17 Celebrities Who Started on Soap Operas


Kevin Bacon

This prolific actor had a small role in National Lampoon's Animal House before his 1979 TV debut on Search for Tomorrow. Then, from 1980 to 1981, he played a troubled teen on Guiding Light. Since then, Bacon has been involved in so many entertainment projects that there's even a game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," in which almost everyone in Hollywood is somehow linked to him. These days, in addition to acting, Kevin and his brother make music and tour as The Bacon Brothers.