29 Facts About Kirk Cameron


Kirk Cameron first gained fame as a teen actor playing Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains, a role for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.


Kirk Cameron has produced documentaries and movies since then, including the 2022 movie, Lifemark, which grossed over $5,000,000 domestically.


Kirk Cameron is an Evangelical Christian who partners with Ray Comfort in the evangelistic ministry The Way of the Master and co-founded The Firefly Foundation with his wife, actress Chelsea Noble.


Kirk Cameron was born in Panorama City, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.


Kirk Cameron's parents are Barbara and Robert Cameron, a retired schoolteacher.


Kirk Cameron went to school on the set of Growing Pains, as opposed to a "normal" public or private school with many other students.


Kirk Cameron began acting at age nine, and his first job was in an advertisement for a breakfast cereal.


Kirk Cameron's first starring role was at age 13, in the television series Two Marriages.


Kirk Cameron became famous in 1985 after being cast as Mike Seaver in the ABC television sitcom Growing Pains.


Kirk Cameron subsequently became a teen heartthrob in the late 1980s, while appearing on the covers of several teen magazines, including Tiger Beat, Teen Beat, 16 and others.


Kirk Cameron was in a 60-second Pepsi commercial during Super Bowl XXIV.


Kirk Cameron went on to star in many films, including 1987's Like Father Like Son, which was a box office success.


When Growing Pains ended in 1992, Cameron went on to star in The WB sitcom Kirk which premiered in 1995 and ended two years later.


Kirk Cameron mostly left mainstream film and television, though a decade after Growing Pains ended, he starred in a television reunion film, The Growing Pains Movie, in 2000, and another one, Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers, in 2004.


Kirk Cameron reunited with the cast of Growing Pains for a CNN Larry King Live interview which aired on February 7,2006, in conjunction with the Warner Bros.


Kirk Cameron has worked with Cloud Ten Pictures, a company which produces Christian-themed films, and has starred in several of their films, including The Miracle of the Cards.


Kirk Cameron appeared in the 2008 drama film, Fireproof, which was produced by Sherwood Pictures.


In 2012, Kirk Cameron was the narrator and host of the documentary film Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure.


In 2013, Kirk Cameron announced he would be the host of the film Unstoppable slated to premiere September 24,2013.


Kirk Cameron starred in and produced the 2014 family film Mercy Rule, in which he plays a father who tries to save his small business from lobbyists, while supporting his son, who dreams of being a pitcher, in Little League Baseball.


Also in 2014, Kirk Cameron starred in the Christian-themed comedy film Saving Christmas.


Kirk Cameron won the award for Worst Actor and Worst Screen Combo, which he won with "his ego".


Kirk Cameron starred in Extraordinary, a 2017 film made by Liberty University students that was the first such film to be released nationally.


In 2022, Kirk Cameron produced and starred in the documentary, The Homeschool Awakening, that explores the world of homeschooling.


Also, in 2022, Kirk Cameron starred in the Kendrick Brothers film, Lifemark, a box office success grossing over $5,000,000 domestically.


Kirk Cameron relates in his autobiography that he once turned down a TV series because, as he put it, he was unwilling to spend more time being a make-believe husband and father to an onset wife and children than he would spend with his actual wife and children, choosing instead to appear in or produce films and TV shows whose content is in keeping with his faith-based values.


Kirk Cameron partnered with fellow evangelist Ray Comfort to teach evangelism methods through the ministry they founded, The Way of the Master, and the television show of the same name that Kirk Cameron co-hosts.


On March 2,2012, Kirk Cameron stated on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, when asked about homosexuality, that it is "unnatural, it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization".


Kirk Cameron's comments received criticism from GLAAD, and provoked a backlash from gay rights activists and Hollywood celebrities, including Roseanne Barr, Craig Ferguson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as well as Growing Pains co-stars Tracey Gold and Alan Thicke.