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Kirk Cameron is a talented actor of the ‘Growing Pains’ fame

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BirthdayOctober 12, 1970
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesChelsea Noble (m. 1991)
SiblingsBridgette Cameron, Candace Cameron-Bure, Melissa Cameron
Known asKirk Thomas Cameron
Childrens Anna Cameron, Isabella Cameron, Jack Cameron, James Thomas Cameron, Luke Cameron, Olivia Rose Cameron
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Firefly Foundation
Birth PlacePanorama City, California, United States
ReligionBorn-Again Christian
Height178cm
GenderMale
FatherRobert Cameron
MotherBarbara
Net Worth$25 million as of Jan 23,2017
Sun SignLibra
Born inPanorama City, California, United States
Famous asAmerican actor

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Who is Kirk Cameron?

Kirk Cameron is one of the most famed actors of Hollywood. A phenomenal and impressive child, he was born with acting skills that helped him take up the profession at the tender age of nine. No sooner, he was a star in his own right, playing for numerous commercials and television series. It was after his stint at acting that he secured himself a role in the television sitcom, ‘Growing Pains’. No sooner, gained recognition and appreciation for his outstanding work in front of the camera. Not limiting himself to the small screen, he tried his hand at acting in films and was a part of the star cast of a couple of flicks, including, ‘Like Father Like Son’, ‘Listen To Me’ and ‘Fireproof’. Interestingly, Cameron experienced a religious revelation that stirred his entire being. From being an atheist, he turned to becoming a Christian, naming this changeover as being ‘born again’. It was after his spiritual revelation that he became at odds with his co-workers, refusing to do anything that he felt was ‘inappropriate’ for him. An active evangelical Christian, he partners with Ray Comfort in the evangelical ministry The Way of the Master, and has co-founded The Firefly Foundation with his wife, actress Chelsea Noble. Read on to know more about his life and work.

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Childhood & Early Life

Kirk Cameron was born to Robert Cameron and Barbara in Panorama City, California. His father was a retired school teacher, while his mother was a stay-at-home mother. He had three siblings, Bridgette, Melissa, and Candace Cameron Bure.

He completed his education while shooting on the sets of ‘Growing Pains’. He graduated from high school at the age of 17 with high honors.

Career

A prodigious child, he started acting at a young age. He gave his first take as an actor at the tender age of nine. It was his friend who introduced him to the world of acting and also secured for him an agent.

He started appearing in commercials and television shows. His first take for the camera was for a breakfast cereal advertisement. He was only nine years old then.

Four years later, he secured himself a starring role in the television series, ‘Two Marriages’. Following this appearance, he performed in several television shows and films.

It was the 1985 ABC television sitcom, ‘Growing Pains’ that served as the big breakthrough for the prodigious actor. In the series, he played the character of Mike Seaver.

‘Growing Pains’ served as the perfect platform, as it not only helped him better his artistic skills and talent, but assisted him in maturing as an actor. Furthermore, it made him a teen heartthrob and a growing sensation amongst the audience.

It was while shooting for ‘Growing Pains’ that he appeared in several television shows and commercials. He was cast in the 60 seconds Pepsi commercial during the Super Bowl XXIV. He was also the cover face of numerous magazines including Tiger Beat, Teen Beat, 16 and several others

In 1988, he guest starred in an episode of ‘Full House’, ‘Just One of the Guys’, wherein he played the character of D.J. Tanner’s cousin. Interestingly, the character of Tanner was portrayed by his real life sister Candace.

He did not limit his acting to just television shows and series. Instead, he plunged to try his hand at the big screen as well. He was cast in several films including, ‘Like Father Like Son’ and ‘Listen to Me’. While the first was in the genre of comedy, the later was a romantic film.

An atheist, he converted to Christianity during the late teens when he was at the peak of his career, thus becoming a Christian yet again. It was after the conversion that he started objecting to anything that he thought was too adult or inappropriate for him.

The growing contention between him and cast members of ‘Growing Pains’ led him to distance himself from all the co-stars. This was out of his desire to start a new life away from the entertainment industry. He shifted his focus from acting to religious practices.

After the conclusion of the television series, ‘Growing Pains’, he starred in the WB sitcom, ‘Kirk’. The show premiered in 1995 and lasted for two years. In the series, he portrayed the character of Kirk Hartman, who has the responsibility of raising his siblings.

In 2000, he yet again made his entry into mainstream cinema by appearing in the television reunion film, ‘The Growing Pains Movie’. Later, he starred in the film, ‘Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers’

In 2006, he reunited with the cast of Growing Pains for a CNN Larry King Live interview in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Two years later, he appeared in the drama film, ‘Fireproof’, produced by Sherwood Pictures. The film was a major hit and became a blockbuster success, grossing 600% profits. In 2008, it became the highest grossing independent film.

Other than this, he starred in the Christian themed productions, such as ‘Left Behind: The Movie’, ‘Left Behind II: Tribulation Force’ and ‘Left Behind: World at War’. Additionally, he has worked with Cloud Ten Pictures which produces Christian-themed films. He has also starred in a number of their films, including, ‘The Miracle of the Cards’.

In 2012, he served as the narrator for the documentary film, ‘Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure’. The film stayed at the theater for nearly three months grossing a total of $177,729.

He presently serves as one of the partners in Evangelical Christianity, training Christians in evangelism. Together with fellow evangelist Ray Comfort, he founded the ministry of ‘The Way of the Master’. He also hosts a show of the same name. the show was awarded with a National Religious Broadcasters’ Best Program Award for two consecutive years

Awards & Achievements

In 2012, he was honored by Indiana Wesleyan University and inducted into their Society of World Changers.

Personal Life & Legacy

It was during the shooting of ‘Growing Pains’ that he first met Chelsea Noble, who was to star as his girlfriend Kate McDonald in the television sitcom. The reel-life relationship turned to become a real life one.

The two tied the nuptial knot on July 21, 1991. The couple have six children, out of which four were adopted, including, Jack, Isabella, Anna and Luke. Their biological children include Olivia Rose and James Thomas.

He along with his wife founded the Firefly Foundation. The organization runs a Camp Firefly which provides a free week's vacation to terminally ill children and their families.

Trivia

This talented actor of the ‘Growing Pains’ fame was an atheist until he experienced a spiritual revelation which led him to being ‘born again’ as a Christian.

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Kirk Cameron awards

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People's Choice Awards

1989Favorite Young TV PerformerWinner
1988Favorite Young TV PerformerWinner

Kirk Cameron biography timelines

  • // 12th Oct 1970
    Kirk Cameron was born to Robert Cameron and Barbara in Panorama City, California. His father was a retired school teacher, while his mother was a stay-at-home mother. He had three siblings, Bridgette, Melissa, and Candace Cameron Bure.
  • // 1985
    It was the 1985 ABC television sitcom, ‘Growing Pains’ that served as the big breakthrough for the prodigious actor. In the series, he played the character of Mike Seaver.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, he guest starred in an episode of ‘Full House’, ‘Just One of the Guys’, wherein he played the character of D.J. Tanner’s cousin. Interestingly, the character of Tanner was portrayed by his real life sister Candace.
  • // 21st Jul 1991
    The two tied the nuptial knot on July 21, 1991. The couple have six children, out of which four were adopted, including, Jack, Isabella, Anna and Luke. Their biological children include Olivia Rose and James Thomas.
  • // 1995
    After the conclusion of the television series, ‘Growing Pains’, he starred in the WB sitcom, ‘Kirk’. The show premiered in 1995 and lasted for two years. In the series, he portrayed the character of Kirk Hartman, who has the responsibility of raising his siblings.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, he yet again made his entry into mainstream cinema by appearing in the television reunion film, ‘The Growing Pains Movie’. Later, he starred in the film, ‘Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers’
  • // 2006 To 2008
    In 2006, he reunited with the cast of Growing Pains for a CNN Larry King Live interview in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Two years later, he appeared in the drama film, ‘Fireproof’, produced by Sherwood Pictures. The film was a major hit and became a blockbuster success, grossing 600% profits. In 2008, it became the highest grossing independent film.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he served as the narrator for the documentary film, ‘Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure’. The film stayed at the theater for nearly three months grossing a total of $177,729.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he was honored by Indiana Wesleyan University and inducted into their Society of World Changers.

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Kirk Cameron's FAQ

  • What is Kirk Cameron birthday?

    Kirk Cameron was born at 1970-10-12

  • Where is Kirk Cameron's birth place?

    Kirk Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, United States

  • What is Kirk Cameron nationalities?

    Kirk Cameron's nationalities is American

  • Who is Kirk Cameron spouses?

    Kirk Cameron's spouses is Chelsea Noble (m. 1991)

  • Who is Kirk Cameron siblings?

    Kirk Cameron's siblings is Bridgette Cameron, Candace Cameron-Bure, Melissa Cameron

  • Who is Kirk Cameron childrens?

    Kirk Cameron's childrens is Anna Cameron, Isabella Cameron, Jack Cameron, James Thomas Cameron, Luke Cameron, Olivia Rose Cameron

  • Which company or organization was founded by Kirk Cameron?

    Kirk Cameron was the founder/co-founder of Firefly Foundation

  • What is Kirk Cameron's religion?

    Kirk Cameron's religion is Born-Again Christian

  • How tall is Kirk Cameron?

    Kirk Cameron's height is 178

  • Who is Kirk Cameron's father?

    Kirk Cameron's father is Robert Cameron

  • Who is Kirk Cameron's mother?

    Kirk Cameron's mother is Barbara

  • What is Kirk Cameron's sun sign?

    Kirk Cameron is Libra

  • How famous is Kirk Cameron?

    Kirk Cameron is famouse as American actor