Kirk Thomas Cameron was born on October 12, 1970, in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his role in the popular T.V. series, “Growing Pains” as the character of Mike Seaver. He acted in this role from 1985 to 1992 and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Aside from acting, Cameron follows Evangelicalism and runs the ministry founded with his partner, Ray Comfort. Both of them also participated in a televised debate on the existence of God. Cameron also runs summer camps for terminally ill children and their families.
Kirk Thomas Cameron
October 12, 1970
Kirk Thomas Cameron was born on October 12, 1970, in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Barbara and Robert Cameron, a retired school teacher, and he has three sisters named Bridgette, Melissa, and Candace. Candace Cameron Bure is also an actress and is known for her role as D.J. Tanner on the sitcom “Full House.” Cameron didn’t go to ‘normal’ school with other children. Instead, he attended school on the set of “Growing Pains.” He did attend some classes during production breaks and graduated from Chatsworth High School in 1988 with honors.
Cameron began acting when he was nine years old and his first role was in a cereal commercial. His first big break came when he was 13 after landing a role in the T.V. series, “The Two Marriages.” After that, he was cast in the role of Mike Seaver in the popular ABC T.V. series, “Growing Pains.” This would later become a staple of U.S. television and Cameron acted in this role from 1985 to 1992 and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Due to his role on the show, Cameron became a teen heartthrob and appeared on the covers of various teen magazines of the time. Since the 2000s, Cameron has mostly left film and T.V. and has starred in two reunions of “Growing Pains,” including “The Growing Pains Movie,” and “Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers.” In the 2010s, Cameron starred in, produced, and narrated several films, including “Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure” in 2012, “Unstoppable” in 2013, “Mercy Rule” and “Saving Christmas” in 2014, and “Extraordinary” in 2017.
Aside from acting, Cameron is also a devoted Evangelical Christian and runs the ministry ‘The Way of the Master’ together with his partner, Ray Comfort. Cameron also founded The Firefly Foundation with his wife, Chelsea Noble.
Cameron has his T.V. debut in a cereal commercial.
Cameron has his big break and stars in “The Two Marriages.”
Cameron becomes famous after landing the role of Mike Seaver in “Growing Pains.”
Cameron wins three Young Artist Awards for his role in “Growing Pains” including ‘Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series,’ ‘Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Television Comedy or Drama Series,’ and ‘Best Young Male Superstar in Television.’
Cameron appears in an episode of “Fuller House,” the Netflix sequel to “Full House.”
Why We Love Kirk Cameron
He is charitable
Cameron founded the Firefly Foundation with his wife. This is an all-expenses-paid camp for terminally ill children and their families. The camp is called Camp Firefly and provides a getaway for families struggling financially and emotionally due to ill children.
Cameron and his wife have a total of six children, four of whom were adopted. He and his wife are very passionate about adoption and giving children loving homes.
He is honest
Cameron has been very outspoken about his life as an actor. In many interviews, he has talked about the pressures of what it was like being a child actor in Hollywood.
5 Surprising Facts
Cameron appeared in a video game titled “The Horde,” which is a hybrid action-strategy game.
Cameron won the Golden Raspberry Award for ‘Worst Actor’ for his role in “Saving Christmas.”
How he met his wife
Camron met his wife, Chelsea Noble, on the set of “Growing Pains” when she starred in one of the episodes.
Cameron was an atheist
Before converting to Christianity, Cameron was an atheist until he was 17.
Cameron is named after the famed “Star Trek” character, Captain Kirk.
Kirk Cameron FAQs
What is Kirk Cameron doing now?
Cameron has continued acting, but only in films that promote his evangelical beliefs.
Are Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron twins?
No, but the resemblance is uncanny!
What church does Kirk Cameron go to?
He attends the First Baptist Church, Texarkana.
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