19. Sedgwick's Bacon Number is one
In the Six Degrees game, his wife has a score of one, because they've worked together more than a dozen times, including him directing her in episodes of The Closer and her directing him in the Lifetime movie Story of a Girl. But in genealogy, their number is nine: Sedgwick is Bacon's ninth cousin once removed, which they learned when they appeared on the PBS ancestry series Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
20. Britney Spears is also one degree from Bacon
She co-starred with him in a 2016 Apple Music UK commercial where she catches him dancing to "Oops! I Did It Again" in the iconic red bodysuit from her video. Other celebrities with a Bacon Number of 1: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cindy Crawford, Dakota Johnson AND Fanning, Fran Drescher, Harry Connick, Jr., Jimmy O. Yang, Josh Groban, Peter Sarsgaard, Kimora Lee Simmons, Laura Dern, Lawrence Fishburne, Phil Collins, Viola Davis, Wilford Brimley, and a whole bunch of other people you can read through here.
21. Plenty of New York politicians have numbers on the Bacon Board
Look for yourself: Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, and Bill de Blasio can all be connected to Bacon in two steps.
22. He abides to the strict rules of the Six Degrees game
Which means that simply meeting Bacon does not count. "A lot of people have a misconception," he told the Los Angeles Times. "They come up to me on the street and say, ‘I'm one degree now, right?' And I just say, ‘Sure.'"
23. He parlayed the game's popularity into a charity
"Kevin Bacon turned the Six Degrees game connecting him to other Hollywood actors into a game-changing nonprofit aimed at using everyday activities to connect people and causes." That's the philosophy behind Six Degrees, which has raised more than $5 million since Bacon created it in 2007 to help fund efforts for human rights campaigns, community development, education, health, arts, environment, and animal services.