Kirk Cameron

Actor
At the peak of his television fame, child star Kirk Cameron made himself into the smarmy-grinned, smart-mouth teen archetype during the heyday of saccharine 1980s sitcoms. As the breakthrough, mullet-sporting star of ... Read more »
Born: 10/11/1970 in Canoga Park, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Kirk (Actor)

19 Kids and Counting 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fireproof 2008 (Movie)

Capt. Caleb Holt (Actor)

100 Greatest Kid Stars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Left Behind: World at War 2004 (Movie)

Cameron "Buck" Williams (Actor)

Family Law 2002 (Tv Show)

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Santa's Funniest Moments 2 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Growing Pains: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Left Behind: the Movie 2001 (Movie)

Buck Williams (Actor)

Full House 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Hope & Gloria 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Kirk 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Star Struck 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Teen Spirit 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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25th Annual Dove Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Children's Miracle Network Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Love Affair With Lucy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Greatest Practical Jokes of All Time 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Comic Relief III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Listen to Me 1989 (Movie)

Tucker Muldowney (Actor)

The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Ice Capades With Kirk Cameron 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Willies 1989 (Movie)

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Superstars and Their Moms 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Like Father, Like Son 1987 (Movie)

Chris Hammond (Actor)

The Best of Times 1986 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

The Wildest West Show of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Two Marriages 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

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A Little Piece of Heaven (TV Show)

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Children in the Crossfire (TV Show)

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Growing Pains (TV Show)

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Starflight One (TV Show)

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The Growing Pains Movie (TV Show)

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The Miracle of the Cards (TV Show)

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You Lucky Dog (TV Show)

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Producer (1)

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

At the peak of his television fame, child star Kirk Cameron made himself into the smarmy-grinned, smart-mouth teen archetype during the heyday of saccharine 1980s sitcoms. As the breakthrough, mullet-sporting star of the ostensible family comedy "Growing Pains" (ABC, 1985-1992), Cameron graced many a Tiger Beat cover as a teen heartthrob, even while he badgered and cajoled co-stars, writers and producers behind the scenes to keep the already antiseptic show in line with his personal evangelical dogma. When his acting opportunities tapered off as he grew older, he turned to working as a celebrity spokesman for minister Ray Comfort, whose ultra-right wing Christian fundamentalist message meshed with the former star's return to acting in the series of movies based on the apocalyptic Left Behind novels. Ever associated with the scheming, girl-crazy Mike Seaver of "Growing Pains," Cameron would carve away at that warm and fuzzy legacy by presenting himself as an increasingly pious gadfly, crusading for prayer in schools and the study of creationism to the exclusion of science, and vocalizing his anti-gay rights stance at every opportunity, despite working alongside these very people in an industry that initially made him a star.

Relationships

Candace Cameron Bure Actor

Sister
Born April 6, 1976; starred on ABC sitcom "Full House"

Ahna Cameron

Daughter
Born in 1998 Adopted with wife Chelsea Noble

Barbara Cameron Actor

Mother
Born June 8, 1950

Bridgette Cameron Actor

Sister
Born in September 1971

Isabella Cameron

Daughter
Born in 1997 Adopted with wife Chelsea Noble

Olivia Cameron

Daughter
Born on July 18, 2001; mother, Chelsea Noble

Jack Cameron

Son
Born in 1996 Adopted with wife Chelsea Noble

Robert Cameron Actor

Father
Born Nov. 29, 1943

Luke Cameron

Son
Born in 2000 Adopted with wife Chelsea Noble

Melissa Cameron

Sister
Born in October 1974

James Cameron

Son
Born April 13, 2003; mother, Chelsea Noble

Chelsea Noble Actor

Wife
Acted together on popular sitcom "Growing Pains" (ABC) First publicly divulged relationship during joint appearance on "Sally Jessy Raphael" Married July 20, 1991 Also co-starred on The WB sitcom "Kirk" (1995-97)

Milestones

2012

Produced and appeared in the documentary feature "Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure"

2008

Starred in the Christian romantic drama "Fireproof"

2005

Co-starred with Louis Gossett Jr. in third film in trilogy "Left Behind: World at War"

2004

Once again played Mike Seaver in "Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers" (ABC)

2002

Reprised role in "Left Behind II: Tribulation Force"

2001

Starred in the Christian-based film "Left Behind" as news reporter Buck Williams

2000

Reprised role of Mike Seaver and reunited with co-stars in "The Growing Pains Movie" (ABC)

1995

Played a college genius in the ABC movie "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes"

1995

Headlined own sitcom "Kirk" (The WB) opposite wife Chelsea Noble

1987

Co-starred with Dudley Moore in the comedy "Like Father Like Son"

1986

Feature acting debut, "The Best of Times"

1985

Breakthrough role as troublesome Mike Seaver, the eldest child of Dr. Jason (Alan Thicke) and Maggie Seaver (Joanna Kerns) on the ABC family sitcom "Growing Pains"; Tracey Gold played his younger sister Carol

1983

Appeared as Eric Armstrong on the short-lived ABC drama series "Two Marriages"

1982

Landed a minor role in "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" presentation of "Beyond Witch Mountain" (CBS), starring Tracey Gold

1981

TV-acting debut, "Bret Maverick" (NBC)

Began appearing in TV commercials at age 9

Bonus Trivia

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Cameron was an active spokesperson for the "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign and appeared in several TV commercials to this end.

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Cameron was a recipient of the People's Choice Awards as Favorite Young Television Performer (1987 and 1988).

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He was also the recipient for the Best Actor Award presented by the Family Television and Film Awards Organization.

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During a March 2012 appearance on CNN talk show "Piers Morgan Tonight," Cameron said that "homosexuality is unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to foundations of civilization." His statement drew criticism from organizations such as GLAAD as well as fellow actors, including his former "Growing Pains" co-stars Tracey Gold and Alan Thicke.

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