who was "Forest Gump" with Robin Wright Penn, who was married to Sean Penn, who was married to Madonna. This is fun!

kevin holt

January 30th, 2013 at 4:02 AM ^

My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Kevin Bacon pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.


January 30th, 2013 at 6:04 AM ^

1) Kevin Bacon was in a "JFK" in 1991 with veteran character actor George R. Robertson, who is perhaps most famous for his role  of Commissioner Hurst in the  "Police Academy" films.

2) Among Robertson's roles is a short appearance in a largely (and rightfully) overlooked 1969 film called "Marooned".

3) Among the supporting cast of "Marooned" is Michigan alum Nancy Kovack. 

Here's a straight-to-Michigan Bacon connection:

1) Kevin Bacon played Chip Diller in "Animal House", and Chip was in the ROTC unit commanded by one Douglas Niedermeyer, played in  turn by Michigan alum Mark Metcalf. 



January 30th, 2013 at 6:50 AM ^

My Dad is a Michigan grad/fraternity brother with Joe Walsh's father

Joe Walsh was in Blues Brothers with Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was in Stateside with Val Kilmer.

Val Kilmer was in Heat with Robert DeNiro

Robert Deniro was in Sleepers with Kevin Bacon


January 30th, 2013 at 7:04 AM ^

I did a week long Habitat for Humanity build in Compton with Barry Pepper.

Barry Pepper was in Enemy of the State with Jason Lee

Jason Lee was in Stealing Harvard with Chris Penn

Chris Penn was in Footloose with Kevin Bacon


January 30th, 2013 at 7:24 AM ^

Bacon with John Cho in The Air I Breathe

John Cho with Adam Herz in American Pie

Adam Herz lived with my brother's friends (two of them inspired The Shermanator)