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Kirk Cameron Biography

Birth Name:
Kirk Thomas Cameron
Birth Place:
Panorama City, California, United States
Profession
Actor, TV host, Christian evangelist

Fast Facts

  • Made his feature debut in the 1986 sports comedy The Best of Times, and starred in Like Father, Like Son the following year
  • Met future wife Chelsea Noble when she appeared as his love interest in a 1989 episode of Growing Pains
  • Reteamed with Noble in 1995 to costar on the WB sitcom Kirk
  • Founded Camp Firefly, a wilderness retreat in Georgia for seriously ill children and their families, in 1989
  • Returned to the big screen in 2000, starring in an adaptation of Left Behind, based on the popular series of Christian novels
  • Cohosted and produced Way of the Master, a spirituality focused reality series that promotes sharing the Christian faith
  • Chronicled his rise to fame and religious development in Still Growing: An Autobiography (2008)

Awards

  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1989People's Choice Awards-Favorite Young TV Performer: winner
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1988People's Choice Awards-Favorite Young TV Performer: winner

Relationships